This is the second time they have tried their hands in the Idols, in 2017, they also tried to participate but only to the very early stages. They chickened out from the long queue to the auditions, and did not even went as far as standing before the judges, Virginia said, during the 2017, edition of the Idols, they were not that ready for the competition.
“This year is our year. We want to win,” said Virginia added that “Even if we do not make it, at least we would have given the other guys the chance.”
They admitted that the competition has been so tough, added that at times they had to sacrifice their sleep times, and woke up during the night to write songs, and to do rehearsals.
Virginia added that the most hardest thing in the competition is to face the judges, saying it is not easy to be criticised and still maintain composure.
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SA Zozibini Tunzi Response To Negative Comments About Her Blackness! We knew that fans of the Miss SA pageant had their favorites but we didn’t realize the hate they sent to crowned Miss SA, Zozibini Tunzi
Taking to Instagram, Zozibini shared how she has been receiving negative comments about her blackness since she was crowned Miss SA. The beauty with brains made it clear that she was not addressing the hate for herself but saw it as an opportunity to educate her haters.
“I see an opportunity to educate and speak out on a serious issue. When people say hurtful, negative things about black women and black people in general I do not quickly take offense and here’s why. Society has previously been programmed in such a way that there’s nothing beautiful about being black. The furthest you are from being fair skinned the uglier you are. That unfortunately has been the universal standard of beauty and it is very difficult for some people to unlearn it,” she wrote.
Zozi revealed that her mission as she heads to the Miss Universe to shatter whatever misconception and stereotypes people have of beauty. “These comments are exactly why we should keep inserting ourselves in spaces where we have been told we do not belong and we will never make it. It is up to us re-write the narrative. To whoever else thinks that black is not beautiful I cannot wait for you to experience the depth and magic of a black woman. I am a daughter of the African soil and I am beautiful. See your face reflected in mine,” she added.
Idols SA runner-up Thami Shobede’s unexpected death has shocked South Africans and the music industry.
He died at the age of 31 at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria on Thursday. Gallo Records confirmed his death to Sowetan.
During season 12 of the talent show in 2016, Thami garnered himself a huge fan base, which has been following his career since.
On Instagram, he had more than 163,000 followers.
From his contagious smile to motivational captions, here are five snaps of Thami at his best.
African hair braiding is an old form of art that is a part of Africa’s tribal customs. It actually originates way back in 3500 BC in Egypt. Every region and tribe in Africa have its own distinct style of hair braiding. During ancient times, it is used as a way of identifying the tribe’s members. It can also be a symbol for their age group, social status, marital status, religion, power, wealth, and community. There are some hair treatments and intricate patterns that are intended for certain ceremonial events such as rites of passage, weddings, social ceremonies, and others. Aside from its deep cultural significance, it can also be a fashion statement.
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