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Mzansi’s own to host the Grammy Awards in 2021

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TREVOR NOAH TO HOST THE 63rd Grammy Awards!

MZANSI’s very own Trevor Noah has been chosen to host the 2021 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The South African stand-up comedian who has relocated to America and since has been hosting The Daily Show. His show has been doing remarkably well, where he holds interviews with some of the most prominent celebrities in the US.

Noah went on to share his thoughts on being chosen to host the 63rd Grammy saying “despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me singing or be nominated for the best pop album I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event“,

Trevor went on to add sarcastically that he thinks as a one time Grammy nominee he is the best person to provide a shoulder to cry on to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night- “because I do know the pain of not winning the award”.

This year’s Grammy Awards were hosted by the amazing Alicia Keys. Trevor Noah, who was nominated for best comedy album at this year’s Grammys says he’s excited to be following the footsteps of someone who is brilliant both as a musician and a visual content creator.

The 63rd GRAMMY Awards nominees are to be announced today, 24 NOvember at 9am according to the US time. meaning we will hear shortly in an hour who the nominees are. The actual ceremony will take place on the 31st of January 2021. Be sure to keep on the loop for that!

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Donald trump jr. tested positive for Covid-19

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Donald trump Junior, the first born son of the USA president, Donald Trump, tested positive for covid-19 early this week. The news were first published by international news agency Bloomberg Friday evening. 

According to Business Insider, a spokesman for Trump Jr. informed Fox News and Bloomberg that the president’s son is asymptomatic and has been isolating himself since he received his positive test.

The spokesperson said to Fox News “Don tested positive at the start of the week and has been quarantining out at his cabin since the result.He’s been completely asymptomatic so far and is following all medically recommended Covid-19 guidelines.”

Several members of the family have also tested positive for covid-19. Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald jr’s girlfriend tested positive and recovered earlier this year. she was infected in August and it was later announced in October by Donald Trump that the First Lady ,Melania Trump together with their son Barron had tested positive for Corona.

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Summer Walker is expecting her first baby

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American RnB singer, songwriter Summer Walker is pregnant. She showed of a picture of herself on Friday. It  appears that she has a bun in the oven and it looks like it has been in there for a while.

The American hit maker shared a picture on Instagram on Friday night, with her in a body hugging dress and her right hand on top of her exposed baby bump and she appears to be very happy, her wide smile on the picture is enough evidence. She flooded her caption with angel emojis. She even went on to shut off the comments on the post. 

According to Essence,the 24 year old baby’s father is 27 year-old American producer and rapper,London on the track. The couple have been keeping the pregnancy a secret for a while.

There had been speculations that the star was indeed expecting months before the debut reveal, Even though Summer Walker kept denying the claims.

The couple has been sharing pictures on social media showcasing their young love. The lovebirds have also worked together on Summer’s debut album Over it. 

This is Summer’s first child and London’s third child as he his already a father to two other children from previous relationships.

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Nomasonto Maswanganyi famous kwaito star known as Mshoza passes away this Thursday, 19 November 2020. The cause of her death has not been made public as of yet. According to Daily Sun the star allegedly passed away at a hospital in Joburg early this morning.

The passing of the public figure and mother of two has left fans devastated and has brought her beloved family deep agony.

Mshoza was born and bred in Johannesburg, Soweto. She then moved to the Pretoria North region to live with in her grandmother’s home.

She started singing at the early age of ten-years old. She later landed a lead role on the Sarafina performance that was held at school, She moved on to join a choir and became its lead singer.

The singer rose to fame at the age of fifteen years old, she was a dancer and then was later signed as an artist at just fifteen years old.  She released two studio albums namely BullDawgz First Lady and Bhoza in 2015. In the early 2000s her hit single Kortes earned her the tittle ‘The first lady of Kwaito

Her family together with her fans will surely miss her. May her soul rest in peace.

