Makho Ndlovu

Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday is feeling better than amazing!

Hi There! Hope you are doing well! Just checking in on this beautiful Monday...
I had a lovely weekend in Indiana with my family. On Saturday it was my Mama's birthday and we took her out for lunch. It was so relaxing and yet also invigorating! Nothing life family to fill me up with love and support.
It was great to celebrate beautiful moments with my family, I am so blessed! Hope you have a great week my friends! Sending you love! Makho

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Essence Festival Looks - Day One!


Over the past weekend, I traveled from New York City to New Orleans to attend one of the biggest festivals in the country - ESSENCE Festival! Y'all already know ESSENCE was gon' bring the funk! It was so lit being there, black women came out in record breaking droves to attend the three day fest!

For the first day - I wore a three piece ensemble from the brand Milly. I loved this outfit so much. I literally got complimented everywhere I went. The love was def in the air. Styled by @stylemonster, this green number was so seamless to transition from day to night. 

It was perfect for my busy schedule!

I was so happy to be at ESSENCE to do a bit of work (I hosted a chat on the Center Stage with late night host Robin Thede) but truthfully it wasn't all work and no play. I also trekked to NOLA specifically to see pop icon Janet Jackson. I love her!! She is the ultimate Queen, still performing and killing it at age 52. #GoalsAF

It was truly a beautiful weekend! If you want to see more head over to my Instagram to see more behind the scenes content!

Stay tuned for more of my weekend in NOLA!

Photos by @positivevibespositiveenergy

Monday, July 2, 2018

Red Carpet Rewind: My Experience at the 2018 BET Awards!

Happy Monday y'all! Hope you're doing great!

Last week Sunday, I was granted the opportunity of a lifetime - to host the BET International Glitz and Glam red carpet! Woo-hoo!! Can you tell I was excited?

Hysterics aside,  I was honestly  honored to be called to host the coveted carpet at the 2018 BET Awards! It's a huge responsibility but I love the excitement and spontaneity of the red carpet, so in the words of Tiffany Haddish #sheready

Additionally, BET International was celebrating their 10 year anniversary so it was definitely a milestone moment to celebrate. 

I chopped it up with a few of our fave celebrities - like our gorgeous gal pal Gracelle Beauvais! She's so nice and not to mention absolutely beautiful!

South Africa's own Cassper Nyovest was one of the Best International Act nominees and I gotta tell you - he deserves all the good things coming his way. He's so down to earth!

And shout out to Davido! The Nigerian singer won the award for Best International Act. His music was EVERYWHERE this year so this win was totally deserved! By the way, did you know that this was the first year the BET Awards announced the Best International Act onstage at the award ceremony? 

While I was talking to Davido, NBA superstar Victor Oladipo crashed our interview...well not really crashed..he saw Davido and stepped up to the podium and I invited him to stay. So Victor was more than welcome. Love to see our African peeps killing the game!

I also chopped it up with other celebs such as actress Storm Reid, singer Miguel and rapper T.I and a slew of other stars! All in all it was a great day! 

It was super hot day in Los Angeles but we still soldiered on. 

What an inspiring night, cheers to celebrating black excellence!

Photo credit: BET International via Jamie Winbush

See you next year at the 2019 BET Awards!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Heeey Everyone!! I'm back!!!!

Hi Guys!

It's been a while since I updated my blog. I bad! A loooooot has been happening!

Hopefully you are keeping up with me via Instagram? If not make sure you're following me, it's where I'm at 90% of the time! Drop me a message via DM and say hi!

Just wanted to share a bit of what I have been up to - work wise. Here's my 2018 reel! Hope you like it!!

 Until next time :)


Monday, January 16, 2017

You Should Know: Cantu Hair Products Are Now Available in South Africa

You know by now that I am obsessed with finding the latest and greatest natural hair products. A really dope hair product must provide nourishment, volume and long lasting style to my curls. I need my hair to look effortless - even I've spent hours upon hours taking care of it.

In the past I've told you about my love for Dark & Lovely's Au Naturale line but another brand that I need to spread the gospel about is -- Cantu. And good news for my people in South Africa - well specifically Johannesburg - you can now buy Cantu at your local Clicks or Dis -Chem stores. Awesome right?

What I love most about Cantu is the affordable price point. Anyone from the curly community can attest to how expensive it can be to buy great products. To get you started see below for a great tutorial on how to get that bomb twist out. And then make sure you follow them on Facebook for more content.

