DIARY: 09 November with Jessica Nkosi

DIARY: 09 November with Jessica Nkosi



Wednesday the 9th of November is a very important day in the world. This is the day we’re set to know who will be president of the world’s most powerful nation, the USA. As I woke up this morning and switched on my television I could not believe my eyes. Donald Trump, the biggest racist and more, was leading Hillary Clinton in the vote count 140 to 104. Unreal! This is the man who has said some of the most ridiculous things in public and here he was, about to become the single most powerful individual in the world. This just goes to show that you just can’t trust social media. You can’t make it a yardstick for anything. All this while the two have been campaigning we’ve seen tweets of Americans lambasting Trump, and we took this as indication that the Clintons might be going to the White House for the second time. Tweets do not translate into votes, we learnt. Anyway we’ll keep an eye on this one throughout the day, but it does look that we’re all in for a shocking surprise.


Getting on with the show, I know all the guys out there will be jealous of me, Sbu, and all the guys in studio. Jessica Nkosi of Isibaya fame is in the house. Most of you might know her as Qondi from the Mzansi Magic soapie. She was born and bred in Durban and although she was raised in a township, she spent most of her school life in Model C boarding schools. Although she is naturally Swati, she grew up in KZN and obviously grew up speaking Zulu. She is a huge fan of Nigerian music and I can tell you she has been dancing to every single track that we’ve played from that part of the world. “They are unapologetically themselves”, she says. Her mother is her biggest supporter, and supported her when she decided to leave her law studies to study drama. Isibaya was literally her first break in television, and went to the auditions in 2012, and says she had all the confidence in the world that she would get the part. Fast forward four years later, she is one of the biggest stars for in the land. Let’s not forget beautiful. She went through all the stages of the auditions, until she was called to Joburg and the rest as they say, is history.

She recently also got a new gig as the host of Our Perfect Wedding. On any given Sunday you look at the twitter streets and you’ll find the #OPW trending. Well most people watch it for the weddings and the humour, but some of us watch it to get our dose of Jessica because there’s no Isibaya on weekends. Asked which one of the tv jobs she would choose if she had to, she gives Isibaya the thumbs up. That’s understandable because she’s an actress before she’s a presenter, and it’s something she actually went to school for. And then came the time for pictures, and of course yours truly was front of the queue to get a snap with this stunner. Now I just continue my long wait for another belter, her co-star Nomzamo Mbatha.

Let’s leave it here for today. For now we go and keep a keen eye on “The land of the free and the home of the brave”.