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Five memorable moments from this year’s Feather Awards

2017-11-10 10:00
PHOTO: Qhama Dayile

Meat outfits, panty-less performances, belly laughs – but most importantly raising awareness about issues faced by the LGBTIQ community – were the order of the day at the 9th annual Feather Awards. Director and founder of the awards, Thami Kotlolo, shares his favourite moments.

1 Skolopad’s R200 sausage dress

QwaQwa-born socialite Nonhlanhla “Skolopad” Qwabe made a grand entrance at this year’s Feather Awards in a see-through “dress” made of plastic and boerewors. The daring diva said it cost a mere R200. “My designer, Monadeciouse, doesn’t charge me for my looks, we sat down and created the look and I bought the wors for R200.”

After the show Skolopad stored the meat in a cooler box at a BP garage across the road from the venue and went off to the afterparty. Seeing as she carried a bag of charcoal around pre-ceremony, she probably won’t be going hungry over the weekend.

2 Kelly Khumalo’s performance with Kyle Deutsch

Many have been speculating Kelly and Kyle might be dating – and the two sure make magic on stage. At this year’s ceremony the duo gave a stellar performance of their single, Lonely Fool.

3 Zodwa Wabantu wins drama queen of the year

Zodwa has made it very clear she doesn’t wear any undergarments, she’s not a fan of Skolopad, she’s in the entertainment industry to make money, and she doesn’t care what people think about her. That alone should be enough to earn you the drama-queen title.

 

4 Amstel Maboa’s Feather of the year award

Too often, the people who pave the way for future generations go unrecognized. This year’s Feather Awards honored musician and LGBTIQ activist Amstel Maboa for his contribution in making a change.

5 Cutest couple of the year

Last year Somizi Mhlongo and bestie TT Mbha had everyone talking when they won the cutest couple of the year. This year’s winners, Thishiwe Ziqubu and Mandisa Nduna, had everyone in tears when they made their speeches, thanking one another for the love and support. 

Here is a list of all the winners

BEST-STYLED FEMALE - Kelly Khumalo

BEST-STYLED MALE - Trevor Stuurman

MEDIA AWARD - Phatu Makwarela

HOT CHICK OF THE YEAR - K Naomi

HUNK OF THE YEAR - Fezile Makhanya

CUTEST COUPLE OF THE YEAR - Mandisa Nduna and Thishiwe Ziqubu

DIVA EXTRAORDINAIRE - Carol Bouwer

FAG-HAG OF THE YEAR - Kelly Khumalo

SOCIALITE OF THE YEAR - Basetsana Kumalo

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR – Kwesta

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR - Wayde van Niekerk

ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR - Ricki Kgositau

DRAMA QUEEN OF THE YEAR - Zodwa Wabantu

FEATHER OF THE YEAR - Amstel Maboa

AFRICAN FEATHER OF THE YEAR - Ricki Kgositau 

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