Mzansi Celebs About that Traditional Food Life

 

Let’s face it, celebrities are known for being vain, conceited,  superficial, narcissistic etcetera

But hey, who can blame them with all the pressures put on celebrities to be relevant and stay on top of one’s game?  On the otherhand, not everyone is celebville is all about posting #selfies and #usies on their social media platforms.   I have been following a few of Mzansi celebs and I just love how they are about that traditional / kasi food life.

Phindile Gwala @phindilegwala

Phindile is known for playing the role of Noni, the receptionist at MMC in the SABC 2 soapie, Muvhango.   If you ask me, Muvhango is killing the game right now in terms of showcasing cultures, food and languages.   Lately, I watch each episode with a pen and notepad in hand to jot down names of Venda dishes.  It is not really surprising , therefore, that their cast members love traditional food.  So big up to Muvhango!

 

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Caption: Coast to coast! I loooove SA

 

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Caption: Thank you Lord for the food we eat, Amen

 

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Kelly Khumalo @kelly_khumalo

 

Love or hate her, this chick is amazingly talented vocally and she is undeniably gorgeous.  I remember back in my student days, when Kelly was still rocking the “Itshitshi” image, she had a show at CPUT and all the guys had their jaws on the floor.  Nevertheless,  it takes a person that is down to earth and in touch with who they are to get out of the car and buy miellies from a street vendor on the side of the road.  Some people are not even celebrities and they would not be caught dead doing that.  So, Kelly and Phindile get a high five from me!  You go ladies!

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Anele Mdoda @zintathu

You’ve got to love Anele!  This girl is so intune with who she is.  Uyandichaza!

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If anyone loves Umngqusho (samp and beans) then myself and that person will get along very well.   Anele has this picture of a pot of Umngqusho on her Instagram.

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Nkululeko Victor Magoba @nkuli_m

Another Muvhango actor playing the role of Gundo, Vho Albert’s son or should I say Vuyiswa’s Ben 10?  Ha!   This dude loves his food.  He’s got more food pictures than any actor/actress out there.

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Caption: Lunch Vibes#Chakalaka#Potato Salad#Steak#Sticky Barbeque Sauce#Food Addict#Food porn#For the love of Food

 

 

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Kamohelo Tladi @kamokaofela

Known as Dj Kamo Kaofela, this dude is about his traditional food!  Pap and Liver, Kota and Mopani Worms is what you’ll find on his Instagram.  The man also cooks!  Infact, he calls himself the complete package.  Well, we can’t argue with that.

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Caption: Day made! #Masonja

 

Minnie Dlamini – Intombi YomZulu @minniedlamini

You’ve got to love this chick!  She’s gorgeous, sexy and yet she is all about her Pap and Steak!  Ask her how she does it, or better yet just go through her pics and you’ll see the girl works out!  Minnie is a perfect example that you can be about your traditional food and be sexy.  Just as long as you put in that effort.   I guess having a soccer captain as a life partner keeps her motivated!

 

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Caption: “We MaDlamini, uph’umqobothi?”  

 

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Caption:  Bone marrow hottest new trend in cuisine! Bone marrow is the new caviar… Odarkie will be like “hell yeah finally something we don’t have pretend to like for the sake of looking classy lol” #familydinner #starter #durban

 

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Caption: Just eating a sheep’s head

 

Well, who else did I miss?  If  these celebs can be about their food then why can’t you be?  Would you pose with Skopo, Miellies, or Kota like these guys?

Author Info

Thuli

Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

Comments ( 5 )

  • Flee

    OOhhh My Man would go absolutely bonkers for that plate of Marrow with Toast… Better not show it to him, or Ill be roasting off bones again LOL..
    Thanks for the stunning post T

  • Blessed

    Wow Thulie, interesting article, i love the Minnie Dlamini one lol, its so Kasi style, love it…Its an eye opening article in terms of how we think most celebs are.

  • Fabulous blog post Thuli. So enjoyed reading it. x

    • Thank you Flee, Blessed and Jane-Anne! I’m really glad you enjoyed this post.

  • Bontle Khanye

    What a nice website

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