There's more to Durban than the horse racing

ALL roads led to the Vodacom Durban July last Friday. Phosho also joined in to be part of the much celebrated event. Since Durban is not that far, I had to take the first stop at the "mother of all parties"at Madlulas Place in Pietermaritzburg.

  • Spotted DJ Vinny Da Vinci, who was treated like a king. Judging by the way he was acting, you could tell he was not used to the adulation. Imagine telling everyone that you are the king of house music ... mmm ... hhh madala.

The next stop was the Vodacom July pre-party, where one of Durban tycoons, Mabheleni, was throwing a huge party at which people drank as if it was their last day on earth.

  • Spotted Zizi Kodwa and Mahoota chilling in a corner. Though I was in a party, it turned out that I was surrounded by politicians who were very serious and thought that by repeatedly referring to each other as "chief" they were happening; but thanks to DJ Siyanda for the good music. It actually reminded us that we were there to party.

On Saturday I went to the main event. First of all, I thought I was attending a horse race but it turned out that to be a fashion show ... oh my goodness. Do you think most people know which horse won the race?

I thought I should ask nje.

  • Spotted Yfm presenters Hlelo and Ntando Masina, who always maintain that they look good, but on Saturday they looked like the cramp twins.
  • Talking about horrible dresses, I can see Zulu Boy is doing his best to look good, but I would rather he prefer if he stuck to his usual school bag and shorts rather than look like a magician or an English soldier.
  • Once again, it was good to see the controversial Jimmy Manyi having a quiet moment with his wife for a change. The guy looked like he was going to a press conference, then changed his mind and came to the Durban July. But I have to give it to him: The love birds looked good together.

By the way, I like the fact that he does not have class issues, unlike Julius "Juju" Malema, who rocked up late with bravado. He came with an entourage of bodyguards, washed-out hangers-on, wannabes and rent-a-mob. He looked like he was going to a rally. Juju, baby, what happened to those expensive suits ?

  • Orlando Pirates players Lucky Legwathi, Andile Jali - who must have been coming to the event for the first time considering he looked like a fish out of water - and Happy Jele had the ladies screaming. Maybe it was because of the madala magic from Legwathi, who was busy claiming that he was giving them free lessons on how to catch nice ladies.
  • The gorgeous Lulo Cafe was such a killer, I now know why ladies like him. Should I tell?
  • I went to the Lifestyle Oasis where it was happening. I saw Somizi Mhlongo, who was nominated for the "best-dressed man" award but did not win. He thought taking the price was going to be a walk in the park. Unfortunately it was not. After all, the guy is the mother of all cross dressers.
  • DJ Sbu from Metro FM came in his new shaven hairstyle, gees! It was good to see him without his right-hand man, Trevor Madondo. The brother is still looking good, obviously driving the ladies nuts with his bachelor status.

After a hectic day, I landed at DJ Tira's after-party at Moses Mabhida Stadium, which was sponsored by Sowetan.

  • I spotted "sushi king" Kenny Kunene, who was wearing the same shirt he wore at his birthday party. I wonder what happened to his wardrobe and his Jimmy Choo shops. Are you getting broke or going attached to the shirt?
  • Finally, I met young Durban tycoon Jabulani "Cashflow" Ngcobo, who is doing all he can to imitatethe sushi king. He was telling everyone at the party that he would be richer than Kenny one day. He might have thought of that because the sushi king keeps wearing the same shirt over and over. Oh, really, my guy?
  • I thought Tira had embraced brothers from all over the world, including Pakistanis. And to my disappointment, the wannabe Pakistani was none other than our own Mahoota.
  • ANCYL general secretary Sandisi Magaqa, who came to the event without a proper invite, was kicked out. All I could say is, shame lovey.

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