Inside Kwesta’s Umbondo Ceremony

Rapper, Kwesta, real name Senzo Mfundo Vilakazi, celebrated his Umbondo over the weekend and images of the ceremony have been circulating around social media. The Spirit penner and his partner, Yolanda Mvelase, took to Kwesta’s home in Katlehong and rung in their gift exchange ceremony.

In Zulu tradition and wedding stages, after lobola has been paid and the Umembeso ceremoy has taken place, an Umbondo is held to allow the bride an opportunity to reciprocate her gratitude to her in-laws. She does this through the form of gifts and buying of groceries. Those in attendance included Babes Wodumo in this traditional Zulu outfit:

Take a look at some of the moments from the celebrations.

Congratulations to Kwesta and Yolanda! Do share your thoughts with us.

*Umbondo information sourced from Ulwazi Programme.

Kwesta slays again

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Image: Instagram

So 2017 is officially rapper and Multi- Sama award winning Kwesta’s year. The star is currently the only local hip hop star who has his single Ngiyazifela Ngawe on Top 10 on Itunes.

Kwesta shared the news in a tweet (See below) excitedly. Kwesta who is currently in the US after opening for US rapper T.I’s tour is proof that hard work and consistency pays off.

We applaud you and wish you all the best.

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PICTURES: Zookey is doing just fine

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The last time radio personality and business woman Zukiswa “Zookey Zarling” Vutela made headlines, it was in connection with the drama that involved her and actor Kay Sibiya over the child the two allegedly share. After those reports and a tell all in DRUM , Zookey has been laying low and keeping a low profile, but now she is back and she reveals that she has been doing just fine.

DRUM hangout with Zookey today in Durban at the launch of a the Bikers and  4pipes event that she is hosting. “I have put all the unnecessary drama behind me and enjoying my life,” Zookey says.

She says she and her kids are doing well and her business has been booming. The event is close to her heart as it will be a mass ride against women abuse; “There have been many cases of women abuse lately and this is our way of taking a stand.  The event will also showcase some cool elements of glam, fun and show safety tips to women.”

The event takes place the day before the Vodacom Durban July, Kwesta, Riky Rick, King Sfiso and other acts.

“It’s going to be great,” Zookey says.

Here’s a look inside the launch of the event earlier today;

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Another epic moment for Kwesta

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Multi-award winning rapper Kwesta is continuing to show that 2017 is really his year, following his SAMA award multiple wins and his album going platinum, he is headed to perform in USA. Kwesta is opening for rapper T.I ‘s American Tour’s final week.

“For this to come just weeks after the SAMAs and my album going platinum and Ngud’ five-times platinum is incredible. My team keeps asking when the celebrations are going to end but we just keep winning and riding this wave as much as we can,” Kwesta told TshisaLive.

“They were like,’we really like your vibe and we think that we can really vibe with you. We want you to come out and open for T.I.’ It came out of the blue. I haven’t met T.I. or anyone from his team before so to get this call was totally unexpected. I am a big fan of T.I. so I naturally said yes,” Kwesta explained.

Kwesta leaves this weekend for the US.

SEE: Kwesta like you have never seen him before

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Image: Instagram

Rapper Kwesta is showing that success can bring people together, even if there have been estranged for years.

Kwesta’s recent SAMA wins got his mother and his father who were estranged to get together after many years of not seeing each other.

“These are my parents… They got divorced when I was 8 years old and about a week or so ago… You got them closer than I’ve seen them in at least 18 years..,” Kwesta captioned a picture of him and his parents on his Instagram.

It’s great to see that his success is not only materially but also for his family.

Here’s a rare picture of Kwesta and his parents;

JUST IN: Another epic moment for Kwesta

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Just off the back of winning six accolades at the recent South African Music Awards (SAMA23) hip hop rapper and songwriter, Kwesta, has reached two highly significant milestones as of today.

It has been announced this morning that Kwesta’s critically acclaimed DaKAR II album has officially been certified PLATINUM and subsequently his smash hit single Ngud’ featuring Cassper Nyovest has officially been certified quintuple (5 times) PLATINUM.

Kwesta who also go married about a month ago is clearly winning 2017.

SEE: Some of the funniest reactions #SAMA23

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The 23rd South African Music Awards took place this past weekend at the Superbowl in Sun City and the awards were filled with many highs and lows. As always social media weighed in and here are some of the funniest reactions from social media;