Somizi dabbles in stand-up comedy

Somizi engagementLast week Saturday the annual Blacks Only Comedy Show took place at the TicketPro Dome and there was one special edition to the line-up this year. Somizi debuted his stand up comedy skills at the show and he had the crowd in stitches.

And rightfully so seeing as he comes from a whole family of comedians. Both his mom and late dad were known for bringing smiles to their audience’s faces.

Twitter was impressed with his skills, see some of the reactions below:

Will he be taking the comedy thing on as a full-time gig? We sure hope so!

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Somizi’s romantic proposal will give you all the feels

By now, everyone should know that Somizi is a spoken for man after he flashed his fiancé’s engagement ring off on his feed earlier this year. But if you’re a hopeless romantic like me you always want to know how they popped the questions. Well, you don’t have to wonder any longer because his beau Mohale transported us right back to the moment.

He posted the most heart-warming video on his Instagram of Somzi getting down on one knee IN PARIS! How perfect? Mohale was pouring himself a bottle of bubbly when Somizi got down on one knee and popped the question. The setting could not be more romantic with The Eiffel Tower twinkling in the background how could he say no? See the video here:

Somizi, you have made me the happiest man on earth. #SomHale

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How cute? Congrats again to the couple!

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What GLAMOUR readers really thought about SAMA 24

Somizi SAMA 24This weekend, GLAMOUR readers were very vocal about SAMA 24 on Twitter and Facebook. We put up several polls on our social media platforms, and this is what you (our lovely but super shady readers) had to say…

GLAM readers were here for Shekinah’s performance

Most of you were not feeling Somizi, Dineo, and Mpho’s hosting skills.


But your favourite host was Somgaga

We also discovered that ya’ll are not as obsessed with LaSizwe as we are.

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Pearl Thusi hosts “Behind The Story” on MTV

MTV returns with Behind the Story with Pearl Thusi as host The third season is primed to take viewers on a journey behind the glamour to showcase the stories and struggles behind the success of South Africa’s favourite celebrities. Every episode will see Pearl sitting down with a gifted personality to have a heartfelt conversation, that […]

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7 Coolest things this week

Asanda Sizani, The Ferrari SP38, Gareth Bale, Ashwin Willemse, The Obama’s and Somizi all feature in the top 7 coolest things in our world this week.

 Asanda Sizani

Renowned fashion and beauty powerhouse Asanda Sizani was announced as the new Editor-in-Chief of GLAMOUR. Asanda is the first black Editor-in-Chief for the brand since it’s inception 14 years ago. Talk about black excellence and black girl magic at the same damn time.

Gareth Bale

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Real Madrid won the Champions League, and one man to give kudos to for that is Gareth Bale. Bale scored two of the three goals. His acrobatic volley is one of the best goals of all time.

The Ferrari SP38

Ferrari showed their super manufacturing muscles again with the new Ferrari SP38, which has the framework of the 488 GTB and the engine cover from the classic 90s F40. It’s also a hybrid. It’s custom made so there is only one of it’s kind.

Ashwin Willemse

Former rugby player and analyst Ashwin Willemse continued to trend for taking a stand against being undermined in the workplace. He inspired many people who vowed to use his example to stand up against any form of prejudice.

Michelle and Barack Obama

The former US president and first lady bagged a deal to produce film, documentaries and TV shows for Netflix. Can this power couple get even cooler? I mean, this is dope news.


The reality star, television and radio personality, singer, dancer and author Somizi Mhlongo made history as the first man in Africa to be the face of makeup brand Black Opal.

Mpho Dagada

Bitcoin millionaire Mpho Daga is releasing a book titled Mr Bitcoin, he previewed the cover this week on social media. The book will delve into how he became a bitcoin millionaire at 21.

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The hosts of the 2018 SAMA’s are…

hostsThe 2018 SAMA’s is taking place on the 2nd June and we have all been waiting in anticipation to hear who will be hosting the evening. The event took to their social media accounts this morning to announce the hosts. The 2018 SAMA’s have chosen Somizi Mhlongo, Dineo Ranaka and Mpho Popps. We couldn’t think of a more dynamic trio to host the prestigious awards.

Radio host Dineo has promised the people to make sure she is half as good as last years hosts and expressed how excited she was to be named one of this years hosts.

Congrats to these three!

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The power of Somizi

Somizi is winning at life

His bright future was evident from the moment we saw him as Fire on Sarafina in 1992, one way or the other Somizi Mhlongo was already destined to be a star. His parents Mary Twala and Ndaba Mhlongo, were already seasoned performers, and it was not a surprise Somizi followed in their footsteps. What wasn’t evident was how Mhlongo would influence a culture and become one of South Africa’s most celebrated entertainers.

Almost three decades after the movie, Mhlongo at 45, is still one of the major players in South African and African entertainment. His brand has enormous power and we don’t see him stopping anytime soon.

To celebrate the entertainer that is Mhlongo, we have decided to round up a couple of things why Somizi is one of a kind and is one of our cultures most popular stars.

His staying power

Okay, let’s do a quick count, how many people do you know who were extremely big in 1992 that are still a big deal now? We really can’t think of anyone except Mhlongo. Yes, there are many stars who have carved careers over the decades, but there are not many whose popularity has even gotten better as they got older. Mhlongo’s career is at a high now way better than many of his peers or many who have come after him. Of course, it’s not a competition, but Mhlongo’s staying power is outstanding and very admirable.

King of comebacks

If there was an award for King of reinvention and comebacks, Mhlongo would win it hands down. A couple of years ago, Mhlongo was away from the spotlight, some people thought he may have retired, but Mhlongo came back onto the scene, having not only reinvented himself but he has become a bigger star.

All round entertainer

Mhlongo has managed to steadily ace being an all-around entertainer. He is the best selling author of his book Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit, a successful reality show star, an Idols South Africa judge, a radio and television personality, an actor, a choreographer and a sought-after MC.

A champion for LGBTQI+ 

Mhlongo has been a champion for LGBTQI+ rights for almost as long as we have known him. He has been vocal about his intolerance of any stigma or discrimination against  LGBTQI+ people. He held a seminar recently to tackle the issues affecting  LGBTQI+. Mhlongo’s ability to be open about his sexuality has also inspired many people to live their lives openly.


One of the major reasons Mhlongo has become a household name is his authenticity. He is real. He is himself, whether on the radio, as an Idols judge, on his reality show Living The Dream with Somizi, in interviews or any appearances. He doesn’t fake his accent or how he behaves. His truth makes people love him. It makes some not like him, but when it comes to Somizi, we know he will bring his real self to the table and we applaud that.


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