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Nandi madida receives gift from Beyoncé

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TV personality and singer  Nandi madida. Received a gift from the one and only Beyoncé.

Nandi took to her Instagram and Twitter account to show the public an envelope written “Thank you for your beautiful contribution to black is king” and sealed with what is assumed to be the signature Beyoncé .

“ Thank you @beyonce and the Parkwood team for the beautiful gift, forever grateful and humbled to have been part of such a great project and working with inspiring people. Ngiyabonga” The TV personality went to compose her caption.

Nandi Madida in an interview with MacG on his YouTube channel spoke about how her feature in Beyoncé’s Black is King came about.

Written, produced and co-directed by Beyoncé, Black is King serves as a visual companion to the 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift.

Nandi was among several other famous South Africans who got featured on the the body of work including Warren Masemola and Moonchild Sanelly.

The TV presenter explained that as with other significant milestones in her career, Black is King happened very unexpectedly. 

She explained that as with other significant milestones in her career, Black is King happened when she least expected it to happen. 

She remembers the day she received the email from Parkwood Entertainment, saying: “Holy moly! There is only one Parkwood. And you know the writing. You know when you see Parkwood.”

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Trevor Noah drops R400M on Bel-Air Mansion

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Benjamin Gentles | January 2021 | Nochillinmzansi

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show” concluded 2020 on a high note as he has splashed R400 million on this impressive mansion in Bel-Air, a neighbourhood favored by some of LA’s biggest-name buyers.

South Africa’s very own exceptional comedian must have a eye for architectural spaces, as he bought a contemporary megamansion such like this one in 2019 but sold it for about R300 million in 2020 and this 11000-square-foot luxury mansion, designed by Mark Rios in Bel-Air spans over three stories overlooking the city.

Trevor bought this one just last week. This house is fitted with a host of materials like stone, glass wood and the property has floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows, where one can see a slight view of the city and out to the ocean. It includes a spa, gym, wine cellar, screening room, rooftop terrace, outdoor bar, and an infinity pool.

Trevor bought this from Mark Rios, an L.A Architect. From the street the home appears to be fitted with a series of cubes, as the home sits on a hillside but all-in-all is an exceptional, stunning home with six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, also includes a library and an office.

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South Africa’s Own Fresh Prince Takes It To A Whole New Level.

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Taraji P. Henson Reveals She Thought About Taking Her Own Life Earlier This Year

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Benjamin Gentles | December 2020 | Nochillinmzansi

“For a couple of days, I couldn’t get out of the bed, I didn’t care. That’s not me” she said in the latest episode of Peace of Mind with Taraji

The actress opened up about the dark place she was in amid the ongoing pandemic, talking about how she had thoughts about taking her own life, in conversation with Dr. LaShonda Green, a licenced psychologist.

Taraji said: “For a couple of days, I couldn’t get out of bed, I didn’t care. That’s not me.” She continued in conversation, saying “I started having thoughts about ending it”, as she explained that she had recently purchased a gun and considered using it, saying “I could go in there right now, and just end it all”.

She continued on, saying she “didn’t care” about leaving her 26-year-old son Marcell, that her son will not be affected over her death, she said “He’s grown, He’ll get over it. I didn’t care. I felt myself withdrawing. People were calling me, I wasn’t responding, I didn’t care.” She said that she has finally spoken to her friends and opening up about how she was feeling and how it helped her overcome them.

She went on further in the conversation explaining that “for me, I’m no professional, but I felt like, If I don’t say it, it becomes a plan.” She continued by saying “and what scared me, is that I did it two nights in a row. And the thoughts kept coming. Now I started to think about how. At first, it was like, I don’t want to be here. And then I started thinking about going and getting the gun and that’s why when I woke up the next morning, and I blurred it out” in her discussion with Dr. LaShonda Green.

Green then reassured Henson that having such unhealthy thoughts is “absolutely normal”.

Watch the episode below:

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Rihanna is working on her quarantine inspired cookbook

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Rihanna is cooking up her next big idea and it’s not an album.

The singer reveals that she is working on a cookbook inspired by the extra time she’s been spending in her kitchen during quarantine. In an interview with British magazine Closer, Rihanna says the book will be filled with her favorite Caribbean recipes that remind her of home.

also check out: Nochill with Rihanna on facetime

According to rapup.com the hit maker disclosed that she is working on a cookbook inspired by the extra time she’s been spending in her kitchen during quarantine. 

In a interview with British magazine Closer, Rihanna said the book will be filled with her favorite Caribbean recipes that reminds her of back home.

She explained how she “loves food from my Barbadian roots and eats a lot of fresh fish,” but also enjoys comfort food and drink like “mac ‘n’ cheese, Shepherd’s pie, and rum punch.”

Quarantine has forced the star to take a break from her hectic schedule to be “still” and focus on the simple things. 

“At first it was strange because I am not used to being still—but during quarantine you have no choice but to be still,” she said.

 “Then you start to realize during lockdown you are stuck there with your own thoughts and your imagination and it really helped my creativity blossom.”

Forbes‘ wealthiest female musician and businesswoman continues to lead her $600 million empire. In addition to working on her long-awaited ninth album, she recently launched her skincare line Fenty Skin

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cardi B wears outfit by South African designer on offsets birthday

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American rapper, songwriter, and actress ,Cardi B recently wore an outfit designed by local fashion guru and designer Gert-Johan Coetzee to celebrate her husband Offset’s birthday.

The South African designer posted the news on his Instagram and attached photos of the world-famous rapper wearing his designs.

