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18 Best South African TV Shows in 2018 (So Far)!

We are living in somewhat of a Television golden age, and South African TV content has just about everything for everyone to binge on! Here’s our list of the 18 Best local TV shows in 2018

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THE RIVER 

When you launch a Premium channel despite overwhelming opposition from subscribers who feel unimpressed by your current offerings for their coins, you’ve got to go in for the kill. And The River is one hell of a winner for 1Magic.

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The telenovela premiered in February this year, along with M-Net’s newest (or rebranded) baby. The channel’s flagship hit follows the lives of two families; the Khumalos and the Dlaminis. The Dlaminis are led by the fiercely ruthless Lindiwe (Sindi Dlathu), who’s married to Zweli (Hlomla Dandala), with whom she’s raising a beautiful family.

They lead a beautiful lavish life while the Khumalo’s struggle to make ends meet. The families may exist on different economic continuums, but a past with a diamond that built the Dlamini dynasty’s wealth binds them as much as Beauty, the Khumalo’s adoptive daughter, is in fact Lindiwe’s abandoned biological daughter!

ABOMAMA S1

An all female main cast is everything we keep asking for, but Abomama Bomthandazo is certainly that and so much more! The latest Parental Advisory Production sees them stepping beyond their love/dating show formula to bring forth a refreshing take on themes of sisterhood, survival and morality in South Africa.

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The show follows four women who soon turn their stokvel into a money laundering scheme when they they find themselves plunged int o the dark crime underworld. The ladies soon find themselves having to straddle their old innocent worlds and their new roles as calculating participants in the dark worlds of illicit dealings. In order to survive, they must also play the game and topple old devils in their turf!

LOCKDOWN S3

The worst thing that can happen to a show you love is when it loses the plot, which typically takes somewhere between the second and third season. Fortunately, Lockdown S3 is arguably the show’s most gripping yet.

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Hunger for power and revenge in prison. Image: Supplied

And the appearance of US actress, Tichina Arnolds, merely added to the working mix of perfect ingredients for this prison drama, which chronicles the lives of South African from different walks of life as they navigate the harsh and gritty realities of life in prison.

UNMARRIED S1

A breath of fresh air, this was! First of all, Thembisa Mdoda nails her character as a certain Thembi, unsatisfied with her ‘mediocre’ hubby and struggling with the chankuras as she is raising two kids with him. Then there’s Brenda (Renate Stuurman, what an actress. She cries on cue!), the embodiment of a successful, driven and fierce badass. But as it happens, her love life is a nightmare.

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Unmarried follows the lives of three friends Brenda, Thembi and Lesego. Photo: Supplied

Slay Queen Lesego starts off being the girl who leading a lavish lifestyle financed by transactional relationships with men, until we step into a dark, traumatic past that informs her decisions now. And until season, boy will we miss Bodyguard Bae!

THE QUEEN  

The Queen has become that show where everything that can possibly happen actually does happen, just not how you thought and, certainly, not to who you thought! This year came with a few high profile deaths, bomb attacks, gun shoot downs and of course, that showdown between arch enemies Harriet and TGOM.

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If we could summarise this show, we’d say its a representation of how we are living right now. That’s what makes it work!

MUVHANGO

Long before the current wave of television shows centered on the portrayal of the unexplored traditional themes and realities in various South Africa cultural frameworks, Muvhango was already a refreshing thrill for viewers who sought something different. They did it first, they did it well. And they’ve been doing well enough to inspire a whole era of creative synergy focused on telling stories that take it back to basics.

Departing from popular mainstream narratives, the drama turned soapie started out chronicling the lives, relationships, family conflicts of vhavenda families. In it’s near two decades on air, the show has both sustained its position as the most authentic soapie – thanks to its transformative traditional anchor, explosive storylines and stellar direction – as well move things forward to reflect the life we are living right now.

ISIBAYA  

The critically acclaimed Mzansi Magic telenovela-turned-soapie is a beautiful portrait of South African life at its most exciting to watch. The award winning Mzansi Magic ratings smasher came in, blew up the game and shifted the whole landscape.

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Exploring family disputes, royal rifts, taxi violence and many other multi-layered themes central to the South African black experience, the BOMB production continues offering viewers a rare cinematic glimpse into the families behind the R90 billion a year taxi businesse, complete with feuds over taxi routes, royal squabbles, polygamy and more. Although admittedly, some of the soapie’s main storylines have become a bit malarkey, the show holds still as a solid fave. For now.

