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Khaya Dladla Searches For His Biggest Fan On Tropika Smoooth Fan This Week

Khaya Dladla Tropika Smoooth Fan

The debut season of Tropika Smoooth Fan is here and this week, Khaya Dladla is the first celebrity to put his biggest fans to the test as they compete to prove they are the star’s smooothest fan. 

ALSO READ: Watch Khaya Dladla Aka GC From Uzalo Hopes To Break Barriers

Khaya has gained a massive following over the years thanks to his performance on the popular SABC 1 drama ‘Uzalo’. His love for entertainment started when he was a child and developed after his parents sent him to drama classes from the age of 15. The star enjoyed all facets of performance and later became a backing vocalist for musicians such as Hugh Masikela and Thandiswa Mazwai. Today, he stars as G.C.

This week, four die-hard celebrity fans will compete in various interactive games in the hopes of being crowned Khaya’s smooothest fan. The winner will make it to the semi-finals where they will compete against the smoootest fans of the other celebrity contestants where, after another round of games, the two top contestants will go head to head in the final to win R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze!

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Lerato Kganyago to host Project Runway South Africa season 2 in 2019

Project Runway South Africa Lerato Kganyago

South African model, TV presenter, radio host, businesswoman and socialite Lerato Kganyago has announced that she will host Project Runway South Africa season 2 in 2019.

ALSO READ: Lerato Kganyago Exposes Stalker – “I’m Terrified”

“Thank you for your love and support. It’s been an amazing season! Proud to announce that I will be your host once again for Project Runway South Africa season 2 in 2019,” Lerato Kganyago said.

The finale of Project Runway South Africa season one aired last night on Mzansi Magic, channel 161. The winner of Project Runway South Africa season one is Kentse Masilo.

“I am so happy to have won (the competition). Because the finale was pre-recorded I had to keep it in for a while but I am so glad that I can now celebrate and let everyone know that I am the winner,” Kentse Masilo said.

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Durban Fashion Fair AfroFuturism winners announced

Durban Fashion Fair AfroFuturism winners

The Durban Fashion Fair (DFF), celebrating a seven year run ended on a high note last night (Saturday, September 22) with an award ceremony recognizing local and international emerging and established designers.

ALSO READ: Zodwa Wabantu Rocks The Runway At Durban Fashion Fair In Bridal Wear

The DFF ran alongside the Durban Business Fair who also celebrated their 20th anniversary at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre and the Durban Exhibition Centre.

Themed Afrofuturism and hosted by much loved radio and television personality Anele Mdoda, the highlight of this four-day fashion extravaganza celebrated the talents of the future and recognised the maestros of the present.

The most coveted award of the evening – the Durban Designer of the Year 2018 – went to Zama Mathe, head designer of the brand Zarth.

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These Are The Eight Celebrities Taking Part In Tropika Smoooth Fan

Tropika Smoooth Fan FINAL

On 10 September 2018, Tropika announced the launch of Tropika Smoooth Fan – an exciting new live celebrity quiz show which is set to find the smooothest fans of some of Mzansi’s hottest celebrities. 

ALSO READ: Brendan Peyper And Lisanne Lazarus Winners Of Tropika Island Of Treasure Maldives

Rorisang Thandekiso has been announced as the host of the show’s debut season and now, the impressive list of A-list celebrities who will take part on the show have officially been announced.

These are the celebrities who will be searching for their smooothest fans on Tropika Smoooth Fan season 1:

  •  Khanyi Mbau

Khanyi Mbau

Khanyi Mbau is one of the country’s most prominent television personalities. The star started her career on SABC 2’s hit soap Muvhango back in 2004 and has gone on to host shows like The Scoop and The Big Secret while racking up quite the acting portfolio. Khanyi has also added author and radio host to herresumé over the past few years proving that there is nothing that she can’t tackle. The star’s personal life hasn’t been without controversy, but her determination, talent and personality has helped her become one of the biggest stars in South Africa today. “I am so excited to appear on Tropika Smoooth Fan,” Khanyi says. “Over the years, my fanbase has been my greatest asset. They’ve stuck with me through the good and the bad times and now, it’s time to put them to the test and see just how well they know me.”

