5 Internet sensations turned into celebs

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Killer Kau

When Killer Kau’s Tholukuthi Hey video went viral on social media, DJ and businessman Euphonik caught wind of it and asked Twitter to help find him. Euphonik, Killer and Mbali Sikwane – another high school learner who also had a viral video to the same song – recorded the song, and things have been rolling over into nothing but success for the duo. The popular track is played on all major radio stations, and Killer Kau can be seen performing at various hotspots with #TholukuthiHey being the current popular catch phrase.

Zodwa Wabantu

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Zodwa Rebecca Libram, known by her fans as Zodwa Wabantu, was born in Soweto and moved to Durban four years ago. Before her new-found fame as main attraction dancer at Eyadini Lounge in uMlazi, KZN, she worked as a debt collector but soon ditched her job when her popularity started picking up. Her dance moves and racy dress code caught social media and her career began an upward climb. She’s now signed under Afrotainment and rumour has it the mom of one’s booking fee starts at R25,000 per appearance.


This budding musician got tongues wagging when she debuted her skimpy outfit and interesting poses at the Metro FM Music Awards’ black carpet earlier this year. This, of course, caught the internet’s attention and she soon went viral.  Then she was known as “The Lady in the Yellow Dress”, and now Skolopad, real name Nonhlanhla Qwabe, is known by many. A nurse by profession who hails from the Free State, Skolopad has been spotted at other red carpets, garnered many performances and has even released a few tracks.



Her real name is Kefilwe Mabota. She’s a stylist, model and fashion blogger who gained fame through her blog, Kefi Styles, where she dishes out fashion advice. Today she remains one of social media’s favourites thanks to her OTT fashion sense and glamorous lifestyle.

Moshe Ndiki

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His hilarious YouTube channel, which saw him take a swipe at almost everything, shot him to fame and now boasts of over one million viewers. Thousands more fans follow him on social media. His new-found popularity saw him become co-host alongside Nomuzi Mabena, Larry “Larryngitis” Mncube-Nhlane on the late night show V-Table  on Vuzu and also as a field reporter for V-Entertainment. Moshe is also a budding musician, and has released a song too.



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