KHUMBULEKHAYA

This show can be on air for decades. Having already been on air for over ten years, the show is premised on the search of long lost family members and reuniting them with their loved ones.

It doesn’t matter how far apart they are, or how long the ties were cut, Andiswe Gaelesiw will travel to the ends of the world to reconnect loved ones. There’s obviously the fair share of drama because these are real people and real stories.

But the show’s focus has not been to exploit that trauma, but rather to act as a neutral platform for reuniting families, and sometimes a support system for those involved. Khumbul’EKhaya has also led to a surge in similar shows being commissioned

REAL HOUSEWIVES OF JOHANNESBURG 

The show aims to get viewers privy to the lives of Johannesburg’s most pampered housewives, and they’ve done so quite impressively! The NBC Universal franchise has already peaked in the US, and continues being popular with most of the Housewives shows now having been on air for almost and over ten years, depending on premiere dates.

Real Housewives of Johannesburg

The RHOSA production presents a lush picture of the most lavish lifestyles in this part of the world, along with a good dose of shade, enviable wardrobes and, from what we’ve seen so far, sufficient champagne for those dramatic dinners where the girls typically confront each other. The show features monied housewives Brinnette Seopela, Evodia and Mercy Mogale, Christall Kay, Lendy Ter-Mors, and DJ Naked’s wife Naledi Willers. Salute to Sonia Mbele for nailing the format.

PROJECT RUNWAY SOUTH AFRICA

If you’ve been following the American edition of this design competition since the first season, you will relate to how elated I was finding out it was being brought to South Africa! Although that excitement came with a dash of anxiety thanks to how we’ve tortured the design/fashion show format in a few botched attempts (except amongst other gems The Intern, though!), the fact that Khanyi Dlomo and her Ndalo Media had secured the rights to produce the show locally calmed my nerves and restored good chakra.

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Presented by Lerato Kganyago, judged by xxx with Gert Johan-Coetzee taking on Tim Gunn’s coach/mentor role for the aspirant designers, the show has been such a delight to watch! The production quality is through the roof and the level of talent in the building is mind blowing. The hallmarks of a fun competition show are all here – with the right hit of adrenaline in the mix because of the workroom pressure the faves must endure and surmount to get closer to those career launching prizes.

BEING BONANG 

The first season of Bonang’s reality television was yum, but barely went past entrée. The SA media Queen addresses this on the very last diary session, which she shares with her cousin Pinky Girl, saying “we were a bit nervous the first time.”

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The second season delved a little bit deeper and we got so much more juice! Partnering with Legend Manqele to bring us the second chronicle of South Arica’s most powerful celebrity, Being Bonang distills her adventures, both professional and personal, in the most exciting and fun way.

There was barely a Sefiso this season and much less AKA, with whom she broke up in between the seasons, but there was more Lorna Maseko, more potent quotables, more PinkyGirl and her adorable personality. There were less photoshoots and more laughs and goofing around with the girls. More family, more glam and more splits… thanks to the acrobati Lorna Maseko, who kept the supply open in that flexibe department. We want a season 3.

LIVING THE DREAM WITH SOMIZI  

There’s absolutely nothing not to love about Somizi. He’s an energetic and infectious in real life as he is on television and elsewhere, by the way.

The much celebrated Media King, who has stood the test of time more than we’ve come to know to be possible in our show business, brings his larger than life personality to everything he does. Living The Dream with Somizi continues down this path and invites viewers to every aspect of Somgaga’s vibrant.

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With his cute AF fiancé in tow this season (the two are said to have signed a multi million rand deal for a wedding special in the next season), things have gotten even realer. Less talked about is how his relationship with Mogale, and how navigates that with the hectic demands of the spotlight, really trails as the single most mainstream representation of queer romance on primetime television right now. We love ourselves Somgaga, who’s as unfettered on the show as he is unrelenting in being as loud about expressing himself as you can get!

IMBEWU: THE SEED

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One side of the Bhengu family has been keeping a secret from the other for many years, with treachery and tumult never more than a step away… is how the drama begins its plot line. One side of the Bhengu family has been keeping a secret from the other for many years, with treachery and tumult never more than a step away.

SURVIVOR SA 

It’s not easy nailing a format so popular already. Still one of the highest rated shows ever, with 35 seasons and counting, you are adapting for local audiences a turf that has become a playground for the most dedicated following there is! Yet Survivor SA is really holding its own.

