Rock­ing in North West

Sunday World - - Shwashwi -

MOTSWED­ING FM threw a bash to re­mem­ber last weekend as part of its big brand re­veal.

Now, Sh­washwi is a sea­soned trav­eller and knows that not much hap­pens in Mahikeng, North West. So it was ex­pected of the hosts to make this ur­ban brat as happy as punch with five-star treat­ment from spa pam­per ses­sions and R500 bot­tles of French Cham­pagne to be­ing chauf­feured by those cute Kwela Tebza broth­ers. And be­fore you ask Shwa if they’ve swopped penny whis­tles for Code 10 li­cences, let it be known that they give any CBD taxi driver a run for their money.

At the sta­dium soiree, over 3 000 of the sta­tion’s 3.5 mil­lion lis­ten­ers showed love to lo­cal and na­tional talent.

Speak­ing of which, not once did Shwa see main acts Big Nuz, HHP and Khuli Chana any­where but on stage. I mean, the town is the size of a sub­urb and they have only one night­club hello, 69! so where were they all the time?

M’du Masilela fed the people some nos­tal­gia with his by­gone hits. For a mo­ment, the for­mer kwaito star for­got that it was 2014 and he’s push­ing 50. He trans­ported him­self back 15 years by tak­ing his T-shirt off and wav­ing it around, re­veal­ing a rather un­sightly beer belly with a scar.

But at least the mu­sic got us dancing and for­get­ting to feel sorry for the people hav­ing cold fin­ger foods and warm cider in the VIP mar­quee.

When the sun went down, star goalie Itumeleng Khune ap­peared and started shak­ing hands and pos­ing for pics like a politi­cian on the cam­paign trail. Shwa’s sure he was dis­ap­pointed that there were no ba­bies to kiss. Oh, and no Min­nie Dlamini ei­ther; Itu was hold­ing hands with some hot­tie guy in match­ing cam­ou­flage cargo shorts. Ahem!

He wouldn’t pose with his friend and opted to smile with sta­tion man­ager Si­bongile Mtyali in­stead.

Oh, Shwa’s ear was burn­ing from the chat­ter of one Ta­mar­sha (no sur­name re­quired, dar­ling) who was in­ter­view­ing people on be­half of Se­li­math­unzi. Ap­par­ently, this was her prac­tice run for last night’s Metro FM Mu­sic Awards black car­pet. Such con­fi­dence… won­der if Zizo Beda should be wor­ried.

Any­hoo, it was a lovely weekend.

Thanks, Motswed­ing! SHWA put on her ex­pen­sive heels this week and headed to the Mercedes-Benz em­po­rium in Bryanston for the launch of MercedesBenz Fash­ion Week. The do was fancy but un­event­ful.

Dr Pre­cious MoloiMotsepe was there look­ing aver­age in a black dress and stock­ings. Now, Presh, you know Shwa adores you, but that look was too awk­ward for words. Let’s hope it was a mo­men­tary lapse and you’ll be back to your fash­ion­fierce self in no time!

David Tlale was also there, dressed all in black, as usual. Babe, your ac­ces­sories are hot. Please hook Shwa up with your con­tact. Shwa will even over­look the fact that you still wear shades. In­doors. At night. Oh, and Mr Selvin Goven­der, di­vi­sional mar­ket­ing man­ager of Mercedes-Benz Cars, please know that Shwa has zoomed in on you. Your voice is her new weak­ness.

The SABC’s Toni Bent­ley was there with her busi­ness­man hus­band, Richard. They look so cute to­gether and they were joined at the hip all night. Sweet.

Thank­fully, fash­ion week is way more in­ter­est­ing than these point­less launches. We’re look­ing for­ward to it.

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