My trip to CPT – Nandos Creative exchange flew Joburg reporters for a showcase of the art that’s going to be in their restaurants for the year 2020.

  • The programme helps develop artists careers by mentoring and giving exhibition opportunities.
  • Started in 2001 nurturing and creating access to art and showcasing their creativity. For that, they partnered with Spier Arts Trust and AVA gallery to run exhibitions throughout the year.
  • Today the Nandos body of work is more than 21 300 original works by contemporary Southern African artists & showcases in Nandos restaurants globally.

 

Top headlines of the year: A look back at 2019!

November:

Trevor Noah & Burnaboy nominated for Grammy awards!

Bonang: Coming to America – her press stop at The Breakfast Club.

That very same month:

  • Black Coffee and Ehle Mbali announced calling it quits.
  • Trevor also won the Pencil of Promise Activism award for the work he does on Trevor Noah foundation.
  • Queen of firsts Bonang Matheba wins African Influencer at E! Peoples Choice Awards.
  • Sho Magdjozi Meets John Cena.

October:

BLACK COFFEE to appear on Comedy Centrals’ The Daily Show with TREVOR NOAH

Charlie’s Angels Reboot! 

Maps Maponyane Bares Buns Out?!

During the course of that month:

September:

Terry Pheto wins another international award!

September was a gloomy month in its entirety:

  • Thami Shobede passes away, a nation mournes a legend in his own right!
  • Uyinene Mrwetyana, there was looting in the city, coupled with a bit of black on black crime it spiralled to a lot. 
  • Nasty C released his latest collaboration with Axe which I found a bit problematic, but that flew.

August:

Steve Harvey brings Family Feud to South Africa!

Katy Perry involved in a rookie scandal!

  • Being Bonang S4 curtain call?
  • AKA continues to make big career moves – speaking at the Loeries this year about urban culture: specifically how brands can fit in and stand out.

July:

Beyonce ruined my childhood movie & I’m Upset!

That month the Lion King flopped:

  • when I wrote the post the Lion King was at 52% on Rotten Tomatoes. As the post went live it was at 53%
  • Busiswa and Moonchild Sanelly Collaborate on the Lion King soundtrack and the country is ecstatic!
  • #SimplySincerlyYours, Enhle Mbali Partners with Touch HD for a bi-monthly podcast.

June:

Trevor Noah is Hollywood Reporters’ Busiest man in comedy!

That month:

May:

Charlize Theron on raising two daughters!

That weeks’ mentionables:

  • J’Something started a cooking channel.
  • Adele’s new album is currently in production because she announced her split from Simon Konecki. 
  • Caster Semenya when the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the IAAF regulations which require women like Semenya, with higher than average natural female testosterone levels, to take medically-prescribed drugs to lower their testosterone levels or be kicked out of competitions.

April:

Caster Semenya is in TIMEs 100 most influential people!

That very same week:

  • Thuso Mbedu moves overseas: she announced that she will be starring in an Amazon Original series called the Underground Railroad. She’s the lead!
  • Wendy Williams moves on: She (finally) filed for divorce from Kevin Hunter last week after 21 years of marriage.

Thando Hopa graces the cover of Vogue Portugal

March:

AKA bags Nickelodeons Kids Choice award!

I think he’s the 1st Rapper or SA rapper to get one (not sure)

Burberry called out for glamourising suicide!

That month:

  • Brenda Ngxoli stood by her truth: sexual assault she experienced on set.

February:

Cardi makes herstory, B’again when she was announced as a Grammy winner for Best Rap Album. 

January:

Khanya Mkangisa pulls a Lindsay Lohan

  • DJ Zinhle unphased by public opinion when it comes to her life.
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The Post, Officially!

Having interviewed my favourite celebrities, closely studied pop culture & attended some of the most exclusive events over time. It dawned on me that it's about time we told our stories with a campy matter-of-factness. Entertainment, Reviews and more.
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