Skinnerbek dishes the dirt

Fridays in Nelson Mandela Bay are set apart by your favourite mgosi session.


Hello darlings! We’ve had so many public holidays lately one can hardly tell a Friday and a Wednesday apart.
I’m glad though that our Fridays are set apart by our favourite mgosi session.
Last Friday, your favourite gossip girl spent the evening at the launch of one of the, erm, rather controversial DJ Sbu’s books, The Art of Hustling: Sell or Surrender, at NMU.
If you know your Skinners well enough, you will have already guessed your girl was there to hear if the man would address the big elephant in the room – and he did.
For those who feel a little lost right now, let Skinners catch you up quickly.
So recently, Loliwe hitmaker Zahara accused the DJ’s record label of having robbed her of some of her money from when she was signed under the record company.
The baby elephant was the video of the DJ in the US after the death of US hip-hop artist Nipsey Hussle.
The DJ was seen in the video paying respects and offering condolences to the rapper’s family and friends, and calling himself an ambassador of Africa.
Twitter users dragged him with one main question: “Who appointed you as an ambassador of Africa?”
The self-proclaimed hustler addressed both issues, saying he had appointed himself as Africa’s ambassador and then delivered a long speech in response to Zahara’s claims, saying the matter was being handled by lawyers.
In a nutshell, he insists Zahara’s claims are simply not true.
If you’re still wondering what made him think he could appoint himself to represent all of us, well, the DJ simply said he was not worried about what people said about him.
Anywho, on Wednesday, one of my minions enjoyed her Workers’ Day at Pata Pata Lifestyle at the Arts in Union event, where some of the Bay’s most-loved performers did their thing.
LoveChild, Ikati Esengxoweni, Songo Songo and many others were up on stage.
My minion tells me the event was well-attended, with guests receiving each artist with enthusiasm.
I hear guests got right into DJ Miss Jay’s face with cameras as soon as she started her set, and she handled it like a pro.
Skinners definitely would have been distracted by all that paparazzi.
The likes of PoeticSoul, Thoko Makamba and Pabalo Mpoka were there for it all, I’m told.
While my minion keeps an eye out for me in the Bay, your girl is living it up in the Zulu Kingdom in Durban, where the Tourism Indaba is under way.
The welcoming party was held at Max’s Lifestyle, a stone’s throw from the popular Eyadini in Umlazi Township on Wednesday night.
A vibe-and-a-half if you ask me!
I’m not saying I don’t want to return to the Bay but if such a warm welcome with food and an open bar is what Durban’s about – then maybe it’s time ... Let’s catch up next week, dolls. Ciao!..

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