[WATCH] Powerful quotes from Somizi on life, failure, marriage, Mohale, and more

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[WATCH] Powerful quotes from Somizi on life, failure, marriage, Mohale, and more

Dinner At Somizi's: I Am Not A Chef became the highest-selling cookbook in the country recently, even beating off competition from the world-renowned celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.

The book follows on from the success of his TV show, Dinner at Somizi's, in which he interviews his celebrity friends while cooking up delicious meals for them to drool over.

Somizi joined Anele And The Club on 947 to chat about life, love, our smoothie, and so much more.

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You are the most famous, asked-about person in my circles! Everyone always wants to know how much money Somizi has.

Anele, Anele And The Club

On living life to the fullest...

I'm consistent with my life; if I have R10M or R10,000, I still live my life to the fullest! If they said this is your last R10,000, I would chow it with a bang!

Somizi

What is Somizi's biggest gig to date?

My biggest superstardom break came at 42-years-old. When you're chosen, nobody can take away your light - and it's all because of God.

Somizi

On social media and adapting to the times...

I had to move with the times when social media became a thing. I had to stay relevant and I had to remain bankable.

Somizi

On the thought of losing it all...

After the recent journalist thing when they tagged my collaborators, the intention was to get me fired. When I had meetings with the 'bosses', I said that I refuse to sell my soul to put food on my table.

Somizi

On journalists fabricating stories...

I'm not complaining about things being written about me; I have an issue when someone wakes up and lies about it. If you write that Somizi was seen walking naked an I was really walking naked, then I would not complain because you have facts. It's dangerous when we allow journalists to remain lazy.

Somizi

On the fascination with his and Mohale's relationship...

What I've noticed is that from day 1 in this marriage, it exposes a watcher for who they are. South Africa's is not as accepting as think it is. There are also a lot of 'straight' guys going through the most and they're generally the ones that have an issue with Mohale and I.

Somizi

My relationship is exactly like any other relationship. It's got its ups and downs and at the moment we are facing that one-year challenge of the marriage.

On Mohale's love for Anele and the Club...

I hate it sometimes because he will walk out of the room and turn on the radio in the lounge and then I hear you guys laughing. I'm like, who are these white people in the house because, you know, Anele with the tone sometimes. I'm like, are we being audited.

Somizi

On being comfortable with himself...

If there's one thing that I pride myself on it's that I am okay with all my flaws.

Somizi

This interview was so inspiring and so entertaining, so take a listen to the full episode below. Did you know that Somizi's mom was in Beyoncé's movie?

Thank you so much to Somizi for coming through and for being such an incredible guest and human being.

Keep shining!

Listen to the full interview below and download the podcast...

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If Joburg is South Africa’s heart, then 947 is its racing pulse. 947 keeps listeners connected to the city, engaged with the boldest personalities and moving to the biggest hits – all day and all night.

947 is all about having fun in Joburg. Our job is to make our audience laugh and to give them a lift. As a station, we also have a deeply embedded focus on changing lives in Joburg by amplifying the generosity of its people.

If you love Joburg, 947 loves you!

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For more feel-good moments, tune in the Andy Maqondwana every weekday at 11:50 to hear beautiful moments of Kindness with Joburg Kindness.

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We have compiled a consolidated list of tips, advice, news updates, and more to help you stay informed. This includes tips on things to keep you busy if you're working remotely.

'More info needed on how SA govt will fund first tranche of AstraZeneca vaccine'
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