Afrikaans rock musician Karen Zoid has recorded a new television show under the guise of a series of secret gigs.
The show, called 'Republiek van Zoid Afrika' (Republic of Zoid Africa), is a "satirical, music driven talk show", according to DSTV channel kykNET, where it will be broadcast.
Zoid, whose real name is Karen Louise Greeff, in May started posting about a series of secret gigs scheduled for June, for which she gave away fifty free tickets.
"Jis! The secret gigs over the weekend were fantastic! We are busy with preparations for the last few this weekend. Thanks to all our guests who are being dead quiet and not spoiling the surprise. We promise we will tell you everything later," she tweeted.
Taking to her Facebook page again about a week later, Zoid let the cat out of the bag.
"BIG NEWS! My "secret gigs" in Cape Town were actually recordings for my new show, "Die Republiek van Zoid Afrika" which starts on KykNET on 10 July. Thanks to all the people who were part of the audience, it was 13 episodes of fun and enjoyment. I will start uploading video clips soon so that the rest of you can get an idea of what to expect. I can't wait!!" she wrote.
According to Sarie.com, guests on Zoid's upcoming late-night show are some of her favourite thinkers, dreamers, decision makers, and other remarkable people.
The first episode of 'Republiek van Zoid Afrika' airs on kykNET at 8pm on 10 July, and every Thursday at the same time from thereon in.