The blun­ders and bloop­ers DStv awards view­ers missed

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A week ago it was all glitz and glam at the sec­ond an­nual DStv Mzansi Magic View­ers’ Choice Awards, where, de­spite the storm out­side, the black car­pet was fully packed with celebri­ties and so­cialites who pulled out all the stops and im­pressed with their fash­ion.

Guests trick­led into the Sand­ton In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre and stopped to get their pic­tures taken, only to be let down by the shad­ows cast by the badly lit area and place­ment of the black car­pet. No mat­ter how hard you’d try to avoid hav­ing some­one’s shadow or your own in the pic­ture, it was al­most im­pos­si­ble to get that per­fect In­sta­gram shot. Ac­tress and fash­ion de­signer Enhle Mbali Ma­phu­mulo looked stun­ning in her soft pink Qui­te­ria and Ge­orge gown, which she told us was made on the day of the awards.

Then we made our way into the venue at mo­lasses speed, ow­ing to a barely mov­ing queue. But the prob­lems didn’t end out­side, when we fi­nally made our way in­side we found a num­ber of peo­ple stand­ing around awk­wardly be­cause their as­signed seats were al­ready taken. The con­fu­sion was caused by tick­ets be­ing as­signed to guests twice, but the or­gan­is­ers were able to fix the ir­ri­ta­tion quickly thanks to the Fomo kings and queens who re­sponded, but did not at­tend.

Thabo “Sum­mary” Kgaphola kept the crowd en­ter­tained dur­ing ad breaks, but I strug­gled to find some­thing to even chuckle about in his set. He lacked di­rec­tion and his con­tent wasn’t that in­ter­est­ing. I didn’t think he was that funny and could not wait for the bills to get paid so that he could leave the stage. A num­ber of nom­i­nees were miss­ing dur­ing the an­nounce­ment of the nom­i­nees in Au­gust and I was hop­ing that some would pitch for the awards, but sadly only a few made it and sent their thank you speeches via videos that were played dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

Host Bo­nang Matheba looked ab­so­lutely rav­ish­ing and blessed us with seven dif­fer­ent out­fits, which were all stun­ning. She was as pro­fes­sional and per­fect as al­ways, even win­ning the Per­son­al­ity of the Year Award.

The af­ter party was lit, thanks to the Kings Of The Week­end’s set, who got ev­ery­one on the dance floor like there was no to­mor­row. There ain’t no party like a Mzansi Magic party, I can tell you that much.

PHO­TOS: ROSETTA MSIMANGO

THE QUEEN Me­dia per­son­al­ity Bo­nang Matheba hosted the DStv Mzansi View­ers’ Choice Awards

PRETTY IN PINK Enhle Mbali Ma­phu­mulo on the red car­pet

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