Drum Darlings lap up the gumboots-PHOTOS

13 November 2013 - 13:35

HOW fitting that Drum magazine decided to come up with the black version of the You Spectacular awards and call it Drum Darlings. Shwa is very pleased.

Thursday night saw a lot of has-been, wannabe and relevant celebs trekking to the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg on the East Rand.

Even Jam Alley's fallen star, Vinolia "V-mash" Mashego, couldn't miss out.

Yho, but she is angry, ranting about who knows what in the foyer. Yours truly doesn't know if it's because she's jobless or hungry for a Streetwise 2. Hell hath no fury like an over-the-hill celeb!

Shwa smiled all the way through the gumboot dancing and Generations' Mam Ruby doing Marapi Sophiatown.

Miriam Makeba took home the posthumous award. Rather random, methinks.

Her great-grandson Lindelani Lee accepted it and gave a speech that was more a theatrical audition with dramatic pauses. Shameless!

MCs Anele Mdoda and comedian Celeste Ntuli had the audience in stitches, costume-changing from security guards to traditional outfits.

These two took the mickey out of just about everyone. Pearl Thusi got it good, with the ladies saying she should have received Hugh Masekela's Lifetime Achievement award because she has done everything under the sun before she's even turned 30. They obviously forgot about Bonang Matheba, who for once was not nominated.

Khanyi Mbau debuted a new hairdo on the arm of boyfriend Tebogo Lerole. She looked as if she was channelling Diana Ross but had lost The Supremes.

On the topic of hair, presenter and fashion designer Dineo Ranaka went retro in a shiny black bob weave that did nothing to hide her swollen eye.

Former Coca-Cola Popstars winner Thembisile Ntaka gave a riveting performance of Brenda Fassie's Black President, dressed in a wedding gown. This girl is looking helluva gorgeous with that newly slim figure.

Thembi Seete and Minnie Dlamini were gorgeous in black and white, and Minnie couldn't keep her hands off Itumeleng Khune. She obviously knows the Egoliwood ladies are vultures.