Entertainment 27.7.2016 03:58 pm

‘I’m the most loyal person’ – AKA

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Mzansi’s celebs pour their heart out in Nicky Greenwall’s book.

I’m Famous In South Africa, a book by Nicky Greenwall with a collection of celebrity portraits by Robin Fryer, revels some of Mzansi’s most prominent talent and exposes several of their deepest thoughts about their career and lives in general. The book which comprises of about 44 South African celebrities is printed in black and white and is in A3 size.

Some interesting quotes from celebrities in the book include: –

“I would rather people hate my guts than, Oh what do you think of AKA ‘Well he’s alright’. I am the most loyal person. If you stood by me then I am with you but people don’t understand that this stuff is pretty lonely.” – AKA (Rapper)

“Someone said to me ‘Bonang you are so good that you make it look easy.’ I have auditioned for every single job that I have gotten, I have stood in line. I have filled out an audition form. Every single job that I have, I have actually had to, you know, blood sweat and tears for it.” – Bonang Matheba (Television and radio presenter)

“There are certain elements of the celeb life that don’t excite me and I realised that actually i don’t have to be in (those) spaces. I am an emotional being. Everything makes me cry. Talking about crying makes me cry.” – DJ Zinhle (DJ and businesswoman)

“I’ve been ‘klapped’ around so much I think the epitaph on my tombstone will read: ‘Leon couldn’t take the last klap.” – Leon Schuster (Actor and Filmmaker)

“They call me Khanyi ‘Umlungu’ – meaning ‘Khanyi white’. I learnt at a young age to work twice as hard to get accepted, and to always be the one that has everything that someone needs for them to allow you in. You need to shine more for people to then take you seriously.” – Khanyi Mbau (Television host and actress)

“I didn’t want articles of me like, ‘Meet the new one-armed DJ’ you know, I didn’t want that. So I kept that away for a long time. I released two albums and I never spoke about it.” –  Black Coffee (DJ and music producer)

“My mom said, ‘I am not going to have a son who makes clothes’ and I said ‘I am not going to make clothes, I am going to be a fashion designer.” – David Tlale (Fashion Designer)

Other celebrities that the book covers are television presenter and actress Boity Thulo, actress Nomzamo Mbatha, television presenter Sade Giliberti, singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana, actress Nonhle Thema,  and radio and television presenter Jeannie de Gouveia, among others


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