Young African and Famous Episodes 1-7 Review | Queen Zari reigns supremely

Urban Brew showing us how it’s supposed to be done! I thoroughly enjoyed watching the 7 episodes of Young, African and Famous on Netflix and it’s been trending on Twitter for the past few days.

I watched because I love Khanyi Mbau but as soon as Zari the bosslady made her entrance at Diamond’s party, I had a new favorite! She was messy with the 2baba thing and pointing out Annie’s insecurity, but did she lie? Annie’s too blinded by her abusive husband’s fame, she will praise every little thing the guy does. I don’t know how you forgive 5 pregnancies and stay married to someone who is putting your health at risk with random chicks every chance he gets.

Sub-Saharan Africa has an HIV problem, which will not just disappear. We need to do things differently in order to curb the spread of HIV. A woman who fails to choose herself is not fit to call other women’s mothering skills into question. What is Annie teaching her daughters? Not to say that a 15 year old child should be living in her own apartment by herself, but she cannot be the one to pass judgment.I am here for Zandile! Zari + Andile make a cute entanglement. That’s all I am saying.

Naked and Kayleigh are so uncomfortable to watch. I feel like their therapy is prolonging what should have ended already. Those two must just cut their losses and move on with their lives.

Swanky brought the fashions! I didn’t get their screaming match with Quinton on the blue train trip. They gaslit Zari shamelessly and spoilt what could have been a really fun adventure.

Nadia disappeared into the background after Zari joined the group. Oh well🤷🏾

Real Housewives of Durban Season 2 Episode 8 Review | Sfiso said what now?!

Hands up if you feel that the content from the Nambiti trip was boring. From the episode you’d think that the ladies went out there to be catty and mean to each other and no fun was had whatsoever. I don’t know who’s editing (I could look it up but don’t feel like it) this show this season and what their agenda is but me no likey!

There’s a pattern on Twitter that I am getting sick off, of painting LaConco as a bully and absolving Nonku of any and all wrongdoings. Saying Jojo is spoiled when she’s feeling guilty about leaving her hubby unwell at home was mean-spirited in my view. Saying she delayed Nothile’s damages because Sifiso had told her that marrying Ayanda was a mistake and it’s her he really wanted, was insensitive, far-fetched if not down right delusional.

I will be the first to admit that Nonku’s messiness, unhealed trauma, foul mouth and ‘speak before you think’ attitude is reality TV gold but that should not be the reason for dragging Ayanda’s name through the mud when she’s not even there to defend herself.

Also, do you all notice the Shaunie O’Neil tendencies in Sorisha? Keep your eyes open!

Episode 8 of #RHODurban wasn’t it for me.

Real Housewives of Durban Season 2 Episode 7| Air vs Road

The wives plus Londi
The spinsters

The Real Housewives of Durban Season 2 girls trip to Nambiti didn’t start off on a good note for some.

For context, Ladysmith is about 3-4 hours drive from Durban. How people can get stuck for 5 hours is beyond me! If production instigated it, I would be disappointed because it didn’t give us any usable content really.

Mabusi had brought a cooler box, the girls should have just partied it up. Having traveled the 8 of our 9 provinces extensively, I know a thing or two about car troubles and other things that do go wrong on a road trip. Having the right mix of travel companions is key to making the trip drab or fab!
Margaret and I once lived on bags of ice for a week (because someone delayed travel advances on purpose to inconvenience certain individuals at work) in sunny Limpopo but ended up having so much fun though.

The married ladies got to fly to Mnambithi thanks to uncle Viv and then boom, Londi dropped the bomb that only Sorisha and Thobile were getting rooms at the lodge along with her and the nanny. She got shaded about not being able to pull strings😂😂😂

When the spinsters finally arrived, no welcome drinks were served. Londi hit them with the bad news of Lions Valley, which is only 32km from Nambiti hills. Tired and defeated as they looked, there were NO chilled face cloths for them either… 🙄

The show had to go on, and they got ready for the pj party.
@letitrainfilms is shaaaady🌲🌳 uMrs Mseleku thought she was sexy af laphayana! Londi said something about expecting LaConco to wear cotton, not satin🤔😔

The spinsters were still mad about not being chosen to fly with the married ladies and Sorisha successfully defended herself with a bit of sass added in.

