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Tropika Island Of Treasure -Celebrities Pick Their Teams

After a series of Slenda Twists, celebrities finally earned their chance to pick a teammate from the lineup of this season’s contestants. The winning pair will be splitting a grand prize of R1 million! 




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Katlego Maboe is the host on this season of Tropika Island of Treasure

The only thing better being stuck on an exotic island with a bunch of hotties with all the laze time to bask in the sun sipping on bubbles before heading out for some adventurous playtime, is indeed getting to watch them battle it out on a fun South African television show. Except, they do more than down shots…

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Team work is dream work: Former Idols SA winner Karabo Mogane chose Lihle Ngubo as his teammate

And on episode three of Tropika Island of Treasure S8, things shifted into a new gear as celebrities were paired up with contestants. This comes after a series of knock out challenges during which contestants battled each other to emerge on top; giving them ample opportunity to display their game to the celebrities.

Khanya Mkangisa and Mpande Buthelezi

Khanya Mkangisa and Mpande Buthelezi want that R1 million!


But, to get the contestant they wanted, the celebrities needed to be put to the test in challenges which tested both their physical and puzzle-solving capabilities.

The Teams

Melinda Bam and Kelly Gunnell

hot bod duo: Melinda Bam teamed up with Kelly Gunnell

After coming out tops, Brendan Peyper picked Durban-born Lisanne Lazarus as his teammate. Runner-up Melinda Bam went for South African swimmer Kelly Gunnell. Hot boy Nay Maps completed the hot boy squad when he chose Rudi Witkowsky.

Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky

Fun hotties Nay Maps and Rudi Witkowsky will be bringing their A game this season


Having finished in the fourth place, fitness and health influencer Sbahle Mpisane picked Nondu Mabizela, while Khanya Mkangisa went for Mpande Buthelezi. The final two saw Karabo Mogane pick Lihle Ngubo which meant that the final team consists of Tumi Voster and Mark-Anthony Bingham

The winning pair will be battling it out for a grand R1 million.

Tropika Island Season 8 (7 Facts)

  1. Award-winning Television presenter Katlego Maboe is the season’s host.
  2. The show is filmed in the Maldives
  3. Celebrities: Khanya Mkangisa, Brendan Peypar, Sbahle Mpisane, Nay Maps, Tumi Voster, Melinda Bam and Karabo Mogane
  4. Contestants: Lihle Ngubo, Lisanne Lazarus, Mpande Buthelezi, Nondu MabizelaRudi Witkowsky, Kelly Gunnell, Mark-Anthony Bingham.
  5. The winning pair will share a grand prize of R1 million
  6. The official hashtag: #TIOT8
  7. The show airs Mondays at 7:30 PM on SABC 3

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

Welcome to Wakanda!




Black Panther Wakanda Forever

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.


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.




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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Reality Shows

Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.




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


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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