Sivuyile Ngesi, AKA Siv Ngesi, is one of South Africa’s biggest and most adored personalities. He’s a dynamic performer whose diverse talents have seen him make waves in the entertainment industry (both locally and internationally).
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Siv is a sought-after comedian, popular television presenter, prolific actor, MC, and producer, drag performer, and social media sensation. He never shies away from ripping the lid off tough topics, and more often than not, makes us giggle (or gawk) along the way.
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In addition to being a world-class performer, Siv has made a profound impact in supporting the LGBTQ+ community, raising awareness around Period Poverty, and continuously uses his voice to bring attention to gender-based injustices in South Africa.
From raising awareness to smashing stereotypes, Siv takes his followers along for the ride. And if you don’t like what he has to say, just walk away. He’s unapologetic (and equally hilarious), making him a go-to source for a melting pot of information and content.
Adding to his long list of talents, Siv is an incredible pole dancer. And his latest video has gone viral on social media.
In true Siv style, it’s a dance with a dash of social commentary. The post is captioned: “Many Xhosa men have had an issue with me pole dancing, so I thought I would pole dance in heels and give them more to have an issue about! Don’t forget, I can still kick your ass while wearing these heels …”
Pole dancing involves acrobatic tricks and movements utilising a pole. It requires exceptional strength, plenty of training and musicality – among other skills. It’s a form of dance that’s been sexualised in its association with strip clubs, but it doesn’t actually require stripping or erotic movements. That being said, if anyone is going to walk the line of promiscuity to challenge the status quo, it’s Siv. So, heels and a South African flag speedo it is.
Many Xhosa men have had an issue with me pole dancing , so I thought I would pole dance in heels and give them more to have an issue about! Don’t forget , I can still kick your ass while wearing these heels … ???? pic.twitter.com/AIBTtWolvs
— Siv Ngesi (@iamSivN) July 11, 2022
Help end Period Poverty:
For Mandela Day this year, Siv has partnered with Ignite Fitness and MENstruation to collect as many sanitary pads as possible for young girls and women.
“Our objective is to collect as many sanitary pads as possible; currently, three in 10 girls miss one week of school every month because they simply don’t have access to a basic human right – sanitary products! Siv is already a big supporter of Ignite Fitness; it just made sense for us to partner with him and spread the word for this amazing cause. Our CEO and founder, Schalk Hugo, has a teenage daughter, and he is incredibly passionate about keeping our girls safe, healthy and educated,” says Head of Marketing at Ignite Fitness, Kerry-Anne Mathieson.
- Cape Town, St. George’s Mall
- Claremont, Stadium on Main
- Somerset West
- Milnerton, Centre Point Mall
- Rosebank, Rosebank Mall
- Menlyn, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
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