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Getting To Know Top Billing’s New Presenter – Ryle De Morny

Ryle De Morny, who describes his presenting style as ‘raw, real, live and natural’, also vows to be bringing a fresh energy to Top Billing

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He’s easy on the eyes.

But it’s the whole package that earned Ryle De Morny his rightful spot as one of Top Billing‘s brand new presenters! His addition to the glitzy lifestyle show comes after he wowed judges with his smooth presenting flair on Presenter Search on 3,

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The entrepreneur, model and lifeguard, who also holds the title of being the ‘fastest man on sand’, is thrilled about his looming chapter as a Top Billing presenter.

De Morny chats about his journey on Presenter Search on 3, opening up about the amount of sink-or-swim situation he had to surmount to get this far, the lessons learned along the way and the bonds he ended up forming with his fellow competitors. “I have never learnt so much about the presenting world and with it the amount of crazy challenges and obstacles thrown at you”, he said.

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He describes his presenting style as ‘raw, real, live and natural’; vowing to bring a fresh energy on the show. “I am always game and keen for almost anything and will be pushing the boundaries:

Here’s some 5 minutes with him!

What has been the highlight of your time on Presenter Search on 3?

Firstly, it has been the sheer amount of learning. I have never learnt so much about the presenting world and with it the amount of crazy challenges and obstacles thrown at you.

Its either you learn fast or you leave and every challenge I found to outdo the next but surprisingly the enjoyment as it got harder and harder seemed to increase too. Being thrown in the deep in so fast and so often on this show you ultimately learn so much more about yourself. I have grown in this experience like you cannot imagine and am truly blessed and grateful to have the opportunity to carry on doing so

I must make mention of the fellow Top 10 that we had to compete against who are now new friends and family that I will never forget. Although we were competing against each other we actually grew quite close and formed a strong bond supporting each other through the chaos and mad times we all went through and the fact that we conquered so much together made the show me that much more enjoyable and memorable knowing I could do it with such genuine and incredible people.

What has been the biggest lesson this experience has taught you?

There have been so many lessons that I could mention but personally, for me, off-camera I would have to say time management has been vital.

I have faced so many challenges and obstacles to continue participating in this show and have had to make so many sacrifices in order to stay in the competition my life would have literally fallen apart if it were not for an adaption to better time management as you won’t realise how much goes on behind the camera to get to the awesome moments we eventually get to experience. On-camera though, the lessons have been far more different.

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For me, what I learnt and realized is that being a presenter means sharing in an experience with your viewer. You want to be able to relate and be completely real with them and take them on an authentic experience. Being honest with your audience is key regardless of what you might expect you have to stay true to both yourself and the incredible people watching.

How would you describe your presenting style?

My style is raw, real, live and natural. I bring a lot of energy and am always looking for a genuine way to engage and take my audience and viewer on a real journey. I love sharing in an experience and will try do so as authentically as possible. I’m here to share the love, the good and the bad times in the realest way possible.

You are known as the ‘fastest man on sand’, having won gold twice at the world championships for beach sprinting. What is your daily fitness routine?

It’s been an incredible journey being involved in such a multifaceted sport and I have learned so much through the process, these days guys overseas and the rest of the competition out there are doing this full time and committing everything they have to becoming a world champion.

If anything since becoming a world champion the training has only gotten harder and more intense since then. Often I will have to be up at 5am and in bed at 12 in order to juggle work and training. Most days involve two sessions and in the entire week because of both the intensity and variability of the sport we will go through a complete variation blend of training style.

Each week will comprise of, track work, strength work, swimming, trail running, cross fit lifting, functional session, body weight, mobility such as yoga and Pilates, hiking, paddling and oh yeah did I mention lots and lots of sprinting. Some weeks you literally are living in pain, every step or movement you make hurts, but it’s all for the cause and we never forget our “WHY”

What are you going to be bringing to Top Billing?

I’m going to bring a fresh new energy to this show. I hope to share as much love as possible and take my viewer on awesome journeys with me as we discover and showcase moments, events and areas in a unique, raw and genuinely real way.

I am always game and keen for almost anything and will be pushing the boundaries (maybe creating new one) a lot with what we can do on the show and will always have as much fun with it as possible, as I know every opportunity I get to experience is a blessing and I cannot wait to share that journey with the audience, we are going to have a lot real authentic experiences together.

Describe the moment you heard your name and were officially one of the winners of Presenter Search on 3.

I had been carrying and dealing with a lot of struggles and weight in my life and to be honest the show sometimes threw my life of course completely to moments were I wasn’t sure if I would be able to manage.

Leading up until the final, I had been holding everything together for so long and the journey had been so demanding and tough at times that hearing my name after everything I had gone through to get to that point honestly felt like someone had taken all your pain and anxiety away. We went through so much in this show!

That moment hearing your name truly feels like a dream, and to be honest it still does, the feeling has been so huge and overwhelming that I am still trying to process it all and take it in, the reality of it all I do not think has even hit me yet.

My love and excitement for this next chapter and journey is immense and I cannot wait to let that out. Thank you to all the incredible people who have shown so much love support and positivity. throughout this experience I have taken a lot of strength from you and would not have been able to do this on my own, I’m blessed to have had you with me and look forward to so much more to come together.

Do you have any pre-show rituals you do in order to prepare yourself before going live? If so, what are they?

I just breathe! other than that I don’t really have any. I just try ensure I have a clear head going in eliminating any negativity I might have been carrying and ensure that I stay natural real and authentic! Most of the time I am constantly observing and analysing everything around me and within the show and behind the scenes as part of the production. I love learning and growing through that improves on the performance everyday.

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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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