Ooh Shem! Somizi teaches Taraji P. Henson his trademark phrase

We can't get enough of Taraji P Henson learning how to say "ooh shem".

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:46 PM  | Somizi Mhlongo 

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Somizi could not resist teaching Taraji P Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon on Empire, his trademark phrase, "ooh shem", at a dinner party on Tuesday night.

The Idols SA judge played host to Taraji P Henson and her co-star Terrence Howard, aka Lucious Lyon, at a dinner in their honour in Johannesburg.

The Empire stars seemed to have had an amazing time, and happily posed for countless selfies with guests. 

The actors were presented with several South African-themed gifts during the dinner. 

And of course, Somizi could not let Taraji leave without teaching her a popular local phrase. 

This video of Somizi showing Taraji how to say "ooh shem" is all you need to see today! 

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God's timing is never late. @tarajiphenson bless yo spirit

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Can we just take a minute to appreciate how amazing Somizi looked?! 

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It seems Taraji can't get enough of our local stars. She gave rapper AKA major props after her helped welcome them to South Africa earlier this week.