The international awards celebrates “talent, creativity and originality of influencers who entertain and inspire fans, and have a positive impact on social media,” according to their website.
The list of SA celebrities who have received nods for the Global Social Awards includes Bonang Matheba and Gigi LaMayne, both nominated in the Inspiration and Influence category, and Cassper Nyovest, who received a nod in the Fun and Entertainment category.
Other local stars who have made the cut are Shekhinah, Aisha Baker, Priddy Ugly, and Sara Langa.
Celebrating after the announcement, Bonang, who recently premiered her first film at the Manchester Film Festival, wrote on Twitter: “Pack your bags, we’re going to PRAGUE!!! Woooohoooo! I’ve been nominated for a Global Social Award, Inspiration & Influence category!!!”
Pack your bags, we’re going to PRAGUE!!! ✈️😊 Woooohoooo! I’ve been nominated for a Global Social Award, Inspiration & Influence category!!! Vote at https://t.co/3uHLQhqWc8. Yay!! 💐💕 🇿🇦🚀 pic.twitter.com/UhTQMHYMc0
— Bonang B* Matheba (@bonang_m) March 11, 2019
The Global Social Awards will be held at the Forum Karlín in Prague on 29 May 2019. The 90 minute show will be hosted by supermodel Karolina Kurkova.