This week has been stellar for several local celebrities. From Thando Thabethe surprising a fan with a matric dance dress (and appearance), to Bonang Matheba leading the discussion on global girls’ education at a UN summit this week – here’s a roundup of positive, inspiring news from your faves. Just in time for the weekend!
1. Thuso Mbedu nominated for her second Emmy award!
The actress has been nominated in the international Best Actress category for her role in the second season of Mzansi Magic drama, Is’thunzi.
Thuso shared the news with this Tweet saying: “A 2-time International Emmy nominee 😢@iemmys. Wow.”
Yesterday I posted a pic of myself on Instagram. I wanted to say “#WCW the last time I woman crushed myself I got an iEmmy nomination” but I got scared. I didn’t want to feel like I’m boasting or whatever. So I didn’t caption it that way. Meanwhile, God knew. My second nomination pic.twitter.com/ctyflg3IWS
— тнU§σ Mвє∂u (@ThusoMbedu) September 27, 2018
Wow indeed! Congrats Thuso!
2. Thando Thabethe surprises fan with red carpet gown for matric dance
In March this year, the Thabooty drive host announced that she would be gifting three young women three of her awards dresses for their matric dances. All they had to do was pay it forward by uplifting another young woman.
This week she shared a video surprising the winner of her Miss South Africa pageant 2017 dress on Twitter:
We made it happen 😫😫😫😬😬😬😍😍😍😍‼‼‼ thank you @Zarthdesigns @PixelCollective @khetiwemkhabela making this happen!!!! Life is about creating memories!!! I’m so happy I got to be a part of Mpumi’s matric dance experience ❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/80GWTcqWc8
— Thando Thabooty (@Thando_Thabethe) September 27, 2018
3. Bonang, Demi-Leigh and Tamaryn takes over NYC
Bonang killed it at NYFW and was given the International Achievement Recognition Award (IARA) for Best Media Personality of 2018 this week. Now she can add lead moderator at the UN General Assembly to her list of September achievements. The media personality lead Global Citizen’s ‘Leave No Girl Behind’ discussion alongside panelists French president Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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…yesterday was a dream!! 🙏🏽 Had the honour of moderating an incredible panel discussion at the UN General Assembly with special guests UK Prime Minister Theresa May, President Of France Emmanuel Macron & Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau… Thank you @glblctzn for allowing me to speak about a cause so close to my heart, girls education in Africa… We champion on!! One day at a time… 🙏🏽❤ To @chmba_ & @pennies4girls cant wait to work with you again when we get back home, I’m so inspired, in awe of all the incredible work you do. Thank you for your magic. 😍👌#LeaveNoGirlBehind #UNGA
She joins Miss South Africa 2018, Tamaryn Green, who gave a speech at the 73rd UN General Assembly for the TB Innovation Summit, which was the ‘first ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis’.
Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters also appeared at the UN in New York to honour the unveiling of a Nelson Mandela statue, which is a gift from South Africa to the UN.
4. Pearl Thusi inspires the crowd at Global Citizen summit
On Tuesday Pearl Thusi left the crowd inspired after she spoke at the Global Citizen She Is Equal Summit in New York. Pearl’s speech centered on gender equality in Africa.
What a special and powerful moment this was.
A key note address, in New York, for Global Citizen, sharing the stage with world leaders. This is only the beginning. They can’t stop change.
My speech on IGTV. Go and take a look. 🌍❤🌍 #levelthelaw @GlblCtzn @GCMandela100 pic.twitter.com/PqJbz5G18W
— #ScorpionKing (@PearlThusi) September 26, 2018
Pearl posted these pics of her in NY following her speech and we are… speechless?
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— #ScorpionKing (@PearlThusi) September 27, 2018
5. DJ Zinhle’s new TV gig
The DJ and entrepreneur announced yesterday that she will be joining SABC 1’s DJ-Producer talent search show, 1’s and 2’s, as a judge.
— #MeetingYourPower #ERAbyDJZinhle #RockaXDJZinhle (@DJZinhle) September 27, 2018
The new season will start airing this Sunday, so stay tuned!