Shot in the stunning Phillippines, the sixth season of Survivor South Africa saw 18 locals try to outplay, outwit and outsmart each other during this once in a lifetime opportunity. Blindsides, conniving, plenty of backstabbing, alliances and of course that breathataking scenery made this one bingeworthy. Oh, a couple of hotties in here and I think most of you know who we are talking about so let’s leave it there.

IDOLS SA

The original version of the show revived this year and still missed the mark. In Madiba land though, Idols SA is still very much alive with possibility!

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Idols SA judges Somizi, Unathi and Randall, as well as host ProVerb. Photo: Supplied

The singing competition has just about every right ingredient for a fun Sunday watch ahead of the new week. The judges critiques (or just laughs and, or tears) are just as entertaining as the many attempts at belting that open themselves for wide circulation in MEME streets.

It’s not just all laughs though, the show continues unearthing some pretty fine gems, with some pretty breathtaking vocal talent blowing audiences away during the live shows. There may be nothing exactly wow on the show anymore, but the little elements make for some super fun, family friendly viewing.

TAKE ME OUT MZANSI 

The dating game show returned with an elevated texture on VUZU AMP last year, wrapping up the season in February this year.

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Hosted by the hilarious Phat Joe, who’s jubilant butt jiggles whenever someone gets a date are a dead give away that he really is a ‘Prince of Passion’, the revived show was a good for laughs as it was for some romantic, wishful thinking! Unlike other dating shows (there seems to be one of every channel, for every hour, now.), Take Me Out Mzansi was fun, cheerful and funny without having to humiliate anyone for it. Just saying.

UTHANDO NESTHEMBU S2

Two years ago, a reality show chronicling the worlds of spouses in a polygamous marriage blew up and became the highest rated show on Mzansi Magic! It also became the most talked about, trending at #1 for every episode.

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In 2018, the show kept its cool and gave us just the right in bites in every single that makes you want to grab popcorn. The show is about businessman Musa Mseleku and his four wives, namely MaCele, MaNgwabe, MaKhumalo and Mayeni (application for 5th which was shut down by the ladies this year). We get to see the dynamics of the marriages, the sisterhood of the wives and the reality of everything most aren’t expose to.

OUR PERFECT WEDDING 

Some people are tired of the wedding reality show, but there’s no turning away. A firm Sunday fave, Our Perfect Wedding distills the exciting journey into marriage, as each episode features a couple as they prepare for their traditional nuptial and white wedding ceremonies.

Along with the drama and hysteria that comes with this high pressure arrangement is plenty to chuckle about. A lot has happened on OPW; iconic moments involving everything from unforgettably ‘overwhelming’ kisses to dramatic cake topples, but the show still centres on love. We will be watching still, for a little while longer…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 SA TV Shows You Should Be Watching Right Now!

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It’s great seeing South African television embracing more nuanced, complex and richer reflections of reality in their approach to storytelling. Someone had to step away from the witchcraft storyline, the rival families who own funeral businesses with dark family secrets, or the Zulu girl who comes to Joburg and loses herself. Here are 5 shows you might really, really want to check out!

GRASSROOTS

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The Showmax original chronicles a gripping tale of two young men who navigate their journey to manhood through traditional rites and the social systems that define codes of masculinity.

Asanda (Lihleli Ntini) and Monwabisi (Oros Mampofu) are burdened by the hooks of patriarchy and old family rifts in this brand new series, currently airing its first season on 1Magic, DStv channel 103.

The 13-part drama series also offers a multi layered reading into the very politicised systems in which deeply rooted systemic racism – and the patriarchy embodied and enacted by the characters – finds a brilliantly written platform.

One episode in, and the legitimacy of Ms Busika’s capabilities comes under fire during a job interview, in which the panel is predominantly white and male, two privileged positions of power that blind them from seeing her relevance at the all boys school.

Despite the toxic resistance, she wants to join this predominantly white school, in which patriarchal hegemony is at its fiercest. She’s also upfront about her intentions to transform the culture in the school, a mission which falls on reluctant ears.

The blowback from the panel is, of course, quite chilling.

The show follows the lives of two boys, Asanda and Monwabisi, whose heated rivalry is rooted in an old strife between their families.

The rivalry, which impact different areas of their lives, including their game on the rugby field, their approach to academics and even dating, threatens to send a gun blazing.

The feud is unlikely to go away anytime soon; there’s a murder conspiracy at the root of the war between the families that almost rules out any possibility of a reconciliation.

What we saw during the season one episode of the show, instead, was a troubling glimpse of a gun going off in Monwabisi ‘s hands, who seems pretty adamant to blow Asanda’s brains on the spot.

