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SA celebrities have their say on M-Net’s Wedding Bashers

M-Net’s Wedding Bashers

According to Screenafrica, the dress should be to die for, the food should be world class, the décor divine and the entertainment a blast, but what will happen when South Africans of all backgrounds, cultures and religions open up their special days to The Wedding Bashers?

From Sunday 17 September 2017 there’s a brand new, quirky wedding show on M- Net 101 at 17h00. The Wedding Bashers will turn a microscope onto 22 unique weddings over 12 episodes, through an all-star celebrity team of experts in various fields.

Enter former Miss South Africa and business woman Cindy Nell, bubbly socialite and VUZU star Denise Zimba, celebrity chef and food expert Siba Mtongana and wedding planner extraordinaire Zavion Kotze.

Each week, these four Wedding Bashers will make their way to nuptial celebrations across the country where they will join in the festivities and then discreetly rate the Big Day.

As the show’s resident fashion expert, Cindy has been tasked to share her thoughts about the wedding gown, garments and accessories while Siba will dish out remarks on the culinary experience. Zavion will evaluate everything that brings ‘fabulosity’ to the event, or not – from the overall décor to the theme, flower arrangements and visual impact. To impress Denise, there should be proof that the guests had an amazing time, with on-point entertainment of course.

While The Wedding Bashers may disagree about the finer details concerning the fashion and beauty, food, décor and entertainment, their final overall score for the wedding will be vital, because at the end of the series the newlyweds at the top of the list will win a wonderful wedding gift from the show: prizes to the value of over R500 000.

On top of the celebrity squad’s feedback, viewers can have their say too by rating the weddings on the Mnet website. Be sure to watch the first episode to see how your opinion will count – and maybe win you some great weekly prizes too!

“The Wedding Bashers is unlike any wedding show you know,” says Lani Lombard, M- Net’s head of publicity. “It’s great fun seeing the Bashers in action and speaking their minds, but we will also will also get to experience a diverse range of weddings and will sometimes be challenged to rethink our perceptions of what a perfect wedding day should look like. The competition element also adds an exciting spin to this proudly South African format.”

The 22 weddings featured in the show vary in budget, opulence and theme and whether its set on a beach, in a vineyard, an industrial chic area or a five-star train, The Wedding Bashers’ comments and criticism will always be outweighed by an important golden thread: the love that inspired the occasion.

Viewers can also visit the website to watch exclusive interviews with the bashers and bridal couples, and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter or on the official M-Net Facebook page.

Source: ScreenAfrica

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All the winners from the 2017 Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards

Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards

The 7th annual Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards took place on Saturday night at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg.

Themed The Freedom of Funny, the 2017 installment celebrated the power that humour has to break down barriers and open borders between African countries and encourage the free flow of comedy talent.

It was the first year the Savanna Pan-African Award was handed out with the five nominees being flown in from Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Angola and Lesotho to join their South African counterparts.

This year’s winners are:

For selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and his highly successful tour of Australia, Loyiso Gola won the coveted Breakthrough Award, which is bestowed upon an act whose achievement elevates South African comedy significantly.

Up-and-coming contender Thabiso Mhlongo won the hotly contested Savanna Newcomer of the Year category with previous newcomer winner Ebenhaezer Dibakwane scooping the Intermediate Award.

Funnyman Salesman (Collen Chepi) received the Non-English Comic Award for his hilarious vernacular routines. Mojak Lehoko received the Comic’s Pen Award for his outstanding writing on several local television productions.

The Nando’s Best Friend of Comedy was awarded to Goliath & Goliath for the third time for their ongoing support and facilitation of South African comedy.

Acknowledging that the audience is a huge player in the industry, the Audience Choice Award is the only category where the public can vote -mand this year’s Waldo went to Elton Mduduzi Ntuli. This is the second time Elton has received this award and it is testament to the massive amount of effort he put into campaigning for public votes.

Skhumba Hlophe scooped two awards this year – both to huge applause from the audience. First was The Flying Solo Award for his hugely successful one-man-show #1STOFALL.

Second was the apex of the Savanna CCA’s, The Savanna Comic of the Year, which acknowledged the incredible hard work Skhumba has put into his craft and his career in the last year.

Hailing from Nigeria, the inaugural Savanna Pan-African Comic of the Year Award went to Basketmouth (Bright Okpocha), a revered celebrity worldwide and one of the hardest working comedians in Africa.  Performing in different countries weekly, it’s no wonder he has over 7,6m followers on social media and arrived in SA to an entourage of adoring fans.

John Vlismas directed the show and was most proud of the tribute to the late Cyril Green, who was announced as the Lifetime Achiever recipient shortly before he passed away in July.

Source: The Juice

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