Saturday, April 13, 2019

Bonang Matheba, Minnie Dlamini and Lasizwe panned over red carpet fashion choices, Nomzamo Mbatha and Aisha Baker praised for E! Africa's 15th birthday celebration.

The South African celebrities Bonang Matheba, Minnie Dlamini and Lasizwe Dambuza (who forgot to put on pants) got slammed, while Nomzamo Mbatha and social media influencer Aisha Baker garnered praise, over their respective red carpet fashion choices at Thursday night's E! Africa party to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the presence of the entertainment channel from NBCUniversal International Networks in South Africa and Africa.

Bonang Matheba, Lasizwe Dambusa in a white "man-tard" without pants, and Minnie Dlamini in a Marilyn Monroe inspired, head-to-toe pink look from fashion designer Gert-Johan Coetzee, were all panned on social media for their red carpet couture choices.

Bonang Matheba, meanwhile, in Villiotti Fashion, was criticised for looking like she was repeating an outfit and for not trying hard enough.

The worst-dressed of the evening on the E! Africa red carpet was Lasizwe Dambuza.

Nomzamo Mbatha garnered universal praise for her E! Africa red carpet appearance, as did Aisha Baker. Nomzamo Mbatha received the E! Africa Pop Culture Award for Philanthropy while Aisha Baker received the E! Africa Pop Culture Award for Social Media.

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