- Somizi is no stranger to artistic talent and recently took to social media to use his platform to promote a young artist he'd met
- The star received a gift from the artist and was so impressed by her skills that he had to show them off
- Somgaga showed off the string art that the artist had made for him and said that the woman was self-taught
Somizi has never shied away from lending his large platform to promote and advertise smaller brands and he recently found a reason to do it once more.
The media personality was given a gift by a young artist and was so impressed by her talent that he immediately shared her work with his followers.
Somgaga posted footage to his social media of the artwork and the artist and asked questions about where the woman learned her craft and how long she'd been doing it.
In an even more impressive twist, the artist had only been doing the string art technique for a short time and had taught herself how to do it. Somizi explained in the video:
“So, this beautiful young talented South African, look what she did ... she is self-taught and she started practising during Covid-19.”
Somizi was blown away and his gift was a portrait of himself done entirely in string art as well as another piece that had his cookbook next to string art of the letter 'S'.
The footage the star posted shows him continuing to praise the artist and saying things like:
“She made this portrait using strings, like strings. So, I'm here at the meeting with Theo at Bathu and I get this beautiful surprise. Like guys, God is beautiful and God exists. Like, this is God's given talent. Look at this! Just strings ah a. What a talent!”
He also urged his followers to utilise local talent and stressed the importance of helping one another during the difficult times:
“People, let's support each other, let's support local ... definitely there's talent in SA. Wow!”
Briefly.co.za previously reported on the announcement that Somizi's cookbook had clinched the number 1 spot and how the multi-talented star celebrated the win.
Somizi Mhlongo gets to add a new accolade to his already sizeable list of achievements since his cookbook has officially claimed a number one bestseller spot. The cookbook Dinner At Somizi's - I Am Not A Chef has topped the South African chart of bestselling books in the food and beverage category.
The star was overjoyed at the news and took to his social media to pen a lengthy statement about dreams and express his gratitude.
Somgaga posted the news about his bestselling book to Instagram and his caption described how proud he was of the achievement.
He also mentioned the number two spot on the list was held by one of his icons, Jamie Oliver, and described how the well-known cook had inspired him to pursue his own culinary dreams. Somizi also expressed how grateful he was for everyone who had supported his vision and all the people who went out and purchased it:
"...and to everyone who has bought the book and to all who are still gonna buy the book. I'm so proud of myself for believing in myself and released my first of many self published books. God you are good all the time. Here's to more number 1s..."
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