2010 was in all its might quite an interesting year... A lot happened in our little entertainment industry... New bees buzzed, old bees moved up the ladder and some fell from grace... So I guess these are my highlights of the year... Legggooo
1. Minenhle Minnie Dlamini
Say what you may, but this girl took the SA entertainment industry by storm. After winning the Live Presenter Search, she took over Phila's job as field presenter before moving on to being in studio as what she refers to herself as... the tweetceptionist. A while after that she graced our screens as Miranda, a happy go lucky girl on Generations. We yet to still see that character develop into something big. As she said on Real Goboza, Miranda will be back on in January. But it's notonly her career that put her in headlines. Her alleged relationship with Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, itumeleng Khune. They were even dubbed ItuMi. But she said in Drum Magazine that she and Itu are just really good friends.
Mhmmm isn't that the same thing Bonang said about Euphonik before confessing that he indeed was her "superman"?. Oh well then i hope Minnie's career goes only stronger from here
P.S. Can she ease up on the Intombi yomZulu chesse girl English twang.
No doubtly one of the biggest names in the industry at the moment. And anyone who knows me will know that I absolutely die for this lady... I love her... Started off with Manhattans Fantasy Challenge at age 15. She did several other presenting jobs on SABC 2 catering for tweenies. Them her big break came along in the form of Live. She co-hosted this with T-Bo Touch. This was the start of the Bonang craze. Since then she has achieved much... Her highlights for 2010 have to be her relationship and alleged engagement to 5fm dj Themba Euphonik Nkosi. She 's also working with international reality tv star Kim Kardashian on a new Brutal fruit flavour Brutal Cheecky. She then got drive sponsored by Peugot and was named the face of Gert Johan Cotzee creations. At just 23 she has achieved a whole lot. She can't just be headlined for the good things, there is also dirt there. Very popular and frequent on social networking site, Twitter, she was hailed as The Queen Blocker, your girl 'B'locker and Blockang for blocking followers as she lacks the capability of taking in criticism...
One thing B needs to always keep in mind is the fact that you are nothing without your fans.
3. Dineo Ranaka
Mam' Daddy... With a drive-time show on one of the most popular radio stations in the country and a music show on Etv under her belt she's definitely going places. Having gave birth to her first child, a son, there was much speculation over who the father of the baby is. Later it was revealed that Tuks Senganga is Dineo's baby daddy. What else got her into the headlines this year? Her brawl with Kelly Khumalo of course. At the Yfm Divas Party, Dineo was to interview Kelly on her career, but seeing as she hadn't had an album out as yet, Dineo saw it more relevant to ask her about her pregnancy and motherhood. However, Kelly took this as a personal atttack. Blah, blah, blah how boring. At this year's Feather Awards, Dineo was awarded Fag Hag of the year. Well then I hope she continues making our afternoons on her drive-time show, cracking us up on Twitter and happy family cannoting with Tuks and the baby... (thats if they still together).
4. AKA, Khuli Chana and L-Tido
Well these three have come a long way in their careers with all three starting out in groups. AKA for those of you who don't know was a member of Entity, Khuli Chana a member of Morafe and L-Tido a member of The Glitz Gang.
AKA is building quite a name for himself working with what is the hottest production team at the moment I.V. League and being under ShowMusic Management. With hits like I Want It All and Victory Lap under his belt and a Hype award for Best Newcomer, I think we yet to see huge things from this young man. With his album Career Student dropping in 2011, I can confidently say we can look forward to good music in the new year.
Khuli Chana needs no introduction. He is fastly becoming one of the hottest and relevant hip hop artists in SA. With hits such as Tswak' Stikem, Freshe and Sthandwa 'Sam under his belt plus a Hype Award for Best Hip-Hop artist and a Channel O Award for Best Newcomer we can no doubtly say the Motswako' originator is the big thang.
Then we have L-Tido who has worked with the likes of Maggz, Da L.E.S, and under production with Bongani Fassie as well as Sean Pages, he is carrying on with building his career. Under his belt he dots a hit single We Rollin with Teargas member K.O. which is quite big on the airwaves at the moment and recently won a Channel O Award for Best Newcomer. He is well representing the swag generation of hip hop artists. He's successfully made a name of himself as L-Tido and not as L-Tido of the Glitz Gang (maybe Morale can get a few tips from him).
The three grace the cover of the December issue of HYPE Magazine.
5. Phila Mazibuko
Young Durbanite boy. First came onto our screens as T-bo Touch's replacement on Live, he then moved on to play Sphamandla on SABC 2 drama, Muvhango. Shortly after that, he released his debut pop album which got nominated for a Metro Award. He then won Best Styled Artist at the Metros. He now presents Mzansi Insider alongside The Twinz. Well all I can say ngo mfana wakwaMazibuko is that he sure will go far in his career. Hell he's the male version of Minenhle.