Many local celebrities and creatives in music, fashion, and business made the guest list last night at Amanda Dandala’s elite all-white birthday party as she celebrated her 30th in style. Her evening soiree looked nothing less than luxury and an experience you needed to be there for in order to enjoy and users on Twitter are asking the question we all want to know. Who is this Amanda Dandala?
A lot of A-list South African names adhered to the all-white theme for the evening from Grammy award winner Nkosinathi “Black Coffee” Mamphumulo, his mom, elder son Esona and other family members, culture curator Trevor Stuurman, fashion designer Rich Mnisi and friend Bradley Ndlovu, Nomuzi “Moozlie” Mabena and boyfriend Sbu Roc, media personality Minnie Dlamini, to actress Linda Mtoba, and presenter Linda Majola.
Los Angeles-based South African musician Ndivhuwo Mukheli popularly known as Elaine was the only celebrity and guest who wore a different colour outfit to white. She also flew down from America for this private gig and performed at the birthday party in a purple set, a cropped top, and pants. The R&B phenomenon performed one of her many hit songs, I/You amongst many.The location for this birthday party was in a luxury private property somewhere in Johannesburg and the decor was set in a marquee tent with a transparent roof allowing natural lighting in, and a huge runway stage customized in Amanda Dandala’s name. A ballerina in a black tutu opened the celebration serenading guests with a ballet dance to Kanye West and Pusha T’s runaway.The birthday girl circulated social media as stars in attendance of her show shared their images on social media, some with her in them and users couldn’t stop speculating who she was. Amanda wore a green suit with a black cape dropping from the back, a huge contrast from everyone else she posed with in pictures wearing white.
Who is this Amanda Dandala?
With many speculations online where some users were associating Amanda with popular actor Hlomla Dandala, here’s a little information we know about the socialite. Although she’s managed to maintain such a private life even though she mingles around A-list celebrity circles, Amanda’s life does bring an interest to the average South African who enjoys entertainment. According to social media rumors and her tight involvement with DJ Black Coffee, it is safe to speculate that the 30-year-old is a relative of the legendary house music producer if not a close friend of the Maphumulo family. Her profession is also unclear but she’s often seen around the DJ all over the world during his tour life.
Additionally, we can safely admit that Dandala comes from a well-off family seeing the very luxurious lifestyle she posts on her social media (@amanda_dandala). She enjoys her time traveling the world and enjoying fancy experiences unattainable to many from high fashion, designer bags and shoes, luxury cars, and locations. She is also closely affiliated with local creatives such as Rich Mnisi, Bradley Ndlovu, and Trevor Stuurman, who were also present at her birthday celebrations.