1500 Episodes Behind Scandal
We were treated like royalty last week Thursday when popular ETV Soap, Scandal celebrated 1500 entertaining episodes. I just want to say this was actually the first time I had attended an event at Randlords that wasn’t packed. I don’t know if it was because there were more than 3 big events happening in one night or whether it was because ETV/Scandal made their DO very exclusive and not open to every Jack & Jill. Whatever the reason, I am not complaining because that night I didn’t have to go stand outside each time I wanted to breathe and I didn’t have to wait by the bar for more than 2 minutes just to get a Grapetizer. Even taking pictures and chatting to the cast wasn’t a mission.
Tjo let me go back to the important things. Lol
I am a huge fan of Scandal and I have been following it since its birth so when I received the invite I RSVP’d within minutes, I knew that this one I have to attend without even thinking twice or checking my diary. I was willing to even cancel whatever I had planned for that evening. That’s how much I love Scandal and I am happy that according to Monde Twala, the head of ETV Channels, Scandal is doing well. We had the opportunity to watch the journey of Scandal and they took us back to some of the memorable episodes. The weddings, Fights, Losses, Deaths etc. After that they showed us a Teaser of what to expect and from the little that I saw, its ON!!!
At some point I was having a chat with Karabo Modikwane who is the Media Coordinator for Scandal and I asked him why there is no Omnibus for Scandal? He said to me ‘haai you will have to talk to Monde about that’. Before he could even finish talking I was standing right in front of Monde introducing myself and I immediately put him on the spot. He promised that they are working on it and hopefully it will happen soon. I mean all the soapies here have an omnibus either Saturday or Sunday so why not Scandal? I remember there used to be an omnibus for Scandal when it first started but it was taken off for whatever reasons but for now I’m sure they can put it back on shem. Not all of us can afford PV nton nton. So Mr Twala if you read this, please do not forget what we spoke about. Yes, I am the lady that interrupted your conversation with Lorcia Cooper. #Ithankyou
Some of the cast members were not there though. I looked all over for Dika (Masechaba) , Mam’ Florence (Tina Mnumzana), Palesa (Refilwe) and also Dawn Matthews who plays Shakira. Well, with Dawn I understand because I hear she has a new born. I would have loved to meet Luthuli Dlamini aka Stan but I didn’t see him and neither was Stan’s wife Thato. (Rami Chuene). Shona Ferguson wasn’t there either. I know they are no longer part of Scandal but I was juuuuuuuuust hoping.
Yhu, guys let me slow down, here are the pictures:
Masasa Mbangeni and Brighton Ngoma did a great job as MCs. The first thing they did was thank Paledi of Palse Homme and Falata for dressing them. Masasa actually worked that dress shem. I didn’t know she has such a nice body.
Clint Brink sang for us and made a lot of people emotional at some point. Clint is one of the most talented and humble people in the industry.
One of my favorite actresses Nthati Moshesh who plays the crazy Morongwe was there too and so was Joyce Skefu aka Maletsatsi.
I also spotted Matli Mohapeloa who plays Eugene. But this guy will always be Fistos to me yazi? Lol
When I arrived the 1st person I had to look for was, Louise Barnes (Donna). Lebza started bothering me about her two days before the actual event and on the night I don’t know how many times he BBMed me reminding me to get a picture of Donna. Tjo! I even showed her some of Lebza’s BBMs. She is too sweet though. Donna is hot, said she too was dressed by Falata.
Monde Twala made a speech and said the Scandal cast must not be discouraged by the fact that ETV pulled out of the SAFTAs. He encouraged them to keep up the good work and that they are fighting for ETV actors to be treated with fairness and respect qha.
Still on couples Kagiso Modupe(Mangi) brought along his better half Liza.
Tino (Clint) & Erin (Lorcia) look so perfect together. These two have been playing ‘couple’ since the days of Backstage.
Maybe they should hook up for real now. Lol
Eugene Cele poses here with Phindi. Heheheh Eugene is actually the guy who sent me the invite. He has such a good sense of humor.
Thank you for a wonderful and scandalous night, etv. We had a good time and here’s to hoping for many more episodes.
By Kiki Marli