February is the month of love - for some. But for all the single people out there, it’s usually the month filled with a ton of sassy comments. The word “single” is often accompanied by an array of negative connotations. But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with taking some time to focus on you. Being single is also something worth celebrating, in fact - there’s a whole day dedicated to it too! Singles Appreciation Day takes place on 15 February. So, move over lovebirds, this February it’s all about self-love, too. Here are three single ladies we’ll be drawing inspiration from this Singles Appreciation Season:
The life of the party: Dina from Girls Trip
Being single can mean bringing all the vibes to your squad. Like Dina, from Girls Trip. The movie follows the journey of a group of best friends from college as they reunite years later to accompany their most successful friend on a trip to New Orleans. Dina is the life of the party, often causing chaos with her antics. But she proves that being single is a very exciting experience, especially if you have a great group of girlfriends in your corner. Don’t miss Dina in Girls Trip on M-Net Movies 4, DStv Channel 108, Friday, 18 February at 22:08 CAT.
The single-life lover: Robin from How To Be Single
Some people just really love being single and have no intention of finding a special someone at all – and that’s perfectly okay. Just like Rebel Wilson’s character Robin in How To Be Single. She’s the master of taking full advantage of the single life and tries to bestow her wisdom upon her new, relationship-obsessed bestie, Alice. Alice slowly comes to realise that there is no right way to be single, thanks to Robin and her wild shenanigans. Learn a thing or two from Robin on M-Net Movies 1, DStv Channel 104, Saturday 19 February at 22:00 CAT.
The career-focused woman: Toke Makinwa
Don’t let society convince you that putting your career first is the wrong move. You can unashamedly be a career-driven, single woman, just like Toke Makinwa. The continent’s “it-girl” hosts a reality show where she sits-down with Africa’s best-known and most intriguing personalities, from actresses and musicians to influential DJs and models. But success didn’t just get handed to this hard-working queen. She had her beginnings in radio and slowly worked her way to the top. With over four million followers on Instagram alone, and a loyal global fanbase – this successful beauty has built herself a powerful media brand. Catch Talk with Toke Makinwa on HONEY, DStv Channel 173, Fridays at 17:30 CAT.
Being single can look different for everyone but one thing is certain – it’s nothing to be ashamed of! It’s a great chance to spoil yourself and focus on your own journey.
Make sure you don’t miss out on more exciting shows and movies this Singles Appreciation Season by downloading the DStv app. There’s nothing like a guilt-free night-in, jam packed with great entertainment to celebrate your singleness!