6 local celebs and their famous parents

It’s easy to see why these celebrities are so successful at what they do – it’s in their blood.
Check out our list of 6 celebs and their famous parents. You know what they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

1. Bongani Fassie & the late Queen of African pop – Brenda Fassie


The African pop legend Brenda Fassie who got people dancing over the color line posing with her son Bongani Fassie, who is also following on her mother’s footsteps in the music industry.

2. Nonhle Thema & Cynthia Shange


Ever wondered where Nonhle got that gorgeous smile from? Her mom, Cynthia Shange is a former model/beauty queen, now famous for her role as Mankosi in Muvhango.

3. Maps Maponyane & Marks Maponyane


Maps Maponyane’s dad, Marks, is a legendary South African soccer star who made a name for himself as the top goal scorer for Kaizer Chiefs to date.

4. Somizi Mhlongo & Mary Twala


We’ve seen her play many roles in both film and television for years, including that of Sarafina’s grandmother, but did you know that Mary Twala also plays the role of choreographer Somizi Mhlongo’s mother?

5. Dineo Moeketsi & KG Moeketsi


Although she has made her own mark on the entertainment industry, Dineo Moeketsi had a great role model growing up. Her mom is celebrated radio host Kgomosto “KG” Moeketsi.

6. Mo-T and Banza Kgasoane


Mi Casa band member, Mo-T followed in his dads footsteps when he took up the trumpet as a kid. His father, Banza Kgasoane was one of the founding members and trumpeter for iconic SA band, Mango Groove.


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