Just like Bonang Matheba who was called up at the eleventh hour to host the 2016 MTV MAMAs, Khanya Mkangisa has just been announced as one of the hosts of the Feather Awards scheduled for Thursday evening.
The announcement follows that of Lerato Kganyago who had to pull out from the show due to “unforeseen circumstances”. The news that just flew in confirms that Khanya will not only act as Lerato’s replacement but will only get a few hours to prep herself for the ceremony.
Thus, taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the Feathers wrote;
“NEWS JUST IN: Actress & TV Personality AND all round awesomeness @ILoveKhanya is now the official co-host of the #ChevyFeathers2016 alongside @LumkoJohnson. We are so excited to have the beautiful Khanya as host of our 8th anniversary ceremony! She has JUST ’24 hours’ to prepare for tomorrow night. Oh oh! Welcome to th#ChevyFeathers2016 Khanya!”
Lerato, who was supposed to handle the mic at the event had to call it off as a result of prior commitments that might hinder her from bringing her A-game to the show.
A statement from Lerato’s teams read;
“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.”
Now that feels like déjà vu if you ask me. Still fresh in our minds is the event that led to Bonang taking up the MTV gig from US-based comedian Trevor Noah. Trevor had to withdraw from hosting the show as a result of health issues.
Subsequently, Bonang stepped in at last and just like Khanya, she had little time to prepare. Notwithstanding, she killed it and had MTV bosses gushing over her professionalism.
Let’s hope Khanya Mkangisa repeats the history to the end.