With the increased access to celebrities, everyday social media users have taken the opportunity to tell their favourite celebs exactly how they feel about them.
After crushing on singer Samthing Soweto – real name Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomb – for a while, Twitter user Nelisa Ngubane from Pietermaritzburg decided shoot her shot and didn’t miss.
The 25-year-old recorded a video of herself asking when the Ama DM hitmaker is going to ask her out.
Hours later, she was woken up by a friend who told her timeline was trending. At first, she was scared to see what was really happening. After opening the app, she realised Samthing Soweto had responded.
“DM me your number,” he tweeted.
Speaking to Move! she says, “I was not joking, I was dead serious.”
Nelisa says she started having eyes for him when he broke out with the song, Akanamali in 2017.
“I started checking him out on social media. He is cute, he seems like a humble guy and he is definitely my type,” she says with a chuckle.
At the time of publishing, she had privately messaged him and is hoping he does indeed respond.
“If It happens it happens,” she adds. If it does really go further than a DM, Nelisa doubts she will give Tweeps an update.
Attempts to get ahold of Samthing Soweto were unsuccessful at the time of publishing.
See her tweet here: