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Mzansi socialite, Zodwa Wabantu, has responded to Ntsiki Mazwai's recent comment claiming that Zodwa was a “bigger force than Bonang”, stating that there is no need for comparisons in the entertainment industry.
Briefly.co.za learned that Ntsiki made headlines on Thursday when she tweeted that Bonang would not have the same impact without her Woolworths deal. Bonang clapped back at Ntsiki in a civilised way. Ntsiki then went on to compare Bonang to Zodwa Wabantu, whom she claimed would not lose any shine if she lost a deal.
“It’s gonna hurt you when I tell you that Zodwa is a bigger force than Bonang because when you take Woolworths away from Bonang what do you have??? No deal you can take away from Zodwa. She will continue,” tweeted Ntsiki.
Zodwa saw Ntsiki’s tweets and told TshisaLIVE that while she was honoured to be compared to Queen B, she felt she was being used to take shot at Bonang.
“We are women. We shouldn’t be compared to each other. It is not about Bonang or me. We don’t have to fight in the industry, it doesn’t help us grow. She is using me to fight her battles. It feels like we are just puppets to her. Why should we be compared? Why should we fight?”
Zodwa explained that even though she knows the tweet could have been meant as a compliment, she knew that brands had a lot of power over celebs.
“We all have our own sh*t that we are going through. Our own battles to get into the industry. We should be supporting each other as women. I know that there are some people who think they are better than me in the industry and that is why I have to work 20 times harder than them to prove myself.”
Ntsiki told Phat Joe on Radio 2000, hat her argument about white capital-backing was bigger than her naming Bonang as an example.
“My point is why is black excellence white created? My point is that Bonang has white capital backing from Woolworths and Revlon, which is not realistic to say to the black child that if you work hard enough you can be like Bonang. To be like Bonang, you actually have to have an affiliation with the white man.
“That was the comparison, to say that if the white man don’t back you up any more, what happens to you? You become another Nonhle Thema. Therefore, if you are a Zodwa, working with your own talent and your own force, you have more of a sustainable thing going for you. There is not anyone who is going to take anything away from you.”
Meanwhile, two days ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Zodwa Wabantu was at it again! Mzansi’s Vosho Queen bagged the main role in a movie and now she’s got to learn how to be a movie star.
Yes, Zodwa has been on camera more times than some would like, but there’s a major difference between reality TV and scripted movies.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Zodwa will be playing the main character in an upcoming South African movie, and she’s hella excited about it. It is clear now that Zodwa’s recent marriage trickery had something to do with the movie that she’s in, and the public is grateful.
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