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South African Media Mogul & Beauty KHANYI DHLOMO’s fairytale wedding pictures!

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Hola guys & dolls,

What a whirlwind…& we are back! Heartfelt congratulations to Khanyi & Chinezi who recently tied the knot in a spectacular wedding in South Africa!

Khanyi & Chinezi

Seriously, they are like royalty! Khanyi Dhlomo whom I so admire and adore, is one of Africa’s most successful female media moguls. Her background is pretty amazing and very inspirational! Khanyi started her career as a newscaster for Metro FM and then transitioned to the magazine industry at age 22 when she took over as the Editor of True Love Magazine. Under her leadership, the magazine soared! Not only did Khanyi double the publication’s readership and circulation, but she also received accolades including the AdVantage Magazine Editor of the Year Award in 2001

Khanyi Dhlomo is the currently the driving force behind Ndalo Media as Managing Director and Founding Editor of DESTINY MAGAZINE. Ndalo Media is parent company of the hugely popular high-end business and lifestyle magazine for African women, Destiny Magazine.

It was while completing her M.B.A. at Harvard Business School that Khanyi met her husband Chinezi Chijioke who is from Arochukwu, Abia State, Nigeria (he is Nigerian-American & extremely fine!). The cute couple met in 2005 at a fundraiser for the African Leadership Academy which was founded by Fred Swaniker; Chinezi’s classmate at Stanford Business School…that sparked a classic African romance!

Khanyi was quoted on one of the leading South African entertainment website, saying: “”The proposal was simple, traditional and beautiful. “He asked for my hand in marriage by asking my mother first, as my father has passed on”…

So their wedding was set in the lush natural surroundings of the Cape Winelands in Franschhoek. The bride’s ivory-coloured strapless dress with delicate embellishments was by Designer to the Stars, Elie Saab while the groom was uber handsome in his Black suit paired with a Baby Blue tie.

In the presence of their guests including the bride’s two children, the couple pledged their love and commitment then proceeded to dance the night away…fun times!! Who’s who of South Africa attended the uber fabulous wedding, including South African celebs Carol Bouwer, Puleng and Given Mkhari, Dr. Precious Moloi of African Fashion International and former Miss SA, Peggy-Sue Khumalo.

Wishing the newly-weds a beautiful long life together strengthened & protected by the love of God…

For my dolls out there….how much of a fairytale wedding was this!!!!!?!!! Leave us your thoughts/comments below!

Love ya!

Photo: Bella Naija

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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  • Shona

    Wow, wow, wow!!

  • Robert Simba Makoni

    I met Khanyi briefly more than a decade ago at the South African Advertising Awards. I always knew that she would go a long way in the Media industry. Her marriage is a step towards more success that’s to come for her. True african princess and a lucky prince for Chezi. All the Best.

  • farai

    Hi Shona!

    Ditto, ditto, ditto! [smile]

    Love ya doll!

  • farai

    Hi Robert,

    Thanks for the great comment! I have not had to opportunity to meet Khanyi but do look forward to meeting and profiling her on our website some day soon!


  • ‘lexx

    Exquisite set up..i’m wow!ed…

  • Laura

    I ALMOST wanna get married…

  • Zweli

    Spectacular wedding, ive followed her work and have been a fan, she’s awesome, Chinezi is a lucky dude. Siyabonga for the this article and sneak peek pics mhlobo wami. Ayobaness!!!

  • Chuma

    one of my all time favourite South African women. not only is Khanyi intelligent, but she’s got tonnes of poise, grace and elegance. i wish Khanyi and her hubby a happy and long marriage, may they inspire each other to even greater heights!

