Beyoncé gives SA a shoutout on her Instagram


Beyoncé finally gave a new meaning to Bonang Matheba’s “give the people what they want” phrase when she took to her 121-million followers on Instagram to give a well deserved shoutout to South Africa.

We won’t even front: it’s about time Beyoncé acknowledged South Africa – especially after everything Mzansi went through to come through for her.

And yes, we were equally touched (along with the majority of the masses) that Beyoncé didn’t post anything about her time in the “motherland”.

But when mo’ghel came through, she came all the way through, with a touching message and acknowledgement that African talent was EVERYTHING.

And when we snapped out of our initial “we’ve just been recognized” stance, we all realised that the song attached to her #Throwback video was Mzansi’s very own DJ Maphorisa with DJ Raybel featuring Moonchild Sanelly, K.O and Zulu Makhathini’s iWalk Ye Phara.

Watch the video below.

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After settling in at home from a beautiful trip to South Africa and India, I am still in awe that 7.1 BILLION dollars was raised to aid Global Citizen in its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. I’d like to give my praise and respect to all the speakers, performers, and volunteers who donated their time to contribute to making positive change. Every person in the audience at FNB Stadium earned a seat because they generously donated their time to help their community. Now their efforts and the money raised will help improve education, healthcare, sanitation, women’s rights, and countless other causes for millions across the globe. I felt so much positivity and pride in the audience at Global Citizen: Mandela 100. Madiba, Johannesburg, and all of my African sisters and brothers, we hope we made you as proud as you all make us. South Africa was an extraordinary trip for me and my family. God bless. If you would like to become a Global Citizen you can get more info at

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Just a few hours after the shoutout from Bey, Maphorisa topped the trends list on Twitter and tweeps went into celebration mode.

Look, the man in truly international now. We know he produced Drake’s song and all the other big moments, but this is Beyoncé, you need to recognise!



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