- Ntsiki Mazwai initiated a debate on skin colour and global success on Twitter naming Mzansi celebs Peral Thusi, Sho Madjozi and Trevor Noah
- Twitter was divided as some thought there was an equal amount of globally successful dark skinned celebrities as there were light skinned ones
- Ntsiki also asked Mzansi if there were any dark skinned south Africans that were making global impact and the list was endless
Controversial Ntsiki Mazwai has sparked a colourism debate on Twitter after she tweeted about South African artists and celebs that are successful and light skinned.
“I can’t help but notice that Sho Majozi, Pearl Thusi and Trevor Noah. like Beyoncé are all light skinned. As in our best musician, actress and comics, this is it,” Ntsiki tweeted.
Briefly.co.za found that the tweet had some agree or insinuate that Ntsiki meant that these celebs are only celebrated because of their skin colour.
"I've once asked this question before. For dark skinned South Africans or (Africans in general) to make it overseas, they have to be educated," @DjNewAfrica wrote.
The poet and activist followed with another tweet that asked if there were any dark skinned South Africans making an impact.
"Do we have any dark skinned South Africans making a global impact? Or???," she asked.
Tweeps quickly responded with dark skinned Mzansi celebs who have done well including Nomzamo, Black Coffee and Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi.
@Soulmate_us: Black Coffee, Shimza, Kolisi, Zozi, Euphonic, Black Mambazo, Lira with her Europe tours, the gentleman for The Lion King, Percy Tau and the list goes on but because they are not all celebrities some are shining on their professional fields they in."
@SinoMakeleni: Bonnie Mbuli, Nomzamo Mbatha, Thuso Mbedu..."
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