Local stars Pearl Thusi, Bonang Matheba and Thuso Mbedu have been nominated for the International Achievement Recognitions Awards (IARA) and will be hoping to do the country proud.

The IARA Awards recognises and celebrates the exceptional work of extraordinary positive role models who have excelled within their respective industries.

Pearl Thusi has been nominated in the Best International and Best Actress category while Bonang Matheba received a nod for Best Female Presenter and Best Media Personality.

Actress Thuso Mbedu also received a nod in the Best Young Actress category, further solidifying her status as one of Mzansi’s leading young thespians. 

Other Mzansi stars to get nominations were Khumbulani “Kay” Sibiya for Best International Actor, Lira for Best International Female Artist, Black Coffee and Cassper Nyovest both for Best International Male Artist.

The 5th annual IARA Awards will take place on Saturday the 22nd of September in London.