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Top Stories This Week: SA Welcomes Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Home

ICYMI, our 5 top celeb stories this week

Whether they’ve just scored a huge endorsement deal or livin’ it up abroad, we love it when our favourite stars share their special moments with us on social media. Keep reading to see our top celeb stories of the week.

1 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters returns home

Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was welcomed home by crowds of supporters at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday.

The New York-based beauty queen has returned home for her homecoming tour and will be visiting Johannesburg, Cape Town and her hometown Sedgefield. She’ll also be hosting workshops which are aimed at equipping women with the basics of self-defence so that they can get out of life-threatening situations.

Welcome home, Demi!

My heart ❤️ #missuniverse #southafrica #home

A post shared by Demi-Leigh | Miss Universe (@demileighnp) on

2 Black Coffee joined Akon in studio

This week, DJ Black Coffee shared a video on Instagram in which he was in studio with Akon.

‘My last trip to NYC was incredible… Special shout-out to #gospël@outputclub , @kith and big Bro @akon,’ he captioned the post.

Fans have expressed their excitement over a possible collaboration between the two musos – and we don’t hate that idea!

Check out the video:

3 Roxy Burger shared more images of her baby girl

ICYMI, Roxy Burger welcomed a baby girl, Adrienne to the world on 12 January 2018 – and we can’t get enough of the adorable posts she’s been sharing on social media!

The media personality recently shared an image expressing her gratitude for the incredible support her little family have received thus far. ‘When you have a baby, you realise how incredible your support structure is and how much you need your friends and family. It really does take a village and our village is amazing!’ she captioned the post.

4 Shekhinah went platinum

On Wednesday, Shekhinah revealed that her hit song Suited has gone platinum!

The singer shared the news in an Instagram post, captioned: ‘Suited just gone platinum!!! Thank you to everyone who’s been jamming. Rose-gold is on gold at the moment, let’s bump it up!’

Yas! Well done, Shekhinah!

5 Tributes continue to pour in for the late Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela, more affectionately known as the ‘Father of South African jazz’, sadly passed away on Tuesday (23/01/2018) after losing his battle to prostate cancer.

Following the news of the jazz icon’s death, tributes across social media platforms started pouring in – including a beautiful heartfelt message from his son, Sal.

While the late legend’s funeral will only include close friends and family members, the Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation announced that the public will be able to celebrate his life at three separate events.

Event details:

1 Hugh Masekela Heritage Park
A centre that will exhibit an audiovisual representation of the life and career of Hugh Maskela.

Place: Zoo Lake, Parkview – Johannesburg
Date and time: 26 January – 1 February, 2018 from 10am – 6pm daily

2 Heitada Alex! – Going Home
A celebration of Hugh’s life in Alexandra township, where he began his incredible music journey.

Place: Sankopano Community Centre, Corner 12th Ave & Selborne St  – Alexandra, Johannesburg
Date and time: 26 January 2018 at 1pm

3 Hugh Masekela Musical Memorial
A musical celebration, featuring a range of artists he’s collaborated with or influenced during his life.

Place: University of Johannesburg – Soweto Campus, Chris Hani Rd, Soweto.
Date and time: 28 January 2018 at 12:00

Rest in peace, Bra Hugh.💖

See the full message from Hugh’s son, below:

It is with heavy heart that I confirm that my father, Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, has hung up his horn after a long battle with prostate cancer. It is difficult to comprehend that this moment is real. To me, my father has always been both ageless and immortal. Of the countless shows I had the honor of watching my dad perform, each felt like the first, each felt brand new. At the age of 5 he first introduced me to the late night halls of Manhattan’s The Village Gate and Mikell’s, where he would steal the hearts and souls of innocents with a musical storytelling all his own, passionately and relentlessly transporting them to the farthest reaches of Africa with both voice and trumpet. It was these moments and his choosing to take me around the globe any chance he got, that would come to shape my entire world view. As a product of the meticulously designed apartheid regime of 20th century South Africa, my fathers life was the definition of activism and resistance. Despite the open arms of many countries, for 30 years he refused to take citizenship anywhere else on this earth. His belief too strong that the pure evil of a systematic racist oppression could and would be crushed. Instead he would continue to fight. He was right. To know Hugh Masekela was to know no matter class, creed, color, religion or any other made up distinctions, he stood with empathy and compassion, locked arm in arm with the distressed, displaced and downtrodden everywhere and anywhere on this planet. He carried a deep seeded belief in justice, freedom and equality for all peoples to the very end. He scoffed at the futile idea of borders defining humanity. Even more than all of that, it was his undying and childlike love for South Africa and the entire African continent; with its dizzying displays of natural beauty, music, art and culture that mesmerized me more than anything. He was beautifully obsessed with showcasing the endless magic and pageantry of African peoples to a western obsessed world. After a recent trip to Tanzania caused me to share with my dad that my heart was full, he simply said this to me, ‘I can give you my heart to take in the overspill’. 🇿🇦

A post shared by Selema Mabena Masekela (@salmasekela) on

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