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By Philani Dlamini | Oct 28, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 11 ]

OVER the years she has found a niche on the local showbiz scene as an actress and recently as a judge of the SABC1 reality competition Dance Your Butt Off.

Her star, however, keeps on rising with every new announcement.

South African actress, dancer, choreographer, singer and businesswomen, Khabonina Qhubeka has been chosen as a choreographer for the Channel O Music Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre on November 11.

The awards are set to be the biggest on the African continent and will bring some of Africa's biggest artists, such as 2face, D'banj, Theo Kgosinkwe, Thiwa and Cabo Snoop, to South Africa.

Qhubeka will work with various artists from countries such as Nigeria, Mozambique and Zambia.

Speaking after having been chosen for the awards, she said: "I am excited to be part of the event. It will give me an opportunity to work with one of the best artists on this continent and it will also give me an opportunity to experience different cultures through which we can share so much during the course of the event."

Qhubeka says the music awards are another way for South Africans to gain experience from other countries.

"To be a choreographer for the 2011 Channel O Music Video Awards is a huge honour for me. We have a great team! Prepare to be moved."

Part of her choreography will fuse African dance moves, such as kizomba dance from Maputo, with a South African flavour added.

She has already started working with Thiwa from Nigeria.

Qhubeka says people who will be coming to the awards should expect more fire from her dancers.

"My goal is to make the Channel O Music Awards the best event ever in history," she says.

Qhubeka was born in Orlando West, Soweto.

She then attended Queen's High School in Kensington, Johannesburg, after which she earned a dance diploma with Moving Into Dance in Newtown.

Her other career highlights include travelling to Europe with Richard Loring's African Footprint; performing in the "55 Congress de la Fifa" in Marrakech, Morocco; touring Canada with the Milk Children's Festival as a storyteller, dancer, singer and teacher; and performing in Tribute to the Pops in Palma on the island of Marjoca.

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you go gal.....congrats

Oct 28, 2011 9:10 | 0 replies

The awards are set to be the biggest on the African continent and will bring some of Africa's biggest artists, such as 2face, D'banj, Theo Kgosinkwe, Thiwa and Cabo Snoop, to South Africa.

-uhm maybe i might be mistaken but isnt theo kgosinkwe in south africa? how are they bringing him to south africa? just asking

Nov 10, 2011 10:6 | 0 replies

the so called celebs tsa S.A.grabs every opportunity that comes their way even if they can act,sing but dey do it anyway.greedy.........greedy.....and they associate themselves with charitable work so we will think they are angels.they must give others a chance.

Nov 07, 2011 1:52 | 0 replies

sure girl .keep it up!

Nov 02, 2011 9:50 | 0 replies

i like this woman so much. instead of seducing men for money like khanyi, she works hard to have her own money. you are a gr8 inspiration to many khabo' kip up the gud work gal'

Oct 31, 2011 3:33 | 0 replies

she's going places .....

Oct 29, 2011 8:45 | 0 replies

this woman sucks , wa bora, she can't sing,
with a wierd voice and a long lips sies, e kare wa peipa

Oct 28, 2011 3:6 | 0 replies

Im straight mara nka modira.....yo i like this woman.If i was a guy i was gonna stalk her for real....her acting is flawless.........She is the reason I watch the mating game on SABC 3.

I love watching her dance

Oct 28, 2011 12:33 | 0 replies

@ ku.ku spot on she must stick to dancing n leave acting & singing to people who know how.

Oct 28, 2011 10:38 | 0 replies

South African actress, dancer, choreographer, singer and businesswomen, Khabonina Qhubeka has been chosen as a choreographer for the Channel O Music Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre on November 11.
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Oho - ke wena gape le mazinyo a 64...nxaaaa...i can't even hear you cause o na le meno a mantšhi and they distract u when you talk. Eitlik what do u do with u'r salary cause you should have visited a Dentist long time - but you can dance hey. I would suggest you don't sing at all cause you are a dissaster but dancing...YOu rock gal!

Oct 28, 2011 10:14 | 0 replies

hi ppl hw u doing this lovelyday

Feb 02, 2012 2:5 | 0 replies