WHAT WE LOVE 

There’s only one episode out, but there’s no lack of evidence that the writing on the show is good.

The most explosive moments have been delivered with a sense of subtlety that allows the audience to engage with key moments very personally. When Ms Busika faces a panel consisting of mostly white men, many people will know the unspoken tensions instantly.

The cast is refreshingly good. We love the blend of veteran thespians, such as Connie Chiume and Zikhona Sodlaka with younger talent like Oros Mampofu and Lihleli Ntini.

THE REPUBLIC

For long, the common critique has targeted the reluctance by South African broadcasters to depart from old tropes of the black experience and give us something new and elevated. You watch How To Get Away With Murder, or Scandal, or The Chi, even Atlanta, and get a sense that Hollywood is moving beyond stale and problematic portrayals of blackness.

It’s not that Hollywood is without its problems when it comes to their relationship with blackness; we know nothing could be further from the truth. It’s that we are seeing a growing commitment to transform storytelling and commissioning over there.

The Republic shuns the limited spectrum of local television to take on the broader political ecosystem that is such a colourful topic for everyday conversations in South Africa. The world through the lenses of a female president is perfectly utopian, yet very current in its treatment of women as more.

The shots from the Union Buildings are appreciated; it gets us out of the same shebeen we kept seeing on the channels.

The drama follows the political worlds of President Lufuno (Florence Masebe), who is kidnapped as part of a filthy ploy to extort hefty funds from the government.

Award winning actor, Warren Masemola, plays a certain Thabang Manaka, a fallen hero trying to make amends for his past mistakes. The show also stars critically acclaimed actress, Masasa Mbangeni, who nails the role of a Bridget Ranaka, who leads the President’s PR team.

The main storyline attempts to mirror contemporary politics and the drama therein. In 2009 when president Kgalema Motlanthe’s term in office ended, he was replaced by President Hendrik Mbuli whose presidency was riddled with corruption and looting of state funds.

Mbuli is fired from government making way for the party’s secretary Lufuno to take the reins as president. We meet President Mulaudzi who has spent two years fighting corruption and prosecuting those who benefitted from Mbuli’s presidency – including Mbuli himself.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THE REPUBLIC 

The drone shots are pure luxury, especially when they scale the Union Buildings. It creates a unique atmosphere and feeling that gives off a hint of that ‘current affairs’ texture.

I love that the show is daring, tackling issues that affect every South African on a larger scale, and finds a way to translate them into an entertaining drama that does not exist on the periphery of the conversations being had in every South African household.

We didn’t know Florence Masebe as President is everything we’ve prayed for. Also, Florence Masebe should run for President in real life.

LIVING THE DREAM WITH SOMIZI

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Personally, I find Living The Dream with Somizi to be understated in its transformative role in dismantling the hooks of heteronormativity that keep the lives and realities of the LGBTQI+ community ‘othered’ and unknown.

The show is loved mainly because Somizi is so damn entertaining, for one.  But this time, there are deeper moments for the culture.

On its fourth season on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161, the reality show combines the usual glossy texture with some less than smooth realities that confront Somizi in his journey to marriage.

The media icon and his fiancé, Mohale Motaung, are clearly in love. It shows every time they are on screen and it’s a refreshing sight, one which gives new tools for understanding the unique situations facing a gay couple as they journey to marriage.

What’s really important about this season for me, is the fact that you get to see how marriage really does involve the marrying of the two families, which presents unique challenges where gay couples are involved.

The usual panics and stresses that attend to the organising of weddings look really good on Somizi, who loves everything being over the top. In sharing his life, Somgaga really is unsettling older frameworks of knowing queer relationships.

WHAT WE LOVE

This season features on this list because Somizi embodies the true essence of authenticity. He gets to be entertaining and loved by everyone for his larger than life personality, but he also allows himself to be vulnerable. It’s really such an interesting show to watch right now.

BEING BONANG 

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There’s literally nothing not to love about Bonang, who has worked her way to arguably being the country’s most talked about media personality.

As greedy as we can be, she gives us absolutely everything! The chic fashion and glam, the quotables that have come to capture the culture and the T-shirt section of an online store, the theatrics, the globetrotting and lots of champagne, darling!

She’s such a delight to watch and there aren’t many who can dispute that.

Though to be quite honest, I struggled to get into the show when it first started in 2017.

Bonang, in my imagination, had been very elusive. She had that rare enigma that the world’s biggest stars are able to possess while sustaining a crazy amount of interest in their lives. She’d mastered the art of keeping a low profile while capturing headlines, often in absentia. So when I found out she had a reality show coming out, I didn’t know what to think.

