A – Z Of South African Entertainment!
Opinions. What would the world be like if we had to keep them all to ourselves? I love Freedom. The fact that we are allowed to open our mouths and say what we think. Of course what I think is not what the next person thinks but that’s what makes life so interesting! To cut a long story short… please check out my first attempt at the A – Z of South Africa’s entertainment. Hopefully the list will end up as a dictionary, if we get interesting and fun additions to it. From you, of course.
Here we go:
A - Akon, a talented US musician that we are sick and tired of seeing in SA. He is the king of hooks but frankly, we are gatvol.
B - Blue Bulls – the coolest rugby team in South Africa. This, coming from someone who doesn’t know what a scrum is.
C - Criticism: Something that our celebrities cannot handle. They sadly do not know that it is part of the game and will follow them as long as they are in the public eye. I refer them to Letter J.
D - Debora Patta – A Christiane Amanpour gone wrong & a perfect example of how not to do interviews. I admire her fearless spirit though and would love to meet her one day. Hopefully before she reads this.
E - E! News, the American show that Real Goboza, V Entertainment etc will NEVER be.
F - Fake – the most common thing in SA Entertainment. There is more fake than there is money. Fake designer labels, fake friendships, fake smiles, fake pregnancies and even fake relationships.
G - Generations – your ticket to a Drum Magazine cover. Make that a SA magazine cover. Generations is the only show whose “extras” make magazine covers, it’s huge!
I - I do. Two words that don’t mean anything in this industry.
J – Just Be Strong (to be read in conjuction with C)
K - Khanyi Mbau. The most talked about “celeb” in SA. Even when she’s unemployed.
L - Lance Stehr, the Ghetto Ruff boss who’s got beef with everyone he’s ever worked with
M - Metro FM : A Spaza shop trading as a commercial SABC radio station. Why do I say this? Ask their DJs, I got this term from them.
N – Noah. Trevor Noah is a gorgeous, charming South African comedian. Sadly, his colleagues in the industry are accusing him of stealing their jokes. The jury is still out on this one.
O – Over the top : Tina and Prosper. Two people who are trying too hard to stay relevant.
P - Papi Khomane : Watch him on SABC Sport for comic relief.
Q – Quinton Fortune : the former Man United/ Bafana Bafana player who had disappeared from our faces only to reappear at the World Cup Kick Off Concert looking yummier than we knew him to be.
R - Redi Direko, a Talk Radio 702 host that every young woman should be listening to. She is gutsy, smart, ambitious, principled and so loveable.
S - Soccer Players – The only reason why we want a local version of CHEATERS. Enough content for 2 full seasons guaranteed.
T – Touch Teargas : One of the most talented Hip Hop groups in South Africa. We expect more from them.
U - Unathi – A kind soul who happens to have the most irritating TV ad since Desmond Dube’s Clientele ads. Those Diski Ads are just OFF.
V - Vuyo : the character played by Brenda Ngxoli in SABC 1′s Home Affairs. She should get a SAFTA/Oscar for this.
W – Weed : A popular herb in celeb circles.
X - Xolani Mkhiva : A South African praise singer who has never heard of the words “Dedel’abanye”. Don’t we have other praise singers in SA?
Y - Yho! An exclamation used by SA audiences in reaction to the good, bad and ugly dished by the industry.
Z – Zola Zulu , you have to speak this language to feel like part of the “in crowd” in Jozi, SA’s self proclaimed Hollywood. It’s a nice language though and some of them Zulu boys are hott.
Let’s turn this into a dictionary! Your turn….