Celebrity comebacks

Sometimes everything goes wrong and they lose it all & only a few of them come back better than they were before

By  | Jul 21, 2018, 06:29 AM

Khanyi Mbau

Comebacks are possible and very inspirational to watch and the South African public loves a good comeback story,  so we have decided to list the top South African celebs who have made huge comebacks in their careers.

Take a look at some of the most iconic celebrity comebacks.

Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi's post-break up weekend
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2016 started off on a sour note for this gorgeous lady - she and Phat Joe were taken off air on their popular radio show but she didn't stay out of a job for too long. 

The beauty quickly bounced back, she bagged an international acting gig as Dana on Quantico and she also became a presenter on a popular MTV show while filming several movies. 



You can’t deny the power that is Somizi, this choreographer has been in the entertainment industry for more than two decades, he came into the spotlight when he starred in the musical, Sarafina and he has been working ever since.

The media personality comes from a talented family, both his parents were superstars, but unfortunately, things went bad for the  entertainer when he had health problems but those days are behind him. He is now one of the most celebrated brands in the country, he was the choreographer for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, he has his own reality show and is a judge on SA Idols.

Kelly Khumalo


Kelly Khumalo is possibly the best vocalist we have in the country, but a lot of people tend to overlook that because of her personal life. The talented beauty has been through a lot, she admitted to substance abuse in the past, her ex who was married to another woman was tragically murdered in front of her and a lot of people thought she could not come back from that but she surprised the naysayers and is now back and better than before with no scandals.

Khanyi Mbau

Khanyi Mbau long weave

Khanyi Mbau rose to fame when she played the role of Doobsie in the popular SABC 2 drama, Muvhango, she then became more famous for her personal life with many scandals following her. The beauty had her naked pictures plastered all over the internet and she also admitted to having an affair with a married man.

The last straw for the self proclaimed Queen of Bling was when she lost all her flashy cars and was apparently down and out, but the single mom did not give up, she came back and changed her brand. Today she is on a few shows and is a recognisable face in the industry, she has managed to shake off her past and she is now taken seriously within the entertainment space.

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