The first season came. It was okay. Fun.

We got a glimpse into her world, and what kinds of environments bring about the thriving of the most successful figures in SA pop culture. We got the work ethic that knew no bounds, we got an almost-there document of her then relationship with AKA and the hilarious chronicles of her friendships with Lorna and fave cousin, Pinky Girl.

It’s during season two that I really started to get the whole vibe.This is a fun reality show that follows Bonang Matheba being Bonang Matheba. Nothing more, nothing less.

It’s what you order for a Friday night session with the day ones. There’s a lot to laugh about, enough to celebrate and enough to yank your mind off things. “This season is about money”. she promises.

Where there’s drama, it’s because she’s not finding the perfect dress for the next party she wants to throw.

Where there’s panic it’s because a gown has not been delivered minutes before she takes to stage at a conference attended by noted dignitaries

So when season three finally premiered on 1Magic recently, I’d already been converted into a superfan of the show. This time though, the entrepreneur shows us new levels of her journey as the CEO of her MCC brand, The House of BNG.

She’s managed to parlay the power of her own brand to help the take off of her successful bubbly. Viewers of the show will know that her love for champagne gave birth to many a viral sayings.

WHAT WE LOVE

It’s inspiring. If I had a daughter, I would want her to watch (with me, because I’d have to say something about not drinking champagne and driving etc). Watching Bonang’s growth has been a truly uplifting and rewarding experience. She’s in charge of how she’s presented, and it’s because that image later translates to emerging empires. She makes it make sense, and we are here for all of it.

SURVIVOR SA: ISLAND OF SECRETS

It took me a while to try out the local franchise of this iconic show, simply because I love the main version so much that I couldn’t bear the sight of watching a sad slump. However, after much hype on social media, I finally gave it a go.

… Never regretted it! The 7th season of Survivor SA is literally one of the best things I’ve seen in competitive South African reality television.

The quality, the casting (which could obviously do with some more diversity), and all the machinations that make this show so damn addictive are all in there.

If you like the original Survivor, the local version will certainly interest you. The psychological schemes the contestants deploy to advance their game are just as cold and as cutting. Tribal council is just as interesting (sometimes bizarre, obvs), Nico holds his own as the host and the show, all round is quite exhilarating to watch.

WHAT WE LOVE

We love everything about it that you’d like about Survivor. The occasional blindsides, survival in the tropical locations, the backstabbing and the works. It’s just really good television.

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E! Africa Announces Anele Mdoda As Celebrity Game Night Host

Let the games begin!

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E! Entertainment Television has announced that one of the biggest stars on South African television, Anele Mdoda, will host its newest local production, Celebrity Game Night.

Joining her as team captains will be South Africa’s cuddliest comedian, Jason Goliath (Larger Than Life, Man In A Van), and gorgeously gracious actress and presenter, Ayanda Thabethe (Top Billing).

Together, they will bring audiences bucket loads of fun and laughs as they gather with a group of your favourite celebrities for an evening of raucous entertainment. The ten, one-hour episode series will begin production in Johannesburg this week and will premiere late 2019 on E! (DStv channel 124).

“I’m so excited to host Celebrity Game Night on E! and can’t wait for viewers to join the party! Hanging out with Jason, Ayanda and our top celebrity guests on my sofas is going to be hilariously wild. Let the games begin!” said Anele Mdoda.

“Be warned – this isn’t a typical game show. Joining Celebrity Game Night as a team captain and trying to wrangle a crowd of stars with Anele and Ayanda is going to be epically entertaining” commented Jason Goliath. “My team is going to have plenty of laughs – but more importantly, we’re also going to win.”

Celebrity Game Night is going to be the hottest A-list ticket in town” added Ayanda Thabethe. “If you’ve ever wondered how the rich and famous let their hair down and have a good time…this is the show for you! It’s going to be so much fun I don’t think it will feel like work.”

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Tropika Island Of Treasure Returns – How YOU Could Be Part of This Season!

Head to paradise, have lots of adventurous fun, get your share of fame and get busy for your share of R1 million in new season of Tropika Island of Treasure

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Tropika Island of Treasure will be returning for a ninth season on SABC 3.

The reality competition show will be featuring six celebrities and six consumer contestants vying for their share of fame, fortune and a shared R1 million in the island paradise of Curaçao.

Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, feels like a little piece of Europe on the edge of the Caribbean with glorious hidden beaches, amazing onshore snorkelling and diving, and a wild undeveloped windward coast.

