Minnie Dlamini has bid farewell to the cast and crew of Homeground. The businesswoman hosted the show alongside Lungile Radu and the sports program has been here for over 5 years on Supersport.
Minnie first shared the sad news on her Instagram page this week and said Monday's episode would be the last. “After 5 years our show is coming to an end. Don’t forget to tune in to our last episode next week Monday.”
She has since gave a shout out the people who worked to make the show a success it has been for almost 5 years.
“This is my @supersporttv /#Homeground family I’ve worked with these guys and girls and many others that aren’t in this pic for over 5years. It’s been such a pleasure and a show that broke all boundaries in SA entertainment."
Minnie then tipped her hat off for the people who work hard.
"Most of the people in this pic work tirelessly behind the scenes to make us look good on air. I could never have done this without each and every one of you and I can’t wait for when we get to work together again. I love you all deeply. Thank you for the memories and making magic on screen every week. Onwards and upwards. "
She also recently gave a special shout out to her co-host Lungile Radu who she deems her onscreen husband.
"I’ve been working with this multi-talented powerhouse for about 4years. I always joke and say he’s my TV Husband. But in all honesty he’s my big brother who has taught me so much about this business, and has no issue to let me shine. The moment I told him I’m producing my first film he told me immediately that he’s in, no questions asked," she wrote.
"Working with you is such fun, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s not your birthday or any special day. I just wanted to show my love and appreciation for my bro @lungileradu The presenting duo that produces TV & film," she wrote.
Minnie announced a new business venture after revealing that Homeground would come to an end. She has acquired part ownership of a premium lifestyle establishment called The Mansion. The Mansion is a restaurant/nightclub based in Centurion, Pretoria and it is aimed at the young demographic of affluent African people.
She aims to uplift the local artists so they can recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Spring is the season of rebirth, so I saw it only fitting that I introduce you to my latest business venture @themansionsa," she started off her caption. "After a few years of turmoil in the industry because of lockdown I want the space to be a place where we put money in the pockets of our artists by booking incredible DJs and performers and celebrating the best of our incredible entertainment industry. It’s all about the vibes at the Mansion."
She gave a sneak peek into what went down at the launch.
"Thank you to everyone who made the launch event a success. My partners & team for the past few months working on the project. S/O to my fabulous guests in attendance and all the DJ’s who carried us through the evening. Here’s to more nights to remember at The Mansion."
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