Fantastic night

HERE we go again. What happens to your week when one starts attending gala functions as early as Tuesday?

HERE we go again. What happens to your week when one starts attending gala functions as early as Tuesday?

Well, the rest of the week is clearly being filled with parties, what with Tshedi Mholo of Malaika turning 33 on Tuesday night and Chomee's surprise birthday party also taking place this week. We wonder if she is turning 21 again.

The night started off in Midrand at a stunning wedding venue for the Olay Icon Women of the Year Awards, or something to that effect.

The invite must have said black tie because folk looked like they were going to a matric dance. Khanyi Mbau arrived in a Palu dress with her new size 34D boobs, new Lamborghini with a personalised number plate as well as a new weave. We girls could have sworn she also arrived with Mandla but, alas, it was Malcom X, who from the back looked like Mthembu.

Mbau was her usual loud and funny self. She cracked jokes about her boobs and even forbade people to mention Mandla's name in her presence.

Criselda Kananda has lost her African garb and looked amazing in an Indian-inspired outfit.

Loved how much in love Kerry and Gerry Elsdon are but one must encourage them to get a room. Okay, we gals are jealous of this hot couple.

Bassie and Romeo Kumalo, who are both slimmer, sweeter and could not stop talking about their cute four-year-old son .

David Tlale presented an award in his eccentric outfit, and that man knows his stuff.

Uyanda Mbuli was also there and spent most of the night chatting to swimmer Ryk Neethling and rubbing his back as if to reassure him that he will be great as the presenter for the women in sports category.

Of course, she was wrong as he mumbled through his words like someone who had just learnt how to read.

It was a wonderful night with a very bright and beautiful programme director in former Miss SA Jo-Anne Strauss, who was overheard saying she is still with her hunky German doctor boyfriend and believes he is the one.

One who was not the one was Sipho somebody, who announced that Edit Fanta had won the women in media category.

We were all stunned as there was no Edit in the nominees list. It was Uyanda Mbuli, Khanyi Mbau, Liezel van der Westhuizen, our own Kuli Roberts, Jen Sue and, yes, 80s icon in the south, Edith Venter, who won it to our horror.

Who was judging? We all wanted to know as Khanyi Dhlomo-Mkhize also won some category.

Maybe Edit has been using Olay since the 40s and that's why she won over the obvious winners, said a disgruntled nominee. But we still had a great night with a wonderful performance by a singing couple and great goodie bag filled with ... you guessed it, Olay.