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Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, the SA’s First Lady of Talk: Video

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Meet Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, SA’s First Lady of Talk. While Oprah Winfrey was killing it in the genre in the US, South Africa was just starting to warm up to the idea. Talk shows were a novel concept back in the 90s.

And in 1992, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle was approached by the SABC to host a talk show. They wanted it to be in a similar vein to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “The Phil Donahue Show”.

And so Mabuza-Suttle got to host “Top Level”, a show that spoke to a crossover audience and tackled pertinent issues within the social and political climate of the country. It started with a tiny budget. As her popularity grew as the Queen of Talk Shows in the country, the show was renamed “The Felicia Show” in 1995.

The tone also changed. It focused more on societal-ills and concerns. It could anything from prostitution, gangsterism, drug and .se.xual abuse, rare syndromes and diseases. She gave people a platform to speak their mind. She tried to make a difference. The show was shot with a live audience and was very interactive.

I remember tuning in on a Monday night. There were times when I was completely transfixed by the topic discussed and there were times when I was annoyed. As much as Mabuza-Suttle exuded warmth and came across as understanding and empathetic, there were moments where I felt like she could have done a little more research to understand the plight of her guests. This would have obviated the awkwardness triggered by some of her ignorant questions.

That said, viewers were obsessed as this “voice of change” in talk show got the nation talking. She enlightened and entertained viewers.When the show’s run at the SABC ended, she moved to e.tv and the show was called, “Felicia”. Say what you may about Mabuza-Suttle but she was the undisputed talk show legend back in the day.

While Oprah Winfrey was killing it in the genre in the US, South Africa was just starting to warm up to the idea.

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In other news – Pearl Garavaglia has some interesting tips for you – In Pics

Pearl Garavaglia has some interesting tips for you… Those that have been to the Gym, be it Virgin Active or Planet Fitness, will tell you that a personal trainer doesn’t come cheap. If you are like me and want to save on some of these tips, there is one simple thing to do… Follow these personal trainers on social media.

I was checking on the beautiful personal trainer, Pearl Garavaglia and I noticed her Instagram is full of Interesting tips. Some might be related to fitness and training and some seem to be related to life in general.

The amazing thing is that she shared these tips as captions to her Instagram posts and we thought why not share some of these tips with all…Learn more.

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This is why Women rejected me due to my looks – Stephen Alajemba speaks out

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Veteran Nollywood actor Stephen Alajemba, aka Uwaezuoke, has revealed that he experienced rejection from women and people in general while growing up due to his physical and facial appearances. The thespian said his mother told him that as a baby, people refused to carry him because he was not looking attractive.

He disclosed this in a recent interview with popular YouTuber, Yan Kontent Factory.Alajemba said he promised his mother that he was going to make her proud because she told him that he did not “earn anything good” for her as a child.

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He said ladies “run away” whenever they see his face. The comic actor said he was unable to attract a lover until he was 20, adding that he got married to his first love at 23.

“Any lady who sees my facial look and stature runs away,” the actor said.

“Unfortunately before one accepted me I was already 20 to 22 years old. I married at 23. So the first person tasted it and confirmed it and she did not leave me anymore

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In other news – Young Jonn undergoes hair transplant surgery

Nigerian record producer and singer, John Saviours Udomboso, aka Young Jonn, has undergone a successful hair transplant surgery.

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The ‘Xtra Cool’ crooner shared a video and photos from the surgical room in Spain via his X handle on Wednesday. Read more

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Young Jonn undergoes hair transplant surgery

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Nigerian record producer and singer, John Saviours Udomboso, aka Young Jonn, has undergone a successful hair transplant surgery. The ‘Xtra Cool’ crooner shared a video and photos from the surgical room in Spain via his X handle on Wednesday.

Young Jonn

He tweeted, “Happy new hair @insparya_es.It was gathered that he did the surgery in a bid to reclaim his receding hairline.  Popular comedian, Igosave also underwent a hair transplant surgery a few years ago to save his head from going bald.

He had said then that the surgery cost him $20,000.

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In other news – Labour Party chairman, Abure, and others released

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, who was arrested on Wednesday in Benin City, the Edo State capital, alongside other party members, has regained freedom.

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Abure and the Edo state chairman of the party, Mr Kelly Ogbaloi were arrested by a combined team of police officers and operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS. Read more

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Nigerian government benefiting from dollar-to-Naira increase – Senator Ndume

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Senator Ali Ndume says the federal government is not losing out from the naira depreciation against the dollar but gaining more revenue to fund its 2024 budget. Ndume explained that the 2024 budget, which was presented last November, is a ‘dollarized’ budget in terms of income, as most of the government’s revenue comes from crude oil exports, which are priced in dollars.

Speaking during an interview with Channels Television monitored by DAILY POST, Ndume noted that as the value of the dollar increased, the government would have more naira to spend on its expenditure, which is denominated in naira.He further stated that Nigeria’s major product, crude oil, is still in high demand in the global market, stressing that the country would benefit from the current dollar-to-naira exchange rate.

“Don’t forget that this budget is a ‘dollarized’ budget, especially in terms of income. And when it comes to the terms of the expenditure, it’s in naira. So if we are getting our money in dollars and the value of the dollar is up, that means we will have more naira in terms of what we spend because we are not spending in dollars, we are spending in naira, while we are getting our revenue in dollars.

“Truly, the value of naira against the dollar has fallen but we are selling our major product that generates income in dollars. And that means any dollar we get now will also be valued at the current dollar-to-naira exchange rate.

“So if you do the analysis critically, it may mean if you balance it up, we may have more money to fund our budget. So technically, Nigeria is even benefiting from the dollar-to-naira hike,” he added.

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In other news – Alia moves to resolve land dispute between Air Force, Benue communities

Benue State Governor, Hyacinth Alia has met with a delegation from the Nigerian Air Force, as well as representatives of Ugondo and Mbaivur, to deliberate on ways to peacefully resolve the lingering land dispute between Air Force and the two communities.

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In his address during the meeting on Wednesday in Makurdi, Alia said he was pleased to host the warring factions, stating that peacefully resolving the dispute around the area will attract more Federal Government presence, thereby bringing more development to the state. Read more

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