We all might have noticed that our celebs like to think that they are multitalented in this business of entertainment or the arts - even though some of them are really not.
Some of them come into the industry maybe as an actor or musician etc and then after a year or two they decide to try their luck in another sphere in the entertainment industry.
It does not work out for all of them as people out there are not stupid to see that some of them are “chancers” and cannot really do what they think they are good at too.
Honestly sometimes I get annoyed when I hear a certain actor is now launching their album or a certain musician or kwaito artist is going to act somewhere.
Sometimes it is exciting to see what the person can also do besides doing one thing in the entertainment industry but it can also be annoying.
There are just those celebs when you hear they are going to do something else in the entertainment industry you just get annoyed and not interested.
I actually think some of them are the ones that make SA music industry not be taken serious by most people, because most of them do it for the money not because they are talented in that other form of art or passionate about it.
Some celebs that launch their career in music you will find that they even decide to use their own money to release an album after being turned down by recording companies. When the companies have seen that they cannot put their money on them because they don’t see any profit they will get instead they will lose money.
Those are some of the things that make them celebs go broke because they use their money on releasing albums that are not even gonna sell.
Getting into music or acting are not the only things that celebs think they can do both but those are two careers in the entertainment industry that seem to be most popular with them. So right now let’s take a look at some of those “multitalented” celebs and rate them. Brenda Ngxoli
We best knew Brenda Ngxoli as a very good actress before she joined The Real Goboza as a presenter. It’s no doubt that Brenda is really good at acting and to prove that, she has been nominated for various awards for acting.
She has been nominated for international awards like the Day Time Ammy awards.
In 2011 we got to see her as presenter of sabc1 gossip show RGB. Many didn’t think she is cut out for the presenting job. There were those who liked her humor even though they also agreed she is not a good presenter she should stick to acting.
When I heard she was going to be a presenter for RGB I didn’t believe it until I saw her presenting the show. Because I just couldn’t imagine her presenting especially along side Phat Joe.
We often hear that co-presenters need to complement each other and there should be chemistry. I didn’t imagine that between Brenda and Phat Joe, most of the time Phat Joe outshined her and seemed to be the main presenter of the show.
Even Brenda’s humor sometimes would annoy me to death because I felt like she was over-doing it and trying too hard. Most of the time acting came out a lot in her presenting, which was not right.
It’s a good thing that sabc1 and RGB producers decided to let her go. And we are still waiting for her replacement as we were promised a lot of celebs will join Phat Joe as co-presenter.
Among the names that were mentioned were Somizi and Khanyi Mbau but for me Mika Stefano would do. Bonang Matheba
Well everyone knows that Bonang is an excellent TV presenter that’s what made her popular in the first place and the big star that she is. Presenting comes naturally to her she doesn’t have to try too hard.
As a result many up and coming young presenters imitate her a lot. She is also a radio presenter on Y-FM doing her own show.
I don’t get to listen to Y-FM much but I listened once via Dstv because I wanted to hear how she sounds on the air-waves. I was not totally sold by her presenting on radio. I felt like radio presenting doesn’t come out naturally to her.
She puts in a radio voice when talking. To my understanding radio is where you can be most natural and be yourself compared to TV.
I felt like she does not separate TV presenting and radio presenting. I couldn’t stay tuned to the show.
Those who listen to Y-FM often might have a different view from mine. Minnie Dlamini
Well Minnie was introduced to Mzansi viewers as LIVE presenter after winning the presenter search. She had to present with well established presenter Bonang Matheba and Sizwe Dlomo.
Most of the time Minnie, who has since left the show was mostly in the background many felt Bonang was outshining her and thought that if she would present another show her presenting skills would show and she’d be more confident.
She did presenter another show, Mzansi Insider alongside Phila Mazibuko former LIVE presenter. She was comfortable working with Phila and I could see that she was at ease. She was actually better compared to when she was on LIVE.
Minnie was not bad as a presenter. I think she still needed to be more confident as a presenter and more comfortable working along side people who’ve been in the industry longer than her like Bonang and Sizwe.
I think if she had spent more time on the show she would have finally found her foot and be the best that she can be in presenting.
Shortly after joining LIVE we saw her acting on Generations. I was not impressed at all with her acting on Generations. It was just plan horrible.
Right now she is continuing with her acting on M-Net’s soapie, The Wild. I don’t watch the soapie so I can’t really comment about her acting there. Kelly Khumalo
Kelly is best known as a singer. Her solo album made waves and many fans fell in love with her husky voice. It’s not doubt that Kelly Khumalo is a good singer even though we don’t know what is happening with her music career now.
She has acted on Rhythm City as Sunay. Apparently she was approached by Rhythm City to play the character of Sunay. We know some of these soapies decide to hire musicians as actors to increase their ratings, which I think hiring Kelly Khumalo was part of that.
I am not too sure about her acting skills shem. Khanyi Mbau
Ms naked pics Mbau came to the scene as an actress on Muvhango playing Doobsie replacing the late Lindiwe Chibi. I liked her as Doobsie and I think she played that character well. That was before Khanyi got into all the scandals that we most know her for now.
She thinks she can sing too. She even made an album. I am yet to see even one or two people who bought the album. I must say I like her as an actress especially when she was acting on the drama series, Mzansi and After Nine.
When I heard her uttering the famous phrase “I’ve got an album coming up” I thought, “Oh no Khanyi don’t” even though I’ve never heard her sing. I just thought this one is taking chances.
