Lo­cal tal­ent is in­deed lekker

The Herald (South Africa) - - Leisure -

Oh what a week! The Bay so­cial scene is get­ting busier.

I kicked off my week­end at the New Brighton Ward 14 Pa­trollers’ Awards where un­sung he­roes who try to keep the streets safer were recog­nised.

While it was a rather un­usual scene for Skin­ners, the event was quite nec­es­sary con­sid­er­ing how crime-rid­den New Brighton seems to be be­com­ing.

The re­cip­i­ent of the Pa­troller of the Year award was a 63-year-old man who said: “Now at least at home they will ap­pre­ci­ate me, they al­ways mock me about this pa­trolling busi­ness – I am so proud of my self.”

If it counts for any­thing, Skin­ners ap­pre­ci­ates any­one who keeps the streets safer so she can party harder, and if any place needs 24/7 sur­veil­lance, it’s New Brighton.

If you have not heard (or read of) of the most re­cent at­tack (rob­bery) on The Her­ald jour­nal­ists over there, then in the words of Cassper Ny­ovest, “just buy [the pa­per] bruh!”

Any­who, Skin­ners moved on to the first Nel­son Man­dela Bay Mu­sic Awards at Nan­goza Jebe Hall, where there were a hand­ful of guests and the event started three hours late.

As if that was not enough, the cherry on top was when Vusi Nova, said to be the guest speaker, did not pitch.

Are you upset yet, my loyal read­ers? Be­cause, be­hold, Skin­ners has more for you: Some of the nom­i­nated artists them­selves were no-shows too.

At least the MC man­aged to keep the few guests en­ter­tained and per­for­mances by some of the win­ners were the high­light of the night. Or­gan­is­ing com­pany 041 Events did prom­ise to make a come­back with the event in 2019 though.

All I’ll say is, good luck! We also hope the event will ac­tu­ally be mar­keted to the whole of the Bay next time around.

Sadly, Skin­ner­bek’s plans to make a turn at Al­fred Adriaan’s Dat­ing Life com­edy show were ru­ined by the wasted time at the awards but I’m told the gent held it down quite well.

I was im­pressed to hear he kept the lan­guage clean and still had peo­ple in stitches.

Your gossip gal dashed off to the Roof Gar­den Bar for the Home Grown Com­edy Show on Tues­day where co­me­di­ans like Julie Coet­zee, Soso the Banker and TD Jokes proved that lo­cal is in­deed lekker. The vibe was real and Skin­ners was im­pressed that TD Jokes pulled in with some new ma­te­rial.

The show at­tracted the likes of well-known co­me­dian Ntosh Madlin­gozi and mu­si­cian Ifani and I couldn’t help but melt at the sight of na­tion­ally recog­nised per­son­al­i­ties show­ing up for lo­cals.

Only a few may have recog­nised Ifani, though – I al­most missed him my­self in his shorts look­ing like he just re­turned from soc­cer prac­tice.

Does some­body want to check on him? I spotted him wan­der­ing the streets of Cen­tral just re­cently and got a bit wor­ried.

I also saw some lo­cal folk at the “do” like mu­si­cians Thoko Makamba and Ndu from the Clan, as well as pho­tog­ra­pher Loy­iso Mali who was not there for snaps this time around.

Jenni Gault held her tra­di­tional pre-Christ­mas jew­ellery launch this week, where man of mys­tery Bren­don Peel and Boost Cre­ative So­lu­tions’ head diva Niqui Cloete-Bar­rass en­ter­tained the crowd.

For some­one who is re­cov­er­ing from breast can­cer, Jenni sure is look­ing all sorts of amaz­ing and my min­ion who was there also thought her buddy Niqui was in great shape. Both were glow­ing, I’m told.

Was it the bub­bly or your keep fit rou­tine work­ing its magic there, gur­rls?

Pic­ture: WERNER HILLS Pic­ture: SALVELIO MEYER

TICKLING THE FUNNY BONE: From left, Roch-Le Bloem, Court­ney Blig­naut, Elri Horner and Tar­quin de Vega were snapped at Roof Gar­den Bar ahead of the ‘Home In­va­sion Com­edy Show’ on Tues­day eveningBRAND AWARE: Guests Chanielle Man­ley, left, Makhoya Mongo and Terri Moor­house min­gled at the launch of Ital­ian shoe brand Duca del Cosma at Del­bro Pre­mium in West­bourne Road last Wed­nes­day

Pic­ture: SALVELIO MEYER

TRENDSETTERS: Del­bro Pre­mium rep­re­sen­ta­tives, from left, brand am­bas­sador Theo Klaas and owner Hashik Dul­labh, joined Duca del Cosma’s South African CEO Adolf Stoff­berg and Bay guest Pe­tra-Ann Pal­fra­man at the launch of the Ital­ian brand at the store in West­bourne Road last Wed­nes­day

Pic­ture: GIL­LIAN McAINSH

SPARKLERS: Style squad, from left, De­bra Young, Ash­leigh Parkin and Thato Ruselo en­joyed the Jenni Gault In­ter­na­tional Jew­ellery De­sign Christ­mas party at Dol­phin’s Leap on Tues­day SO BUB­BLY: Jenni Gault, left, and Niqui Cloete-Bar­rass toast to sum­mer at the Jenni Gault In­ter­na­tional Jew­ellery De­sign Christ­mas party at Dol­phin's Leap on Tues­day

Pic­ture: GIL­LIAN McAINSH

Pic­ture: WERNER HILLS

FAM­ILY FUN: Al­lan, Janu, 5, and Rachel Bosch en­joy the Mzansi Su­per League cricket tour­na­ment be­tween the NMB Giants and Jozi Stars at St Ge­orge’s Park on Sun­day

Pic­ture: WERNER HILLS

MAR­KET PALS: Maxime Por­tail, Clara Bernines, cen­tre, and Hannah Man­sonKullin at­tended the Christ­mas in the Home gift and craft mar­ket at Walmer Park Shop­ping Cen­tre on Satur­day

Pic­ture: WERNER HILLS

FAM­ILY FUN: Tyrique, 14, left, Jaden, 7, and Nawhaal Blaauw were at the Transnet Na­tional Ports Au­thor­ity Peo­ple’s Port Fes­ti­val at the PE har­bour at the week­end

Pic­ture: SALVELIO MEYER

BUB­BLY PER­SON­AL­I­TIES: Zandile Nt­lang­wini, left, and Me­gan Hay­ward were at the JC Le Roux Vi­brazio stand at the East­ern Cape Wine Show at the Board­walk Con­ven­tion Cen­tre last Thurs­day

Pic­ture: SALVELIO MEYER

PALATE PLEASER: Den­zil Lun­dall-Sauls, left, and Brae­more Lun­dall-Sauls, right, catch up with Erick Sikhosana of Valdo Pros­ecco at the East­ern Cape Wine Show at the Board­walk last Thurs­day

Pic­ture: WERNER HILLS

FES­TIVE FEVER: Unam Ja­cobs, left, and Siyanda Njom­bol­wana en­joyed the Transnet Na­tional Ports Au­thor­ity Peo­ple’s Port Fes­ti­val on Satur­day and Sun­day at the har­bour

Pic­ture: WERNER HILLS

CHRIST­MAS SHOP­PING: Friends, from left, Mandie Haw, Ta­nia Bras and Rabia Ka­han were at the Christ­mas in the Home gift and craft mar­ket at Walmer Park Shop­ping Cen­tre on Satur­day

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