Out & About at the Feather Awards nominees annoucement party

By Hopewell Mpapu
18 September 2015

The annual Feather Awards, which celebrate the LGBIT community, are in their seventh year and we were around for its nominees event, held in Park Town, Johannesburg.

The annual Feather Awards, which celebrate the LGBIT community, are in their seventh year and we were around for its nominees event, held in Park Town, Johannesburg.

With all the constant drama in the entertainment industry that continues to grab tabloid headline, this year's event promises nothing but straight talk and taking jabs at those who have hogged news headlines for all the wrong reasons.

At least that was the promise that Tall Ass o, who will co-host the event alongside Luthando Shosha, made at the party.

In attendance were the who's who of celebville, such as Somgaga, Kelly Khumalo, Mshoza, as well as Jessica Nkosi, to name just a few.

The event coincided with actress Lucia Mthiyane's birthday, who was all smiles and in good spirits.

She told us that she's been going to different auditions and hopes "something will come up soon".

"To celebrate my birthday, I will have a few friends of mine over - it won't be a big thing, because my house is small," she giggled.

Pearl Thusi, who was a tad bit late took a jab at the fact that she is now also being referred to as a"sidechick".

This she made in reference to Bonang Matheba's current scandal, involving her alleged affair with DJ Zinhle's baby daddy, rapper, AKA.

A video slide bearing Bonang's face, which lasted a couple of minutes made reference to her as the international "side chick" of the year.

Check out some snaps of the celebs we spotted and the entire nominees list below:

Photos: Sharon Seretlo

Best Styled Female – This category is for ladies that consistently kept to their style throughout the year.

Luthando Shosha

Nomzamo Mbatha

Jessica Nkosi

Best Styled Male – The men that have remained stylish throughout the year.

Kay Sibiya

Vuyo Dabula

Minister Malusi Gigaba

Hunk of the Year – These men just ooze the X-factor, you look at them and just want a strong hug.

Vuyo Dabula

Ricky Rick

Thapelo Mokoena

Diva Extraordinaire of the Year – These women are who always carry themselves well – they have a strong presence.

Ouma Tema

Thato Pule

Bonnie Mbuli

Sports Personality of the Year – People that have inspired in the world of sports

Mpho Maboi

Portia Modise

Vaylen Kirtley

Role model of the Year – They never put their foot wrong in the public eye, they continue to contribute positively to society.

Dr Ntlotleng Mabena

Steve Letsike

OUT LGBT Wellbeing

Cutest Couple – these are couples that people adore and look up to.

Black Motion

Toya Delazy and Allison

Castor Semenya and Violet Raseboya

Hot Chick of the Year – these are women who ooze a lot of sex appeal.

Bonnie Mbuli

Jessica Nkosi

Pearl Modiadie

Media Award of the Year.

Ses’Top La

Hola Africa

Mamba online

Fag hag of the Year – Need we say more, they never leave their home without their favorite accessories, a gay friend.

Refilwe Modiselle

Akhumzi Jezile

Atandwa Kani

Musician of the Year – musician we love to listen to, on and off stage.



Ricky Rick

Socialite of the Year – Seen at every opening of an envelope or erection of a Stop sign.

Nomuzi Mabena

Maps Maponyane

Vintage Crew

Drama Queen of the Year – These are personalities we read about every Sunday over breakfast, their lives revolve around dramatic behaviors and situations.

Tina and Tina

DJ Sbu


Bonang Matheba

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