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Three things to know about award-winning filmmaker Chinonye Chukwu

08 February at 14:02 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

The acclaimed Sundance Film Festival has made history by honouring a black woman filmmaker with the Grand Jury Prize for her US Dramatic entry for her film, Clemency. Chukwu wrote and directed the movie about prison warden Bernadine Williams who, after years of working on death row, is forced to confront her job-related mental and […]

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[GALLERY]: #SONA2019 red carpet looks

07 February at 18:41 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

The country’s lawmakers descended on the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon for the official opening of Parliament and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), taking to the red carpet like seasoned celebrities. Bright pops of colour and variations of gold were the pick of the day for many parliamentarians. Here’s a look […]

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Meet Sheila Afari, the success driver behind some of SA’s best-known icons

16 January at 12:00 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

Artist manager and PR guru Afari believes in building sustainable brands, rather than flash-in-the-pan sensations. And, with over 10 years’ experience in the entertainment industry her passion for creating brands with longevity has seen her partner with some of the most celebrated names in South African showbiz. “My introduction to this industry was in varsity, […]

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Cardi B announces split with Offset

05 December 2018 at 14:45 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

Cardi B, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, announced today that she and husband Kiari Kendrell Cephus also known as Offset have broken up. It is unclear what prompted the rapper to disclose the status of their marriage, but she took to her Instagram account to get it off her chest. Indicating that trouble has been brewing in paradise […]

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[GALLERY] Inside Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s absolutely incredible wedding

05 December 2018 at 13:25 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

Breaking many teenage girls’ hearts, Jonas gave up his bachelorhood to wed the model and actress. Chopra has also broken many hearts as the former Miss World is considered among the most beautiful women in the world. Jonas rose to fame with his brothers as pop band The Jonas Brothers. They sold millions of albums […]

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Jay-Z celebrated his 49th birthday in South Africa

05 December 2018 at 11:38 AM, via DESTINY Magazine

After a stellar performance alongside his superstar wife, rapper and mogul Jay-Z was serenaded by Beyoncé as she led a crowd in singing him Happy Birthday. The couple was the headline act at the Global Citizen Festival presented and hosted by The Motsepe Foundation at the FNB Stadium on 2 December. Other performers included Cassper […]

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Miss World pageant to be broadcast live on SABC 3

05 December 2018 at 10:19 AM, via DESTINY Magazine

The pageant, which is its 68th year, will be held in Sanya, China, where Miss World South Africa, Thulisa Keyi, will be competing against contestants from all over the world to win the coveted crown. READ MORE: South Africa’s Thulisa Keyi wins joint first place at Miss World Designer Awards Currently a favourite in the […]

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What you should know about the locally designed dress Beyoncé wore at the Global Citizen Festival

04 December 2018 at 11:30 AM, via DESTINY Magazine

The dress was inspired by the Metamorphosis line recently showcased by Quiteria & George at Africa Fashion Week, the duo said. “We have always made it our mission to one day dress Beyoncé, but we never thought that the day would come so soon,” co-designer at Quiteria & George, Quiteria Kekana said. “This dress was designed with […]

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Cassper Nyovest: “My new album Sweet and Short went platinum in a day”

04 December 2018 at 10:19 AM, via DESTINY Magazine

The rapper posted a picture of himself shirtless, posing with his platinum certificate in his home. Sweet and Short was released on Friday, 30 November via a partnership with Universal Records and Cassper’s Family Tree Records. READ MORE: [GALLERY] What you missed from the Global Citizen Festival red carpet On Sunday, the rapper wowed crowds at the […]

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[GALLERY] What you missed from the Global Citizen Festival red carpet

03 December 2018 at 14:12 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

The Global Citizen Festival, which was proudly presented by the Motsepe Foundation, was the talk of the weekend for many reasons. Global Citizen announced that because of the 57 major commitments worth R100 billion from people around the world, 137  368  628 lives will be positively changed and impacted. The Motsepe Foundation donated R1 billion […]

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The story behind Beyoncé’s Global Citizen Festival outfits

