Lerato Will Not Be hosting The Feather Awards, Here’s Why


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.

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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

Bonang Matheba

Mbali Mlothswa Dineo Moeketsi

Dineo Moeketsi

Best Styled Male

Katlego Maboe

Lawrence Maleka

Jonathan Boynton-Lee

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

Ntando Duma

BET A-list presenter Ayanda Thabethe

 Top Billing Roxy Burger

Hunk OTY

Chris JafthaSK

SK Khoza

Selimathunzi presenter Siphesihle Vazi

Cutest Couple OTY

Somizi and TT Mbha

Rev. Mpho Tutu and Marceline van Furth

Queen Mathosa and wife Refilwe Mkosi

Diva Extraordinaire

Winnie Mandela

Redi Thlabi

Iman Rapetti

Fag Hag OTY

Mokgadi Seabi

Dineo Moeketsi

Wanda Baloyi

Socialite OTY

Moshe Ndiki

Leroy Marc

Ntando Duma

Musician OTY

Black Coffee,

Babes Wodumo


Sports Personality OTY

Caster Semenya

Wayde van Niekerk

Jozi Cats

Role model OTY

Virginia Magwaza from the organization Parents and Families of South African Queers

Forum for the EmpoWerment of Women’s Phindi Malaza

Caster Semenya

Drama Queen OTY



DJ Zinhle

Fikile Mthwalo

Tembisa Mdoda