The world of literature is often deemed as intimidating and reserved for the intellectuals of this world. Writing a book is a mammoth task for a person of any calibre hence it requires great writing and a compelling story.
Now, in the entertainment industry, it is hard to perceive some of our most loved celebrities dabbling in the literary sphere hence their sole purpose is to be our source of entertainment.
When a celebrity launches a biography/autobiography, one tends to cringe, primarily because literature is such a sacred space, whereby if one dares to tickle this beast, you better bring your A- game and produce a perfect piece of work.
A compilation was therefore put together, highlighting some of our most beloved ZAlebrities who have gone about sharing their own life stories in a form of a book.
Our Queen B’s initial release of her book, From A-B was full of grammatical errors, which caused uproar from the general public hence they were not impressed about such poor workmanship, especially since Bonang often refers to herself as a “perfectionist”. However the media darling and her team pulled themselves out of that embarrassing situation by releasing a second and more refined edition of her book. The second launch of the book went as far as France.
This A- list choreographer had a very heart wrenching story to tell in his biography, Dominoes. The media personality shared stories of his ill health and financial woes, including surving on R11.00 that he had found in his house. However all of that has since changed hence he is now a multimillionaire superstar and is sharing his life lessons with others.
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My mom is a powerful woman who could easily be one of the beautiful soldiers in Wakanda. So it's beyond a perfect fit that she would be portrayed on the big screen by the radiant and regal Lupita Nyong' o. I'm beyond excited. 🙌🏽🤗 #Repost @lupitanyongo: When I read @TrevorNoah's "Born A Crime," I could not put the book down. Excited to announce that I will be starring in and producing its feature film adaptation! #BornACrime
Trevor Noah’s book, “Born A Crime’ received great reviews both in the South African and international space. Trevor’s heart-warming story is so compelling that Oscar award winning actress, Lupita Nyongo decided to take it to the big screens, with a South African film producer at the helm of the project.
The usually private footballer, Teko Modise also decided to share parts of his life story that he believed are worthy of being turned into a book. The contents of this book are quite bizarre and juicy, almost bordering to a tell all. Teko’s book was a definite hit with the masses as they greatly enjoyed reading all the titbits that Teko shared, particularly about his tenure at the legendary football club, Orlando Pirates. The media shy star also revealed some sensitive parts about his difficult childhood, especially his rather unimpressive relationship with his grandmother.
The Cliff Hanger, definitely opened a window to the life of the misunderstood radio mavericks of all time, Gareth Cliff. The book touched on various topics about the media personality, including the controversial incident regarding musician and actress, Mara Louw’s drink being allegedly spiked by Gareth.Main image credit: Instagram/@bonang_m