03 December 2018 at 12:29 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

She came. She slayed. She conquered. Our hearts, that is. Yes, there were many other celebs performing, speaking and presenting at the Global Citizen Festival, but to be honest, Beyoncé owned the day. She and husband Jay-Z were the most-anticipated performers of the night, a fact reflected in the length of their performance, the many outfit […]

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Usher performs gwaragwara dance at the Global Citizen Festival

03 December 2018 at 10:32 AM, via DESTINY Magazine

In a one-song set with South African-born and internationally renowned DJ Black Coffee, Usher performed an African drum-inspired remixed version of Black Coffee’s We Dance Again and wowed his fans with many South African dance moves, including the gwaragwara. A dance veteran in his own right, Usher made the knee and shoulder-twisting dance look natural […]

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Why 2018 has been Yvonne Orji’s year

28 November 2018 at 15:16 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

With a glance at 2018 and her achievements, its easy to see why. In a recent post, the comedian and creator of sitcom FirstGen Show shared a few accolades, deals and milestones she’s achieved this year. These include 6 sold-out comedy shows, 13 publisher meetings, a broadway play, an eight-page, double-spread photoshoot and a keynote speech. View this […]

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SA celebrates Banyana Banyana’s World Cup qualification

28 November 2018 at 14:27 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

Standing between Banyana and their first continental title is an all too familiar rival in the form of 10-time champions, the Super Falcons. The Banyana-Super Falcons rivalry dates back to the final of the second edition of the tournament in 1995. South Africa were making their tournament debut while Nigeria were the defending champions having […]

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These are World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities Under 30 in 2018

28 November 2018 at 12:31 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

From owners of cosmetics brand empires to athletes, the list comprises A-listers who’ve secured sizeable earnings between the scoring period of 1 June, 2017 to 1 June, 2018. The 21-year-old founder of make-up brand Kylie Cosmetics, model and reality star Kylie Jenner tops the list, having earned $166,5 million during the period. With a net […]

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Preview: Our 10 Abantu Book Fest ’18 highlights

27 November 2018 at 15:42 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

Some people have religious pilgrimages, others ashrams, some umsamo, and still others mountains, where they go for spiritual revival. “For some of us” – to loosely quote poet Lebo Mashile at the opening night of last year’s festival – “Abantu is like church.” We say “amen” by urging you to book your annual leave for […]

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Rihanna & Beyonce make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music list

26 November 2018 at 16:06 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

Pop sensation Katy Perry takes the title of the highest-paid woman in the music industry in this year’s list, having earned a whopping $83 million, largely thanks to her Witness: The Tour, and a $20 million-plus spot on the hit ABC music show American Idol. Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift’s $80 million earnings have placed her in the number […]

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Inside LootLove’s baby shower

26 November 2018 at 15:04 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

Luthando “LootLove” Shosha was a beaming picture of joy at her baby shower held at Browns of Beverly Hills in Lonehill. A few months ago, Shosha announced that she and her rapper boyfriend were pregnant with twins, which she nicknamed Hip and Hop – a cute nod to her boyfriend who’s a hip-hop artist. While […]

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[GALLERY] The best looks from the DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards

26 November 2018 at 13:42 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

The second annual DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards took place this past weekend and it was every bit the red carpet glamour-fest everyone expected. The celebrities pulled out all the stops with their gorgeous gowns and stylish suits in an attempt to claim the title of best dressed. Actress Nomzamo Mbatha was a very strong […]

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What we know about Disney’s Lion King remake

26 November 2018 at 11:29 AM, via DESTINY Magazine

Excitement over the upcoming live-action remake of one of Disney’s most popular films reached critical levels this past week. The trailer  for The Lion King became the company’s second-most-viewed trailer in 24 hours, racking up 224,6 million global views in a single day. The only Disney property to attract more views was the trailer for Avengers: Infinity […]

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Getting to know Portia Gumede – the co-founder of the Black Twitter Awards

23 November 2018 at 15:23 PM, via DESTINY Magazine

Her face is recognisable to those who are keen followers of local soapies. She’s been in Home Affairs, Hard Copy and both starred in and produced Izingane zoBaba, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. Her talents don’t only lie in acting – she writes too. She is one of the writers on Mzansi Magic’s top […]

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