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Minnie Dlamini on her friendship with Unathi, her family and festive get-togethers



Media persona Minnie Dlamini has skilled probably the most important milestones of her grownup life proper earlier than our eyes. 

In 2010, she emerged victorious after a presenter seek for SABC1’s weekly music present, Live.

Since then, she has hosted numerous tv exhibits and even tried her hand at performing, all whereas assembly the person who would go on to be her husband, marrying him, filming the method for tv, shedding her brother and welcoming her first little one. 

Although there’s a lot we might not know about what actually goes on in Minnie’s non-public life, she has shared a good portion of it with the general public. 

Another a part of her life she fortunately shares with followers is her friendship with Unathi Nkayi, whom she appeared alongside in an episode of Nkayi’s present, Festive Get Together within the Life Artois

The present was renewed for a second season which is presently airing on Mzansi Magic and Minnie was among the many friends featured on the present. Other friends included Melanie Bala, who can be a detailed pal of Unathi’s in addition to Maps Maponyane, J’Something, Khuli Chana and Lamiez Holworthy. 

The Citizen caught up with Melanie and Minnie on the day of filming to talk about all issues associated to festive get-togethers, Christmas time and family. 

“With Unathi, I communicate to her nearly day-after-day so the second we get collectively and begin talking, I’m positive we’ll all just about forget that the cameras are round, that’s how we’re,” stated Minnie of her time on set. 

She went on to gush about their friendship and how the dialog just about by no means ends each time they’re collectively. 

Seeing a celeb get interviewed by somebody they take into account a pal is a uncommon incidence. So uncommon that the extent of consolation between the 2 events is among the first stuff you discover each time watching such an interview. 

“It’s very attention-grabbing when somebody is interviewing you and they know you as a result of you’ll be able to’t lie. Especially in the event that they’re the kind of individual to name you out!” exclaimed Minnie earlier than laughing. 

“I simply really feel just like the content material will at all times be extra lovely, extra natural, extra respectful. There will at all times be matters I’m extra prepared to talk about with somebody like her as a result of we have now such a detailed relationship and we additionally perceive that we’ve all bought a job to do however we’re additionally cognizant of defending one another’s areas.” 

She does take into account this to be a catch-22 as nicely as a result of as an interviewer, you realize a lot about your topic, however as a pal, you’re apprehensive of compromising your friendship by touching on matters the interviewee might not wish to be disclosed publicly.

Connection is a significant theme all through the present and Minnie loves this, stating that several types of relationships are explored and offered on the present and that that is necessary as a result of society must see these examples extra usually. 

“I feel this present has actually captured the essence of capturing true connection, which I feel is particular.” 

Festive season plans with family

“Nope! I cannot be travelling in December. I’m staying proper right here with my son and my husband. My dad and mom can come go to,” declares Minnie after a busy yr of travelling and working in addition to a latest journey with her husband Quinton and her son, Netha.

Despite internet hosting occasions and being round individuals for a dwelling, Minnie someway nonetheless has the vitality to host in her private capability as nicely. She shared how her family at all times has individuals at their home and estimates that it’s this manner almost each weekend.

“One of the questions earlier was ‘are you a great host?’ and I’d say no, I’m horrible. If you come to my home, it’s your own home. You can open the fridge, seize your self a glass, I’ll see you outdoors. Mix me a drink if you wish to.”

“I like having my buddies and family over, it makes me very completely happy,” she added.

She says that is necessary to her as she doesn’t at all times have time to see her family members as a result of her busy schedule.

What’s subsequent for Minnie?

In this subsequent season, Minnie can be donning her actress hat as soon as once more for a film referred to as The Honeymoon which she says will premiere subsequent yr.

“It’s going to be a enjoyable movie, one thing you’ll be able to watch with your women,” she stated.

Festive Get-Together in The Life Artois airs on Wednesdays at 9h30pm on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) and repeats air on Sundays at 2pm.

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‘She got that ring with her own money’



Actor turned musician, Naak MusiQ (actual identify Anga Makubalo), has declared news of his engagement to very long time girlfriend Robyn Mentor “pretend news.”

Naak MusiQ tweeted this in response to a “report” by social media blogger Musa Khawula who assumed that they had been engaged primarily based on a current video shared by Robyn.

“I got my ring again” she wrote on a video exhibiting her sporting a halo ring, just like this Micheal Kors design on her left hand.

According to ZAlebs, Naak MusiQ additionally tweeted and deleted a proof that learn as follows:

“Stop this, she didn’t reveal sh*t. Neither did she make any announcement, neither is it any of your business, to be sincere.”

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“She got that ring with her own money. Where she places it’s her alternative. Stay in your lane. WTF!”

He appears to have deleted the tweets after it prompted some confusion amongst Twitter customers who thought that he was denying the existence of their relationship and never simply the misunderstanding that he and Robyn had been engaged.

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Robyn is a vitamin specialist, a well being and sweetness influencer, and a health fanatic like Naak MusiQ.

The first official post publicly documenting their relationship was posted on Robyn’s account in November 2020, though they’re rumoured to have been relationship for for much longer. Naak MusiQ has no photographs of himself and Robyn on his profile.

