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Claws Are Coming Out On The Next Episode Of My Kitchen Rules

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It’s officially “game on” this week on My Kitchen Rules South Africa as the second group of home cooks reach the halfway mark in their Instant Restaurant phase of the competition.

Last week, Bloemfontein husband and wife Jamandi and Machiel managed to earn an impressive score of 68 out of 100, narrowly beating Charnell and Kerry’s initial score of 67 in week one. With the competition officially heating up now, the claws are likely to come out when it comes to scoring the rest of the Instant Restaurants.

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“At this stage if there’s one couple that intimidates us and makes us feels the pressure, it’s Brent and Andrew,” Jamandi admitted ahead of Brent and Andrew’s Instant Restaurant in Dainfern, Johannesburg this week.

Best friends Charnell and Kerry – who now find themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard – were also curious about what the fiancés have up their sleeves for this week. “The boys have been performing at the tables, but let’s see if they can perform in the kitchen,” Charnel noted.

Brent and Andrew, who are the self-confessed “good guys” of the competition will undoubtedly be hoping for positive ‘vibes’ throughout the evening, but will the rest of their competitors be impressed enough by their food to vote generously?

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Imbewu: The Seed Hits 4 Million Viewers!

Imbewu has reached the highest ratings in the show’s history.

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Months after etv’s flagship soapie, Scandal! reached a milestone by tipping the 6 million viewer mark earlier this year, the channel’s Imbewu has followed suit with its own impressive feat. The telenovela reached more than 4 million this week, amid a drama-packed unravelling of a storyline that threatens to destroy one family.

At a recent media event, hosted by show stars Leleti Khumalo, Thembi Mtshali-Jones and Fundiswa Zwane, the channel committed to hitting the 4 million mark.

In turn, over 4 million South Africans tuned in to watch the fallout last week, after KaMadonsela turned her family’s private affairs into public shame, with a dramatic reveal.

RELATED: Everything You Need To Know About Imbewu

Produced by Anant Singh, Leleti Khumalo and Duma Ndlovu, IMBEWU: The Seed started broadcasting in April this year and has quickly built a loyal audience.

Set in KwaZulu-Natal, the production has helped to develop the region’s television production industry. When the show launched, Khumalo said, “We wanted to tell authentic stories about people in Durban, and its rich and colourful diversity. We decided to do that than right here in our vibrant city, at iconic and recognisable locations and employing local people as cast and crew.”

 

The show’s authentic approach and riveting storylines have resonated with viewers around the country.

 

“We have worked closely with the team at Grapevine Productions to ensure that we produce a brilliant show with compelling storylines,” says e.tv’s head of local productions Ziyanda Mngomezulu. “We thank the production team, the cast and the crew for delivering a great show and look forward to reaching greater milestones in the future.”

 

The drama is set to continue throughout December as KaMadonsela seeks retribution for the big betrayal.

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Pearl Thusi To Star On Netflix’s First Original African Series

Pearl scores role in first ever African original Netflix series, Queen Sono, in 2019

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Netflix has collaborated with Pearl Thusi and comedian Kagiso Lediga – who both star in the South African movie Catching Feelings – on their first ever original African TV series! Entitled Queen Sono, production on the looming dramedy is set to begin in 2019.

In an awe-inspiring clip she shared on her Twitter account on Monday, the Quantico actress couldn’t hold back tears. “It’s going to change the game for every artist on this continent”, she said, delivering the exciting news. “I can’t believe I’m saying this!’

Thusi continued to thank Netflix and her team, who have worked tirelessly to make it all happen.

Netflix’s Vice President of International Originals for Europe and Africa tossed around some tea on what viewers can look forward to. Speaking to Independent Online, Kelly said the show will “have dramatic elements, a bit of humour and very very character driven.”

Netflix already revealed that Queen Sono is just a start. They are looking at doing a lot more in Africa.

RELATED: PEARL THUSI ON QUANTICO!

Her role on the show is being compared Claire Underwood’s game-changing character on House Of Cards, but Pearl Thusi is no stranger to the international market. The actress appeared on the second season of American TV drama Quantico. She played a certain Dayana Mampasi.

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Fun Facts About Bonang Revealed On Tropika Smoooth Fan

Fans uncover interesting facts about their fave Bonang Matheba. Here’s 10 Things you might have not known about Bonang

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There’s nothing quite like finding Bonang Matheba in the hot seat to spill more tea about herself!

And the Queen B, who typically keeps the most intimate details of her life away from the public, was more than willing to open up as she embarked on a hunt for a die hard fan on the latest Tropika Smoooth Fan episode.

Viewers at home were able to unearth some pretty interesting fact about the Television Presenter during the live Quiz Show.

Four ‘smoooth’ celebrity fans were chosen out of thousands to compete in a variety of interactive games and ultimately Dianetse Letsika proved she was Bonang’s smooothest fan.

Dianetse won prizes to the value of R23 000 and will now move on to compete in the final alongside the smooothest fans of the other celebrity contestants in the hopes of winning R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze.

These Are Some Of The Exciting Things We Learned About Bonang Matheba On Tropika Smoooth Fan: 

  • Bonang was born and raised in the beautiful city of Mafikeng.
  • Her middle name is Dorothy.
  • Mo’ghel is the proud sister to two brothers.
  • Her family calls the star by her nickname Mafanda.
  • Before she became a powerhouse in the entertainment industry, Bonang wanted to be a teacher.
  • Viewers fell in love with Bonang from her very first gig. She hosted the popular SABC 1 music show ‘Live’. The platform essentially catapulted her into superstardom and the presenter went on to present a range of television shows like the popular magazine show ‘Top Billing’.
  • In the early days of Bonang’s career, she ventured into the world of YouTube with an exciting online reality show titled B*Dazzled.
  • Fashion has always been something Bonang has been passionate about. While she’s worn some incredible outfits throughout her career, the star has also had a few of her own ranges – namely Baby Star, her bag range, Distraction, an underwear line for Woolworths, and Bonang By Bonang, a T-shirt range which was launched earlier this year.
  • Bonang has had an incredible rise to fame and shared her story in the best-selling autobiography ‘From A to B’ which was released last year.
  • The star wears a size five shoe.

The show airs Fridays at 6PM, on SABC 3.

 

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