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South African Stars are Fab Too! Scoop from the Premiere of ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’ in Joburg



The movie ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’ is a romantic comedy starring Nomzamo Mbatha, Maps ‘Masego’ Maponyane, Kagiso Lediga, Thomas Gumede, Thembi Seete, Thishiwe Ziqubu and more and it is set to hit the cinemas in a few days (September 4).

“Tell Me Sweet Something” tells the story of Moratiwa (Mbatha), an aspiring novelist with writer’s block. She hasn’t had much luck with love ever since her ex-boyfriend Norman went out to buy milk and never came back. Tired of having a recluse as a best friend, Tashaka (Ziqubu) convinces her to party up a storm at a new club in the city; it is here that she meets South Africa’s no.1 celebrity model Nat Masilo (Maponyane) or as she nicknames him “The 45 Foot Man” on account of a huge billboard in which he features (in)conveniently situated directly opposite her bookshop.

The premiere for the movie ‘Tell Me Sweet Something’, directed by Akin Omotoso, held on Saturday (August 26) at The Zone Ster Kinekor in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The film was inspired by Akin Omotoso’s love of love songs, the film Love Jones and his desire to tell a story that celebrates love in the city he loves- Johannesburg.

See photos from the premiere below.

Akin Omotoso

Akin Omotoso

Lawrence Maleka

Lawrence Maleka

Liezle Wilson

Liezle Wilson

Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha

Maps Maponyane and Nomzamo Mbatha

Terry Pheto, Nomzamo Mbatha and Mampho Brescia

Terry Pheto, Nomzamo Mbatha and Mampho Brescia

Terry Pheto

Terry Pheto

Thembi Seete

Thembi Seete

Thishiwe Ziqub

Thishiwe Ziqub

Thomas Gumede

Thomas Gumede

Trusty Ndimande and Lala Tuku

Trusty Ndimande and Lala Tuku

Zakes Bantwini

Zakes Bantwini

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Watch the trailer!

Photo Credit: Gallo Images / Lungelo Mbulwana

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  1. Tosin

    September 2, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    fab too: true.
    oya, collabo.

  2. mimibella

    September 2, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Wtf you mean FAB TOO
    You Nigerians are so full of your self
    You think on African continent you are the only one that exist. Your title sounds so conceited. Their country is a million times better than yours. No wonder Nigeria is been blacklisted from every nation. Concentrate on making your nation better amidst 419; money ritualism, corruption, cults in schools etc etc. And its these types of conceited behaviour of yours is the respect south Africans much more than u do yall. They and Ghana and Kenya etc are better than you. Fix your light;standing on your red carpet with your k legs and borrowed red bottoms and Brazilian weaves fakingbthe funk yet in 2015 u don’t even have constant electric, in this day and age, you have no business looking down on any African country. You are not respected by anyone. You can’t buy respect not even with 419 money.

    • laotan

      September 2, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      And you visit Bellanaija despite your hatred for Nigeria… paradoxical

    • DeAyo

      September 2, 2015 at 2:54 pm

      Obviously this matter pain you…. sorry Nigerians are not talking about them….. Lmbo!!! take a chill pill and stop sulking. Africa is one….

    • Busarni

      September 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Gerrrrraarrrra here!! You don’t wanna mess with us ooh cos we will drag you by the hair. We are number 1 in Africa and it will stay that way

    • mz titilitious

      September 2, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      We careless about all ur blabbings! We love our country and it’s improving oh yeah? We have light constantly now even if PHCN still off but my dear it’s still better than before! All ur blabs wnt even make me hate my country a bit and come running to southafrica + white countries you know why? The Confidence is so high, Feel our high self esteem you can’t break us all you can do is blab!

    • Tari

      September 2, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Stop deluding yourself.
      South Africans (as a people not every single individual) can’t recognize fabulous even if it hit them in the face on a brightly lit street.
      It is not an insult, it is a fact. I am more aware of your country’s social scene than you ever will and it pains me when I see how poorly turned out your celebrities are at almost every event.
      The supposed best of them Dorothy (Dbanj’s recent squeeze) is just gets Gert Coetzee to repeat the same design in different colours and different materials.
      The less said about your guys, the better.
      It would have been better if you chose a better post to vent your illogically thought out crap.
      Just scroll up and see the mess you are defending.

      On the issue of all the mess we Nigerians need to fix, I see your point but your country is not much better considering the rate your society is crumbling since you ushered in the shower head as your president. Do you watch the news? Are you seeing the protests in settlements where sewage is spewing into gutters and into the streets? Do you see the protests in townships where children are learning under trees and in leaking roofs? Are you oblivious of the textbook saga in Limpopo? Have you checked the load shedding schedule in your area recently?

      Don’t get me wrong, I love Mzansi but that rant of yours is misdirected and completely out of place. When it comes to Style, South Africa is no mate of ours. It might sound like ego tripping to you but truth ought to be uttered once in a while.
      Nigeria is the home of 419 but only greedy fools fall for such scams.
      You ask us to fix our Klegs yet your most adored media personality has legendary knock knees (go figure)?
      Now go join right thinking folks to ask shower head to #paybackthemoney and leave style talk to those who know what it takes.

      Lala kahle!!

  3. aduke

    September 2, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    This matter pain you o !


    September 2, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Is it just me or there is some similarity in movie premiere pictures! Poor lightning, sweaty/oily faces! OMG the works! In 2015, the movie title feels blaaaah… but i wont mind watching it.

  5. Belinda

    September 2, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    i agree with mimi bella, the title of the post sounded very arrogant.

    dont look down on other african country cos ours is extremely shitty compared to many african countries. Why else do our artist go to South Africa to shoot music videos.

    Lets come off our high horse. We are not the best. as much as some arrogant ones amongst us want to believe. Our bad reputation will always precede us everywhere.

  6. Tari

    September 2, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    More importantly, congrats to Akin Omotoso.
    Good to see him looking good after all these years. He does not seem to have aged.
    He has always taken his directing serious. I will check out the film.

  7. Vanessa

    September 3, 2015 at 9:02 am

    TBH The rant by mimibella was uncalled for. In my opinion, I visit other country’s blogs teach myself about other countries’ culture so that I don’t get surprised when I visit any country, and to learn what is going on in the continent as a whole. If you feel your country is best, keep it to yourself. Replying to the nut head does not do anybody any good either. I think the title of the post was not arrogant though in the sense that SA doesn’t produce a lot of movies like Nigeria does, hence most SAns look forward to new releases from Nigeria (those I know).

    Telling people on the blogs how good SA is shows narrow mindedness. Talking bad about another country whilst sitting in your own mess perpetuates hatred. Let us stop visiting other peoples platforms and start throwing stones at them, Africa is One. I am in the Finance Sector, I have all the knowledge there is about the economy of the country, and I have resigned myself from watching general news because its depressing,. I know most African countries are known to have corrupt governments, then I ask myself ‘when will it stop?’, hence I have resorted to blogs. BTW, I am South African.

  8. Nana

    September 8, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    love the leading lady in the film so will make an effort to go see this at cinema. To Vanessa also stopped watching the news although i do give in sometimes and watch the lunch time news i find it easier to digest. And its always good to remember that blogs have trolls and you can’t go around defending yourself or country or whatever. Trolls are unreasonable in their thinking whether it be sexism. triabilisim, their unfounded hate for Toke the list goes on. well done to Akin Omotoso we all know how hard it is to make a movie that the South Africans actually want to watch.

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