Even although Naak has not acted shortly, he’s greatest identified for his roles within the fashionable South African TV exhibits like Generations, Z’bondiwe and Isidingo.

Naak MusiQ additionally lately made headlines for agreeing to get into the boxing ring with rapper Cassper Nyovest after the latter’s struggle with vlogger Slik Talk.

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‘Grootman’ Somizi’s first Cape Town holiday with his ‘grandbaby’



Actor, media persona and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo won’t look a day older than 35, however the former Idols Judge not too long ago grew to become a ‘Grootman’ to the cutest little woman.

Somizi’s daughter Bahumi Madisakwane not too long ago took to Instagram to share the sweetest video clip of her father rocking and kissing his new “grandbaby”.

The 4-month-old child woman, Shona Twala is the daughter of household pals of Somizi and Bahumi, who has been the proper doting aunt, even beginning an Instagram account for her cute little ‘niece’.

Somizi, who has been vacationing within the Western Cape with family and friends, has his followers inexperienced with envy each time he shares snaps of his luxurious Cape Town holiday on Instagram.

ALSO READ: Celebs who went to the Western Cape this festive season

While the principle exercise on the 49-year-old’s holiday agenda appears to have been sipping Champagne, lapping up the solar, and serving appears, he additionally had his flip babysitting his new “grandbaby”.

He is unquestionably the best granddad anybody can ask for, judging by the dance movies he has been sharing.

For a ‘Grootman’ Somizi’s hips are very unfastened and his strikes are envied by 18-year-olds all over the place, however as a choreographer we should always know that dancing is a giant a part of his life.

His followers and followers have been additionally actually glad to see him so joyful and having such a good time. 2021 was a troublesome 12 months for the media persona, after he was fired from his job at each Idols and Kaya 959 following abuse allegations in opposition to him by his ex Mohale Motaung.

2022 appears to be a a lot brighter 12 months for him as manufacturing for his actuality present Living the Dream with Somizi might be resuming.

The collection, which kicked off in 2018, has been confirmed for a fourth season.

The actuality present will observe the flamboyant entertainer round as he juggles life, and whereas he has been very quiet about the main points across the filming of this new season, we are able to’t assist however surprise if the video clips of him racing up a Cape Town road in numerous colored Ferrari’s may truly be a sneak preview of what we are able to count on to see on this new actuality present.

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Celebs who went to the Western Cape this festive season — The Citizen



There is a notion that “everybody” flocks to the Western Cape throughout the festive season and December 2021 was no totally different, particularly for our native celebs.

In addition to seeing social media posts from folks you understand personally residing it up the coastal province, your timeline was in all probability stuffed with footage and movies of most of your favorite celebrities having fun with their break day in the Western Cape.

Take a take a look at a few of the well-known faces who had been residing it up in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Minnie Dlamini

The actress and TV presenter lately returned to the Western Cape, this time for a ladies journey along with her pals Azola Mona, Thandile Mbana and Unathi Nkayi.

She additionally shut down Instagram in some bikini footage displaying off her wonderful physique and trim, toned midsection.

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Minnie Dlamini in Cape Town | Picture: Instagram

One of the many celebs in the province at the identical time was disgraced radio host Unathi Nkayi. She and Minnie even bumped into worldwide celebrity Jidena.


Somizi in the Western Cape on vacation | Picture: Instagram by Bentley Photography

After dropping some jobs in the wake of the public breakdown of his marriage, Somizi appears to have chosen “optimistic vibes solely”.

He has been on what looks as if one lengthy trip which culminated in a visit to Cape Town.

Not solely has he been frolicking poolside however he additionally sparked rumours of a brand new romance.


Another younger girl who shut down the web is influencer Mihlali Ndamase who is in the Western Cape for a lady’s journey along with her bestie Tebby Leburu.

Although she has been posting content material often, it’s her bikini pics that obtained tongues wagging and sparked rumours of their very own when social media customers speculated that she had beauty surgical procedure to look the means she does.

“These folks hit the fitness center for [a] couple of days, make noise about it then go for surgical procedures than come again with new our bodies mxm. There’s no means that Mihlali misplaced weight this quick,” tweeted @CarlosNubian.

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Mihlali wasted no time in clapping again in opposition to the allegations.

“If solely you knew [how] terrified I’m to go beneath the knife, therefore why I opted to eating regimen until I attain my physique targets, however go off mami,” started the influencer.

“Also let’s say I went in for surgical procedure, why’s it your business?” she added.

“I labored very arduous to get this physique, I want y’all wouldn’t be bizarre about that,” concluded Mihlali.

Lerato Kganyago

Metro FM host, membership DJ and entrepreneur Lerato Kganyago additionally made her means to Cape Town after Christmas to ring in the new yr along with her celeb pals.

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Lerato Kganyago in Cape Town | Picture: Instagram

Sarah Langa

Influencer Sarah Langa was additionally in the Western Cape, alongside the likes of Amanda DuPont, Nqobile Khwezi, Faith Nketsi and Londie London to identify a couple of.

In truth, most of the aforementioned celebs had been current for well-liked Soweto hangout spot Konka’s personal journey to Cape Town with its pop-up type venue.

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Amanda Dupont, Sarah Langa, Nqobile Khwezi on a yacht off the coast of the Western Cape | Picture: Instagram

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