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A Week In: Panic At Generations Circles As Ashes To Ashes Snatches Mzansi

The final episode of Ashes To Ashes aired of the first week aired this Thursday on e.tv, and after a successful week in ratings, reviews and audience feedback, panic has engulfed the Generations The Legacy circles

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The final episode of Ashes To Ashes of the first week aired this Thursday on e.tv, and after a successful week in ratings, reviews and audience feedback, panic has engulfed the Generations The Legacy circles.

Although Generations’ creator Mfundi Vundli let it be known in no uncertain terms earlier this year that he is unbothered by the telenovella – whose cast consists mainly of Generations march-outs, the instant new show’s popularity might be striking a nerve.

If Generations ratings continue to dwindle, SABC 1 might pull it from the golden 8-pm slot and replace it with either a new show, or an existing production. “Calls for Skeem Saam to take over the ropes are on the rise”, claims a source. “While Generations was on a break, (It) held its own up there with a viewership exceeding the 6 million mark consistently”.

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But, things are not all rosy for Ashes To Ashes either.

The show’s production quality has been brought to question. Discernibly, the camera work, picture and sound quality leave a lot to be desired. Still, the acting and the storyline have persisted above the haze of that letdown. For now at least.

Weapons To TV War

Ashes To Ashes producers know that Generations has the unrivalled advantage of years worth of loyalty from South African viewership. The minute they start slacking, a mass exodus may result in a massive ratings decline. They have to up their game and keep things fresh and captivating consistently.

The looming introductions of Menzi Ngubane and other big names to the shows are some cards to be played.

However, Vundla has experience and a solid budget on his side. He is looking to up his game by giving the show a fresh kick with a quality storyline and superb talent.

Who will come out on top here? You let us know.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!

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Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.

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They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.

 

It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.

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Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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