Bonang Matheba is the official host for The People’s Pageant SA.
It’s a new pageant with a cause that will celebrate South African women who are helping to transform the world around them.
Along with millions of rand’s worth of prizes, the empowering approach taken by The People’s Pageant SA means that shape, size, colour, race and height are irrelevant.
Rather, by emphasizing non-conformity, it is inner beauty and impact on society that will impress the judges.
Women between the ages of 20 – 40 are eligible to enter The People’s Queen competition, while young women between the ages of 13-19 may enter to become The People’s Princess SA.
Being passionate about empowerment and education, this is such a great fit for me. I sincerely believe that South African women can be the change we need to be as a nation, and The People’s Pageant SA is such a special opportunity to uncover our gems
In addition to Bonang being host & ambassador, The People’s Pageant SA will also partner with The Bonang Matheba Foundation to provide prizes of one education bursary per week for 30 weeks to young women, with each bursary valued at R50,000.00 each.
This is all about passing it on and giving a leg up to those who are determined to make it. My mission for 2019 is to dedicate time and attention to initiatives and engage partners who are in support of African women’s education and empowerment. And what a great partnership The People’s Pageant SA is in this regard
Extraordinary prizes include R1 million in cash; a new Mercedes-Benz G Wagon; a R2.5 million luxury apartment; R500,000.00 shopping voucher; R300,000.00 custom jewel set; a monthly salary and; financial mentorship for 12 months, amongst other prizes for the People’s Pageant Queen.
The People’s Princess, meanwhile, will win R1 million in cash; a bursary up until the completion of her studies; a monthly salary for 12 months and; a R250,000.00 shopping voucher; R250,000.00 to go to the school of her choice as well as another R250,000.00 to go towards the foundation of her choosing.
For additional information, visit www.thepeoplespageant.co.za
AKA Chats Platinum Plaques & Redefining What Accolades Mean To Him
We recently caught up with the Supa Mega, AKA who celebrated a huge milestone last week. The multi talented rapper and businessman hosted an intimate gathering to receive his several plaques for the outstanding work he did on his album, Touch My Blood.
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak
Supa Mega has been on a winning streak since 2016 with him releasing his joint project with Anatii which included several music videos. He had also been on his Supa Mega Tour and when that ended came the Touch My blood tour. This saw the rapper hard at work so it’s understandable that he is a little burnt out.
“I’m tired. Not physically tired, I’m just more emotionally tired, spiritually tired, mentally tired but it’s okay because we did what we came to do. I poured my heart and soul into the album and people really could feel that”, he expresses. And the results have paid off because the accolades and the recognition he has received since this album was released has been the most he has received since he began his career.
On how he is redefining what accolades mean to him
He shared some insights on how he has remained relevant for as long as he had. He touched on authenticity as one of the key things that artists have to uphold to stay winning.
“Just make what you need to make and put it out there. People recognize and appreciate authenticity. Just be authentic, be original and be sincere and heartfelt,” he says.
It’s been a while since AKA has submitted for any awards and he mentioned that he is considered it since he has the number one selling album in the country. But he questioned the motive to get involved in the awards when he has already won the hearts of many South Africans. The platinum plaque is proof of that.
“Isn’t the award to be the highest played artist? Isn’t the award to be the most booked artist? Isn’t the award to have people f*ck with your music?”.
These are very important questions and no doubt something that artists on the come up can question about the product they put out. Well done Supa Mega.
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