EDITOR’S PICKS | The 3 top entertainment reads from this week

Ray Panthaki, Princess Diana, and Nomcebo Zikode. (Photos: Netflix/Getty/Supplied)
Ray Panthaki, Princess Diana, and Nomcebo Zikode. (Photos: Netflix/Getty/Supplied)

Herman Eloff, News24’s Lifestyle and Entertainment Editor, selects the three must-reads from the week in this curated Sunday collection.

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How Jerusalema vocalist Nomcebo Zikode went from singing backup to taking centre stage 

Nomcebo Zikode is the voice behind the smash hit Jerusalema. In this one-on-one interview with Music Editor Nikita Coetzee, she opens up about creating the song with Master KG. The singer also reveals that she wrote the track when she was going through a dark time in her life, and immediately knew it would be a massive success.

It will take about 6 minutes to read this piece. 


Nomcebo Zikode
Nomcebo Zikode, the vocalist behind Jerusalema. (Photo: Supplied)

25 years later: The explosive Princess Diana interview that changed royal history forever

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana's BBC1 Panorama interview. From the affairs to the royal family, the Princess of Wales revealed all in the 1995 tell-all interview. Royal News Editor Bashiera Parker takes a closer look in this must-read long-read.

It will take about 10 minutes to read this piece.


Princess Diana
Princess Diana. (Photo: Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

Away with Ato Essandoh and Ray Panthaki: We have the incredible ability to survive the extraordinary

In this third part of interview series with the cast of Away, Herman Eloff speaks to two of the stars who shine in their roles as Dr Kwesi Weisberg-Abban (Ato Essandoh), a British citizen from Ghana and world-renowned botanist who hopes to grow life on Mars, and Ram Arya (Ray Panthaki) an Air Force fighter pilot from India. If you are intrigued by the physiological and psychological elements of what it takes to travel in space then you will enjoy this read.

It will take about 8 minutes to read this piece.


AWAY (L to R) in episode 101 of AWAY Cr. DIYAH PE
Ato Essandoh as Dr. Kwesi Weisberg-Abban in Away. (Photo: Diyah Pera/Netflix)

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