South Africans doing great things in America

Sho Madjozi PHOTO: Gallo/Getty Images
Sho Madjozi PHOTO: Gallo/Getty Images

Mzansi celebrities are making their presence felt in the world, particularly in the land of opportunity: America. What may have been previously perceived an impossible dream has true for these South Africans.

Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show. He grew up in Soweto, became a comedian and is now living a dreamy life in the US, where he gets to interview some of the most famous people in the world.

 Bonang Matheba, aka Queen B, frequents the US. She recently revealed that she will be moving there next year. Over the weekend she was crowned African influencer of the year at the E! People’s Choice Awards in the Santa Monica.

Sho Madjozi was invited to The Kelly Clarkson Show after her song about WWE superstar John Cena trended worldwide. While on the show, she performed the song and Cena surprised her onstage. Earlier in the year, she won best new international act at the BET Awards.

It’s been a while since Nomzamo Mbatha left for the States. The actress is shooting in the US and has been sharing a dose of her life on Instagram. When Tyler Perry opened his history-making production studios in Atlanta, she was there to join in the monumental achievement. She has been on location at the studios working on set.

Two-time Emmy award nominee Thuso Mbedu was cast as Cora, the main character in the television adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad, earlier in the year. She has been between SA and the US for months now. 

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