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Fame and money is nothing: Zodwa Wabantu on embracing who she really is

Zodwa Wabantu, a reality TV star and exotic dancer, claims that fame is insignificant in comparison to the woman she is growing into. After sharing a photo of herself in a stream covered in traditional attire, Zodwa later acknowledged her ancestor-calling in a chat with TshisaLIVE earlier this year. The actress posted a photo of herself on her Instagram account carrying a horn that belonged to an ancestor while once more donning traditional clothing for healers. "I'm going with Idlozi. I am a very affluent member of the Amahlubi clan, and fame is nothing to me in comparison to who and what I am becoming. My great-great-grandfather owned this horn, which is 133 years old. She penned, "Soft life for life."

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"Now I realize why I was different; they don't want a weave, and they don't want make-up. There they were. I don't belong here, and I don't want to be wanted. I'm different because I walk alone. Because I've made the decision to be that way, it was not me. I was made to be impervious to any temptation. When the celebrity shared a photo of herself in white and kneeling during a ceremony a few months ago, it caused a stir on social media.

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Dr Samuel Mhlaba of Kwa-Mhlaba Traditional Healers, Zodwa's mentor and spiritual guide, clarified the ceremony by stating that it was a cleaning and summoning rite to provide protection and good fortune. He claimed that the ritual was a typical African custom that wasn't to be condemned. They [whites] brought the idea that whatever we do is horrible so that we will throw it away and run away from it, so let us show people what we do. Our traditions and standards need to be honored.


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