Favourite rising stars 2017 was definitely the year of rising

Zamani Mbatha

The South African entertainment industry is at its peak, every day, thousands of viewers tune into local programs and radio stations to get their daily fix of these incredible new talents. The entertainment landscape has changed for the better, now more than ever, the stars who are celebrated are worthy and the masses can’t get enough of them.

Here’s a look at the new talents who made lasting impressions in 2017.

Thuso Mbedu

Thuso Mbedu

The actress had an incredible year and she was the only South African nominated for a International Emmy Award.

Lemogang Tsipa 


Lemogang Tsipa has been in the industry for a couple of years but his star rose in 2017 and we can’t wait to see more of this talent.



Sjava is undoubtedlty the biggest come up story of the year, he even won a Mzansi Magic Viewer’s Choice Award for being the favourite rising young star.

Amanda Black

Amanda Black

Amanda had an incredible year and there is no one more deserving.

Michelle Mosalakae


Michelle managed to captivate the masses with her talent and beauty.

There you have it folks, these are the rising stars who have made great strides in 2017 and we can’t wait to see them grow in 2018.

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