Finding the perfect balance between beauty and muscle, Mapule Ndhlovu, better known by her many followers on Instagram as @Queenfitnass, is an inspiration to may young girls.
Born in Alexandra, this vibrant gym fanatic has reinvented what physical fitness is to many. It all started after she had completed her matric but couldn’t find employment. This didn’t put her down as she managed to find solace through training, which included jogging until she later joined aerobic classes.
In 2012, she was spotted by the institute of fitness professionals (IFP), who were doing their visits to one of the gyms in Alex. They saw potential in her and offered her a scholarship to study exercise science.
Currently, she has taken the local fitness industry by storm with her next level viral workout videos and is a fitfluencer with over 90 000 followers on the gram, she’s now a fitness ambassador for some of the biggest sportswear brands in the world.
Check out her full story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYI_CUEmwdM
Ndumiso Lindi hails from Zwelitsha, a small township next to King William’s Town in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. He came to Cape Town to study a national diploma in graphic design, and this is where the “stand-up” bug really bit.
After regular performances on the local comedy shows, he won the amateur category in the Red Bull Comedy All Stars Comedy Challenge. He has toured South Africa performing at the Barnyard Theatre Festival in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg and has shared the stage with local comedy stalwarts like Kurt Schoonraad, Mel Miller, Riaad Moosa, Dave Levinsohn, Cokey Falkow and David Kau.
Today Lindi headlines all the important stand-up gigs around the country such as Blacks Only, Heavyweight Comedy Jam and Nando’s Comedy Festival.
Check out his full story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qys7TZ5SQTU&t=11s
Bujy Bikwa is a Zimbabwean-born South African radio host, television presenter and producer best known as one of the Top 4 contestants on the reality show competition Dance Your Butt Off, from 2010-2011.
Born in Zimbabwe, he moved to South Africa in 1992 with his South African mother. He grew up in Orange Farm before moving to Johannesburg.
He was a content producer and co-host of Drive Time on YFM before gaining fame on the reality show competition Dance Your Butt Off, declaring that he was “tired of being the fat gay guy on the dance floor”.
He has been nominated for various awards such as the Golden Horn Award for Best TV Presenter, Golden Horn, Award for Best Presenter in a Game Show. In 2013 he was co-host (with Phumeza Dlwathi) of the game show Cula Sibone. He continued hosting the show for Season 2, in 2014. Catch him on Trending SA tonight on SABC3.
Check his full story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CGE88HCqTQ
Nimrod Nkosi is a KZN born legend who has worked on various series, movies and TV shows. He has been in the industry for more than 2 decades and is a South African Television presenter better known for presenting the Live Lotto draw. He began his career in 1994 on a hit drama series called Ubambo Lwami, which he followed up with a role on the Afrikaans rugby drama, Pale Toe.
He joined the music show Jam Alley in which he presented for 8 years, co hosting with the legendary V – Mash. He did exceptionally well with Jam Alley as he received 2 Avanti awards as best presenter.
He has also hosted the Lotto game show Raise Your Game, which took place directly after the Lotto draw on Wednesday’s with former Miss South Africa Vanessa Carreira.
He’s also played roles in various series including The Last Hope, Soul City, The Wild and the role of Hector on the soapie Scandal!. He also hosted the late night Saturday show Your Late Mate.
In 2013 he became the host for the Gospel-themed show John 14, in which he visited viewers’ houses where they cooked for him and gave testaments of their faith. He is currently hosting a docu-reality series Utatakho.