- Khanyi Mbau dropped the trailer for Mbau Reloaded but it seems that the fans' real focus was not the show but the star's daughter Khanukani
- Khanukani Mbau featured in the trailer for her mother's new reality show and seemed surprisingly comfortable in the spotlight
- Fans took to the comments to congratulate the teen on becoming a rising star in her own right
Khanyi Mbau took to social media to drop the trailer for her new reality show, Mbau Reloaded, but fans were more excited about the star's daughter, Khanukani, and her role in the show than the show itself.
The trailer has clips of Khanyi, Khanukani and Khanyi's sister, Thandeka. Khanukani also posted it to her own Instagram account with the caption, "So I am kinda like on the show. So let’s see where this goes."
Fans and commenters were pleasantly surprised at how Khanukani would be front-and-centre on Mbau Reloaded rather than making the occasional cameo.
The positive comments extended from Khanyi's Instagram to her Twitter and over to Khanukani's Instagram. Many congratulated Khanyi on the show and complimented Khanukani:
@portia_nomfundo_khoza: "Khanyi your daughter has grown waze wamuhle umntwana wakho."
@nomthandazopitso: "Looking forward to this Khanyi, well done! I like your energy. Your daughter is beautiful."
@simphiwe_sibanyoni: "You're one of the most intelligent and interesting celebrities that Mzansi has offered us, I will always stan you."
@TlhalefoBooi: "This gave me goosies."
The teen is already a fan-favourite and it remains to be seen what the show will reveal about the Mbau household but we already know there are now two boss ladies living there.
Khanyi is making moves and clearly showing Khanukani the ropes. With a star for a mama we'll just have to wait and see how far the apple falls from the the famous tree.
In other Khanyi-related news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on Khanyi's tweet about Beyoncé's Brown Skin Girls track. Khanyi stirred the internet-pot with a tweet exclaiming that the song touched her and is "to us brown skinned girls worldwide".
Many clapped back at the star for co-opting a song that was written for darker-skinned girls when Khanyi herself has a lighter complexion. The track references celebrities like actress Lupita Nyongo'o, which meant Twitter peeps felt like Khanyi (and previously Pearl Thusi) missed the points the song makes about how colourism and skin-tone bias affects kids who do have darker skin.
Tweeps fired back at Khanyi, some gently explaining how she could enjoy the song while acknowledging it was not made for her, and others being a little more critical with their comments.
Khanyi didn't seem to be swayed by the internet's opinions and ended the debate with a simple goodnight tweet that asked for people to "drag me quietly" since she was going to bed.
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