South Africa is home to a plethora of celebrities that are popular and influential in the country and beyond. Ranging from musicians to actors and TV personalities, these South African celebrities are respected and loved by fans.
Even among celebrities, some are respected and more influential than others. They are considered to be the most powerful. This qualification is owing to different factors like social media influence or wealth. Here is the list of the top 10 most powerful celebrities in South Africa.
AKA’s real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes. He is a South African rapper, songwriter, singer, record producer, and entrepreneur. He became popular after his hit single titled Victory Lap. AKA is one of the most powerful celebrities in South Africa.
2. Bonang Matheba
Bonang Matheba is a South African TV presenter, producer, radio personality, model, and businesswoman. She is very popular in the country for her peculiar voice and skills in presenting. She is one of the most powerful celebrities in South Africa.
3. Minnie Dlamini
Minnie Dlamini also falls on the list of most powerful celebrities in South Africa. Her real name is Minenhle Jones and she is an on-air personality, model, and actress. She became the presenter for the South African music show, Live Amp, in 2010.
4. Gareth Cliff
Gareth Cliff is a South African TV and radio personality. He was reinstated as a judge Idols South Africa after winning a court case following a suspension for allegedly racist tweets. He is currently one of the most powerful celebrities in South Africa.
5. Pearl Thusi
Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, TV host, model, and radio personality. She is popular for her role as Patricia Kopong on the series, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. She is currently the host of Lip Sync Battle Africa. All these have put her on the list of most powerful celebrities in South Africa.
6. Boity Thulo
Boitumelo Thulo, popularly known as Boity is one of the most powerful celebrities in South Africa. She is an actress, rapper, businesswoman, model, and TV presenter. She is popular for her role as Mpho Bogatsu in Rockville.
7. Cassper Nyovest
Cassper Nyovest, whose real name is Refiloe Maele Phoolo, is a South African rapper, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is regarded as one of South Africa’s most successful music artists. He is also among the most powerful of all celebrities in South Africa.
8. DJ Zinhle
Number 8 on the list of most powerful celebrities in South Africa is DJ Zinhle. Her real name is Ntombezinhle Jiyane. She is a South African DJ best known as the resident DJ on Jika maJika.
9. Black Coffee
Black Coffee is one of the richest and most popular music artists in South Africa. His real name is Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo. The award-winning music artist is also one of the most powerful celebrities in the country.
DJ Fresh: DJ Fresh’s real name is Thato Sikwane. He is a South African radio DJ, entrepreneur, and music producer. He is popularly for being a host on Metro FM.
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