Category Archives: MZANSI CELEBS

Mashudu on being raised by an adoptive mother

Whether your guardian is biological or through adoption, having a loving parent is all that matters, and Mashudu can attest to that.

During a recent interview on Podcast and Chill, the amapiano sensation reflected on her adoption journey.”I was raised by Sotho women, but my real parents were Venda,” she revealed.

“It was at a young age. I don’t know how that happened. I know my mom took me from welfare and I was raised by her, and she’s been doing an amazing job. I’m Sotho because this woman did a wonderful job. A great job.”

Mashudu said she had no interest in getting in contact with her biological parents but felt it was necessary for her to know her roots.

“I was at school so I didn’t see the need to meet her at the time. Then I was at varsity and I felt like I had a lot of stress going on and I have a mom.”

Recalling her first encounter with her biological mother, Mashudu said her mother explained she had to give her up because she was young.

“We talk but it’s not the same. I look exactly like her. It was good, it was awkward. Others are so comfortable about it but, I wasn’t.

“I understood she was young, but it won’t change how I feel about the connection between us. I don’t have a deep void because my mom made sure I had everything.”

Mashudu is among celebrities who revealed they were adopted at a young age.

Shekhinah has been candid about her journey. She was abandoned at birth, but later had her current family adopt her and she has since developed a great relationship with her foster parents.

Holly Rey has displayed the love and affection she has for her adopted eight-year-old sister Mimi and has spoken openly about their journey together and developing a bond.

Lira takes parents on 3 day trip to celebrate life

Taking to her Instagram recently, the Feel Good hitmaker shared that she took ker parents on a five-star experience on the Blue Train.








“Took my parents on the Blue Train to celebrate life. This three day trip was from Cape Town to Pretoria. What an experience,” she captioned the In July, Lira spoke publicly for the first time since suffering a stroke in April 2022.

The Hamba singer had a sit-down with her friend and neighbour Relebogile Mabotja on a segment called The Upside of Failure on Radio 702 where she revealed that she was on tour in Frankfurt, Germany, when she had a stroke.

“I had a stroke at about 16:30pm,” Lira said.

“The sensation lasted about 15 minutes. It wasn’t pain. It was an uncomfortable feeling in my head.”

The 44-year-old musician was diagnosed with aphasia six months after suffering a stroke. According to NIDCD, aphasia is a disorder that results from damage to portions of the brain that are responsible for language.

ALSO READ: Lira shares heartwarming health update following stroke: ‘I can still sing’

Lira shared that since having a stroke, she values life a bit more.

“When you have [a] stroke, it calms you from the stress of life. When I’m stressed, I can’t speak, so it is important for me to keep calm and peaceful.”


Tonight on Generations: Tau loses his cool at the worst possible time

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Mbali finally works up the courage to tell Lucy what she’s planning. Suspicion grows when the foreman of the mine goes missing…Tau loses his cool at the worst possible time.


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A woman questions her decision to make a deal with the devil. A young waitress suspects nothing when a customer uses her phone… It’s only the first night and Mpho is already having doubts.

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A place where drama, suspense and intrigue are the name of the game when you’re up against enemies you don’t even know you have. A place where people will stop at nothing to get their lovers even if it means resorting to violence, seduction and even murder.

Katlego Danke Dineo Tlaole
Thami Mnqolo Senzo Dhlomo
Menzi Ngubane Sibusiso Dlomo
Seputla Sebogodi Kenneth Mashaba
Sophie Ndaba Queen Moroka
Mandla Gaduka Selwyn “Choppa” Maithufi
Maggie Benedict Akhona Griffiths
Winnie Ntshaba Khethiwe Ngcobo
Nambitha Mpumlwana Mawande Memela
Zenande Mfenyana Noluntu Memela
Zolisa Xaluva Jason Malinga
Anga Makhubalo Bandile ‘MJ’ Memela
Zikhona Sodlaka Priska Dlhomo
Slindile Nodangala Ruby Dikobe
Thato Molamu Nicholas Nomvete
Patrick Shai Patrick Tlaole
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Kaizer Chiefs legend Jabu Pule praises Murdah Bongz

Kaizer Chiefs legend Jabu Pule praised Murdah Bongz for his great work.

Murdah Bongz had been making all sorts of headlines since AKA’s death.

Many fans trolled him, saying his wife, DJ Zinhle, ruled him.

Surprisingly, some fans believed that Murdah was the best stepdad to Kairo.

It seemed, however, that Jabu Pule had nothing to do with their personal life.

ALSO READ: ‘Give him a job’: Former Chiefs’ star Jabu Pule Mahlangu’s message to Dr Kaizer thrills fans

All he is concerned with is the excellent music he enjoys now and again.

Sharing on his Instagram, the Kaizer Chiefs legend encouraged them to continue doing well and producing fine music.

“@djzinhle_and_morda.fanpage, you are the best period 💯🙌🙌🙌 keep pushing and giving us great music”

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The talented hitmaker is set to release his album Asante, named after his daughter fully.

In doing so, he had a video of his live performance that went viral two weeks ago.

This is the video that Jabu Pule tagged when he showered praise on Murdah Bongz.

In all his success, Murdah Bongz also praised his wife, DJ Zinhle, for the support she always gives to him.

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A post shared by Jabu Mahlangu (@jabumahlangu12)

After the Kaizer Chiefs legend Jabu Pule praised Murdah Bongz, many fans are excited about Asante.

“After Asante 2 drops are we also gonna get the Mech?”

“Dear God on the 5th of October 2023 I am turning 40th and I pray for @murdahbongz to have released his clothing brand and for to be able to gift myself with his amazing T-shirt cause God wow your child is killing us with these Tee’s, Lord please hear my cry Amen 🙏 @murdahbongz we are ready hle

K.O’s important advice to all upcoming artists who think that having good music alone is enough

Popular South African rapper, K.O, who has been in showbiz for more than a decade, does not hold back when it comes to sharing information about how to maneuver and make it to the top, especially with the Amapiano genre which has birthed a plethora of new artists, but their arrival on the scene has resulted in raw talents who did not necessarily have adequate information about how to make it in the business.




When an aspiring artist recently asked the rapper for advice, the SETE hit maker weighed in on what he thought it took to get a big break.“If you can’t do it on your own try get signed to a credible label or get a proper management deal at least to help with the marketing. Build your brand, good music alone is not enough. Are you marketable? Do you have star power? Start there,” he wrote.

Amapiano sensation Lady Du also shared gems with her followers about recording music and royalties and why the entertainment business needs smart people.

In the post, the Umsebenzi Wethu hitmaker said she wanted to share advice so artists don’t fall into the same traps as she did.

“Guys, educate yourselves on streams and the music business, I beg you. Everything you see on the internet is not what happens in real life. You’ll give up on serious careers thinking you can make this work. Entertainment requires a smart mind. Don’t chase fame,” she wrote.Lady Du said she had resorted to recording music at her home studio as she’d come to learn that whoever records the music or pays for the studio sessions would “automatically own the master” of the songs.“Do everything right, sign contracts before recording. I’ll advise you don’t look for a manager, take someone you know, teach them the work then find promoters to work with. Learn to do things yourself. Please create contracts before recording so you know your splits before leaving the studio. If you have a lawyer to do it for you, even better. Also learn all types of royalties. Never record a song without finding out why you [are] recording it and what’s your benefit.”