Category: Entertainment News

Respublica Rising Stars

Respublica Rising Stars is an initiative that was introduced by the Respublica Student Living Accommodation on 22 June. This segment is aimed at introducing the world to an array of talent within the Respublica residences, each week a student was featured on the Respublica_life Instagram account. The likes of Precious Nkosi from Hatfield Square, Roman Figga from Eastwood Village, and many other students were featured on this segment.

South African actress Thuso Mbedu to star in American biopic: The Underground Railroad

South African trailblazer, Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu, is taking the international acting scene by storm after the Emmy-nominated thespian landed a starring role in a production depicting the African-American struggle to escape slavery. The project is based on Colson Whitehead’s best-selling novel, which has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has adapted the novel into a limited historical drama for Amazon Prime. Meilan Solly brings light to the adaptation’s arrival amid a national reckoning on systemic injustice and brutality as well as renewed activism against the cultural killings of black lives in America.

Tali’s Baby Diary

Tali’s Baby Diary is a follow up of the popular and hilarious mockumentary, Tali’s Wedding Diary. If you have watched the first season, you will know that actress Julia Anastasopoulos (Suzelle DIY), is the beloved main character of the show. After quite a bit of trying, Tali is now pregnant, and wants nothing more in life than to be a ‘momfluencer’.

Catching up with Carla Franco

PDBY interviewed local, talented, and self-taught musician, Carla Franco. Franco says that she tries not to focus on a single genre of music but prefers to create material that feels musically connected and lyrically authentic instead. While trying not to limit herself genre-wise, Franco says that more often than not her music leans towards acoustic/pop folk.


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