Let’s just say the girl is not gifted in the singing department. They say she is featured in the Rugby World Cup song Bokke Jive but I seriously don’t hear Ms Mbau singing in that song. I’ve tried listening attentively to the song to hear her verse but nope can’t hear sheet! Khabonina Qhubeka
Khabonina was introduced to us as an actress on Muvhango playing Doobsie (3) after Khanyi Mbau left Muvhango. She has also acted in other dramas like The Mating, The Lab etc. Well Khabonina is a good actress shem.
When she was still on Muvhango playing Doobsie she surprised most us with her dance routine on Muvhango. After that we learnt that she is a professional dancer too.
I have to give it to her she really is a good dancer. She has a dance school and has choreographed some prestigious shows and award ceremonies.
Now Khabonina thinks she is a singer too. She released an album last year dunno the name of it but there is a song there that she is not singing but whispering when “singing” it and she is serious while doing all this.
Hayi bathong Khabonina! Can these people leave singing to people who know how? She is not a singer shem she must just concentrate on her acting and dancing that’s all. Unathi Msengana
Unathi Nkayi turned Unathi Msengana came into the scene as a TV presenter during the old music show, Castle Loud after that show she became a radio presenter on YFM. Since joining YFM she’s been known mostly for being a radio presenter.
She is now working at Metro FM. It’s been 3 or 4 years since she joined Metro FM. Many love her on radio and believe she is good at it. Well I also like Unathi on radio. I think she is a good radio presenter.
While she was still doing Castle Loud she surprised us by being featured by Zola in his song called Sana Lwam. Apparently they were joling at that time. Everyone loved that song. We all thought it was a cute kasie love song.
After that Unathi released her own album. But it seemed like people were not expecting her to release her full album as they think she can’t really sing.
Well I am also very unsure about Unathi’s singing. I’m one of those people who think she is a “studio singer” because I just don’t feel her when she is singing live.
People’s doubtfulness about her singing doesn’t stop Unathi from releasing albums. She has a new album out again. I am yet to hear any of her new songs.
I was shocked when she had a one on one interview with Noeleen on 3 Talk. Noeleen asked Unathi to sing a verse of one of her new songs. She couldn’t do it saying she forgot her lyrics! I was like really ausi really??? Come on! No great singer does that seriously.
Last year she joined Idols SA as one of the judges. Her judging is questionable too. Somizi Mhlongo
Somizi has done like a lot of things in the entertainment industry. The only thing he needs to do now is being a stand up comedian or be a radio presenter. He is on Sarafina as an actor and dancer.
He has also acted on Muvhango. I don’t think he is bad at acting shem maybe we need to see him playing a leading role so we can judge him.
We know dancing is his profession. He has proved himself to be one of top chorographers in SA. He has choreographed big shows in Mzansi.
Somizi has been a presenter too of his late night talk show on SABC2 called, Intimate Connexion. Now we know him as the head judge of Dance Your Butt Off. He is funny as ever.
Somizi is apparently a singer too which I am not sure about. He has released two albums I think. He started by doing a remix of Spikiri’s Current hit track, which people enjoyed. Then he thought he can just sommer goi his own album. I think his situation is like Unathi’s.
They both became “singers” by chance. I think it’s also us who make them think that they can do it the music business by enjoying these songs that they do by chance. So they decide to take advantage of that. Seputla Sebogodi
Seputla is best known as Kenneth Mashaba in Generations or as Nkusheng in one of the old SABC dramas. We have known him as an actor all these years.
He is one of the veterans in the acting industry. Everyone knows Seputla is an exceptional actor. He made everyone love to hate Kenneth Mashaba and some people actually believed that he is like Kenneth Mashaba on the real.
Months before he left Generations the actor released a gospel album claiming he has always wanted to release an album as singing is one of his talents. He even dedicated the gospel album to his late mother.
Yhu hayi shem I must say I wasn’t sold by Seputla’s singing. I saw him perform on Sis Ribs’ show yoh hayi shem can he stick to acting tu? Tbo Touch
Tbo Touch is most known as a radio DJ on Metro FM. I first heard him on radio doing his Rhyme and Reason hip hop show. I think Touch is good on radio and that has earned him his afternoon drive time slot on Metro FM.
It seems like people love him on that slot too. I have listened to his show a couple of times and I liked it.
When he was doing Rhyme and Reason he also became a presenter on LIVE. There were a lot of complaints about Touch during his time on LIVE.
People had a lot of negative things to say about him and his presenting skills. Most of the time, he was talking about himself and his friend Khan aka Akon bragging a lot about his trips to overseas etc.
Every Fridays he would be the topic on twitter with people mocking him until and after the show ends. Eventually he left LIVE and people missed him coz they had no one to make fun of.
Now he is a presenter of Flash on SABC3. Since I don’t watch Flash I don’t know how he is doing there.
Me I prefer Touch as a radio presenter more than this TV presenting thing he is doing. It is clear that radio is his first love and TV happened by chance. Matlatsi Mafatshe
We love Sechaba as an actor because he is really good at it. He keeps everyone who watches Isidingo in stitches in every episode. He is no doubt one of the best actors in SA.
I was surprised to hear that he is doing an album and he is singing not rapping or anything like that. Then I saw him performing on LIVE and he was singing like singing not doing Kwaito as you’d think someone like him would do Kwaito.
Hayi shem I must say even though Sechaba was hitting those high notes I was not convinced. Nothing on me said I can buy his album. Sad thing is that the brother is serious about his singing shem even though people don’t take him serious.
There's a whole lot of them maybe you can mention some and tell us your thoughts in this subject? pics: various site on google ;-)