Each year on February 14, people dress up, exchange cards, candy or flowers with their special “valentine.” This year, celebrities like Mihlali Ndamase looked absolutely stunning as they showed off their gorgeous and sexy lingerie.
Rich Mnisi has revealed his latest collection, Hiya Kaya ’21, a colourful celebration of the vaTsonga culture. The internationally acclaimed luxury high-fashion designer’s new collection comprises a traditional Tsonga xibelani skirt with a hefty price tag which got many people talking!
The most talked-about item from the collection, the xibelani skirt which retails at R59.00.00 is crafted from 5km of 100% Merino wool knotted onto nickel-plated d-rings attached to a leather waist belt.
The collection received mixed reviews where the price is concerned, as usual. People feel that his clothes are too expensive and not affordable to all his supporters, but celebrities like Somizi Mhlongo feel differently.
The inaugural KwaZulu-Natal Entertainment Awards (KZNEA) took place on Tuesday the 15th of December 2020 at the Durban ICC, and KZN celebrities showed up dressed to the nines as usual.
The awards ceremony was created to celebrate artists, movers, and shakers from the province and Somizi Mhlongo and Pearl Thusi held it down as the event’s hosts and served the most stunning looks!
Performances on the night included the likes of Durban-kwaito pioneers Big NUZ alongside DJ Tira, L’vovo Derrango, Nomcebo Zikode, Khuzani, Nasty C, Sjava, Babes Wodumo, and others.
Nomcebo Zikode for the Best Female Artist accolade. Other big winners included SK Khoza and Thandeka Dawn-King for best male and female actors, Sjava for best male artist, and Bonang Matheba who won an award for being KZN’s favourite cousin.
GQ South Africa announced the winners of the Men of the Year awards on Saturday, 12 December 2020 at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Hotel Sky in Sandton – Johannesburg.
A brand property produced by GQ editions globally for more than 20 years, the GQ Men of the Year Awards recognizes the men and women who shape our cultural landscape – those men and women who are wise, inspiring and the most talented people of the year. This is the brand’s second GQ Men of the Year awards event held in South Africa and on the African continent.
Media Personality and Businesswoman, Bonang Matheba was named Woman of the Year. “Despite the pandemic, Bonang has had a strong year as a businesswoman, entertainer and all-around woman who has inspired all of us throughout 2020,” says Molife Kumona, Editor-in-Chief for GQ South Africa.
Bonang was the first South African woman to front the stand-alone cover of GQ South Africa for their “Power Issue” in 2018.
“On behalf of all women who take chances, lead, innovate as well as inspire the next generation to do even more and be even more, I am very proud to receive this award,” says Bonang.
The South African Style Awards commemorates its’ twenty-fourth 24th year with a celebration honouring individuals across various industries who have not only made an indelible mark on local soil but who have become powerful vehicles for change globally too. The exclusive Awards Ceremony, by invitation only; was hosted by Ayanda Thabethe in the luxurious Diamond Walk on Sunday, the 22nd November 2020, powered by Vodacom Red, and observing all COVID regulations. This year’s theme was ‘Denim Couture’ and the celebrities showed up looking glamourous!
From Most Innovative Style to Most Stylish Business Person, from Most Stylish Media Personality to Most Stylish Model; from the Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV to the Most Stylish Performing Artist in Music, from the Most Stylish Designer – Interior or Fashion to the Most Stylish Couple; from The Next Big Thing to the Most Stylish SA Icon, the prestige of The South African Style Awards pays tribute to South Africans who continue to elevate their industries.
Nadia Nakai scooped the Most Stylish Performing Artist in music award, whilst Sindi Dhlathu walked away with Most Stylish Performing Artist in Film or TV. Blue Mbombo was named the Most Stylish Model and Yasmin Furmie was the winner of this year’s Most Innovative Style award. The Most Stylish Couple Award went to Siya and Rachel Kolisi.
From young South Africans forging their African footprint, to professionals pioneering iconic ideas; from brilliant creative minds using their passion to fuel their dreams, to fearless females who are changing the business landscape across major South African markets; The South African Style Awards celebrates style and business innovators, as people who want more, and who continue to elevate the benchmark for ingenuity, excellence and innovation. This year marked over two decades of bestowing the honour upon South Africans who possess the passion and flair to make their dreams possible.
The 46th People’s Choice Awards were on November 15, 2020, to honour the best in popular culture for 2020. The show was hosted by Demi Lovato and was broadcast live by E! at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
Jennifer Lopez was honoured with People’s Icon Of 2020. The singer-actress was honoured for her work in cinema and music over the years. At the award ceremony, the superstar was given a surprise through a video message each from Renee Zellweger and Nicole Kidman before her acceptance speech. Both the actors congratulated her on the big award and lauded her hard work. Then, Lopez`s 12-year-old twins Emme and Max shared a sweet message and appeared virtually as they supported their mom on stage.
As she began her acceptance speech, the singer spoke about how 2020 was a “great leveler.” “Man, 2020 was no joke right? I mean before 2020 we were obsessing about winning this award or getting nominated for that award or we were caught up in who sold the most records or box office opening or crazy stuff like did we get the latest drop before anybody else. But not this year. This year was the great leveler,” People magazine quoted Jennifer as saying.
She then went on to thank her fans for their “belief,” and “faith,” in her. “Your belief and your faith in me motivates me to keep going and sometimes when I`m tired or beaten down, like a lot of us have been this year, it`s my family, friends, my babies and my fans, you guys, who have lifted me up when I couldn`t lift myself. I am so grateful to have you, to have that in my life,” she said. In the following section of her speech, the 51-year-old actor is seen giving inspirational messages to “girls in all ages and all colours.”
She also addressed that being a Latina had its share of struggles. “As a Latina and as a woman, we have to work twice as hard to get the opportunities, sometimes my big dreams and my ambitions, it made the people around me nervous. So now here I stand so very grateful knowing that the true measure of my success is not in box office numbers or records sold, but from the love that I feel from all of you,” Lopez said in the emotional speech.
“The true measure is inspiring girls in all ages and all colours, from all over the world, to know you can do whatever want, as many things as you want, and to be proud of who you are no matter where you come from. I want them to know your dreams are limited only by your imagination, determination, and willingness to never give up,” she added.
The actor-turned-singer-turned-businesswoman has seen massive success over the year. The star has had 10 of her songs reach the Billboard Hot 100`s top 10 and two No.1 albums on the Billboard 200.