We noticed a national hair crisis in South Africa at the #SAMA22

It has been two days since the South African Music Awards were handed out, but we still can’t stop talking about it. The ladies swept us away with their breathtaking outfits and our female Nigerian celebrities might want to take a couple of notes before award season rolls up here.

As in love as we are with the South African ladies, we couldn’t help but notice that some of their celebrities seem to be have had a little problem with getting their weaves installed.

We first noticed it with Nomzamo Mbatha’s either really weird ass pixie cut or  very bad wig. We think the look she and her stylist were going for was a choppy/messy/rolled out of bed but still cute kind of thing, which would have been inappropriate for her outfit, if they had even gotten it right. Well that obviously didn’t work out and she was left with more of a bird’s nest/my hairstylist secretly hates me kind of look going on.

South African actress Boity Thulo, whose outfit, just didn’t do it for us also didn’t get it right in the hair department. We don’t know if you’ve heard but there are these nifty little things called closures that help you not look like you are wearing a weave helmet.

We would have sworn Khanyi Mbau got her lace front wig done in a dodgy part of Balogun market, if we didn’t know any better.


Bonang Matheba’s lace front wig, which looks an awful lot like Nicki Minaj’s used to before she saw the light and got herself a new hair stylist, is another prime example of why South African female celebrities need to stay away from lace front wigs until their hair stylists have it all figured out. We love Bonang Matheba- she used to love D’banj,- her gown was absolutely gorgeous, and her makeup was flawless but if you ask us B, your hair stylist should be fired then fired again for doing you dirty like this.


See what we mean

Getting a good hair stylist can be hard, and we understand this but while you guys are sorting out the national crisis that is your lack of good hair stylists, have you heard of ‘leave outs’?

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