Khanyi Mbau dragged over her wig game. Image: Supplied.

‘Worst wigs I’ve ever seen’: American TikToker drags Khanyi Mbau

American TikTokers are dragging Khanyi Mbau over the wigs she wore in Netflix’s ‘Young, Famous & African’ but SA thinks Bonang can save us.


Khanyi Mbau dragged over her wig game. Image: Supplied.

American TikTok and Twitter users are dragging South African actress Khanyi Mbau for the wigs she used on Netflix’s Young, Famous and African – which premiered on Friday 18 March. 


Netflix’s Young, Famous and African is still trending on Twitter after premiering on 18 March. From Khanyi Mbau’s parenting skills to Annie Idibia’s “serial cheater” of a husband, tongues have been wagging over the series.

However, international audiences are dragging Khanyi Mbau for her wig game during the season. Take a look…

“What’s up with these wigs? These are the worst wigs I have ever seen in my life. Now I’m only in the first 12 minutes of the first episode but I’m horrified and traumatised. I’ll never put a wig on… ever again,”

“My feelings are hurt. Now, Love and Hip-Hop ain’t got nothing on this show. Love and Hip-Hop is pretty bad with the hair, but this takes the cake,” she continued.

The TikToker then pointed out Khanyi and Nadia’s wigs.

Another TikTok dragged Khanyi saying “the wigs and lace was not it.”

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After South African Twitter saw the backlash Khanyi received over the wigs they thought only media personality Bonang Matheba could save them. Tweeps also wished Bonang was on the show. 

“If Bonang Matheba was in that Young & Famous show. Americans were not drag SA huns like that. Bonang’s weaves are so Silky & Smooth!!!???? Bathi lezi zabo Khanyi Mbau Ngathi u Simba from Lion King ???? ????????????,” tweeted @ChrisExcel102.

“So wish Bonang was on that Young, Famous & African reality show…maybe the “Rich” part wouldn’t have been removed,” tweeted @Ntombizabesutu.

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