Those from the public who’ve been rallying behind calls for the industry to be opened for new faces to grace our screens will be happy to know that things are finally moving forward.
After the departure of Thembisa Mdoda not long ago, popular Mzansi Magic wedding reality show – Our Perfect Wedding, has finally crowned a winner of their Presenter search!
After weeks of various challenges, in which candidates needed to prove their edge and nerve to take over the reigns from a position that has been occupied by established industry greats such as Brenda Ngxoli, Tumelo Morake and Thembisa Mdoda, Kayise Ngqula, a 26-year-old Joburger, walked away with the title.
To clinch the much contested and coveted title, Ngqula paced past finalists Noni Mbete, Natasha Mazomba; Mbasa Fefe; Nolusindiso Macanda and Asanda Nomatshawe Mbali as Mbali Nkosi made the announcement at the finale.
It happened at Shepstone Gardens in Mountain View, Johannesburg.
Covered in strips of confetti, Kayise, an International Relations and Politics student at the University of Johannesburg, could not contain her excitement after the big announcement: “I am over the moon and I cannot wait to start this new journey. I want to give myself fully to this process. One of the things I love about OPW is how it celebrates diversity and even though I’m Xhosa, I hope to share myself with the viewers and include all the amazing cultures we have in this country,” said Kayise.
Along with being crowned the new presenter, Kayise will also walk away with a cash prize of R100 000 courtesy of Mzansi Magic.
She will be making her screen debut in January 2018.