It has been confirmed that TV personality Lerato Kganyago will no longer host the Feather Awards.
And before you start speculating and investigating on why she pulled out of hosting the event, it was due to unforeseen circumstances.
After being named as host a few weeks ago, Lerato had to withdraw from the gig. Apparently, she has prior commitments that may not allow her give her best to the show.
A statement from Lerato’s team reads;
“Due to unforeseen circumstances it is with regret that Lerato Kganyago has had to withdraw as the official host of the 2016 annual Feather Awards. The decision was made during an open discussion on Wednesday 09 November between the event organisers and Lerato herself, prompted by standing career commitments. The organisers voiced their understanding in this regard.”
Thus, it was because of previous commitments that Lerato had to hands off from hosting the show. She simply wasn’t able to commit to all the rehearsals.
Nevertheless, she will still be at the awards ceremony but won’t be hosting the event. So, there’s no beef emanating from either side. Nonetheless, Lerato Kganyago might need to hire someone to manage her calendar to avoid such clashes in the future.
The nominees for the awards ceremony were announced in September with Bonang, AKA, Euphonik and DJ Zinhle nominated in the same category.
Check out the Feather Awards nominees
Best Styled Female
Mbali Mlothswa Dineo Moeketsi
Best Styled Male
Media of the Year (OTY)
Pretoria based, gay online radio station Gay SA Radio
Home with Mapaseka Mokwele on Kaya FM
LGBTI film ‘While You Weren’t Looking’
Hot Chick OTY
BET A-list presenter Ayanda Thabethe
Top Billing Roxy Burger
Selimathunzi presenter Siphesihle Vazi
Cutest Couple OTY
Somizi and TT Mbha
Rev. Mpho Tutu and Marceline van Furth
Queen Mathosa and wife Refilwe Mkosi
Fag Hag OTY
Sports Personality OTY
Wayde van Niekerk
Role model OTY
Virginia Magwaza from the organization Parents and Families of South African Queers
Forum for the EmpoWerment of Women’s Phindi Malaza
Drama Queen OTY