Kaunda Selisho
Lifestyle Journalist
3 minute read
29 Aug 2019
4:25 pm

Rachel Kolisi nominated for drama queen of the year

Kaunda Selisho

Kolisi was nominated for the approach she has repeatedly taken in the last year or so to the female attention that her husband often gets.

Rachel Kolisi. Image: Twitter/ @FeathersSA

Rahcel Kolisi, wife of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi, was among the nominees in the Drama Queen of the Year category when the nominees for the 11th annual Feather Awards were announced in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The Drama Queen of the Year category is intended to poke fun at and recognize (in jest) the year’s most dramatic newsmaker.

Kolisi was nominated for the approach she has repeatedly taken in the last year or so to the female attention that her husband often gets. An approach that has landed her in the news on more than one occasion.

She was nominated alongside media personality Bujy, who called out food chain Nando’s last month for naming their latest product the boujie bowl. Bujy felt that this was a slight against him and that he was owed for use of his name. Radio station Metro FM also made their way into the category for their reaction (or over-reaction) to DJ Fresh’s Msunery drama.

Here is a full list of the 2019 Feather Awards Nominees:

Best Styled Individual – This category is for individuals who have consistently kept to their style throughout the year.

Manthe Ribane
Karabo Poppy
Dr Sivu

Hunk of the Year – These men just ooze the X-factor, you look at them and you just want a strong hug.

Cedric Fourie
Thabiso Makhubela
Rich Mnisi

Hot Chick of the Year – these are women who ooze a lot of sex appeal.

Zola Nombona
Krayzie K
Thuso Mbedu

Sports Personality of the Year – People that have inspired in the world of sports.

Janine Van Wyk
National Netball Team
Thembi Kgatlana

Best Rainbow Parenting – Powerful Examples of parents who have accepted their children’s sexual identity and championed for inclusion and acceptance of the LGBTIQ community.

Nozuko Bala and Nomalinde Ndiki – Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala’s Moms
Mally Simelane (posthumous nomination) – mother to the late Banyana Banyana player and LGBTIQ+ activist Eudy Simelane.
Felicia Leqela – Lumko Johnson’s Mother

Best LGBTIQ Student Movement 

Wits Activate
UJ Liberati

Best LGBTIQ Initiative: Public Sector

Gauteng Department of Community Safety
Dep of Health: Gender Realignment Program
Gauteng Enterprise Propeller: Pink Pitching Booster

Best LGBTIQ Initiative: Private Sector 

Shell SA – LGBT Network
Nike -Be True
Unilever – Unilever Inclusion Forum, PRIDE

Diva Extraordinaire of the Year – These individuals always carry themselves well and they have a strong presence.

Somizi Mhlongo
Bonang Matheba
Bonnie Mbuli

Media Award of the Year

One Night with my Ex – Mzansi Magic
Inkanyiso.org – online publication
We’re Queer My Dear – online web series

Social Media Personality Of the Year

Dr Sindi Van Zyl
The Funny Chef

Cutest Couple – these are couples people adore and look up to.

Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala
Sylvester Chauke & Tumelo Mmusi
Dineo Moeketsi & Solo

Role model of the Year – They never put their foot wrong in the public eye, and continue to contribute positively to society.

Landa Mabenge
Mandisa Mfeka
Glenton Matthyse

Drama Queen – These are personalities we read about every Sunday over breakfast, their lives revolve around a lot of dramatic behavior or situation.

Rachel Kolisi
Bujy & Nandos
Metro FM & the Msunery drama

Socialite – Seen at every opening of an envelope or erection of a stop sign.

Mihlali Ndamase
Musa Mthombeni
Lerato Sengadi

Musician – musicians we love to listen to on and off stage.

Sho Majozi
Langa Mavuso
Moonchild Sanelly

Fag hag of the Year – Need we say more, they never leave their home without their favorite accessories, a gay friend.

Penny Lebyane
Cedric Fourie

Feather Of The Year – Justice Edwin Cameron

African Feather Of Year – Linda RM Baumann (Namibia)

The awards ceremony will be hosted by Moshe Ndiki and Rami Chuene and will take place on the 17th of October where nominees in the 17 categories will be awarded against the backdrop of a mind-blowing display of powerful performances from various artists.

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