Jojo is obsessed with Nonku yazi, even told her parents about her😂. She’s got so much airtime in this episode. She shaded Annie about being ambitious in decorating her house, and then she annoyed me with her clowning during the isiZulu lesson.

Jojo is starting to annoy me manje. Nonku is trying to carry this show all by herself & then Jojo tells her to shut up. She wasn’t even talking to her 🙄

Mabusi’s bringing us tea next week, I hope😜
What’s the word on the streets girl?

Xenophobia, Afrophobia, Operation Dudula| How do we move forward?

By uunpacking the problem /issue first, duh! 🙄

Not so easy to do, with all this walking on eggshells, tiptoe dancing of political correctness and avoiding being labeled the ‘x’ word.

This ppainful reminder of our past should never be erased from memory.

Frankly, I’m so tired of people acting like they don’t know where our issues stem from in this country. (In a nutshell) Apartheid through Group Areas Act and other policies saw darkies being condemned to places like Alex, piled on top of each other, with minimal resources. The crabs in a bucket mentality has been cultivated successfully and over many generations.

What happens when you increase the number of poor people in an under-resourced area, where there’s already competition for the scarce resources? What exactly did we expect would eventually happen?You must check our well off African brothers and sisters in Sandton, Fourways, Waterkloof, Pretoria East, Umhlanga… Nobody is bothering them.

Why not? Nobody’s perceiving them as a threat to anyone’s means of survival. In fact, bluntly put, they are providing jobs and other blessings to South Africans. They are a means to earning a living.

Am I being xenophobic by explaining what we all have observed and should understand by now? Why is this topic taboo? How are we ever going to resolve this if talking about it is not allowed?

#OperationDudula #PutSouthAfricaFirst came about because of the SAn government blue ticking citizens when they voice their concerns and labeling their demands as xenophobic.

Let’s try putting ourselves in the shoes of both groups and objectively consider both sides, and their respective plights. Dismissing one group, whilst siding with another will further exacerbate the situation.

The Real Housewives of Durban Season 2 Episode 6| Intervention gone wrong

The Real Housewives of Durban Season 2 Episode 6 dropped this morning and right off the bat Thobile and LaConco met. The editing let us down here unfortunately, I think @letitrainfilms is instigating drama with this choppy editing.

Thobile was expecting to have a good time, whereas LaC wanted to get to the bottom of what happened at Vuma FM, which MaKhumalo “doesn’t remember” at all. 🤔

LaConco had a workout session with Londie & briefed her about Thobile’s supposed amnesia. That workout looked kick ass.

Annie gathered her minions to plan Nonku’s intervention. The naivete of the 2 newbies to confront a person they barely know about her drinking 🙄. Nonku came red eyed and all. She did not take the intervention kindly and let them know in no uncertain terms. Mrs London as Jojo calls her needs to learn to stop involving herself in shady situations.

Sorisha showed us her fabulous shoe and bags closet, when Thobile went to visit her. Later she hosted Thobile and Musa. Viv was there this time and Thobile remembered that she she’s a bubble person 🙄. She came into the show for proximity to Sorisha and Viv, now that it’s done I wouldn’t mind if she exited. Hhai kabi!

Siya’s Life Coaching session with Nonku became about the queen and her ex husband. Again, why are we made to watch this? Could have given us more from Thobile and LoConco scene instead.

Jojo hosted a pool party and as per usual, LaC was first to arrive. Loved the pow wow between her and Londie. Jojo and Londie caught up the other ladies about the intervention flop before a 🔥 HOT Nonku made her entrance.

Petalgate happened and saw Annie and Nonku hating on LaConco. #jealousy. Londie announced the group trip to Nambiti hills! MaKhumalo arrived amid the excitement and had to be caught up about it. I honestly think that she’s given a wrong call time for the group events. Why else would she come late? Could she be pulling an Ayanda Ncwane perhaps? 👀

I am looking forward to the trip, it promises to be lit!

