BLAKLEZ’S LOBOLO NEGOTIATIONS
In a heartwarming video, the Rap Steve Biko (as he is also called), shared that he is now a Ngcobo groom.
“Umkhonyana waka Ngcobo,” Blaklez wrote in IsiZulu.
The video featured his uncles outside the Ngcobo gate, the lobolo negotiations, the food and images of the musician, his fiancée and their family members. It also featured Police Minister Bheki Cele, who himself, is a Ngcobo ” mkhwenyana as his wife Thembeka’s Cele’s maiden name is Ngcobo.
Blaklez is a father to a beautiful daughter, Kopano, whom he shares with former Kaya FM breakfast host, Dineo Ranaka.
In conversation on YouTube in 2022, Blaklez and Dineo had a heart to heart about their turbulent relationship and how they reached a point of healthy co-parenting.
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The former couple had a very toxic relationship which their fans got to see on reality TV show, Dineo’s Diary, in 2013.
In an interview on Choppin It With Bhuda T with Zingah last month, Blaklez said years after they split up, people still referred to him as “Dineo Ranaka’s ex”.
“It was a long time ago. I suppose people are interested in it because it’s one of the major features of my entertainment life. I am not a person who’s very open about my private life.”
“If it was to ever happen, which I doubt because of the kind of stuff I’m pursuing, I’d have more control over it. [In the first show Dineo’s Diary] I bit off more than I could chew. These things work with ratings and if it has to look chaotic for it to hit the numbers, and people respond to the chaos, give more chaos.
“I’m not saying necessarily her, but there are a whole bunch of people behind the production. We played into it. There’s no one who could do something … against their will. I [can’t] play victim. Nobody had a gun to my head,” he said.