Last updated on Jun 15th, 2020 at 01:01 pm
Only in Mzansi can an awards ceremony be briefly interrupted because of loadshedding
That’s exactly what happened at the 2019 Feather Awards on Thursday night.
The lights were cut just before singer Busiswa was about to hit the stage.
A Twitter user shared a video that showed some audience members lighting up the venue with their cellphones.
The disruption did not stop everyone from having a blast.
— Leloe Mayisela (@leloe_m) October 17, 2019
Did Eskom not get the memo!?
Some attendees also complained about poor pictures and the venue.
Despite the loadshedding drama, the Feather Awards was a major success
LootLove stole the show in a gold dress by Taússy Daniel. The TV and radio personality was also a big winner on the night.
“Feather Awards 2019 Best Styled Human. Thank you,” she wrote about her ‘Best Styled Individual’ award.
— 👑 LOOTLOVE™ (@LootLove) October 18, 2019
YouTube star Lasizwe was sad that he did not win the ‘Social Media Personality’ award. Dr Sindi van Zyl took home the prize.
“I would have loved to win the award I was nominated for but it’s ok because my BIGGEST win is the lives I’ve touched through my videos and that’s my AWARD,” Lasizwe wrote.
I would have loved to win the award I was nominated for but it’s ok because my BIGGEST win is the lives I’ve touched through my videos and that’s my AWARD. pic.twitter.com/Xx2Nq0PcYN
— A Baby Boy (@lasizwe) October 18, 2019
Here’s a look at some of the other winners
Drama Queen: Bujy & Nandos
Fag hag of the Year: Penny Lebyane
Socialite: Mihlali Ndamase
Musician of the Year: Busiswa
Cutest Couple: Dineo Moeketsi & Solo
Diva Extraordinaire of the Year: Bonnie Mbuli
Hunk of the Year: Rich Mnisi
Hot Chick of the Year: Krayzie K
Best Rainbow Parenting: Felicia Leqela (Lumko Johnson’s mother)
Sports Personality of the Year: Thembi Kgatlana
Media Award of the Year: We’re Queer My Dear (YouTube series)