- The late Mary Twala played Rafiki in Beyoncé's Black Is King visual album and it was likely one of her last film roles
- Black Is King was shot a year ago and Mama Mary, who was Somizi Mhlongo's mother, passed away in July
- Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles, took to social media to show respect to Mary and thank her for her contribution to Black Is King
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The late Mary Twala is featured in Beyoncé's hit visual album Black Is King. It's possible that Black Is King, which was shot a year ago, was Mama Mary's last film project.
Mam' Mary, who is Somizi Mhlongo's mother, played Rafiki in the project. One of the film's director's paid tribute to her in a moving Twitter post.
He wrote, "In memorial of South African legend, Mary Twala, who passed away a few weeks ago. This might have been her last film role. (It) was a blessing to direct her as our Rafiki in Black Is King. The ancestors never left you. Rest in peace."
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Bey's mother, Tina Lawson, shared an image of Mam' Mary on Instagram.
She said, "Beyonce shared the sad news about this wonderful legend, Mary Twala, who played the elder in the film, that she had passed on. It is very interesting that, in the film, the poetry says 'the elders are tired.' May she rest in eternal peace."
Briefly.co.za reported that Mama Mary was laid to rest last month. Peeps were extremely excited to see her posthumous performance in Black Is King. An artist who got emotional after seeing her own electric performance in the film is none other than dance music star Busiswa.
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Prince Kaybee felt it was time to tell the world that he is all baed-up. Fans had it right, Kaybee and Zola Ayabulela Mhlongo are a thing.
Celebrities are opting to keep their personal lives private these days, and for good reason. Only when things are super serious and solid are they coming out with it.
Kaybee tries his best to keep his personal and business life separate, but the writing was truly on the wall with this - Kaybee and Zola couldn’t hide those vibes. A recent social media exchange confirmed that they are indeed a couple.
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