July 17, 2024


Art Is Experience

2021 in review: 7 local entertainment stories that made headlines

From “Jessica, we’re dwell,” to Khanyi Mbau likely “lacking” in Dubai, celebrity dishonest scandals and a world get in touch with to boycott Miss Universe – what a 12 months it is really been. 

Despite the fact that there was a good deal of laughs, we also explained goodbye to renowned musicians and actors in the course of the yr, which includes Shona Ferguson, Theuns Jordaan and Shaleen Surtie-Richards.

There genuinely is no formulation to make a viral instant! 

A Namibian athletics anchor saw her name reach the prime of Twitter trends when an on-air news gaffe went viral in South Africa. The clip displays athletics reporter Jessica confront her colleague reside on-air, only to reminded by the crew: “Jessica, we are reside.”

2. Celebrity deaths 2021: The actors, singers and more we misplaced this 12 months

A hard 2021 observed the deaths of actors Shona Ferguson, Shaleen Surtie-Richards and musician Theuns Jordaan

Other notable deaths contain previous 7de Laan actor Themsie Moments, Egoli creator Franz Marx and Generations’ Menzi Ngubane.

3. Khanyi Mbau’s boyfriend worries she experienced absent lacking in Dubai 

Khanyi Mbau’s boyfriend Kudzai Mushonga experienced the place pressured when he claimed that he was unable to locate Khanyi in Dubai after dropping her off at a salon. 

However, Khanyi, later on in an Instagram publish, unveiled that she was, in simple fact, in Johannesburg, submitting a photo of herself at her father’s grave.

The couple soon reunited just after the major misunderstanding, and the debacle attained Khanyi a Feather Award nominations in the group Drama Queen of The Year.

4. World wide call to boycott Skip Universe 

Miss out on South Africa 2021 Lalela Mswane’s participation in the Pass up Universe pageant experienced been marred by controversy because it was declared the competition would be hosted by Israel, with South Africa’s Division of Sports, Arts and Tradition subsequently withdrawing its assist for the Miss South Africa Organisation.

Even with the backlash and extra hurdles, Lalela placed third at the yearly pageant and at a press convention subsequent her return reported: “I felt abandoned. I also felt a bit of anger for the reason that I never know what I experienced finished so completely wrong.” 

5. Rapper AKA’s fiancée, Anele ”Nellie” Tembe falls to her demise

Rapper AKA’s fiancée, Anele ”Nellie” Tembe fell to her dying from the 10th ground of the Pepperclub Resort in Loop road in Cape Town on 11 April. She was 22. 

Initially ruled a suicide, The South African reported in July that the inquest into Anele’s loss of life experienced been reopened. 

The Tembe family declined to remark on even further allegations made my AKA that Anele experienced “threatened” to damage herself on far more than one situation. The Tembe spouse and children are in the approach of setting up a foundation in Anele’s identify to guidance young females and mom and dad. 

6. A social media dishonest scandal 

Social media was abuzz when South African design Lee-Ann Liebenberg in an Instagram Stories submit, claimed that she had break up from husband Nicky van der Walt, suggesting that he had been unfaithful in their marriage. 

Nicky shortly cleared up the confusion, assuring their social media followers that they had been not parting strategies.  

Just as before long as the scandal broke, it was around, and Lee-Ann provided an apology to the lady she implicated in the social media drama. 

7. Mohale Motaung’s stunning abuse allegations towards Somizi Mhlongo 

In an explosive audio interview received by Sunday Environment, actor Mohale Motaung designed allegations of bodily abuse versus his “estranged” spouse, Idols SA decide and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo, relationship back 3 months into their romantic relationship – allegations the Tv identity has “vehemently” denied.

Shortly thereafter, Somizi confirmed that divorce proceedings were underway and would be finalised “fairly and fairly”. 


– Rugby participant Jacques Potgieter claims his social media account was ‘hacked’ after surprising ‘cheating’ posts

– Katlego Maboe returns to social media soon after 9-thirty day period hiatus subsequent dishonest scandal

– Amanda du Pont and Masechaba Khumalo accuse Jub Jub of rape