Skolopad and Zodwa Wabantu steal the 2017 Feather Awards

Skolopad and Zodwa Wabantu steal the 2017 Feather Awards. Image: Twitter
Skolopad and Zodwa Wabantu steal the 2017 Feather Awards. Image: Twitter

Two of the most provocative stars in the country, Skolopad and Zodwa Wabantu, stole the show at the 2017 Feather Awards - the ninth instalment of the gay-friendly event held at The Theatre on the Track in Kyalami, Midrand last night.

First there was Skolopad channeling Lady Gaga's 'Meat Dress' creation from the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on the red carpet. Her see-through plastic number featured pieces of raw boerewors placed over her lady parts.

Skolopad said: "I don't eat beef, people have so much 'beef'. I can't stand beef. So wors is my meat of choice."

While Skolopad opted to hide her assets, Zodwa Wabantu had cameras flashing with her no-underwear look. She donned an emerald lace gown, with hip-high slit that left very little to the imagination.

"The design was sent to me by DJ Tira. To me, the green colour represents female power," Zodwa said.

Zodwa also had cameras flashing when she won the award for Drama Queen of the Year, beating Skolopad.

Businesswoman Basetsana Kumalo soared above both of them, however, to win Socialite of the Year.

Celebrity power couple Mandisa Nduna and Thishiwe Ziqubu received a stamp of approval. The pair scooped Cutest Couple of the Year.

The duo went up against 'It' celebrity couple Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane, as well as BFFs Pearl Thusi and DJ Zinhle.

Hosted by TV personalities Khanya Mkangisa and Lumko Johnson, this year's awards took place under the theme 'Aluta Continua', aimed at highlighting the ongoing struggles faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Intersex communities.

The night featured stellar performances by Kelly Khumalo and Brenda Mtambo, among others. When it came to the eye candy, All Access Mzansi host K Naomi won Hot Chick of the Year, while Fundis presenter Fezile Makhanya scooped Hunk of the Year. Khumalo and Botswana-born transgender activist Ricki Kgositau were the big winners of the night - with two awards each. Khumalo won Fag-Hag of the Year and Best-Styled. Kgositau was honoured with Role Model of the Year and African Feather of the Night.

Earlier the awards organisers had erroneously released a media statement announcing Skolopad as the winner over Zodwa. "There was an internal error when drafting the press release. We apologise for the incorrect winner being printed," Spokesperson Ashveer Kewalpershad said.

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