If “I did it first” was a person then Khanyi Mbau would be your fighter. She has never been one to shy away from the spotlight, and this time the she is taking the Comedy Central hot seat, making history as the first African woman to be roasted ever!
When people hear the name “Khanyi Mbau” they immediately think “Original slay queen”, but this is a legacy she is not proud of. She has even gone on to blame men in powerful positions for popularizing the culture for their selfish desires.
Even though these may be her personal feelings towards the title, it cannot be denied that it has formed a crucial part of her lengthy career. She embraces this title in the same way she is prepared to embrace the fire that comes with being roasted on television.
In an interview, the media mogul said that “for you to be roasted means you have made an impact in the industry somehow”, and an impact she has indeed made. Khanyi Mbau has had an impressive career in the media that spans over two decades with extreme highs and shattering lows.
She has never been afraid to own her truth, often criticised about her personal life choices from dating a man nearly twice her age in her early twenties to having plastic surgery and bleaching her skin.