Until next week, ciao!

Mnakwethu Happily Ever After Season 2 up to Episode 9| I am done with this mess!

Mr Mbeje senior had me in stitches!

Mnakwethu Happily Ever After Season 2 up to episode 8. I’m here for the Shelembe women🙌!

I decided that I will do this last review and just play it by ear from now on. This is trashy television at its best and one can’t help but feel embarrassed for watching it.

I am worried about young Zulu women in KZN. We can’t just ignore the toxicity that they are subjected to routinely. The young woman having a baby by Gezane (who openly admitted that he is a peadophile) and uttering the words “I am happy that I have borne him a boy child…”Mbeje and Qondanisa using love potions to “strengthen” their relationships is no different from guys spiking women’s drinks in clubs or preying on drunk girls, disabled women and children!

Mbeje’s father killed me with his questions to his mthakashana of a son. Oh that old man is fun to watch. He didn’t condemn the use of the love potion though.

Even Qondanisa visited 3 seconds to get muthi to use on his wives, citing Diaz and Samantha as the reason but I suspect MaMchunu building a house without him also prompted this action. He can see that he’s slowly losing her. Women, you are on your own.

Bheki disrespecting not only his father but MaShelembe’s family and his inability to see his faults was the last straw for me. He blames social media for the things that he caused with his nsika. MaShelembe wanting nothing to do with this bum gives me pleasure and the support her mom gives her is what all women deserve from their mothers, not the ‘bekezela mntanami’ nonsense that is so common in our society. There’s hope for women folk after all.

For now, I am taking a break from this madness yabo Dulas and company.

Cheers bangane🥂

The Wife on Showmax Season 2 Episodes 4-6 Review | Calling it quits for real

This show should be called taxi wars

As I bow out gracefully!PSA: If you haven’t watched today’s episodes of #TheWifeShowmax don’t bother, the trailer didn’t lie, there is nothing to watch🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️Wasted morning, wasted data, wasted logic trying to figure out all the obvious blunders in the storyline 😭😭Somebody please explain to me how a bestie would burn R80m meant to buy your freedom and how do you not raise your bestie’s kids but gang up with so called bestie to hate on the woman who raised her kids.The spices Zandile added when telling Mandisa about the conversation she had with Hlomu were so unnecessary. This script is a hot mess.It’s time to give up on this🤦‍♀️@STAINEDGLASSTV1 you sure ruined sisi Dudu’s books. Inspired my foot!

Mnakwethu Happily Ever After Season 2 | Witchcraft and parents

Mnakwethu Happily Ever After Season 2 up to episode 8. I’m here for the Shelembe women🙌!I decided that I will do this last review and just play it by ear from now on. This is trashy television at its best and one can’t help but feel embarrassed for watching it.I am worried about young Zulu women in KZN. We can’t just ignore the toxicity that they are subjected to routinely. The young woman having a baby by Gezane (who openly admitted that he is a peadophile) and uttering the words “I am happy that I have borne him a boy child…”Mbeje and Qondanisa using love potions to “strengthen” their relationships is no different from guys spiking women’s drinks in clubs or preying on drunk girls, disabled women and children!Mbeje’s father killed me with his questions to his mthakashana of a son. Oh that old man is fun to watch. He didn’t condemn the use of the love potion though.Even Qondanisa visited 3 seconds to get muthi to use on his wives, citing Diaz and Samantha as the reason but I suspect MaMchunu building a house without him also prompted this action. He can see that he’s slowly losing her. Women, you are on your own.Bheki disrespecting not only his father but MaShelembe’s family and his inability to see his faults was the last straw for me. He blames social media for the things that he caused with his nsika. MaShelembe wanting nothing to do with this bum gives me pleasure and the support her mom gives her is what all women deserve from their mothers, not the ‘bekezela mntanami’ nonsense that is so common in our society. There’s hope for women folk after all.For now, I am taking a break from this madness yabo Dulas and company.

