Mzansi Personalities Nominated For E! People's Choice Award

Zozibini, Sho Madjozi and Thuso Mbedu are up for the award

By  | Oct 02, 2020, 12:10 PM  | Sho Madjozi  | Top of The

South African personalities have gotten the recognition they deserve at this year's E! People's Choice Awards. Five Mzansi ZAlebs dominate the African Social Star of 2020 category and people have already started voting for their favourite.

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Rapper, actress and poet, Sho Madjozi, Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Emmy Award-nominee Thuso Mbedu, magician Wian van den Berg and model Karl Kugelmann are the five nominated celebs competing for the African Social Star award.

Speaking to some of the nominees was Kat Sinivasan but the three media personalities Zozibini Tunzi, Thuso Mbedu and Sho Madjozi were unavailable.

Karl Kugelmann was available for the press conference and spoke about his journey on social media. "I originally only thought it was E! Africa and not E! Global. I can’t fathom it." The social media star who has millions of fans on TikTok said, "I remember having like a 1 000 followers. I’m very blessed and very grateful to whoever chose me for this award."

He spoke about what it takes to have influence in social media, advising people on being consistent and stick to the right content, "If I could break it down, you need to be able to do it every day.

"Lighting and song choice doubles the amount of views. Lastly, I try to post in the evening, SA time. Around the world, it is like 12. So they will be able to see my posts, too. That’s another tactic. The potential of this platform is exceptional."

“SA’s Got Talent” magician Wian van den Berg said, "I started doing magic at 15, five years before I went on ‘SA’s Got Talent’. This is a massive honour. I have a thing for awards shows because I get to see the celebs that I love."

Zozi urged voters on her social media to use all of their votes and vote for her, "Big news you guys! I‘m so honored to be nominated for the E! People’s Choice awards! What’s so special about these awards is that the winner is decided by the people. To vote for me please Tweet and use both the hash tags #ZoziTunzi and #AfricanSocialStar."
Last year Bonang Matheba brought home the African Influencer 2019 award. 

Speaking to SowetanLive Bonang said: "I think the timing is the most important thing for me, for E! Entertainment to recognise the African continent right now ... to see the African continent for what it is right now, and I think for myself to be at the peak of my career."

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