Help! No food, no drink
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