Simphiwe Ngema’s music career is picking up and she has bagged a few gigs, but this was met with mixed reactions. The actress ventured into music as a way to honour her late husband Dumi Masilela.
One of her very first songs were Thanda Ngempela and it was after his death where she said she was ready to let go.
Speaking to TshisaLive at the time, she said holding to the pain is what makes things worse, “It has been a difficult journey and I feel it is time to let go, holding on is what hurts more. Losing Dumi two months after our wedding was worse than my worst nightmare and after he passed away, I was afraid that people would forget him. So I did everything I could to keep his memory alive.”
Now, she has had many other gigs but her recent one at Disoufeng in Soweto, did not really live up to people’s expectations.
Simphiwe Ngema recently drew the spotlight to her but involuntarily when her baby daddy Tino Chinyani pulled a publicity stunt with a gorgeous model. People were shook when the model shared images of himself seemingly at his wedding venue getting married to a model, especially because his S relationship with Simz ended very recently.
But the bride in question, Sadia Sallie debunked these rumours and said she did not get married an that it was a publicity stunt, “Hey everyone, I just wanna put it out there that I definitely did not get married, I was just contacted as a model and was kept in the dark about everything even when I arrived on the day I was told I had to ‘act’ and pretend that it’s my wedding. Felt intimidated so I complied.
“Nonetheless, I thought to myself okay it’s just for content for this bridal boutique and all its models but now this publicity stunt is being pulled without my consent. I’ve addressed my concerns and discomfort and it’s been ignored so I’d like to make this statement myself.”
“I don’t consent to the narrative being pushed. I just went in there to do my job and I wish my voice was respected as a woman to have kept everything very professional. I was told “the controversy is good for the boutique and brand “ but it’s not good for my brand. I want no parts,” she declared.
Tino is Simz’ ex and they announced their break up in the most shocking way possible. Although as time went on, people did not buy their story, they still have not said anything about each other.
“An end to a beautiful love story. This has been one of my greatest experiences, a beautiful love story of two people fighting all the odds to be together. I have learnt to love again, to feel again, to live again, and to smile again. I will forever be grateful for Everything you have taught me,” Simz said at the time.