SA celebrities who bonded with international stars in 2022


The South African entertainment industry can testify to having an amazing 2022, as there were records of collaboration with international stars.

The music and film sector flagged South Africa to the world, and this was a result of consistent work over the years.

The likes of Thuso Mbedu, Black Coffee, Pearl Thusi, DJ Maphorisa, Nasty C, and many others rubbed shoulders with international stars.

In Music, pushing Amapiano to the world granted some of these artists the opportunity to connect with their idols.

Below are some South Africans’ celebrities who linked up with international stars:

1. Uncle Waffles

The South African DJ came to limelight following Drake’s endorsement in 2021, however her hustling spirit has gained her a space in the international level as she toured different foreign countries. She met with Chance The Rapper during one of her tours.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Waffles (@unclewaffles_)

2. Thuso Mbedu

Thuso’s acting skill has gained her relationship with the likes of Viola Davis, John Boyega and many other American actors. She starred on The Woman King and The Underground Railroad.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Thuso Mbedu (@thuso.mbedu)

3. Black Coffee

Not only did the DJ bond with international stars, but he was also the executive producer of Drake’s album which released this year. He performed greatly at different countries, internationally.

4. Trevor Noah

Trevor meets with international star yearly due to being the host of The Daily show. However, he linked up with Beckham in December at Qatar during World Cup 2022.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Trevor Noah (@trevornoah)

5. Pearl Thusi

The actress clubbed with actress Gabrielle Union and her family when they came visiting SA this year. Thusi also bonded with Kelly Rowland this December when was in SA.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Pearl Thusi (@pearlthusi)

6. Nasty C

The SA rapper loves to connect more at the international level which gives him the grace to meet with international stars annually. This year, he’s met with the award-winning Stormzy, Wale and Rick Ross.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by @nasty_csa

7. Thando Thabethe

Thando linked up with Kelly Rowland this year twice and they had an amazing time together. Thando also interviewed the American actress recently.

8. Major League DJz

The SA DJs had an amazing year as they were strictly pushing Amapiano genre which landed them international deal and connect with some top stars which include, Stefflon Don, Kanye West, Burna Boy, Idris Elba, Lewis Hamilton, Skepta, Mayweather and a few others.

9. Costa Titch

Costa met with Ed Sheeran, and they had a great time as seen in the photo which surfaced on social media this year.

10. Zakes Bantwini

Zakes met with the American singer, Post Malone in Qatar during World Cup 2022. The SA star was there to perform at a fashion show.

11. Bontle Modiselle

The SA choreographer had a swell and memorable experience this year as Kelly Rowland visited and spent quality time in her dance studio.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Bontle | MaAfrika (@bontle.modiselle)

12. Oskido

The South African legend met with Idris Elba in Ivory Coast while working on a music project.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by oskidoibelieve (@oskidoibelieve)

Recommended for you