Somgaga the ‘Silver Fox’: Mzan

Somizi alongside entrepreneur Nthabeleng Likotsi. Image via Twitter @MissNthabeleng

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Somgaga the ‘Silver Fox’: Mzan

Somizi alongside entrepreneur Nthabeleng Likotsi. Image via Twitter @MissNthabeleng

From bold and bald in April to a flowing waterfall of silver hair: Media personality and celebrity chef Somizi Buyani Mhlongo’s brand new hairstyle made its debut on Twitter in a “thank you” post by entrepreneur Nthabeleng Likotsi to the Idols SA judge on 3 June. 

According to her Twitter biography, Nthabeleng Likotsi is the first female bank owner in South Africa. Likotsi took to social media to thank Somizi for his support at the The Young Women in Business Network (YWBN) Own the Bank Share Scheme media briefing on 3 June.  

Never one to shy away from statement hairstyles – from platinum blonde to pink and everything in between – Somizi shocked and delighted fans by shaving off all his hair in April this year.


“Thank you @somizi  for the support at the YWBN Own the Bank Share Scheme media briefing, your words echo like a drum “they had to oppress us because they knew what black people can achieve, but our time is now, black child, we have arrived,” wrote Likotsi on Twitter. 

All eyes were instead fixed on Somizi’s brand new silver grey hairstyle, with tweeps having a field day with their comments. 


The Twitter streets spare no one. Tweeps thought that Somizi’s new hairstyle resembled that of Silver Fox from the Wu Tang collection. 

Somizi has been trending all year long for his fashion choices, “bestie-cations” with Vusi Nova and mostly, his marriage to Mohale Motaung which many thought were heading for divorce. However, the Rockville actor recently broke his silence on the divorce speculation stating that the two are not actually getting a divorce although they have been going through some things.

More about YWBN and NL Mutual Bank

YWBN opened up the opportunity for the public and institutions to buy shares in the incoming NL Mutual Bank which is the first majority black woman-owned bank in South Africa.

“The scheme offers unique opportunity for the public, particularly historically disadvantaged individuals and groupings to own a piece of history – building a mutual bank of their own from the ground up,” said Likotsi according to The Sowetan

“Starting today (June 1), to 30th of June, the public have an opportunity to own up to 95 million shares, giving them a shareholding of 19% of the coming mutual bank, which we are certain will become a disruptive and force for change in the coming years and will generate a financial legacy for all who invest in it,” she added. 

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