After months of mounting anticipation – and a whole year of playing around with possible finale plot twists amongst avid fans – the hotly anticipated eighth and final season of Game of Thrones finally has a date!
HBO on Tuesday confirmed that Throners can expect the epic wrap up of the world’s biggest television series in sometime in April, 2019.
HBO accompanied the announcement with an epic promo for the final season, which features some of the most iconic moments in the show’s groundbreaking 7 seasons. While there’s no official word yet on when the show will be airing in South Africa, we know M-Net had previously confirmed they would be airing the final season Express from the US, as usual.
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
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.
Yanga Wins Idols SA Season 14!
The 17-year-old on Sunday became one of the youngest contestants to bag the title
The race between Yanga and Thato came to a dazzling conclusion tonight when 17-year-old Yanga snatched victory to become South Africa’s next superstar.
Mzansi collectively held its breath as millions of eyeballs trained on host Proverb, crossing fingers for their favourite to be named the SA Idols Season 14 winner. Yanga, who becomes the second consecutive teenage girl from the Western Cape to win the title after last year’s Paxton, becomes an instant millionaire thanks to a staggeringly awesome prize package that includes a record deal, car and a myriad of other glamorous prizes.
“I can’t put into words how I feel right now, but I can say it in song,” said a shell-shocked Yanga a few seconds after her name was called, before bursting into a gratitude chorus.
Her runner-up, Thato, gave her a warm congratulatory hug and thanked Mzansi for the immerse support. And what support South Africa has shown, with a season record of 142 million votes, surpassing the targeted 100 million that Proverb had set in the beginning of the season.
After gruelling months of sweat, blood and tears, tonight was a two-hour celebration of a great season that saw some of the youngest contestants on the Idols stage in a while.
Idols SA: Thando Sent Home as Thato and Yanga Sprint To The Finish Line!
The road to the SA Idols final may have come to an end for Thando, but last night’s live show was more of a celebration than a sad farewell.
The Top 10 made a surprise return to the stage to memorialise the record-breaking 110 million votes garnered over the season so far, with nearly 22 million of those coming in over the past week as Mzansi fans fought to keep their favourites in the competition.
Small in stature and big in voice, Alberton’s pride leaves Idols with a bagful of memories and an amazing experience including a Dubai trip and a newly-recorded single called Wasting Time, which she performed live and is already available on most digital platforms.
Yanga and Thato, who Mzansi chose as their finalists for Season 14, also debuted their first-ever singles tonight.
Yanga received a standing ovation from the audience and two of the judges for her deeply emotive performance of Scars (All Over Me), which left Unathi near-tears and calling her “wonderous”. Somizi was happy that she took his advice last week to “not relax” until the competition is over. Randall told her: “You have chosen to be a winner.”
Thato’s single, Blow By Blow, is an up-tempo breakup tune where he seeks to understand what happened to the love. Somizi didn’t think the song suited him but agreed with the other judges that his energy and performance keep drawing people in and make him one of the most likeable contestants on the show.
Their second performance was preceded by lively entertainment courtesy of the vibrant Tsonga rap princess Sho Madjozi, performing her hit Huku.
When the finalists came back for the Theatre Week song, they blessed Mzansi with even more beautiful music. Yanga sang Heaven by Emeli Sande, and Thato’s song was Sam Smith’s I’m Not The Only One.
Tonight, the Idols certainly pushed boundaries as they sang three songs each. Their last performance was Song Of The Season, which they felt was their best. Yanga went with Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart by Alicia Keys. Thato chose If by Davido, closing off the last ever voting show of the season.
Unathi surmised Yanga by calling her a blessing to Mzansi. “Thank you for sharing your gift on music with us, and I’m honoured to have been witness to your greatness.” Somizi said he was a happy man and at peace, and Randall told her “You’ve got it!”
Thato was also showered with great compliments. Randall even did a “zaka zaka; whoo shem!” for him, shortly before Somizi bestowed his own upon him. Unathi said: “You make us fall in love with you; that’s your power. Thank you for your gift!”