South Africa is already
halfway through the government imposed lockdown and for celebrities who have
had their work suspended and cancelled, they have found creative ways to stay
busy and motivated.
Zenande Mfenyana on home workouts during lockdown
The Queen actress Zenande Mfenyana hopped on Twitter to reveal that
she would be staying fit and healthy by practising a home work out routine with
her cousin. The actress has not had to report for duty as production on The Queen has been halted due to the
Rami Chuene unable to bury her aunt
Veteran actress and author
Rami Chuene sent out a heartbreaking tweet about not being able to bury her
aunt who died in Limpopo. Chuene is self-isolating with her children in
Gauteng. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s regulations include a ban on weddings and
gatherings that have over 50 people. The government has also discouraged people
from travelling to rural areas during the lockdown in a bid to limit the rate
Boity Thulo: Anxious and overwhelmed
BET Own your Throne reality star and rapper Boity Thulo said she was
feeling anxious and overwhelmed by the onset of the lockdown. The Ba Kae rapper was one of the celebrities
who had advocated for Ramaphosa to institute a lockdown.
Business as usual for Mo Flava
It is business as usual
for some artists who work in the broadcast industry. Radio presenter and DJ, Mo
Flava posted that he was still reporting for duty at the Metro FM studios where
he hosts the popular breakfast show.
Simphiwe Dana’s ‘songs to quarantine to’
Locally, musicians have
banded together to release music that urges the public to stop panic buying. Singer
Simphiwe Dana has gone one step further and released her new album, Bamako which she says is the perfect
soundtrack for the quarantine period.
Hulisani Ravele inspiring others
For the past year, TV
presenter Hulisani Ravele and has been creating one minute clips to inspire her
audience. While she took a brief hiatus she has returned with a new clip which
she says will become more regular over the next 20 days.
“Although the times are so uncertain and a lot of us have fear in different aspects of our lives may you find the courage to truly be still and use this next two weeks to check in on yourself and to check your spirit. Grow yourself, know yourself,” she said.