Help! No food, no drink

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WHEN con­firmed party an­i­mals leave your event at 10pm with sour ex­pres­sions and grum­bling tum­mies, you should worry.

Thurs­day night’s South African Mu­sic Awards nom­i­na­tions party gets a D for dis­mal de­liv­ery. Like, re­ally, Sa­mas, THAT was what we got af­ter look­ing for­ward to this for so long?

Be­fore Shwa tells you her gripe, let’s talk about who was there.

Saw Za­hara ar­riv­ing in her church heels and a sparkle body­suit paired with un­tidy Afro.

Jen Su, re­splen­dent in a peach gown à la Boity at the Met­ros, ob­vi­ously did not get the memo that this was a party and not the awards evening. You’d have thought the night­club venue, Taboo in Sand­ton, would have given it away.

New­bie Naima Kay looked un­com­fort­able mak­ing small talk and pos­ing for pics. Let’s see how long that lasts. Pretty soon you’ll be un­leash­ing the fame whore diva in you. It hap­pens to ev­ery­one; don’t fight it.

One who is strug­gling to latch on to her in­ner diva is Nothende. Boo, you ve been in Jozi long enough to get that this is not a vil­lage. Stop dress­ing yourself and start be­ing one with fab­u­lous people.

Bumped into Kabomo s belly as yours truly was do­ing the rounds. Shwa likes your mu­sic, hun, but daym you need to tone down the mil­i­tant Aza­nian ten­den­cies. Your Twit­ter time line makes you sound like a buz­zkill.

Speak­ing of buz­zkills, Shwa has a gripe with the Sa­mas.

Guys, if you’re go­ing to in­vite us to a night­club at 7pm, un­der­stand that we have day jobs and we have given up our din­ner plans to be at your event. The least you can do is give us food and booze.

Shwa gets why VIP stood for Very Ir­ri­tated People at your do ev­ery­one was starv­ing and the drinks were cash, with­out warn­ing. Here’s a tab list: a bot­tle of La Motte wine was R400, a Spin was R70, a glass of medi­ocre white wine R40 and a shot of tequila R70. Even Kenny Kunene would prob­a­bly re­coil in hor­ror at this!

Iko Mash showed up look­ing like a Valen­tine s Day ad­vert just as most people were leav­ing. At her heels were the in­sep­a­ra­ble Gen­er­a­tions duo Sophie Ndaba and Win­nie Tsha­bal­ala. Shwa heard that Sophie was there with a new boy toy, but girl played it safe and was not hold­ing on to any­one. The party would have been great but the two things that feed the mu­sic in­dus­try

free food and drink were glar­ingly ab­sent.

As for Taboo, those prices are for tourists, ain’t no South African got time for that. With ou­trage, Sh­washwi

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