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Boity’s Long Awaited Reality Show Premieres! – Honest TV Review

You can’t help but love Boity! But the first episode of ‘Own Your Throne’, we are afraid, misfired.

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  • After months of anticipation, Boity Thulo’s reality show, Own Your Throne, finally premiered on BET. 
  • The show gave viewers a “deeper glimpse” into the media personality’s life, including her spiritual and musical journeys, as well her relationship with her mother. 
  • Fans are smitten with Boity loveable character!
  • But that was not enough to elevate what felt like a poorly executed start, which lacked flow and flavour. 

While documenting one’s life and giving up the simple pleasures of anonymity was once frowned upon, South African celebrities have definitely warmed up to the idea of giving their fans televised access into their lives. Somizi has done it, Bonang has done it, and Dineo Moeketsi recently melted hearts with her three-part TV wedding special.

South African TV personality Boity became the latest celebrity to add ‘reality’ to her portfolio when on Wednesday, she premiered her own highly anticipated reality show, Own Your Thrown.

Airing on BET, DStv channel 129, the show offers viewers a look inside the media darling’s glamorous life.

Fans are are familiar with the splashy displays of her lavish lifestyle on social media.

On her social platforms, Boity is not shy about flaunting her expensive whips, premium globetrotting endeavours and an enviable closet full of expensive designer bags, designer shoes and copious amounts of high fashion designer clothes out there.

When the reality show made a debut, however, they got a little bit more than the timeline.

Boity invited the cameras into her spiritual world, as she consults her ancestors. Photo: DStv Catchup

Boity invited the cameras into her spiritual world, as she consults her ancestors. Photo: DStv Catchup

Boity chronicles bits of her musical journey, introduces us to the people who are near and dear to her, and puts on her sangoma garb.

The 28 year old, who in 2019 thrilled fans with the release of her first two singles, Wuz Dat and Bakae, takes fans into the process of creating music, distills the instinctive touch that shaped both her musicality and journey to being a sangoma, as well her documenting her mushrooming working relationship with Bobby Blanco.

They’ve been partying together for years, but Boity wants to know how she can take him under her wing. Bobby will continue being part of the show’s cast, QuenchSA understands.

‘OWN YOUR THRONE’ EPISODE 1 REVIEW

The 30-minute show kicked off with Boity introducing herself to her fans.

Indeed, she’s one of the most recognisable faces in the country. But not even popularity that has seen her gain more than 3, 5 million followers on Instagram alone mean we know her.

If anything, she’s only documented curated sightings of the stuff she’s been comfortable with letting her fans see, and a lot of that has been carefully managed.

Of course, she’s had some highly publicised personal moments, a few which came with some drama.

Her former relationship with Cassper Nyovest is one such headline making season in her career.

They were the talk of the town – he the country’s most talked about rapper and she one of the entertainment industry’s “it girls”. Her journey to becoming a sangoma is another one. She shared with her fans her spiritual journey.

Boity invited the cameras into her spiritual world, as she consults her ancestors. Photo: DStv Catchup

Outside these moments and her music, this reality show would be the first time Boity is really allowing her fans to really get to know her.

Far from the allure around her controlled narrative, she’s now says she’s now ready to loosen up. “I’m now allowing myself to just be”, she shares in one of the confessional diary sessions.

The first scene features Boity reflecting on her spiritual journey. She drives to Cosmo City to meet with Gogo Dineo, her spiritual mentor. We get shots of the initiates doing their thing.

She’s there to communicate with her ancestors before embarking on the latest project, the reality show. “I really want (the show) to be impactful in a positive way”, and the session is an important spiritual consultation before undertaking such missions.

The next moments introduce us to Boity and her mother’s relationship. With quite the social media following herself, Boity’s fans are already somewhat familiar with her. In the scene, Boity is stressing about her looming trip to Spain.

The two also bicker about her Schengen visa. As far as her musical journey is concerned, we get some reactions to her first single, Wuz Dat, going gold. She also reveals that she’s worked on a song with Riky Rick.

SHOULD YOU WATCH ‘OWN YOUR THRONE’?

We will be giving the show two more goes, but’s it’s on probation.

We are as happy to see more South African celebrities doing reality shows as we are to see more unscripted shows on our screens.

Boity was the obvious next, seeing there’s so much going in her life and career that would make for good reality.

Unfortunately, though, Own Your Throne didn’t really do much on the first episode. The most dramatic moment was Boity’s make up artist being lost in an Uber that couldn’t find her place, which should have been left in the cutting floor.

The scenes with Bobby Blanco were too long.

We don’t imagine Boity’s fans couldn’t wait to watch the social media manager and their fave having a back and forth about what a ‘promo boy’ really does. We also don’t get why that scene had to be there in the first place, considering it barely contributed anything to the progression of the first episode.

Overall, the Own Your Throne premiere episode was underwhelming.

Tune in with us again on Wednesday at 21:30 on BET, DStv channel 129. We are hoping for more.

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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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