  • RandomnOne

    I have wowed by Khanyi since I was a teeny wee girl and am still in awe. She has a certain grace and poise about her that just blows me away. When I grow up I want to be like Khanyisile! Oh wait….Ia m already grown up!? Nevermind…I will keep striving for that inner peace. I love your blog Farai, it is true ayobaness lol

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  • kudzi Zinzombe

    that set up,decor, the best iv seen so far for a wedding. Just beautiful

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  • Allegro D

    Cute couple…Khanyi does not age, she better share her secret. As a young media mogul in the making, I look up to such woman (including Oprah and Dr. Moloi-Motsepe). Khanyi unlike the other knew what she wanted out of life and went for gold (the decent way) and now she’s living her dreams with her hansome husband and beautiful kids. what more could a girl ask for hmmm maybe a Trey Songz of my own that would ask my mother for my hand in marriage, jokes :-)

  • khulesh

    Congrats Khanyi you had your dream weddind, all da best for da future.

  • Hacker

    God is good!!!

  • sphe

    wow this is my dream wedding,i will make sure i work 2 hav this.

  • Mags….

    This is tooooooooo gorgeous!……I am very happy for them..the man is so so handsome and the woman is so Beautiful as a matter of fact she is beautiful…God Bless them and the family that they have started….

  • Mags….

    This is tooooooooo gorgeous!……I am very happy for them..the man is so so handsome and the woman is so Beautiful as a matter of fact she is beautiful…God Bless them and the family that they have started….

  • carol xulu

    cngratulation gal every women deserve happiness

  • Ann-August Shikongo

    woow this was the top of the range wedding, wish i could have the same one day. Congrats and wish you all the best.

  • engelina

    beautiful,beautiful,beautiful! Congratulations Khanyi

  • Brenda Saliwe

    wow, every girl's dream!!

  • yolanda

    im speachless..tjo all the best girl..u lucky

  • Bongeka

    it realy beutiful i am happy for u guys cogra

  • Natalie Lukwesa

    what a wonderful wed wich every girl wish for. wish you long lasting bonding and God bless.

  • Mneli37

    Superb,very good

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  • hlengiwe shandu

    khanyi is an inspirational young woman in as much as i wish to invite her here in Ulundi for youg and upcoming youth women and newly weds and also business women of Zululand. the wedding was owesome!!! what i definaltely like about her, is that she is never glamourous at all, she's cool and collectes. the husband as well. congrats!!!!! dol

  • angel t

    oh my god…………

  • thabile

    absolutly fabulous darling

  • Mphoentle

    i must say the decor is to die for….money RULES bafowethuuu!!!

  • Kborneficious

    dats so dam beautiful wish 2 hv dat sum day

  • Gcobiswa

    All I can say is wow I like is wow, The girl just melt.

    Gcobiswa Komisa

  • Csekobelo

    dats wat we realy call a dream cum true hey……

  • Nhlanhlongcobo

    oh my God Lucky people!!!!!!

  • Lulama

    I still think this wedding tops all other weddings including the royal wedding……absolutely beautiful….can’t get enough……..

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  • sibongile

    i admire Khanyi since i was young,wow…..that was beautiful,that was the wedding of the year,a fairtale indeed…every girl’s dream.Let GOD be the light of ur happines.keep it 2gendaness.



  • Anonymous

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  • Nonkumaseko

    stunning. i’m inspired.

  • Ladynwaitin3

     All this talk about millions of dollars spent on royalty, and famous wedding’s  in america I almost missed this gem and I don’t know if it cost millions or thousands of dollar but out of all the wedding’s that research this is my favorite it’s location is in South Africa……Read the story and look at the pic’s it’s beautiful and creative. 

  • Ladynwaitin3

    Only thing is I wish they’d show more pictures of the wedding itself but still love the pictures of the reception.

  • Mpho Tete

    just hope you will hold it forever

  • Mmatapa mothapo

    There are looking so stunning congrats

  • Palesa

    now gal, m young don’t know much about weddings but that damn its a dream come true  

  • Jbthibatsela35

    WOW! What such opulance? Good luck and abundance of blessings Khanyi and Chinezi on your wedding.

  • Maroro

    wowooooooooooooooooooooooow wat a butiful wedding may u be faithful 2 one another