Friday Quickie: Vusi Nova, Bassie Khumalo, Pearl Thusi, Ifani, etc

It's the weeekend babbbby! Gotta get work done so we can go shimmy like Bey. I aint got time to write full articles so this is our new Friday feature;  Phil's Friday Quickie — a rundown of the stories that piqued my attention today ...

  • MTN Named South Africa and Africa's strongest brand
Brand Finance has released the 2014 annual report on South Africa's 50 most valuable brands, with MTN leading the way. Among the Brand Africa 100 most valuable brands in Africa, South Africa leads Africa with a 72% share, compared to Nigeria at 26% and Kenya at 2%. MTN tops the table in Africa too.

  • Oscar Winner Gabourey Sedibe (no relation to Sonia and her ex Lesley) Is In South Africa

Precious actress is in Cape Town to shoot a new movie called Grimsby alongside the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen and Penelope Cruz. Gabourey let her location slip when she replied to her American Horror Story co-star Sarah Paulson’s tweet asking her why she was so far away.

  • Bassie Khumalo Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Media mogul Basetsana Khumalo announced via Twitter and on Istagram Wednesday evening that she is a new mommy to a baby girl. She wrote on Twitter:

“She is here….born this morning, her name is Bontle ba Morena Jasmine (Gift of God) Kumalo. Thank you 4 your prayers.”

  • Pearl Thusi Jets Off To London

One of my favorite humanbeings on this planet Pearl Thusi touched down in London yesterday morning.

 “Just touched down in London Town! Outchea kissing mugs! Where’s my prince?!? Harry,” Pearl tweeted.

Err.. Pearl, time to give that jersey a break now. 

  • Pam Andrews Posts and Delete Nude pics
That girl who used to be on that Coca Cola pop group, is still trying to get some attention by posting raunchy pictures on Instagram. Sadly for Pam Andrews nobody except News24 seems to care. Still NO endorsements or reality show offer... ag shem liefie. Put your clothes back on! 

  • Ifani Drops His Record Label And Rants On Twitter

I really like iFani, even after he blasted my friend in the media, I still think he is the most talented newcomer in this business in the last 5 years. BUT boy clearly doesn't get that this is SA not  US. The circle is very small. You don wanna be burning bridges when you have only been in this game for a second. 

  • David O'Sullivan Quits 702
Popular talk radio host David O’Sullivan is parting ways with a station he has called home for nearly two decades.

“After 19 years with Talk Radio 702, David has decided to move on to new projects. He has been an asset to the station,” said Pheladi Gwangwa, Talk Radio 702 station manager.

  • Vusi Nova To Headline Jazz On The Lake With The Soil 

It's that time again for Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival. True to tradition, the festival has curated an exciting mix of dance, theatre, music, poetry, comedy and visual arts for Jozi citizens over a 10 day period.

This year it opens with the much-loved Jazz on the Lake concert, set to take place on Sunday, the 31st August – the legendary Johnny Clegg will headline the festival, accompanied by crooner Vusi Nova, accapella sensation The Soil, and vocalists Colberth, and Mbuso Khoza.

Keep it logged here as more news will be added through out the day and the weekend, as I get them. 

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