The Real Housewives of Durban Season 2 Episode 5 Review| Halloween by Mrs KG Icon

Imicimbi.com, the Real Housewives of Durban Season 2 Episode 5 was lit!

I have decided to accept Mom Queen as a cast member of the show. This however doesn’t or rather shouldn’t make her fair game, she’s an elder. Annie saying that she doesn’t need a costume for Halloween, she can just come as herself was offensive af.

Speaking of Annie, how long is she gonna pretend to not know isiZulu hhenina? I wasn’t amused by how they made a mockery of their isiZulu lesson. It was a clear depiction of how they regard Zulu people and culture. No one will call them out on it because we have accepted the status quo.

Mrs Icon was sure to mention Odwa the minute cameras started rolling. She did a great job with Sorisha’s party though. She looked so uncomfortable around the ladies.

I loved Mabusi’s entrance. She just mustn’t go back to being Nonku’s schmuck. I beg o!

Londie is so shady though😂😂😂, athi LaConco came to the Halloween party as Schotho🙄. Had the comment been from LaConco to someone else, tweeps would have called her a bully. Whatever comment she makes is judged differently. I think that perhaps people are confusing her for her baby daddy.

Thobile may have found a friend in Nonku😂, but I honestly don’t think it would last. They had a lunch and guess what they discussed, her polygamous marriage 🙄. She came to the Halloween party in regular clothes and everybody else had made the effort to adhere to the theme. She looked like a fish out of water.

I enjoy LaConco and Londie’s confessionals. UJoji noMageba had me in stitches yho. Mom Queen and LaConco could become great friends yazi, omnye is young trying to act ols omnye is old, trying to fit in with the youngins, crazy outfits and all.

Annie has a stylist😂😂😂. I’m guessing he’s our Phupho for this season! Sorisha uses pot stirrers & remains squicky clean. Why was Annie the one in charge of the “Truth or dare” game? And who told her to expose Nonku as S’fiso’s groupie? 👀

Did y’all catch that “iqaba” has been used to describe both Ayanda and S’fiso by Nonku on this show? 🤔 Nonku needs to focus on her healing but before she realizes that, she remains the gift that keeps on giving. Reality tv gold!

The Wife on Showmax Season 2 Episodes 4-6| Snoozefest

The Wife on Showmax Season 2 Episodes 4-6 was underwhelming. If mediocre was a show…

I struggled with this post because I made a promise to review the whole season but I also don’t want to write negativity. On the other hand, I don’t want to fake positivity where there’s none so, I’m stuck between a rock and a hard place.

Prof Schulze, my Hydrology lecturer drilled it into my head that I should follow through and meet deadlines, no matter how uninspired I am. He also taught me SA water law, computer modeling, ACCRU, SCS, LOG Gumble, etc. Just FYI. My point is that I listened and learned a lot from the man, both academically and personally. His voice haunts me when I don’t feel like doing something.

Back to the show:
The Zulu brothers were arrested then released, whilst in jail, the woman replacing Zandile in prison grew exasperated by Nkosana’s failure to honor his part of the deal and now wants out.

Majola brothers failed to take back the chairpersonship of the taxi association, which is now in Nqoba’s hands. Nkosana’s now free to play happy families with Zandile and the kids. I was irritated that he was not prioritizing Nomusa’s family.

Zandile’s still not liking Hlomu and Mqoqi also seems to dislike Hlomu in solidarity. Hlomu is pregnant and had to tell Mqhele before the beating started. Ladies, do we really want to be with overgrown boys who can’t process their feelings like reasoning adults?

I wasn’t tickled by the hospital scenes of Qhawe coveting Mahlomu and the fact that it’s not even in the book irks me nje. Can Naledi come already.

Nqoba’s antics makes the show bearable. Zikhona and Abdul can act though and they bring their characters to life. I’m very close to quiting this show, I can’t waste my daytime data on this nonsense.

That’s my two cents worth folks, I’m not promising a post for next week. Just saying.