South African stars have always found an interest in sharing their raw Mzansi talent with the world. In November 1959 the late Mirriam Makeba arrived in New York, becoming the first black musician to leave South Africa on account of apartheid and she placed her footprints on the entertainment streets of the U.S. for stars of the future to step in - and SA celebs haven't disappointed in driving that legacy forward.
While Hollywood is still adjusting to South African talent on their TV screens, our celebrities are taking over and making their mark. From being cast amongst big names on movies and series, walking down the runway for big fashion brands, making hit songs and hosting shows, local stars are sure not holding back.
Stars who have made their way to the US include Pearl Thusi, Charlize Theron, Candice Swanepoel, Terry Pheto and now Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha and Thuso Mbedu are currently working on various projects in the U.S. We take a look at our favourite looks from these faves.
Media personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bonang took to the stage on 12 October, to host the prestigious 4th Annual Equanimity Awards in Dallas, Texas, wearing a white A-line feathered dress, her favourite, doing what she does best. Yesterday she teased us with an ensemble by Jason Bolin, hinting that she is busy in the kitchen cooking something worth waiting for.
Actress Nomzamo, moved to the US earlier this year after developing an interest in being on American screens. After a couple of auditions, she landed a role on Coming 2 America on 23 August. Attending The Polo, the sport of Kings!, on 6 October, she showed up wearing green Linen blend wide leg pants with a white decollete neckline off shoulder top. Taking to twitter yesterday when she was at the Tyler Perry studios the star tweeted, “We sweat for a nickel and a dime, turn it into an empire, Breathe in. this feeling.”
Emmy-nominated actress Thuso, landed a role to lead the cast on Barry Jenkins’ Amazon series based on the Colson Whitehead book, The Underground Railroad, becoming the first South African actress to lead an American series. After getting the role she moved to Califonia to begin shooting the series and she has been serving us with sporty looks, showing off her abs. The release date hasn't been announced yet but we are definitely looking forward to seeing her.
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