Following the exciting announcement of SABC 1 introducing its new live celebrity quiz show set to be hosted by the talented child star Rorisang Thandekiso, Tropika has revealed the celebrities that are set to make an appearance in season 1's Tropika Smoooth Fan.
Tropika Smoooth Fan is set to put celebrity die-hard fans on the hot seat by testing their knowledge on their favourite celebrities in the hopes of making it to the big finale where they can stand a chance to win R250 000 cash and a car!
Here are the celebrities that will be searching for their die-hard fans on season 1's Tropika Smoooth Fan:
Bonang Matheba is one of the most popular television personalities. from her first stint on SABC 1’s popular music show Live, that kick-started her career, media personality has ventured into different platforms such as radio and public speaking and to even opening her own production house and selling merchandise from her popular reality TV show, Being Bonang.
“I believe I have the best fan base in the country - people who have supported me throughout the 15 years of my career. Tropika Smoooth Fan is a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with individuals who chat to me on a daily basis on social media. It’s fun, it’s proudly South African and a wonderful way for me to say thank you to them for helping me live out my dreams every single day. I look forward to it but mostly - I’m looking forward to seeing the power of the BForce.” she said in an official statement.
Choreographer, reality show judge, radio personality and TV presenter, Somizi Mhlongo began his career in the entertainment industry at the tender age of 13-years-old, joining the Broadway musical Sarafina! caused the media personality to travel the world and helped build the brand that we see on stage and on television today. He's worked with renowned brands such as Miss South Africa, FIFA World Cup amongst others. Speaking on his excitement on the show, he said:
"I am looking forward to really engaging with people that have supported me over the years, with the people that are my cheerleaders. I am excited to find out really what makes them think that they are my greatest fans and how much they know of me and about me. My biggest fans should enter because this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Imagine you see this person on TV, in the papers, you hear them on radio, you see them on social media but you have never met them. Here is your chance to come get a glimpse of what Somizi is really like."
Letoya Makhene is best known for the character she plays on Generations, however, what many might not have known, is that the actress started off as a presenter and has worked as a presenter on SABC 1's YoTV. Makhene who was a part of a girl group at the age of fourteen is currently promoting music.
“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!” she said.
Khaya Dladla's flamboyant personality is hard to ignore as he is bound to keep you captivated with some of the most hilarious scenes on one of the most watched telenovela's, Uzalo. Dladla is an artist with many talents and has worked alongside legends by the likes of Thandiswa Mazwai and the late great, Hugh Masekela as their back up vocalist.
“Tropika Smooth Fan is such an exciting concept and I am really excited about being part of its first season, I am looking forward to finding out just how well my fans really know me and to show them how different I am to any character I have placed on television.”
From having dreams of becoming a soldier, graduating in law and landing on one of Mzansi's most popular saopies, Clement Maosa's character as Zamokuhle 'Kwaito' Seakamela on SABC 1’s popular drama Skeem Saam has propelled his career in the entertainment industry and he is constantly climbing up the ladder of success.
"For a person like me, who comes from the rural region of Limpopo, to have made a career for himself in television wouldn't have been possible without the support of my fans,...So, in everything that I do, I'm aware that there are thousands of people rooting for me. I'm looking forward to meeting some of them, and interacting with them on Tropika Smoooth Fan and seeing just how well they know me. Make sure you buy a Tropika today and enter to prove you’re my smooothest fan."
One of the most controversial personalities, Khanyi Mbau, has managed to solidify her stardom as a presenter, radio personality, actress and author. She continues to maintain her relevance in the industry, making money making moves.
“I am so excited to appear on Tropika Smooth Fan...Over the years, my fan base 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.”
Wololo hitmaker, Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane, has been dubbed as one of the Queens of Gqom music, and amongst her the controversial headlines she's made after speaking out on her alleged abuse in the hands on her alleged boyfriend WestInk records label owner, Mampintsha, she has featured on Kendrick Lamar's Black panther album and continues to grow her career.
"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...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!"
Best known for her presenting gigs on SABC 3’s popular Top Billing, Top Travel and Afternoon Express. Jeannie D is one of the most talented and sought-after personalities in Mzansi who also shows off her talents as a radio host on Good Hope FM.
"I'm so excited to meet some of the people who have been with me on my journey in life...They have travelled the world with me and let me into their homes for over a decade. I am so excited to meet some of them, and be a part of them winning some incredible prizes."
Tropika Smoooth Fan premieres on Friday 28 September at 18:00 on SABC1, and will be broadcast live in that time slot every Friday until 7 December 2018
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