On Sunday night(28-08-2017) Somizi Mhlongo stole the spotlight while covering the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet for MTV Base Africa.
In an Instagram snap, Somizi Mhlongo gave a shout out to the South African designer Anita Ferreira. Ferreira has also designed outfits for the likes of Boity and Basetsana Khumalo. “Your adventurous personality is both exciting and creative. You push me to places I thought impossible. You are by far the most exciting and daring client.(Fellow designer) Jess and I cried tears while making this but it is worth every tear, hours, broken needle and sleepless night when I see it in you!” Said Anita in an open letter to Somizi on Instagram. In a conversation with Anita she said “Somizi has a loud personality and I wanted to channel that in the outfit. 90 percent of the outfit was made with Swarovski crystals, including the leg boot pants. It took two weeks to put together, including hand weaving the crystals into the outfit”
Anita does not want to reveal the exact cost of the outfit but she indicated that it ranges between R40,000 and R60,000.
Somizi joked about his eyebrows and make up in an Instragram post saying it is was fresh enough to “bring our land back”. The local entertainer also stunned with a fresh hairdo and a white bodysuit. He was again in LA driving a BMW i8 just like he does back at home.