Then came the lamest of all publicity stunts, her supposed relationship with a well known gay man in the industry, Japhta Mamabolo.If there was ever any ridiculously silly romance story in the history of SA tabloid media, that was it.It was a powerful interview to watch because you could see that this girl is not just about the fame but she loves what she does and respects the process of bringing her art to life.

The founder of the school had immigrated to South Africa from England and no hang-ups about racial mixing.

Surrounded by blondes and brunettes with piercing blue eyes at her crèche, Mbau noticed there was something different about her.

She played the role of Zaza, a trophy wife to Bheki (Simo Magwaza) and mother of two who owns a shoe store.

The film premiered with box office smashing numbers and continued with gross box office receipts over R7million in its third week on the cinema circuit.

I remember watching an interview between Lerato Kganyago and Samkelo Ndlovu on the LKG Show, and thinking this girl knows her stuff.

From that moment on Samkelo joined the likes of Zikhona Sodlaka, Mbali Ntuli and Nambitha Mpumlwana on my list of talented stars who are ignored by mainstream media but are the beacon for the future of talent and respect for the craft in this country.

There was an initial controversy on social media as super fans of Mbau expressed their disappointment and questioned the integrity of the voting process.

In November 2015, Mbau was nominated for the "Best Instagram Account" in the Channel24 Online Awards, which honour local musicians, stars and public figures who have a powerful and influential online presence.

These kids watch too much Hollywood shows and forget that Mzansi has a totally different audience.

I understand that being an it girl has been lucrative for the likes of Minnie, Bonang, Boity and such.

It reached number one in audience share for talk shows, In 2014, Mbau featured in the seventh season of Strictly Come Dancing.