  •  Letoya Makhene


Letoya Makhene is an actress, singer and TV personality who has shot to fame over the past few years. Letoya’s career started when she was cast in an advert at the tender age of nine, and she went on to present on various youth-orientated TV shows including YoTV. When she was 14, Letoya formed the group S’kool Girlz with her sisters which saw the star break into the music industry. Letoya’s presenting career got a boost after she became a co-host on the second season of Idols South Africa and appeared in popular soapies like Isidingo and Generations. Today, the star plays Tshidi on Generations: The Legacy. “I’m really looking forward to meeting my biggest fan on the show! Tropika Smoooth Fan is an exciting new concept and I am so excited to be a part of it,” Letoya says. “My fans should enter because not only do they stand a chance of meeting me, but there are also lots of great prizes that are up for grabs. Oh, and the show promises to be a whole lot of fun!”

  •          Babes Wodumo

Babes Wodumo

Musician Babes Wodumo, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, spring-boarded the Gqom musical sensation which is currently taking the country by storm with her smash hit ‘Wololo’. The star has gone on to release multiple hit records as she continues to push herself and her musical genre creatively – something that has garnered her a massive following. “My fans have been incredibly supportive throughout my career so far and I am so excited to see just how much they really know me on Tropika Smoooth Fan,” Babes says. “I am excited to connect with them on a different level on the show so if you think you have what it takes to be my smooothest fan, buy a Tropika today and follow the on-pack instructions to enter!”

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Idols SA top 10 contestants perform judges’ selections

Idols SA top 10 contestants

The all-new glamorous Idols SA top 10 was unveiled on Sunday evening, bringing some pop star allure to the Idols stage.

ALSO READ: Season 13 Idols SA Winner Paxton Releases Her Debut Album

The evening’s theme was the Judges’ Playlist, an on-going friendly match to see which judge will have the most songs picked by the contestants. The honour went to Unathi, whose tally of five songs picked dethroned last year’s winner Somizi.

The show got off to an up-tempo start when a red-clad Nosipho performed Lady Zamar’s pop hit, Collide. Randall said it reminded him of Kylie Minogue, but she needed to “turn it up” more. Somizi, on the other hand, predicted it to be a forgettable performance.

Next up was Mthokozisi, who looked spiffy in a tuxedo jacket, taking on Maxwell’s Ascension, a decision applauded by Unathi who said: “To attempt a falsetto with such a deep voice is commendable.” An unimpressed Somizi put it bluntly: “There was no dynamic, no colour. It was bland. It wasn’t nice.”

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Rorisang Thandekiso revealed as host of new live celebrity quiz show

Rorisang Thandekiso

Tropika has announced the launch of it’s exciting new celebrity quiz show Tropika Smoooth Fan. The show is looking for the smooothest fans of some of South Africa’s biggest celebrities, who will put their skills and celeb-knowledge to the test in the hopes of making it to the finale for a chance to win R250 000 cash and a vehicle. The show will be broadcast on SABC1, and the host for the show has been revealed as Rorisang Thandekiso.

ALSO READ: Brendan Peyper And Lisanne Lazarus Winners Of Tropika Island Of Treasure Maldives

The concept is simple. Every episode, filmed and aired live, will be dedicated to a particular celebrity, and will feature four die-hard celebrity fans as they compete in various interactive games in the hopes of being crowned the smooothest fan.

Each episode will be split into three parts, each containing a series of questions that relate either to the celebrity’s personal life or a connection to the celebrity’s professional career. The contestants need to prove that they are the celebrity’s smooothest fan by answering the various trivia questions in the fastest time to ensure a win. The show will uncover some fun facts about some of Mzansi’s biggest celebrities while giving viewers at home an inside look into the life of the week’s chosen celebrity. Each of the celebrities’ smooothest fans will make it to the final episode, where two contestants will go head to head in the final to win R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze!

Miantha Roux, Marketing Manager: Beverages – Clover, notes that while the concept may be something new for the brand, it’ll contain all of the things that South African consumers have come to know and love from Tropika. “The television and digital space is a space we really enjoy playing in, and following a very successful 8th season of Tropika Island of Treasure hosted in the Maldives, Tropika wanted to shake things up a little with a new TV show. This doesn’t mean that TIOT is going anywhere – that I assure you. We are now just offering a new and exciting opportunity for even more South Africans to engage with Tropika and their favourite celebs, and win incredible prizes in the process!”

