Half A Decade In The Bag For Rhythm City
Intimate is how I’d describe the set up at the 5th birthday celebrations of ETV’s soap, Rhythm City held at Lekgotla African Cuisine in Sandton. I arrived there late and it hurts me because I used to be a very punctual person until Lelo walked into my life. It seems her ‘never on time’ disease has rubbed off on to some of us. *hides*
The invite stated that it was Dinner with the cast of Rhythm City. I was so excited because I thought finally I will get to meet Jamie Bartlett aka David Genaro. I remember tweeting about it and I even put it as my BBM status update. During all the excited I got a message from a good friend of mine Percy saying Jamie is in Cape Town shooting a movie so he won’t be around. My heart immediately sank,what an anti climax? When will I ever meet this man? *sigh*
Anyway, when I walked in, ETV’s Monde Twala was on stage addressing the guests. He was then followed by Percy Vilakazi who is the Music Director and Script Monitor for Rhythm City. We were reminded how far RC has come and also how far they are willing to go. One thing I picked up was how tight the cast is. I was hoping to spot some tension because we know a lot happens behind the scenes but lutho. They were all sitting together like a big happy family. If there is tension in their real world then they are very good actors because they hid it well.
There were no celebrities on the guest list. The only celebs were the RC cast themselves. It was just dinner for the Media, RC and Etv. I was also told not to bring a partner which kinda shocked me because there was a LOT of good food there to feed the whole of Mzansi. Surely Lebza wasn’t gonna eat all that food. Lol.
Here are the pics of the cast.
Lungsta held it down as MC.
A big WOW from me was when Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilenyane took to the stage to entertain us. I don’t think I was paying much attention to what she was singing. My eyes were on here body. Tjo! Some people have good genes stru.
She performed in two different outfits and she was banging in both of them. Moooooer.
She later on called the RC family to join her on stage. She said most of them have good voices but never get the change to sing on the show so they had to do it that night. Nokuthula, Amo, Samela and Tebogo sang Mabrr’s Weekend Special.
Mduduzi with Mmabatho
Samela Tyelbooi will always be Lois to me nje. When I see her I just think of Society.
Mme Connie Chiume with Nokuthula Ledwaba.
Peter Sephuma and Tebogo aka Puleng.
Pam Andrews was not her usually bubbly self. I’m sure it’s motherhood.
Lucia Mthiyane with Nozipho Nkelemba.
I would have loved to meet Kop as well but I didn’t see him. Anyway, thank you for a great night ETV, it was very well organized.
Happy birthday Rhythm Citizens. Hope we toast to a decade soon. I have concluded that when it comes to events, ETV and MNET are like twins. Exclusive, Intimate, Lots of Good Food and enough space to breathe. I’m not complaining.
By Kiki Marli