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eThekwini councillor, Nkosenhle Madlala, city manager, Sipho Nzuza, Babes Wodumo, Nasty C, deputy mayor, Fawzia Peer and eThekwini Head of Business Support and Tourism, Philip Sithole.

The city of eThekwini hosted a Mayoral send-off breakfast in honour of two Durban stars who have been nominated for the 2017 BET Awards. Hailing from Chesterville, Wololo hitmaker, Babes Wodumo and former Illovo resident, Nasty C have been nominated for the Best International Act award.

The awards will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on June 25. The ceremony celebrates mass achievements in Black entertainment and honours music, sports, television, and movies.

eThekwini deputy mayor, Fawzia Peer said, “As we celebrate Youth Month, we need to continue to celebrate young people who make us proud. They remain an inspiration to those who are still trying to climb the ladder in this industry. In Durban, we celebrate excellence in many categories such as sports, business, entertainment, arts and others. We are the home of the Sharks and Black Mambazo. They continue to fly our flag high where they go they go with us.”

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Speaking at the breakfast send-off, the excited Babes Wodumo said she is looking forward to mingling with international stars at the awards. “We are grateful to the municipality for the support and our supporters for wishing us well. I am hoping to win but being nominated alone is an achievement. My dress is ready and I will be changing my hair colour as always,” she said.

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