FOUR Eastern Cape artists, including two from Nelson Mandela Bay, have a chance to shine in true Hollywood style at this year’s YOU Spectacular awards.
Grahamstown-born Metro FM DJ Unathi Msengana and Mthatha- born Anele Mdoda of Highveld 94.7 have been nominated in the favourite radio personality category.
Luthando Shosha, of KwaMagxaki, has been nominated as favourite newcomer and New Brighton Generations actor Anga Makhubalo has been nominated in the category of sexiest man.
For the 24-year-old Shosha, the nomination came as a surprise.
“For me this is a pretty huge thing as it shows that my job is being recognised. I did not expect this at all. I am glad people are actually watching our show and loving what I do,” she said.
Shosha co-presents music show Live Amp. She joined SABC 1 last year after she won a talent search for new presenter.
Msengana was equally surprised by her nomination.
“Radio is a male-dominated industry and to have three women [including 5FM’s Poppy Ntshongwana] nominated in the category of favourite radio personality is very good. I also like the fact that we are Xhosa-speaking women. I am truly excited about this,” Msengana said.
YOU editor Linda Pietersen said the awards were being held at Gold Reef City’s The Lyric on July 27. “Three new categories have been added to this year’s line-up: most stylish man, most stylish woman and funniest South African,” she said.
The public votes for the stars they want crowned the winners.
“Vote for your favourite celebs and win great prizes: SMS the letters YS followed by the nominee’s code plus your name and city or town to 32113. Each SMS costs R1,” she said.