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Style Icon: Mafikizolo’s Nhlanohla Nciza.

I just can’t let the month of August - Women’s Month in South Africa - go by without dedicating a few posts to my favourite women of Mzansi.

After a year of some serious hit-making with fellow artist Theo Kgosinkwe under the moniker ‘Mafikizolo’, in what I believe to me one of the best musical comebacks of all time, singer, songwriter, wife, mother and one half of one of the continent’s most popular groups, Nhlanlha Nciza is also a certified style icon. To call her any less would, at the very least, be an understatement.

Much like the genre of music Mafikizolo makes, Nciza’s style is a unique blend of various traditional African influences mixed with bits of contemporary African and Western fashions.

Although the band have always had an air of glamour and sophistication about them dating as far back as their Kwela, Van Toeka Af and Sibongiledays, where they channeled Sophiatown and took inspiration from other 20th century fashions, Nciza’s style has never been so bold, with her adoption of beautifully loud colours, and so distinctly representative of parts of the African continent - whether she’s wearing a gele, ankara styles common in West and Central African countries, jewelry inspired by East or Southern African cultures, silhouettes, prints, patterns and textiles from all over Africa. Not to mention how consistent her looks have been in all of their recent music videos, live performances and red carpet appearances.

But the best thing about Nhlanhla Nciza’s style has to be that, aside from looking flawless all the time, no one else can pull off what she does in the way that she does it.

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  • 1. Last kiss

  • 2. Last time you had sex

  • 3. Last text message

  • 4. Last song you listened to

  • 5. Last time you cried

  • HAVE YOU EVER:

  • 6. Dated someone twice

  • 7. Been cheated on

  • 8. Kissed someone & regretted it

  • 9. Lost someone special

  • 10. Been depressed

  • 11. Been drunk and threw up

  • THIS YEAR HAVE YOU:

  • 12. had sex

  • 13. How many people have you had sex with this year?

  • 15. Made a new friend

  • 17. Laughed until you cried

  • 18. Met someone who changed you

  • 19. Found out who your true friends were

  • 20. Found out someone was talking about you

  • 26. What did you do for your last Birthday

  • 27. What time did you wake up today

  • 29. Name something you CANNOT wait for

  • 30. Last time you saw your all of your siblings at the same time

  • 31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life

  • 32. What are you listening to right now

  • 33. When is the last time you had sex?

  • 34. Who's getting on your nerves right now

  • 35. Most visited webpage

  • 36. Favorite colour

  • 37. Nicknames

  • 38. Relationship Status

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  • 55. First hookup

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  • 65. Get married?

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  • 68. Hugs or kisses

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  • 74. Hook-up or relationship

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  • 76. Kissed a stranger

  • 77. Drank hard liquor

  • 78. Lost glasses/contacts

  • 79. Had sex

  • 80. Broken someone's heart

  • 82. Been arrested

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  • 85. Fallen for a friend

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  • 91. Kiss on the first date

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  • 98. Out Of Everything In The World What Do You Wish For

  • 99. Are you afraid of falling in love?

  • 100. Do you like the way you look?

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