The beaded outfit consisted of a long skirt and corset in shades of brown that Cardi paired with brown heels and hair past her waist.

The outfit consisted of a long skirt and corset in shades of brown covered in beads. Cardi B paired the outfit with brown heels with hair that had hints of caramel blond then went past her waist.

“The amazing Cardi B @iamcardib in a beaded Gert-Johan Coetzee skirt and corset at @offsetyrn ‘s birthday. Styled by @kollincarter Photo by @princedaphotographer”

Gert-Johan Coetzee took to his Instagram

The local designer went on to  tag the celebrity stylist in his caption and the photographer who captured the major moments.

Check out the outfit and posts below:

American rapper, songwriter, and actress ,Cardi B recently wore an outfit designed by local fashion guru and designer Gert-Johan Coetzee to celebrate her husband Offset’s birthday. The South African designer posted the news on his Instagram and attached photos of the world-famous rapper wearing his designs. The beaded outfit consisted of a long skirt and corset in shades of brown that Cardi paired with brown heels and hair past her waist. The outfit consisted of a long skirt and corset in shades of brown covered in beads. Cardi B paired the outfit with brown heels with hair that had hints of caramel blond then went past her waist. “The amazing Cardi B @iamcardib in a beaded Gert-Johan Coetzee skirt and corset at @offsetyrn ‘s birthday. Styled by @kollincarter Photo by @princedaphotographer” Gert-Johan Coetzee took to his Instagram The local designe went on to tag the celebrity stylist in his caption and the photographer who captured the major moments. Check out the outfit and posts below:
Offset recently turned 29 and his wife Cardi B made sure to make the birthday celebration one that will be impossible to forget. As she got him a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster as birthday gift. The proud husband didn’t waste time, he shared the video moments after the receiving the gift showcasing the moment his beautiful wife presented the luxurious car to him. Reply Forward

Offset recently turned 29 and his wife Cardi B made sure to make the birthday celebration one that will be impossible to forget. As she got him a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster as birthday gift. 

The proud husband didn’t waste time, he shared the video moments after the receiving the gift showcasing the moment his beautiful wife presented the luxurious car to him. 

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ARIANA GRANDE IS ENGAGED!

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Benjamin Gentles | December 2020 | Nochillinmzansi

Ariana Grande announces her engagement to Dalton Gomez

The pop star Ariana Grande is engaged to the luxury real estate agent Dalton Gomez, as she took to Instagram on Sunday in a post sharing rare images of herself with Dalton including images of a diamond and pearl ring, captioning her post, “forever n then some.”

Ariana had been trying to keep their relationship quite private and low-key because she has seen how her past relationships has been torn apart when revealed publically, that of which is with [Pete Davidson and Mac Miller] but she has been hinting at her relationship throughout this year 2020 with Dalton.

See below for the Instagram post:

From the collaboration with Justin Bieber on Stuck With U was the first time they couple went public, featuring their clip dancing in the music video. This engagement comes more than 9 months after the couple was seen. The people were flabbergasted by this appearance but also knew it was him.

Who is Dalton Gomez?

Dalton Gomez, a luxury real estate agent in Los Angeles, born and raised in Southern California, United States. He is a luxury real estate agent at Aaron Kirman Group. He has been working for five years and works with A-list buyers and has sold multi-million dollar homes. Emphasis on “LUXURY”.

Congratulations to the couple!

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Scotland becomes the first country in the world to make tampons and sanitary pads free

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The Scottish MSPs voted without opposition in favor of a periods products bill this Tuesday, becoming the first country in the world to establish a law that is aimed at tackling period poverty according to CNN and other news outlets.

Women living in poverty stricken homes tend to have zero access to menstrual supplies and this can be humiliating for them when it’s time to go through that time of the month. This can affect how females  attend school  or work while their are in their periods.

In the past few years non-profit organizations including freedom4girls, have been trying to make these sanitary products more accessible for females who need them. 

According to Business Insider South Africa, Monica Lennon, the lawmaker who introduced the bill last year, said, “The campaign has been backed by a wide coalition, including trades unions, women’s organisations and charities,”

According to Business Insider the law is likely to cost around £8.7 million which equals R157 million by the next year, 2022, depending on how many women are going to use the products .

The passing of the bill follows an early effort in Scotland that made sanitary products available in schools, yet this extends it to other public structures also.

There are factors that limit access to the products, such as the stigma associated with it or living in an abuse home and a list of a whole other issues. 

According to Business Insider, the non-profit Plan International UK states that in the UK, three in 10 girls between ages 14 and 21 had difficulties trying to obtain the products during the first lockdown.

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ZIMBABWE MINE TRAGEDY

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Benjamin Gentles | December 2020 | Nochillinmzansi

40 Illegal Mine Workers have been declared dead, after a mine shaft collapsed in Bindura, North of Harare, Zimbabwe.

The illegal miners were in a mine shaft in search to extract gold from it, until the mine callapse.

They have been operating in a already established mine and now they are feared to be dead. 

The tragedy is massive, since a few months before, 6 miners lost their lives in the established mine in Bindura. 

The government of Zimbabwe is currently trying to retrieve the bodies, and are predicting that this will not be the first or last time illegal miners take advantage of a mine and lose their lives.

This country’s mining sector is known to provide above 2% of the overall domestic products. Gold providing the most percentage of the country’s input and revenue streams.

The increase of illegal miners is quite worrying to the sector.

Hopefully when all the water is drained from the mine shaft that collapsed, they will be able to extract the bodies.

Tragedy in the mine industry.

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