Mzansi’s celebs dominate this year’s E! African Social Star of 2020 award nominations. Five celebs have made it into the cut of nominations.
Sho Madjozi, Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Emmy Award-nominee Thuso Mbedu, magician Wian van den Berg and model Karl Kugelmann are the five nominees. South African personalities have taken over this year’s E! People’s Choice Awards. Seeing some of our celebrities making it to the cut is a proud moment for SA as a whole.
The appreciation of South Africa acts has been tremendous in recent months. This has made Mzansi a reckoning force in the Entertainment industry. Busiswa and Sho Majozi are set to perform at the Afro Nation 2021 international festival this year.
Zozibini Tunzi nominated for the ‘African Social Star’ award
Pushing for change one step at a time and continuing to impress the world with her work. Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi has been announced as one of the nominees for the African Social Star of 2020 category at the upcoming E! People’s Choice Awards.
The African Social Star of 2020 category aims to honor Africans who put the continent on the map. Last year, TV personality Bonang Matheba scooped the coveted title of “African Influencer”.
Tunzi is up against seven other contenders, including social media star and model Karl Kugelmann, rapper and actress Sho Madjozi, international Emmy Award-nominee and actress Thuso Mbedu, and magician and TikTok star Wian van den Berg. This is the first time for South African personalities to dominate the annual awards.
Nigerian YouTuber Dimma Umeh, Kenyan comedian, and internet sensation Elsa Majimbo. African Movie Academy award-winning actress Lydia Forson from Ghana are also in the running for the same spot.
Apart from becoming Miss SA and Miss Universe in 2019, Tunzi has been using her platform to raise awareness around gender-based violence (GBV).
“Wherever I go in the universe, it will always be my life’s mission to represent myself, my family, and my Africa. In the beautiful light they all deserve to be.”
“I have had the most incredible time doing that as the current Miss Universe. Now this honor of being an E! People‘s Choice Awards nominee still within my reign is mind-blowing. Thank you so much and good luck to all the incredible nominees.”