Ntsiki Mazwai shades South Africans' intelligence for watching a lot of soapies
The drama series and soapies you watch say a lot about your intelligence, according to singer and poet Ntsiki Mazwai.
The controversial queen, as she's popularly known, has shared her amazement that the most watched shows were soapies, and implied on Twitter that that was how unintelligent South Africans were.
"Sh** I still can't believe the top most-watched shows are soap operas. It's a wow. Says a lot about where we are intellectually. Wow."
Shit I still can't believe the top most watched shows are soap operas ?????it's a wow. Says a lot about where we are intellectually ???wow— #Qhawe OUT NOW (@ntsikimazwai) November 12, 2019
Ntsiki also claimed that if the soapies had "woke" writers with an agenda, maybe the content would be different.
"At least if your soapies had woke writers with an agenda...but dololo. They also watch soapies and don't read books. I can tell by the content they create."
At least if your soapies had woke writers with an agenda.....but dololo. They also watch soapies and don't read books. I can tell by content they create— #Qhawe OUT NOW (@ntsikimazwai) November 12, 2019
A tweep, who completely disagreed with the poet, called her out, saying that watching soapies and being informed on current politics or business news was not logic and probability theory.
"Watching soapies and being informed on current politics/business news are not mutually exclusive you know. You can do both. Not to mention the fact that most South Africans have very limited education and have so much more to worry about in their personal lives."
Known to be someone who doesn't back down, Ntsiki clapped back: "Nana the top ten most-watched shows are soapies. Surely you can tell that is problematic to black psyche???? Surely?"
While some felt Ntsiki had a point and understood where she was coming from, others felt she should stop dictating what people should watch as it was their preference.
Now people wanna dictate what people should watch Hai. Iyo! You want nyan nyan, khumbul'ekhaya, to be most watched? Privileged blacks are annoying, talking about you tube and Netflix as if everyone can afford.— Blacq Verity (@SasKwiin) November 12, 2019
Okay ke Minister of arguments... What do you suppose people who can't afford dstv, Netflix, books, data do with their time.? By the way she said she "can't belive most watched shows are soapies" meaning she expects people to watch something either than soapies. Nna kere what?— Blacq Verity (@SasKwiin) November 12, 2019
Who says people are not doing that? Who says people can't watch skeem saam and then after talk about politics... Y'all just assume the 10million who watch Uzalo are daft and can't engage in deep conversations... You think they talk about soapies 24/7 really though..— Blacq Verity (@SasKwiin) November 12, 2019
And Ntsiki emphasized intellectually.very important.i always ask my peers that, do we ever just seat alone and ask ourselves..what's wrong with the so Called Ama2000 that we constantly bully about being different from us.What have they been exposed 2 that we didn't whn w wr young— Mase Cha (@masecha021) November 12, 2019
Ignorance and mediocrity will always be a gold mine to our oppressors as long as Black masses still allocate their sufficient time to watch te-lie-vision, specifically soapies.— Madire Mashabela (@CMashabela) November 12, 2019
The first black powerful succesful women I knew were Karabo Moroka and Priscilla from generation.. I learned that a Shebeen queen 'MamRuby' can be powerful and graceful and a pillar to the community.— Nosipho (@MkhabNos) November 12, 2019
It's not the peoples fault tho, the broadcasters place the sopies in those spots. Sopies are daily, easy to follow and are cheap to make.And I think actors are actually really https://t.co/QnnUnUndAV actually take on a none existant person's life takes brains.— Paul Butter (@PaulButterOE) November 12, 2019