Rocking in North West
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.