Here are some of the tributes dedicated to her

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Cassper Nyovest took to Slikour’s couch to discuss his new album A.M.N(Any Minute Now), and both his professional and personal relationships. He opened up and answered questions that have been burning the masses, even answered the ones that the masses had no idea they wanted to know. The interview was trending at number two on Youtube and its views amounted to eighty thousand within seventy two hours of its release.

Cassper mentioned that AKA’s tweets where his rival(AKA)was swearing at his parents, referring to Cassper’s father as a “deadbeat father”, AKA went as far as insulting his manhood and sexuality. The CEO of Samsung branch in South Africa thought it was him posting the tweets after the news went viral. The elderly gentleman being unfamiliar with the social media space then saw swear words in Cassper’s name without understanding that AKA was coming at Cassper, But the misunderstanding was quickly resolved.

The Doc Shebeleza hit maker announced early last year that he had teamed with Samsung South Africa as their brand ambassador. The rapper’s deal was estimated to amount to R25 million. The tech giant were also the headline sponsor of Cassper Nyovest’s Fill Up Royal Bafokeng annual concert.

“I was just just on the phone with his manager about the date of the fight” Casper said referring to AKA’s manger.

He went on to press that the fight is not about promoting his album but it’s indeed a personal thing

“What I want to do is fight” Cassper said twenty minutes into the interview.

Cassper Nyovest threw shots at AKA’S boxing skills saying that the videos he shares on social media showing the public his training are not boxing. He even showed a nine seconds snippet of him boxing to Slikour comparing it to AKA’s. He equated the rival’s boxing skills to those of the South African actress and film-maker, Connie Ferguson, and even associated AKA’s boxing with the adjective “sexy”.

“Connie Ferguson does that stuff” Cassper took a hit at AKA’s boxing skills.

Eight minutes into the interview the award winning rapper admitted that he was confused, disappointed and hurt by the Ricky Rick situation. The effects of their beef went as far as hurting Cassper’s mother as she took Ricky Rick as son of her own.

During the crafting of his second album, Refiloe, Cassper admits he was battling with heavy depression and anxiety, and that album is by far the hardest body of work he has had to complete. The depression and anxiety induced feelings of suicide and caused a number of sleepless nights for the public figure which influenced the song 1 on 1 on his new album, where he first opened up and spoke about his suicidal thoughts.

For the rest of the interview Check out Slikours Youtube Channel at Slikour Onlife

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the E! Peoples choice awards: the AFRICAN girl with shade, TO THE WOrld

The 2020 E! People’s choice 46th annual awards graced our screens here in Mzansi on November 15th, channel 124 on DSTV. The anticipated award show announced its nominees in September 2020, leaving the general public with over one month to vote in their favourite entertainer in popular culture. The show was hosted by the lovely Demi Lovato and broadcasted live from Santa Monica, California.

Some stars from our continent are Dimma Umeh all the way from Nigeria, actress Lydia Forson from Ghana and of course the Kenyan internet sensation Elsa Majimbo who kept the world in stitches amidst the global pandemic with her witty jokes. Elsa Majimbo who has bagged the African Social Star award, received the news at the comfort of her home in Nairobi via an online video which was shared on Instagram by E! at which she clearly could not hold her delight, showing her usual bright smile and famous quirky laugh just with less shade this time (literally).

The star recently featured on Vogue magazine issue where she dived deeper explaining matters of colourism- how they affected her whilst growing up and; how the shaded glasses she always rocks in the videos landed her a gift of Rihanna’s newest Fenty collection glasses as a token of appreciation. A big congratulations to Elsa Majimbo. Indeed hard-work and passion combined can take you where your wildest dreams couldn’t.

It came as no surprise that our gorgeous reigning Miss Universe Zozi Tunzi amongst the effervescent Sho Madjozi, the multi-talented Thuso Mbedu, model & media star, Karl Kugelmann and TikTok star Wian van den Berg were the top selected in Mzansi- nominated for the African Social Stars. Although neither of them brought the award home, we send a huge congratulations to them for being recognised on such a significant world platform.

Give us your thoughts on who would you have liked to see win and do you think this is a deserved win for the Kenyan star?

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