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By Emmanuel Tjiya | Dec 31, 2015 | COMMENTS [ 7 ]

  • 1. Ntando Duma. Vibrant baldhead actress noted for her breakout role on Rhythm City and thirst trapping on Instagram. Picture credit: Tshepo Kekana.

  • 2. Lawrence Maleka. New Clash of the Choirs SA TV presenter hoping to fill the huge footsteps of his predecessor Bonang Matheba when the latest season debut in January. Maleka also has a recurring role on Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya. Picture credit: Supplied.

  • 3. Emtee. The SA Hip Hop world’s latest obsession, who demanded some much-deserved attention with his single Roll Up. Picture credit: Facebook.

  • 4. The self-proclaimed First Lady of Motswako renowned for her firecracker rap verses and pint-sized frame released her debut album 20Fifi this year. Picture credit: Facebook.

  • 5. Zonke Mchunu. Durban-bred ingénue who has gained a fan-base for her love-to-hate character Imani Nkosi on SABC soapie Muvhango. Picture credit: Facebook.

  • 6. Cyprian Ndlovu. Sowetan LIVE Mzansi’s Sexiest 2016 finalist appears on etv’s music show Club 808, alongside Boity. Picture credit: Lee Photography.

  • 7. Fulu Mugovhani. The Scandal actress starred in the lead in the critically acclaimed local film Ayanda, which got the attention of the international film market. Rumour has it that they might be more in store in 2016. Picture credit: Tshepo Kekana.

  • 8. Altovise Lawrence. The winner of the inaugural season on BET Africa’s Top Actor SA, with an upcoming international film she recently shot in Atlanta. Picture credit: Facebook.

  • 9. Nyaniso N Dzedze. With the second season of etv telenovela Ashes to Ashes coming in the New Year, we cannot wait for what Dzedze’s villainous character Tsietsi Namane will be up to. Picture credit: Lee Photography.

  • 10. Nicholas Nkuna. Skeem Saam hottie with his rock-hard Abs, big guns and chiselled bone structure. Picture credit: Facebook.

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2015 introduced us to a number of fresh-faced stars, but whose star will take off in 2016?

In what seemed like an overnight success story, 2015 saw comedian Trevor Noah take on Hollywood by storm. The name on everyone’s lips was Generations: The Legacy heartthrob Vuyo Dabula. Model-turned-actor Maps Maponyane made waves with his first feature film Tell Me Sweet Something.

Then Boity scored big with Legit, while Nomzamo Mbatha signed a lucrative deal with Neutrogena and Jessica Nkosi with Clinique. Don’t get us started on Bonang Matheba and Minnie Dlamini’s countless celebrity endorsement deals.

But think about it before this crop of stars became household names, they were once upon a time “It Girls” and “It boys” vying for their spot in the SA entertainment industry. Given that they play their cards right, the following 10 names could be Mzansi’s next-big-thing in the New Year.

1. Ntando Duma

Vibrant baldhead actress noted for her breakout role on Rhythm City and thirst trapping on Instagram.

2. Lawrence Maleka

New Clash of the Choirs SA TV presenter hoping to fill the huge footsteps of his predecessor Bonang Matheba when the latest season debuts in January. Maleka also has a recurring role on Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya.

3. Emtee

The SA Hip Hop world’s latest obsession, who demanded some much-deserved attention with his single Roll Up.

4. Fifi Cooper

The self-proclaimed First Lady of Motswako renowned for her firecracker rap verses and pint-sized frame released her debut album 20Fifi this year.

5. Zonke Mchunu

Durban-bred ingénue who has gained a fan-base for her love-to-hate character Imani Nkosi on SABC soapie Muvhango.

6. Cyprian Ndlovu

Sowetan LIVE Mzansi’s Sexiest 2016 finalist appears on etv’s music show Club 808, alongside Boity.

7. Fulu Mugovhani

The Scandal actress starred in the lead in the critically acclaimed local film Ayanda, which got the attention of the international film market. Rumour has it that they might be more in store in 2016.

8. Altovise Lawrence

The winner of the inaugural season on BET Africa’s Top Actor SA, with an upcoming international film she recently shot in Atlanta.

9. Nyaniso N Dzedze

With the second season of etv telenovela  Ashes to Ashes coming in the New Year, we cannot wait for what Dzedze’s villainous character Tsietsi Namane will be up to.

10. Nicholas Nkuna

Skeem Saam hottie with his rock-hard Abs, big guns and chiselled bone structure.

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Lephalaleboi

10. Nicholas Nkuna. Skeem Sama ...really? what soapie is this Jurno.

Dec 31, 2015 12:20 | 2 replies

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Dec 31, 2015 12:52 | 0 replies

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