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Insecure Premieres Tonight – What to Expect!

The wait is over!



INSECURE season 4 in South Africa
This article contains some season 3 spoilers.*

Along with the rest of the earth, locals have had to wait a very long two years to once again enjoy the adventurous chronicles of Issa Dee’s life on Insecure. And the critically lauded series makes it’s 4th season debut on Monday at 21:30 on 1Magic, DStv channel 103!

In a recent interview with Vogue Teen Magazine, Issa Rae explained that the team needed to take a break from the writing to freshen up the cutting floor with new ideas.

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Issa Rae appears on the latest cover of Teen Vogue. Photo Credit: Teen Vogue

As much as we thoroughly enjoyed season 3, Issa told the fashion magazine that it was always a set up to the show’s best offering yet. “Season three we always knew was the building season”, she said.


“In the writer’s room, we were always like, ‘Ooh, season four going to be lit!’ This season is just about asking the question: Are people in your life for a reason or a season?”

Based off the season 3 finale, these questions are pertinent in Issa’s life.

She ended up fighting with her bestie Molly, after finding out Molly had turned away Nathan (and his gift) when he showed up at her doorstep on her 30th birthday. How dare Molly take it upon herself to protect Issa from the poor judgement she’s shown us when it comes to romantic relationships?

How dare she blocks a man who ghosted Issa for weeks from potentially spoiling an important day in her life?

Still, it was Issa’s prerogative, so some may say Molly totally overstepped the lines and went out of pocket for doing that. These two might have a lot to work out in their friendship. We’d hate to see them fall out!


Amongst other relationships Issa needs to make decisions on is the one with Nathan. Personally, I can’t stand him. He’s cute, and everything, sure. But the fact that he fled the scene without a warning just as Issa started catching feelings is a big red flag.

The nerve to come back with a half-assed excuse about how he sometimes has to retreat into isolation, a revelation he tried using as an excuse for his behaviour, drove me up the wall. Out with him.

That said, we are not saying saying in with Lawrence. Issa’s indecisiveness in limbo has gone on long enough. We get that Lawrence will forever be the love of her life. They were together for five years, and you can’t just erase that.

We, for one, lowkey want to see them get back together and go the mile. Jay R Ellis and Issa Rae’s onscreen chemistry is a delight to behold. But come on, it’s gone on long enough. Either they get back together, or it ends.

Especially now she might end up fumbling a big bag over her lingering connection to the brother. A fine one, might we add.


On the 4th season of Insecure, we are looking forward to the show’s rich portrayal of the black experience from a woman of colour’s perspective. We’ve loved following Issa’s journey, and how it’s created a refreshing picture that represents voices that have not been heard for a long time.

We are exciting to see how, and if, her hustle will bloom. She quit her gig as a school teacher, and messed around being a taxi driver as part of her quest to a fulfilling pursuit more aligned with her passion. The block party concept she ended up being fired about towards the end of the last season would be an interesting one to come to life.

We are also keen on seeing the character development of Molly (Yvonne Orji). She’s bomb, and for us represents a different shade of black womanhood. Beyond the self sabotage we’ve seen messing up her tracks repeatedly, we’re sure there’s so much more there.

And obviously, the show has about the best damn music to look forward to.

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Inside the Star-Studded Season 2 Teaser for Young, Famous & African

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Young and Famous Netflix season 2

Today, Netflix released the official teaser for the second season of the hit unscripted reality series, Young, Famous & African.

This season sees the return of Africa’s most famous and fabulous, as they embrace life and love on the richest square mile on the continent. This time,  however, a few new faces promise to make their mark in Africa’s most elite group.

Enter Bonang Matheba, South Africa’s entertainment industry darling whose presence certainly ruffles a few feathers;  Fantana, Ghanaian-American rapper and all-round superstar who quickly makes her mark on the group and Luis Munana from Namibia, former Big Brother Africa contestant and entrepreneur extraordinaire who brings the heat from the onset. 

The all-star cast of season one returns to face a lot of unanswered questions like what happened between Diamond Platnumz, Andile Ncube and Zari Hassan after the chance encounters between the trio in Diamond’s home,  and what is the status of everyone’s friendships after many arguments, loads of drama, and a pot stir or two from Khanyi Mbau and Nadia Nakai.  

Also worth looking out for is the appearance of model and socialite Sebabatso Mothibi, as well as the supermodel and actress, Rosette Ncwana, both of whom share a relationship history with Andile.

Given the drama and tension from the previous season, how does this play into the existing dynamic on the show?

Season two of Young, Famous & African launches only on Netflix on 19 May 2023 worldwide. 

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A First Look into The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3!

Joburg, you are up! RHOJ is billed to make a splashy return 19 May.




The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3 has been revealed. Photo: M-Net.

After suffering a number of production delays that spanned years, and that one unfortunate canning of the lost season, the Real Housewives of Johannesburg will be making a comeback on 19 May, 20:30 on 1Magic.

As Quench previously reported, it looks like glam Queen Mpho Mops will be a no-show for the looming season. Hers was an explosive departure, which followed the damning allegations of infidelity she faced at the season 2 reunion.

Fans will, however, be delighted to hear that Lethabo ‘LeJoy’ Mathabo and Lebo ‘Jojo’ Mokoena will be returning as seasoned gold-carrying full-time cast members in season 3. The two look to continue where they left off in 2019.

Among other pressing charges, Lebo might have to explain the alleged giant plastic cake at her wedding to Johannesburg businessman Lebo Gunguluza, from whom she is now divorced. Viewers will likely get front-row seats into her new life.

LeJoy might have to spill on what happened on that one fateful night at the Durban July.

… Or not. Based on the cast reveal, the returning girlies might have to clock in.

There are fresh faces on the cast, which will likely shift the dynamics and overall direction of the popular franchise.

Mamus Koka, Marelli Bentley, Nicole Watson and Thobekile Mdlalose will all be making their debuts as the new line-up.

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‘Asylum’ By Uncle Waffles certified GOLD in a Week

The viral sensation is running up the numbers with her autumn release.




Within 7 business days of its splashy arrival, Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape, ‘Asylum’, has reached gold status.

‘Asylum’ is Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape.

The 7-track project, which contains the blockbuster viral sensation ‘yahyuppiyah, shipped over 12 500 units in its first week. The official single’s delayed landing is likely to have helped the EP to run up impressive numbers.

Ms. Zwane recruited over 17 collaborators for the project.

After all, the song has been the darling of Tik Tok challenges around the world, many of which relied on the audio snippet being circulated without an official release.

Spanning just over 38 minutes in duration, the EP plays up to the disc jockey’s reputation for banging out addictive hooks with massive social media appeal. Working with 17 collaborators, Waffles confidently delivers her own take on Amapiano’s increasingly fluid soundscape.

The project arrives as the 23-year-old takes her tour to the US, where she’s covering venues in several states. This past weekend, Uncle Waffles made her debut at Coachella.

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