This is the Mystery Celeb Who Slayed the BET Awards Red Carpet


The BET awards red carpet was stunning this year, but one woman stole the show in a black and white dress with symmetrical details. Nandi Mngoma is the rising South African singer whose red carpet dress slayed us all! Here are 8 things to know about the up and coming star.


1. She has her own fashion line COLOUR, which designed her 2016 BET Awards gown.

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2. She is a born and bred South African; born in the rural town of Maphumulo and raised in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

3.  Mngoma entered the fine arts scene at 4 when she was cast as the lead ballerina in a ballet.

4. She was nominated alongside K.O. for the South African Music Award for Amstel Record of the Year for “Skhanda Love”

5. She looks to her Zulu culture for musical inspiration:

 “I’m Zulu and a lot of the Zulu culture is very rich; and we enjoy chanting and singing—that was a form of celebration especially for Africans as a whole.”

6. She has modeled for Adidas and is a Marie Claire South Africa cover girl.




7. She is a South African style icon. Although short cuts are common on South African woman, her fans, including this young cutie, mimic her unique takes on the short look.

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8. Her Instagram account is chock full of short natural hair inspo! Seriously! The beauty and diversity is amazing.

Any Nandi fans out there? What else should we know about her?