Not Your Typical Covers!
I’ve been impressed with some of our magazines for using “celebs” we don’t often see on their covers and here’s a pick of the few that caught my attention:
This cover was totally unexpected! After the minister asked for privacy so he could deal with the scandal that broke not so long ago, I was surprised to see him on Drum talking about the same issue. His wife, Nozuko Mbalula is such a beautiful woman though and seeing her so happy in those pictures made my heart smile. The 6-page spread gives us an insight into how the couple met, what they do for fun and what kind of a husband /father Fikile Mbalula is. I enjoyed reading it.
As you can see from the cover, there’s also a story about our annoying bleached faced girl and her soon-to-be ex husband but I didn’t read it.
The one story that shocked me in the mag is this story:
And all Zwai has said in response…
We’ll wait and see if he will finally read and have a response to this allegation.
Kass Naidoo is also on the cover of this week’s YOU magazine giving her side of the “Cricket Scandal”. She tells the magazine that she got paid a R109 234.56 bonus for her work during the IPL Tournament. She’s been doing quite a lot of interviews to clear her name, heard her on 702, Metro FM and then this… basically her message throughout is that she had no idea that there was any wrongdoing by Cricket SA.. and she talks about what a good leader Gerald Majola is. Seems like there’s always a scandal nje in our sport.
Back to the cover itself. I haven’t really been paying attention to YOU’s local covers but after seeing Joost’s a few weeks ago and this one, I kinda feel like You Magazine isn’t going for that airbrushed, model-look-alike feel, they are about real people, telling real stories and they are more concerned about telling the story than they are about photo shoots/ airbrushing and I kinda like that. Makes the mag different.
I haven’t read this issue but this is one beautiful cover and Zenande looks like a proper covergirl. I’ll pick it up to read about Nestum but the Mshoza article will make me put it back down on the shelf. Dope cover.
I would love to know how Move managed to fit 7 gospel artists on 1 page … like how many times did they have to zoom out lol, I’m kidding. Obviously this is the Easter edition and they have the cream of local gospel, including Thokozani Nkosi and his wife on the right. Thokozani is doing amazing things…
I hope Pam has given birth bathong… feels like she’s been pregnant for a long time.
It was interesting to see Sonia Booth on this cover. I don’t remember ever seeing her on a mag cover before so this was a welcome change.
Pabi Moloi also got her Destiny Cover and she looks beautiful but I still miss her chiskop. Pabi has been in the media for as long as I can remember and it’s interesting that we’ve never read anything about her love life. Good girl!
Random. That’s the first thing I said when I saw this. Lebo’s birthday is in July and she died in October so why is she on the SOUL cover in April? Because the SAMAs are in April, they say. The tribute is a collection of letters from Thembi (she got a full page), Oskido, Theo, Iko Mash, Ephraim Molingoana and Koyo Bala who all wrote letters to Lebo.
I didn’t really connect with this tribute and I bought the mag (coz it had Lebo) but there’s nothing “Special Collector’s Edition”about it… The picture of Lebo they used, I don’t mind, but the person who “airbrushed “it did a bad job, especially around the nose so I won’t want to keep this. I appreciate the sentiment but nje… !
Not exactly a magazine cover but the Juju girl, Lizelle Tabane found herself on the front page of Sunday World with allegations that she doesn’t have matric and that her ex bought her cars and a house. She has since denied it all… Mina nje I wanna know, kanti where do we find these men who buy women cars and houses? I want one of those…
If you missed it, read the Lizelle story HERE.