It’s a picture-perfect place to serve as the backdrop for a smooth 9th season of the hit show.

In addition to revealing the island for this season, Tropika has also just announced that auditions for #TIOT9 will take place entirely *online – a first in the history of the show, providing an opportunity for more people across South Africa to enter and stand a chance to win a spot on the island.

Anyone who is familiar with the show will know that a big part of what makes it as entertaining as it is, are the celebrities. In #TIOT9, viewers can expect to see the following familiar faces:

SIMPHIWE NGEMA

Simphiwe Ngema is a South African TV presenter and actress best known for her role as Thuli on the hit soapie ‘Muvangho’.

The 29-year-old star was born in Klipspruit, Soweto where her passion for the entertainment industry was ignited.

The star has recently explored her passion for music and released her debut single ‘Thola Khona’ under the name Quing Simz.

Simphiwe is excited to be part of the new season of Tropika Island of Treasure and looks forward to taking her fans on a smoooth adventure to the island of Curaçao.

KAY SIBIYA

Kay Sibiya is a presenter, model, MC and an aspiring businessman who aims to fuse his love for communications and entertainment into a formidable media establishment.

He first rose to fame as the co-host of SABC 1’s music magazine show ‘Sunday Chillaz’.

He went on to star in Uzalo, one of the most successful soapies in the country, where he played music producer Ayanda Mdletse, who was easily one of the most recognisable faces from the series.

Kay is also an avid traveler and is excited to be heading to Curaçao to explore everything the island has to offer.

NADIA JAPHTA

Famous for her hilarious Instagram videos, Nadia Japhta is one of the most exciting new faces in the South African entertainment space and has proven that, when done right, the power of social media can take you to new heights.

Nadia is also a freelance stylist, the director of the fashion label, Strada Chic, and blogger behind the South African fashion blog, Birdline Blog.

She even branched into music when she released her debut single ‘Paradise’ last year. Nadia is excited to be heading to paradise on this season of Tropika Island of Treasure.

SIPHESIHLE VAZI

Entrepreneur and media personality Siphesihle Vazi burst onto the scene as the presenter of the hit magazine show ‘Selimathunzi’ and quickly became one of South Africa’s most loved TV personalities.

Siphesihle has also starred in an exciting new role as Mthokozisi Ntuli on SABC 1’s brand new local comedy-drama ‘Makoti’.

When not in front of the camera, you are more than likely to find the star at the gym. He is a fitness fanatic and is already preparing his mind and body for the brand new season of Tropika Island of Treasure.

NTANDO DUMA

South African actress and TV personality Ntando Duma has blossomed since her early days as a kids TV presenter and is best known for her portrayal of Zinzi Dandala on the popular TV show Rhythm City.

Today, Ntando is a popular MC, TV presenter and model.

She is also an avid music lover and has appeared in music videos for artists like Prince Kaybee, Vusi Nova and has even recorded a single with Babes Wodumo titled ‘Jiva Phez’kombhede’. Ntando is excited to head out to Curaçao and to show Mzansi a little bit more of who Ntando really is.

BOUWER BOSCH

Actor and musician Bouwer Bosch kick-started his career as the lead singer of the popular Afrikaans pop/rock, SAMA-nominated group Straatligkinders, and member of the smash hit duo group Dans Dans Lisa, with Deon Meiring of the band Glaskas.

Bouwer recently released an exciting new collaborative album with songstress Lucinda which shows a new, softer side to the star.

When he’s not in front of the camera or in the recording booth, Bouwer also has a production company which specialises in music videos.

Bouwer’s Youtube channel is one of the  100  most  viewed  South  African  channels  listed  in  the  world.

South Africans dreaming of joining their favourite celebs in the tropical island paradise of Curaçao need to buy a promotional pack of Tropika and follow the instructions on pack.

*Online auditions for #TIOT9 are as follows:

  1. Once you’ve purchased a promotional pack of Tropika and followed the instructions on pack, take a video of yourself describing how you will out smoooth your competitors on Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao
  2. Upload the video to social media or Whatsapp ensuring you tag Tropika on the relevant channels and include the #TIOT9 hashtag

In addition to entering for your chance to win a spot on the island with your favourite celebs, there are over 100 000 awesome **prizes valued at over R1 million up for grabs, including:

  • Airtime
  • Cash
  • LG Q60 Mobile Phones
  • LG Dishwashers
  • LG 55” Televisions
  • Watches
  • Caribbean Tan products

 

 

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