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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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Top Billing Cancelled After 23 Years

And we are so stressed.

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SABC 3’s long running premium lifestyle TV show, Top Billing, has been canned.

The Tswelopele Production, which has been chronicling the lavish and opulent lives of the South Africa’s most monied, along with all the fine experiences in travel and home, will this week be airing its final episode after 23 years on air!

QuenchSA understands that the curtain call episode will be airing this Saturday, October 19th.

Despite reports that she’s unhappy with the SABC’s decision to roll the credits permanently on her production company’s flagship show, Tswelopele Productions maintained a positive spirit in their press statement.

“This show exemplifies excellence and sophistication in arts, design, decor, fashion and broadcasting, creating countless jobs in its many years on air”, they expressed. “It has been quite a ride and it is fitting that after 25 years, we salute this season as our final one”, it says here.

Sowetan has reported that the cash strapped SABC’s decision to pull the plug on the show is down to the cost involved with producing it, which are estimated to be between R500 000 and R800 000 for each episode.

Further to this, the show’s ratings are said to have plunged since it was moved from it Thursday slot to a Saturday.

Viewers are devastated by the blind side, lamenting an end to lush scenes of a life towards which they aspire.

“What’s the point of being rich if Top Billing can’t confirm it to the world?”, one Twitter wrote, amongst many others sharing this sentiment.

Lerato noted the role played by the show in igniting her passion for architecture, which would later become her career path.

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Harmony Katulondi Announced As Host for SABC 3’s ‘The Taste Maker’

He’s easy on the eyes. But focus on the food!

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Last week, SABC 3 unveiled a new reality show, The Taste Master, which intends on hunting down the next foodie sensation.

South Africa’s hottest culinary sensations will be put to the test with a series of tasks as they battle it out in the hopes of becoming the brand-new resident foodie on SABC 3’s popular variety show Afternoon Express.

The new resident foodie will be able to use the platform to showcase their gastronomic talents while making a name for themselves as an industry leader in the culinary space.

Top Billing presenter Harmony Katulondi will serve as the official host of the series, which debuts next month. Harmony will guide both the contestants and viewers at home through the various challenges taking place in each episode.

RELATED: GETTING TO KNOW HARMONY KATULONDI

Harmony is no stranger to reality television. He famously won last year’s season of Presenter Search on 3 which saw him win a coveted job as host of SABC 3’s popular magazine show Top Billing.

Since winning the competition, Harmony has gone on to experience once-in-a-lifetime moments and on The Taste Master, he’s looking forward to changing another person’s life forever.

When asked about the show, Harmony had this to say, “I’m excited to be hosting The Taste Master because I love food, I love people and the art of bringing them together is the most interesting thing about this show for me. More importantly though, I’ll get to see someone’s dream come true.

I’ll get to go on a journey with the contestants as they discover their passions and how to apply them to overcome the various challenges thrown at them. Having my career boosted by a similar show, I can confirm that being part of a show like this opens up your career – and your world – to new ventures. I’m excited to see what it’s going to do for our contestants”.

Harmony admits that The Taste Master is unlike anything South Africans have seen on television before because a presentation element plays a big part in this series. “This show is different from all the other cooking shows because it’s not just about the dish”.

Auditions for the exciting new reality show are now open and will remain so until midnight on the 22nd of October 2019.

Those of you who think they have what it takes to be The Taste Master can now enter! You have to record a video of yourself telling the show why you would be perfect for this role and upload it onto Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #TheTasteMasterSA and #StartWithAStella. It’s that easy.

The Taste Master premieres on the 12th of November 2019 at 19h30 on SABC 3

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Nyaniso Dzedze To Join Rhythm City

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QuenchSA has learned that South African thespian, Nyaniso Dzedze has officially joined the cast of popular e.TV soapie, Rhythm City!

Dzedze will be portraying the role of a certain Gift Twala.

The new character will be hard to resist, oozing self confidence, an analytical mind and a personality which soon makes him the talk of Diepkloof.

Gift enters our world when Mapula asks him to help her with student accommodation for Banele (her current boyfriend).

He likes the company of young, sexy women, and is a confirmed blesser. He is willing to pay their rent or varsity fees, even to help them with cash, as long as they are available when he wants them to be.

He is outgoing, popular and a go-getter. Gift is not a mean, nasty or lecherous man.

RELATED: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NEW ETV DRAMA, ‘ISIPHO’

Even when he takes a liking to a girl, he is down the line about his intentions and leaves it up to them to make up their minds.

He is generous in his ‘blessings’ – His story unfolds when he helps Mapula with her varsity fees because of her bursary suddenly being cancelled and from that, he soon gets more of Mapula’s attention. He sees her when he wants to, without any drama. In return, he lives up to his name.

Will his Nyaniso’s journey take our fans to unexpected places?

Catch Nyaniso Dzedze from Thursday the 17th of October at 7:00pm on Rhythm City on e.tv DSTV channel 194 and Openview Channel 104.

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