Celebs sparkle at Bonang's bubbly launch


Bonang Matheba recently launched her own Methode Cap Classique (MCC) range, called House of Bonang.
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Some of Mzansi's most famous faces, including DJ Fresh, Somizi and Prince Kaybee, have defended Bonang after the star was criticised for the price of her new sparkling wine range.

Bonang this week launched her Methode Cap Classique (MCC) range, called House of Bonang. 

While the launch was filled with glitz, and the bottles look amazing, it was the R399-a-bottle price tag that got many talking. Compared to other local MCCs, which average at between R115 and R150 a bottle, the price is quite steep.

Weighing in on the debate about whether the price is justified, Somizi and DJ Fresh jumped in to defend B.

"As South Africans are quick to... We haven't tasted it. We don't know the quality. We are quick to say 'Aaah the price!'. If you look at what was put together, what is in it. The actual making of it, we will tell. Let us taste before we dismiss it."

DJ Fresh said the price was reasonable.

"It goes back to what I said about my African wardrobe. Why should we make billionaires of Europeans and Americans, when we should be making African billionaires. For me it is deliberate that I am looking for local designers to wear."

Meanwhile, Prince Kaybee told his Twitter followers that he would buy whatever B sold.

By Times Live Oupa Bopape


Calls to pull Mampintsha's music off air gain momentum


Fellow SA musicians and other industry players have turned their back on Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo.

Calls to mute and boycott his music also gained a groundswell of support in the entertainment industry yesterday after an Instagram live video showed him repeatedly slapping and shouting at his girlfriend Babes Wodumo at a hotel in Cape Town.

Industry figures have chorused in condemnation of Mampintsha.

Yesterday, music collaborator DJ Tira said Babes, real name Bongekile Simelane, was safe and had checked herself into a hotel.

"She is OK. She is booked in at an accommodation she normally books into when she wants to be alone and away from Mampintsha," said DJ Tira.

He said he was saddened by the event, especially at a time when the country is fighting the issue of domestic abuse.

"It is extremely wrong. My heart is really sad for Babes Wodumo and no woman should have to go through this."

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Actress and TV personality Nomzamo Mbatha will bag yet another international award next month.

The star will be honoured as the Goddess Beauty Award at the International Women of Power Awards to be held in Los Angeles on March 9.

She will share the stage with the first lady of Sierra Leone Fatima Maada-Bio, who will be honoured with the Warrior Award. American actress Tiffany Haddish will take home the Roar Award.

"It's always a positive validation to be celebrated for your contribution to the entertainment industry. I see it as a moment to implore others to do their part in making the world a better place; I'm so humbled," said Mbatha.

She said the awards aim to celebrate women of the African diaspora who continue to spread positivity in people's lives.

Mbatha is also nominated at the South African Film and Television Awards in the Best Actress category for her role as Thandeka on Mzansi Magic's Isibaya. She will also be honored as a rising star at the 10th annual Wash Gala hosted by FACE Africa in New York on March 23 for her efforts in fighting depression. 

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Sophie Ndaba ready for her TV comeback after 4-year hiatus "IOL"

Sophie Ndaba will soon be gracing our screens again as a host for a brand new talk show "Hashtags".

The former "Generations" star will be joined by radio personality Mantsoe Pout, celebrity publicist Jarred Doyle and media personality Francois Louw. 

“The hosts bring their unique blend of personalities, humour and insider knowledge to various topics that affect millennials which we term "Hashtags"," said Juvais Dunn, executive producer at Weldun Media   

“After looking at what is currently on offer in the TV market space, we felt that there is a gap for a talk show that addresses real issues faced by millennials, whilst giving Africa a voice to the rest of the world. We have always been passionate about opening up the industry, so choosing talent for the show was very strategic,” added Dunn.   

Speaking to IOL previously, Lichaba said she is ready to embrace the challenge of being a talk show host.

“I’m looking forward to coming back to TV after a wonderful four-year break from the limelight.”

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House Chairperson, Thoko Didiza looked fitting in traditional garb. Picture: IOL.


SAPS Minister, Bheki Cele never disappoints. Picture: IOL.


Zodwa shares her beauty secret to removing dark thigh spots "instagram"


Have you ever wanted to show off your legs and inner thigh like Zodwa but the "kiwi" got you all tripped up? Don't stress, fam. We got you.

The one thing Zodwa loves just as much as a good vosho is sharing her wisdom with women to help them feel more comfortable in their skin

So she decided this week to start a series of beauty tip videos on Instagram to help people who feel awkward about their bodies.

The first is an issue that many face, especially when it is summertime and the weather is fine. You want to put on booty shorts and your dark inner thighs won't let you be great.

You might want to hide behind long pants and sweat it out, or you can follow this tip that Zodwa swears by.  

The comments on the video were lit with people swearing by her method and declaring her the leadership of 2019.

"It also helps with the Cellulite. Mixing it with your lotion and magnolia tissue oil," wrote one user helpfully.

"There goes high sales of spirit. Wena Zodwa go claim your share from whomever makes spirit and the towels," wrote another.

Some complained that the method may not work with sensitive skin. Luckily, another follower stepped in to help.

"For the ladies who complain about burning or sensitive skin. You can mix with glycerin, the process is even faster. I am mixing mine and it works wonders. Sensitive skin, if you can't stand it leave it, neh. Zodwa was just advising." 

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Gwede Mantashe in a well-fitted suit. Picture: IOL.


Did Mosiuoa Lekota borrow one of Mantsashe's old suits? Picture: IOL.


ANC MP Vatiswa Bam-Mugwanya. Picture: IOL.

However, we do have the likes of Vatiswa Bam-Mugwanya who got lost along the way. We appreciate her effort of trying to look cool in traditional gear and stylish sunglasses but the combos weren’t communicating at all!  


Gwen Ngwenya

Gwen Ngwenya claims the dress was made by her mother. Mommy must've meant well but this dress just doesn't cut it. Picture: IOL.  


DA MP, Terri Stander looked dashing in a yellow train dress. Picture: IOL.


R.I.P Oliver Mtukudzi


Zimbabwe's legendary musician, Oliver Mtukudzi has died at Avenues Clinic in Harare.

Although Tuku is a diabetic patient, the music legend had been in and out of hospital since November due to a heart ailment,

With 66 albums to his name, the musician has toured several countries and been endorsed by many companies as their brand ambassador. He has been to all five continents of the world, playing in world capitals and at top festivals.

Tuku has contributed immensely to the nurturing of Zimbabwean music talents and holds various prestigious positions, among them the Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Children's Fund and the coveted Cavaliere of the Order of Merit bestowed on him by the Italian government.

He was 66.


R.I.P Siphiwe Mhlambi


THE film industry is mourning the death of award-winning director Siphiwe “SJ” Myeza-Mhlambi.

The 25-year-old was found dead on Monday in Lagos, Nigeria, where he was filming.

SJ was the son of photographer Siphiwe Mhlambi, who couldn’t describe the pain of losing his son.

Family spokesman Victor Dlamini said SJ had been in Nigeria since 5 January.

Filmmaker Ofentse Mwase said on Twitter: “ This is so unfair. You were already the best director and growing better. Rest in Power”.

Producer Tebogo Malope wrote: “Rest easy, my brother. You were most talented, hardworking and kind. Another star dimmed too soon.”

SJ co-owned Cape Town film company 7films.

Producer Nina van Rensburg said: “It is with broken hearts that we confirm Siphiwe Myeza has died. His death left a hole we can’t define.”


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