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Spotted at the Naledi Awards

Naledi Awards 2013Last week Monday Goldreef City’s Lyric Theatre hosted the 10th annual Naledi Awards. An awards evening that celebrates the finest of theatrical excellence in and around Johannesburg. Some of South Africa’s greatest actors and theatre practitioners doll’d themselves up for this prestigious event. These are a few of the famous faces I spotted…

Dawn LindbergDawn Lindberg is the lady behind the Naledi Awards. She used to be a well known singer, actress and theatre practitioner. Now she is the mother in law to the ever so beautiful Zuraida Jardine.

Zuraida JardineZuraida Jardine looked stunning as usual. I love these gypsy dresses that she is rocking…

kgomotso christopherThe gorgeous Kgomotso Christopher looked sexy in silver…

Sibongile Khumalo and Tamara DeyThe amazing Sibongile Khumalo who was awarded the Lifetime Achievment Award. She gave a great acceptance speech and she mentioned that it is important that we as South African’s find time to pray or meditate as we as a country need healing. She asked her children and cute grandson to join her on stage. This little guy (her grandson) loves the attention. Sure he is going to be the next big thing… Here they are with the fabulous Tamara Dey, who was honoured to get a picture with Sibongile Khumalo. 3 generations of talent… Tamara Dey performed a moving ballad. It was her first performance after she had vocal nodules removed. She was beyond amazing… I want to start a petition to try get Tamara Dey to drop another R&B or vocal album… We miss the first lady… Oskido, sign Tamara Dey to Kalawa… Please…

presley chweneyagaePresley Chweneyagae presented an award. I like his jacket, but the waistcoat kills it…

Michael RichardTop theatre actor, Michael Richard walked away with the award for Best Actor and his son, Jeremy Richard walked away with the award for best supporting actor, both for their performances in RED. (This production was on at my theatre… Claps Once… Boom) 

atandwa kaniAtandwa Kani walked away with the award of best new comer… He also gave a lovely acceptance speech. He thanked Tembisa, for being the mother of his lovely children.

TembisaTembisa was thrilled to see her man win an award. Hopefully we will see these two in a production together… Tembisa recently performed in a special production of the Vagina Monologues.

Quanita Adams and Elton LandrewQuanita Adams and Elton Landrews were both nominated for their roles in Boesman and Lena, sadly they didnt win. However, the evening before, they both won for the same roles at the Fleur de Cap Awards.

Carolyn SteynSocialite and business women, Carolyn Steyn looked simply stunning. I asked her who she was wearing and she casually replied “A designer called Ralph Lauren” I almost died, when my ‘affordable, dont wanna say cheap’ Mr Price necklace almost hooked into one of the beads as I hugged her…

Yvette HardieMy ex Drama teacher, Yvette Hardie walked away with the Executive Theatre Producers award for her work with the new ASSITEJ. Assitej are an organization that try encourage young people to go to the theatre. Its actually an amazing initiative and I suggest you read more about their work here. 

Motshabi TyeleleActress Motshabi Tyelele looked lovely in silver and gold.

Ilse KlinkActress Ilse Klink was pretty in pink…

Carlo McfarlaneHunky Carlo Mcfarlane and his gorgeous girlfriend.

Most people made an effort for the Naledi Awards and looked the part. The theme was Traditional and Theatrical. But seeing as its an awards show, people played it safe and wore red carpet friendly stuff… However, there was one lady who made sure she honoured the dress code. I asked her why did she wear a pot plant on her head and she replied its theatrical… I would have hated to be the person who was sitting behind her during the show… I mean, how did she drive to the awards with a garden on her head…

Worst DressedI am sure she supported Earth Hour…

To see more pictures from the Naledi Awards CLICK HERE 




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