UPDATE: Cantu is also availble in Ghana and Nigeria! Hooray!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Nailed It: You Gotta See Bonang Matheba's three piece swimsuit!

Queen B* is back at it again. Slaying as per usual!

The style-savvy star took to Instagram to share her vacation shots from Thailand and the snaps are just glorious! Her gorgeous swimsuit is from Nanawax boutique located in Abidjan, Kinshasa and a few more cities in Africa. Follow them on Instagram for more info.

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Who knew a three-piece swimsuit could be this fabulous?

Also joining the media personality on vacay is her beau- rappper AKA.

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Soak up the sun B! It's so cold on this side of the world :(

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

#NaturalHairGoals How To Achieve Blogger Sheila Ndinda's BANGIN' twist out!

Sheila Ndinda is hands down one of my FAVE natural hair bloggers.

When you finally know how to achieve defined and bouncy curls through a twist out with hanging bantu knots πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ New video is live on my YouTube channel. Direct link is on bio. I used water and @sheabyasal whipped black castor oil. . I have a 10% discount code on the butter. Check my previous post for more details. πŸ“· @edubirdy . How do you guys achieve your perfect twist outs? . . . . . . . . . . #africantressesandtreats #teamnatural #curls_aunaturel #naturahairdaily #mynaturalhairisdope #naturalhairdoescare #unconditionedroots #heynaturalhair #4chairchicks #teamnatural_ #berrycurly #kinkycurlycoilyme #naturalhairmag #hair2mesmerize #naturalchixs #happilynaturallit26 #blackhairmag #healthy_hair_journey #carolsdaughter #naturallyshesdope #kinky_chicks1 #naturalpartnersincrime #curls_aunaturel #nhdaily
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The Kenyan beauty has the most beautiful hair and I love it when she lets us in on her hair secrets. A few days ago she shared her latest tutorial - twists out with hanging bantu knots. From her site African Tresses and Treats, she writes "Hanging bantu knots are just regular bantu knots done at the ends/ tips of the hair. This method gives your twist outs great definition, bounce and volume."

You don't need a whole lot of product or crazy skills to get this look. Just a moisturizer, a sealant, Afro pick and clips. Easy!! Head over to Sheila's site to get the deets on how to get your curls your curls poppin. And make sure to check out the tutorial below as well...


Friday, January 6, 2017

Meet the contestants, hosts & judge of the E! Africa Presenter Search

Happy New Year Folks! 2017 is set to be a fun year in entertainment. Big things are poppin already. 

On my radar for must see TV? E! South Africa's new reality competition series The Search: E! Host South Africa.

I told you last year about the coveted contest where one lucky winner will get the opportunity of a lifetime to win the grand prize of becoming the first E! South Africa host. Well now, I have more deets for you my friends. Keep reading to find out more about the show's judges, special guests and hosts.

Per the press release:
Seasoned presenter Andile Ncube, the host of The Search: E! Host South Africa, will be there to show the contestants how it’s done, while Terry Pheto – who is no stranger to the spotlight and being behind the camera – will judge the competition and mentor the contestants. Andile and Terry will have the help of famous faces starring as guest judges, including fashion visionaries David Tlale and Gert-Johan Coetzee, local entertainment sensation ProVerb, and Bonang Matheba, as the first guest judge. Be sure to look out for a host of other famous faces from the E! family popping in show their support and encouragement.

The eight contestants – Danine Naidoo, Mosa Kaiser, Abigail Visagie, Sian Moss, Ayanda Nhlapo, Katleho Sinivasan, Juan-Martin Jordt and Jessica Tims – will tackle weekly challenges and survive eliminations, while the cameras catch their every move. The show sees the contestants get up close and personal as they live together for the duration of the show, making for close bonds and fierce competition. Viewers will be able to watch the contestants evolve and grow throughout the show with behind-the-scenes moments including a confessions room.
Actress Terry Pheto is the judge of the E! competition

The show was shot in a Johannesburg based mansion complete with a glam-room, where contestants had their own makeup artists and stylists to tend to their every style need. Selected outfits were provided by fashion designers David Tlale and Jacques Le Grange.
The Search: E! Host South Africa was produced by local production company Urban Brew. The first episode airs on E! Entertainment Television (DStv Channel 124) on 1st February 2017, at 8:55pm CAT.
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