Rorisang Thandekiso is thrilled about being chosen as the show’s host. “This is my 10th year on South African television and it has always been a dream of mine to do a game show format. I grew up watching shows like Zama Zama, and now we have the biggest fan show coming up in South Africa. A new-format TV show that celebrates the entertainment industry in South Africa, fantastic celebrity guests who have all proven to be excellent custodians of this industry, and, the amazing fans that make our careers worthwhile! Viewers can look forward to great giveaways daily and a final cash prize of a quarter of a million Rand, but more than that – an opportunity to know their stars better”.

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WIN A HOME Launches On SABC 3 This Month


Win a Home, South Africas premier interior design reality TV competition is back for its fifth season, proudly brought to you by Capitec and Private Property. 

ALSO READ: Entries Open As WIN A HOME Returns For A Fifth Season

The 13-part series follows the journey of three competing design contestant pairs as they convert three identical white-box penthouse apartments into designer homes. 

Win a Home 2018 will be a stand-alone show broadcasting live every Thursday evening at 19:30 on SABC 3, from the 20th of September. At the end of the series one lucky viewer will walk away with a brand-new designer decorated apartment at Balwin Properties’ Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate in Somerset West valued at more than R3 million. This is the biggest prize on South African television. 

Over 13 weeks, three opposing Design Duos will compete as they transform three white-box penthouse apartments into dream homes in a bid to claim the title as South Africas best emerging interior designers. 

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Prince Kaybee announced as the new judge of SABC 1 talent search show

Prince Kaybee

DJ and producer Prince Kaybee whose real name is whose real is Kabelo Motsamai has announced that he will be one of the judges of the SABC 1 talent search show 1’s and 2’s.

ALSO READ: The Most-Watched South African TV Shows

1’s and 2’s is set to return for its 5th season. Prince Kaybee, who won the ‘Master of Spin’ competition in 2015, will get to experience how it feels to be a judge of the show.

1’s and 2’s is a platform created for young South Africans to develop their talent into a successful career and the music reality show continues to transform the lives of many upcoming DJs/artists in South Africa.

The show takes the participants through different industry-related challenges such as basic D’jing; basic production, image branding, music video making, web-based media, intermediate D’jing, big event gigging, advanced production, intermediate production, advanced D’jing, music selection and album compilation. 

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The Voice UK Sensation Donel Mangena visits Jozi

The Voice UK Sensation Donel Mangena

Donel Mangena, who was raised in Zimbabwe, become became the talk of millions of viewers of The Voice UK, both in the UK and South Africa when it was shown earlier this year.

ALSO READ: Zimbabwe-Raised Teen Donel Mangena Is The Talk Of The Voice UK

Seventeen-year old Donel is set to pay a lightning visit to Johannesburg next week as a guest of ITV Choice, the DStv channel which broadcast The Voice UK 2018, and will show the 2019 series early next year.

In this year’s show, the teen wowed the judges and the Voice audience, scoring a standing ovation after his jaw-dropping rendition of Major Lazer and Justin Bieber’s Cold Water in the blind audition round, singing parts of the song in his native isiNdebele.

Donel, who now lives in Southampton, barely made it through half his song before all four coaches pressed their buzzers and turned their chairs for the young singer. Donel’s 77-year-old grandmother Nita, who looked after him in Bulawayo in his younger years, could hardly contain her excitement and ran onto the stage, stealing the show with her own dance moves.

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Interview with the new Expresso host Mosa Kaiser

Expresso host Mosa Kaiser

Expresso presenter Mosa Kaiser’s bubbly personality, intelligence and style helped her stand out from her very first audition of Presenter Search on 3.

ALSO READ: Getting To Know Top Billing’s Harmony Katulondi

Throughout her Presenter Search On 3 journey, the star continued to give 110% week after week which helped her clinch the role of Expresso’s new field presenter. This role will see Mosa Kaiser covering various events and interviews on location with the inserts flighting on South Africa’s feel-good breakfast show.

Get to know Mosa Kaiser better with this short Q&A: 
What has been the highlight of your time on Presenter Search on 3?

My Presenter Search on 3 highlight was being part of the Expresso take-over and interviewing Prince Kaybee. To be quite honest, that challenge made me realise there that I have longevity in this presenting industry.

What has been the biggest lesson this experience has taught you?

The biggest lesson I learned has been that I must truly trust my journey and God’s timing. Hard work and faith goes a long way.

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