Lootlove's rise to the top

From just an ordinary Port Elizabeth girl to one of Mzansi's most famous women

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:44 PM  | Luthando "LootLove" Shosha  | Top of The


Talent shows have been around for decades seeing the rise of the world’s biggest celebrities including Beyonce, Britney Spears and many other local stars like Minnie Dlamini and Bonang Matheba.

South Africa was lucky to have received some Lootlove blessing in 2012 after one of the country’s most popular TV and radio presenter Luthando Lootlove Shosha rose to fame after winning a  talent search show to host Live AMP on SABC 1.

From just an ordinary girl born and raised in Port Elizabeth to blessing the nation with some raw talent, Lootlove is on another level of success with a list of television roles on Top Chef South Africa, MTV Base VJ Search, Mi Kasi Su Kasi and The South African Music Awards to her name.


King Loot as she affectionately calls herself on social media, soon became a household name and has since taken her career global to host the MTV EMA’s red carpet amongst many other international gigs.

Also an ambassador for Revlon South Africa, Lootlove is in for some major career highlights with her radio show on Metro FM, Absolute Hip Hop which she co-presents with DJ SPEEDSTA receiving positive feedback including being nominated for awards too.

The media personality is also a fashionista in her own right and with an inspiration drawn from international icons like Rihanna, Lootlove is one of the most uniquely stylish celebrities in the country.

Her tomboy chic looks are goals and many people agree with us as she won the Most Innovative Style Award at the 2017 SA Style awards as well as being named in People magazine’s 2017 Top 5 Most Stylish Female Celebs.


Although she is all about fashion, Lootlove could easily strike us as one of the world’s most paid models with her raw talent to make the best photo shoots and appearances on magazine covers.

She is a brand on its own and modelling would fit perfectly well in her schedule as she was the showstopper model for Rubicon’s collection at the Fashion Week earlier this year.

Although having received a backlash for her relationship with rapper Reason as people claimed she was the rapper’s side chick leading to his break up with his wife of many years.

The two’s love story stood the test of time as they are in a happy space where they recently announced Loot love’s pregnancy of twins on Instagram. With this development, the 30-year-old couldn’t be any happier

Main image credit: Instagram/@Lootlove2/@Aust_Malema