13 hilarious local celeb first tweets

Johannesburg – It may be one of the most popular social media sites right now, but there was time when Twitter was new territory to us all - including our local celebrities. 

Yeah, they've got thousands of followers now, and are pretty good at navigating the Twitter streets, but believe or not, there was a time when Cassper Nyovest's goal was to own a Blackberry and Bonang celebrated having four followers. 


1. Cassper Nyovest - Joined 2010

He may be one of SA's most popular rappers right now, but back in 2009 Cassper was just a young man with the dream of owning a Blackberry. 

2. Boity - Joined 2009

According to Boity's first tweet she was addicted to Facebook before making the shift over to Twitter. The star was still trying to find her feet with this first tweet in 2009. 

3. Nasty C - Joined 2012

Before he was an award-winning young rapper, Nasty C was using his very first tweet to ask AKA to listen to his music. He was just 15 at the time. 

4. Jessica Nkosi - Joined 2010

Jessica's first tweet was a celebration and an old school smiley face emoji. 

5. Shekhinah - Joined 2009

Singer Shekhinah was feeling lost when she first joined.

6. J'Something - Joined 2009

For his first tweet J'Something was letting the world know that he was off to do a photo shoot. Which we then found out in a second tweet was cancelled.

But, the one early tweet on J's account that is most shocking to us is this one where the star seems to be asking people to vote for him on Idols. We know, we're pretty shocked too!

7. Somizi - Joined 2010

Somizi was pretty excited to be back on Twitter in 2010. We also noticed that back then celebs were really into giving us play-by-plays of how their day was going. #TheGoodOldDays

8. Papa Penny - Joined 2016

Papa Penny's first tweet was an announcement about his first tweet. 

9. Pearl Thusi - Joined 2009

Another Twitter OG, Pearl Thusi, also celebrated being back on the app, and did so in style. 

10. Bonang Matheba - Joined 2010

This may be hard believe, but there was a time when Bonang only had four Twitter followers, and she was extremely happy about it. 

Her first tweet is less interesting. 

11. Lorna Maseko - Joined 2010

Twitter was unfamiliar territory to Lorna in 2010.

12. Tbo Touch - Joined 2012

For his first tweet, Tbo Touch was inviting people to the BETs in LA. 

13. Minnie Dlamini - Joined 2010

Wonder if Minnie thinks Twitter lived up to the hype.

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