Glitzy bash as Nonhle celebrates 28 in style

2009-10-18 11:59

IT’S probably going to go down as one of the parties of the


Vuzu presenter Nonhle Thema celebrated her 28th birthday party at

the lavish Inc Club in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Friday night.

The A-listers came to the party and a huge crowd of well-wishers

and fans was there to celebrate and to party like there was no ­tomorrow.

Thema’s birthday was on Thursday.

The Vuzu VJ pulled out all the stops to ensure that the party

­reflected the Hollywood lifestyle, complete with red-carpet entrance, camera

crews and chauffeur-driven new Chevrolet sedans for VVIP guests to and from the


The champagne and Courvoisier (one of the sponsors alongside Dark

& Lovely and Chevrolet) was flowing while fashionable revellers were all

over the place.

There were rumours that a certain US R&B singer who is currently touring the country would be there. But that was not to be. Instead of a much-anticipated performance by Keri Hilson, ­Jub Jub performed his still popular hit single, Ndikhokhele, and gave the party girl a message

to “always stick to her mother”.

The guests included Joburg ­socialite and businesswoman ­Uyanda

Mbuli and her sidekick, Gert van der Merwe, who dressed ­Thema in a glamorous

Diamond Face Couture blue-and-purple ­tutu dress.

Most of the guests stuck to the party theme of blue and


Kwela Tebza, Sophie Ndaba, Augustine Chuene, Slikour, Babalwa

Mneno, Thema’s Vuzu co-host Siya Ngwekazi, Rhythm City’s Mduduzi Mabaso, Sade

­Gilberti, Metro FM’s Lupi Ngcayisa, Naked DJ and Refiloe Mpakanyane, David Kau,

Tazz ­Nginda, Fezile Makhanya and Tshisa’s Mbali Mlotshwa ­all ­attended.

Noticeably absent was former Channel O co-host and Thema’s former

boyfriend, Lungile Radu.

But her mother, Cynthia Shange, older brother Archie and younger

brother Banele Thema were there.

Unfortunately her older sister, Sihle, and her father could not

make it.

“I’m just grateful to be where I am in my life and in my career.

I’m financially and emotionally stable and I’m completely in awe of God’s work,”

said Thema.

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