BET Africa has announced the returning of Behind The Story for a season 5, and fans will be delighted to learn that there will be some exciting changes to enhance the show’s appeal. This season is coming with changes in the show’s visual aesthetic and the format.
They are also bringing in someone new to pilot the looming season, which will land on Saturday, 9 October at 18:30 CAT / 17:30 WAT.
The gorgeous Nomalanga Shozi has been announced as the new host, taking over from Pearl Thusi. BET viewers will be familiar with Shozi, who has hosted and appeared on a number on shows on the channel. The media personality rose to stardom as the first host for BET Breaks Africa
Nomalanga has represented Africa at several BET international tentpoles from the BET Awards, BET Soul Train Awards to the BET Hip Hop awards where she got to rub shoulders and interview international stars from Erykah Badu, Angela Basset, Common and more. Nomalanga wears many hats from radio host, actress and TV presenter and has graced our TV screens on daily dramas such as BET Africa’s original ISONO and MTV Shuga.
There’s no bad blood with Pearl Thusi however. She’s still very much a ViacomCBS Networks Africa girl, and will continue working with the network on other content initiatives as “she is a key partner for landing the African narrative to audiences across the continent and the world”, it says here.
This October Behind The Story Season 5 will take audiences on a bold, intriguing and fun adventure filled with the eclectic tastes and sounds of the dynamic city of Jozi.
Nomalanga “The Flame” Shozi will pick up a local celebrity guest for an intimate drive where they will visit and explore memorable significant locations and venues together during the interview. From the buzzing Kasi at Vilakazi Street to the pulsating energy of Maboneng precinct audiences will be treated to a visual feast and personal celebrity guest reveal as they share nostalgic insights into how and where they got their 1st big break, first house, met their loved ones and more never before revealed stories.
Audiences can look forward to former Minister Gigaba’s estranged wife, Norma Mngoma, who recently dished dirt at the Zondo Commission, popular rapper and Lootlove’s baby Daddy, Reason, Kwamashu’s platinum-selling artist and Osama hitmaker Zakes Bantwini and many more.
Nomalanga is elated. ”I am super excited to challenge myself in this next step of my journey as a seasoned presenter in the industry”, she said in a press statetement. ” This platform that BET Africa has empowered me with is going to give our viewers a different side of me. You have never seen Nomalanga like this before. Mama Pantha, I’m grateful for your legacy and I’ll keep the fire burning.”