Influencers Set To Become Celebs

These influencers are ready to take it to the next level

By  | Aug 30, 2020, 10:04 PM  | Mihlali Ndamase  | Top of The

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Being an Influencer is slowly considered as a lucrative full-time job in South Africa. While may argue, but we have seen a tremendous rise of Influencers including the likes of Beauty and Video extraordinaire Mihlali Ndamase, who has managed to make her mark in the industry. 

Mihlali has been ranked the 17th highest paid make up artist in the world. She has bagged international and local campaign deals and has had the pleasure of jet-setting around the world for work purposes. 

In recent years Influencers have totally shaken up the social media landscape. They are social media users who have established credibility in specific industries. They utilize their platforms for marketing purposes and get compensated to just to create content and post it. 

The only trick about being an Influencer is getting campaigns which often causes a headache to influencers, but recently a lot of influencers marketing apps have been created to help recruit influencers based on their niche. 

But also being an Influencer requires a lot of effort and commitment. You need to be able to affect change positively using your authority, and actively engage with your followers and support structure. 

Without no doubt Influencers are celebrities too because of their fans base and how influential they are but here is list of influencers we think might break the celebrity space in 2020. 


At a tender age of Four Kairo Forbes, has become an inspirational and hard-working influencer. She recently reached a major milestone when her Instagram account was verified with more than 700 000 followers. Kairo has arguably become South Africa’s top Influencer for Kids. She has collaborated with her mother, Dj Zinhle’s band Zinhle Era to make her own watch. 

We absolutely love her content and videos. This year Kairo graced our screens on Dj’Zinhles music videos Umlilo and we hope to see her more on Tv in 2020.

The Lazy Makoti 

The Lazy Makoti real name Mogau Seshoshoene is one of South Africa’s best foodies in the culinary world. The chef has a cookbook which offers cooking classes and dining experiences. 

The Lazy Makoti has over 100 000 followers on Instagram and Mzansi love her impeccable cooking recipes and content. Without no doubt she will break the celebrity chef status in 2020.


Valdo Sithole is one of our favourite instababies. He has partned with renowned brands such as Cotton On Kids, Milo, Milky Lane and Woolworths. 

The adorable insta baby has over 200 000 followers. He is also known for his hilarious Instagram videos with his father Lin Dough. The child star is already owning the celebrity status. How adorable would it be to take pictures with him. We look forward to more in 2020.

Kefilwe Mabote and Sarah Langa

The pair has become South Africa’s notable fashionistas. They are best known for being very stylish and their aesthetic is sophisticated and daring. If you are looking for the latest fashion trends these are the fashion gurus to follower. 

The pair is forever topping the Twitter trend list without no doubt they will break the celeb space in 2020.

Rich Mnisi

The multi-talented fashion guru has helped to redefine South Africa’s style, classy and fashion scene over the years. His brand has received some international recognition having being worn by Beyonce and Naomi Campbell.

Mnisi has won coveted awards including the Emerging Designer of the Year award at the Essence Best in Black Fashion awards. He has also made the 2019 Forbes under30 list.

Thandolwethu Tsekiso

The Durban beauty is blessed with a flair for fashion, she has been a fashion contributor for Gagasi FM a Durban based radio station, appeared on BET A-listers giving beauty and fashion tips.

We see her coming to more celebrity status in 2020.

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