Nonhlanhla Qwabe drove almost six hours to Durban to make a fashion statement at the Metro FM awards on Saturday night.
The Free State-based DJ and fashion fanatic, who is also a professional nurse, told Sowetan she had one brief for her fashion designer for the glitzy affair held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday.
“I asked the designer to make a revealing dress for me. I need my tatoo to be showing,” she said.
“I wore that dress because I am very comfortable in my own brown skin and why should I be ashamed of myself if I am fat and have cellulite,” she said.
The 33-year-old – who is originally from QwaQwa but now lives in Bethlehem – said she did not wear the dress for attention, but to make a statement.
“I have a name out for myself already, it’s just a couple of people who don’t know who I am,” she said.
“I received so many compliments on the night. A lot of them from women who wanted to take pictures with me. They also wanted to touch my skin because I have a very nice skin.”
Qwabe, also known as Skolopad to her fans, said she would soon release a single.
A scroll on her social media pages reveals a colourful character with explicit pictures of herself in various provocative poses.