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New Mzansi Magic Telenovela ‘DiepCity’ to Premiere in April

A new telenovela is coming to your screens.

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DiepCity produced by the award-winning creator and director of popular drama Lockdown, Mandla N of Black Brain Productions is a fresh new telenovela that explores the struggle of four young women trying to make their way in the world.  The show focuses on disillusioned – young women who were forced into crime while in high school, just to make ends meet.

Renowned actress Dawn Thandeka King, Nozuko Ncayiyane and actor Mduduzi Mabaso are among a list of stars that will feature on DiepCity, a new crime thriller that will premiere on Mzansi Magic in April.

The world comes crumbling down for small-time house burglar Nox played by Nozuko Ncayiyane after her bright straight A student younger brother Sibusiso played by Tshiamo Molobi is fatally shot during a house robbery he was not supposed to be part of in the leafy suburbs of Johannesburg, which was set up by a rogue security guard and low-level gangster Elliot played by Mduduzi Mabaso.

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After doing time behind bars following her arrest, Nox returns to find her family, who still leaves in a shack after her alcoholic father Bonga [Hamilton Dlamini] lost his job, while her mother Thandiwe, played by Dawn Thandeka King who has not forgiven her for Sibusiso’s death, continues to work as a domestic worker.

“As part of our new show offering for April, DiepCity is a tale that does not only have an explosive, gripping storyline, but one that exposes the lived realities of most South Africans – the life of crime and poverty. The show also goes beyond the act of crime itself but delves into what motivates or compels desperate people to do what they do. This telenovela promises to be a very popular debutant in primetime slot and we are very excited about this,” says Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

“The secret recipe behind great storytelling is a mix of several ingredients – a relatable storyline, great casting and a passion for filmmaking. We expect viewers to be blown away by Nox’s story, which is one of poverty, heartbreak, redemption and hope, all encompassed into one crime thriller,” says Mandla N.

Once released from jail a few years later, will Nox manage to mend relations with her parents? Will her circumstances force her back into a life of crime or will she turn her life around?

Catch DiepCity at 20:30pm weekdays on Mzansi Magi, DStv channel 161 from 5 April 2021.

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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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