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This is the Mystery Celeb Who Slayed the BET Awards Red Carpet

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The BET Awards red carpet was stunning this year, but one woman stole the show in a black and white dress with symmetrical details. Nandi Mngoma is the rising South African singer whose red carpet dress slayed us all! Here are 8 things to know about the up and coming star.
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1. She has her own fashion line COLOUR, which designed her 2016 BET Awards gown.


2. She is a born and bred South African; born in the rural town of Maphumulo and raised in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
3.  Mngoma entered the fine arts scene at 4 when she was cast as the lead ballerina in a ballet.
4. She was nominated alongside K.O. for the South African Music Award for Amstel Record of the Year for “Skhanda Love”
5. She looks to her Zulu culture for musical inspiration:

 “I’m Zulu and a lot of the Zulu culture is very rich; and we enjoy chanting and singing—that was a form of celebration especially for Africans as a whole.”

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6. She has modeled for Adidas and is a Marie Claire South Africa cover girl.

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7. She is a South African style icon. Although short cuts are common on South African woman, her fans, including this young cutie, mimic her unique takes on the short look.

8. Her Instagram account is chock full of short natural hair inspo! Seriously! The beauty and diversity is amazing.

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Any Nandi fans out there? What else should we know about her?

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About Rinny

Texan by birth, Los Angeleno by situation. Lover of Tame Impala and Shoegaze music. Comedian by trade. Macaroni and Cheese connoisseur by appetite.

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Cleopatra Legend
Cleopatra Legend
4 years ago

Nandi is a true icon in the making. As a South African woman, I am so proud of her authenticity and beauty. Now that Hollywood has seen her, i hope they’d cast her if they were to make a Miriam Makeba movie 🙂

Anna Dee
Anna Dee
4 years ago

Yes!!!!! Great to see her getting more recognition.

Cassie
Cassie
4 years ago

Its nice to see Africans also in the spot light

blogdiz
blogdiz
4 years ago

Stunning

Guest
Guest
4 years ago

She is beautiful!!!

TWA4now
TWA4now
4 years ago

Beautiful!!!

Tebs
Tebs
4 years ago

She is an incredibly beautiful person both inside and out. Such humble individual!

eljjai
eljjai
4 years ago

She’s really beautiful but that dress looked better on paper than in real life. It needed a more structured fabric for the top part.

Itumeleng
Itumeleng
4 years ago

I’m very pleased to see a fellow Southern African getting ahead over in the States. South African women are very beautiful, Nandi is one of many many of my beautiful sistas back home. There are many more to watch out for. Stunning, humble, sweet natured and natural haired beauties from the South:)

Kuwala
4 years ago

Love her! Our favorite song from her is Goodtimes. Enjoy! ??: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUff0BOiNPo

Nelisiwe Zuma
Nelisiwe Zuma
4 years ago

My favorite and forever be my favorite person in this world. Nandi Mngoma inspires me in so many ways that I can’t even manage to explain. the person she portrays on media and the person she is in person just excites me of her future. she has so much potential.

Sabrina black
Sabrina black
4 years ago

She’s stunning. Love her.

Ingrid Killer-Queen
4 years ago

Omg she is physical perfection.

lis
lis
4 years ago

She’s a beauty…Her style is fly as hell.

Zandile Ntuli Mchunu
Zandile Ntuli Mchunu
4 years ago

OMG I Love Nandi, she is such a sweet and humble girl, as a Zulu girl myself I am proud of the way she represents us, she is a true cultural girl, I hope her star will rise and rise, and I wish her all the best she wishes for herself, South Africa is proud of you Nandi???

Zandile Ntuli Mchunu
Zandile Ntuli Mchunu
4 years ago

OMG I am so happy for Nandi, she is so sweet and humble, we are so proud of our Zulu girl here in KZN, we wish her all the best, slay queen slay? ???

D1Mind
D1Mind
4 years ago

Time for Africans in the diaspora to build an entertainment empire. There is no excuse not to.

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