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Mzansi, Meet Your New OPW Presenter

The viewers have spoken. After weeks of rigorous challenges, sweat and tears 26-year-old Joburger, Kayise Ngqula clinched the title of Our Perfect Wedding’s new presenter.

The finale was held at the picturesque Shepstone Gardens in Mountain View, Johannesburg. The top six finalists – Noni Mbete; Natasha Mazomba; Mbasa Fefe; Nolusindiso Macanda; Kayise Nolufefe Ngqula and Asanda Nomatshawe Mbali dressed to the nines in designer dresses and stood before the host, Mbali Nkosi who announced through an elimination process the person who had secured the most votes from the public.

Still covered in strips of confetti, Kayise, an International Relations and Politics student at the University of Johannesburg, could not contain her excitement after the big announcement: “I am over the moon and I cannot wait to start this new journey. I want to give myself fully to this process. One of the things I love about OPW is how it celebrates diversity and even though I’m Xhosa, I hope to share myself with the viewers and include all the amazing cultures we have in this country,” said Kayise.

“It’s been a lovely journey to have Our Perfect Wedding viewers participating in finding a new presenter. We are excited to welcome Kayise and believe that she will continue to bring her infectious energy to the screens as she’s done in the past weeks”, says Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-net.

Along with being crowned the new presenter, Kayise will also walk away with a cash prize of R100 000 courtesy of Mzansi Magic.

Auditions for the Our Perfect Wedding Presenter Search were held in Johannesburg, East London and Durban and guest judges included former and current OPW presenters, Thembisa Mdoda, Nomsa Buthelezi and Phumeza Mdabe. Singer and songwriter Moneo and TV personality Bonang also took part in the judging process.

The new OPW presenter, Kayise Ngqula will make her debut in January 2018.

More updates will be available on  mzansimagic.dstv.com/south/home

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Awards

DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards Make SA Entertainment History

The people have spoken!

History was officially made tonight at the inaugural DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards. Over 1 million votes were cast for 50 nominees in 10 categories, as South Africa made her voice heard. Tonight’s glittering gala evening was the culmination of a legendary battle worthy of Mzansi’s entertainment history, as fans put their thumbs through the wringer voting for their favourites in the inaugural DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards.

The red carpet at the Sandton International Convention Centre was ruled by ladies in alluring gowns and men in elegant suits, as fans cheered their favourites in an unparalleled fashion and glamour frenzy. Thespians, musicians, sports personalities and comedians were among those who put their best foot forward to be part of entertainment history in the making.

Bonang “Yo Girl B!” Matheba was beguiling as the evening’s MC, as she hosted guests and viewers in flawless style and boasting impeccable fashion. If this was a Night of the Stars, then Matheba was the brightest of all.

The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards was beamed live to millions of households via Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161). The show lit up all social media platforms and left the live audience at the ICC and those watching from the small screen in awe, as a parade of Mzansi’s finest entertainment talent walked off the stage clutching the coveted black and gold statuette.

Legendary jazz maestro, Hugh Masekela, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award handed to him by M-Net CEO, Yolisa Phahle.

However, the night was not just about the who’s who of the entertainment industry. Anna Dithane walked off with R50 000 after being named the 1Life Life Changer for uplifting her community, proudly presented by 1Life Direct. Another R50 000 went to Eugene Dithane, who nominated his community warrior mother.

Viewers who voted also got a slice of the cake when one was rewarded with a brand-new Kia Picanto worth R150 000 after being randomly selected via an audited process. Another lucky voter found themselves with a R100 000 Vodacom World Shopping Experience after predicting the Song of the Year. It sure is rewarding to a DStv Mzansi viewer, neh!

The top-notch entertainment was befitting a celebration of this magnitude. The ICC auditorium was transformed into a laser-and-tribal print cavern, with the stage hosting – among others – the likes of Lady Zamar, social media dance maven Zodwa Wabantu, the majestic Thandiswa Mazwai, Lion of Judah power voice Lebo Sekgobela and the beautiful ratchetness of Gqom, led by seasoned industry pros DJ Cleo, Winnie Khumalo and Busiswa. Surprise special guest, Tshedi Mholi, made a throwback appearance wearing a ravishing and heavily-embellished fuchsia gown with a train worthy of bodyguards. Her stage partner Cassper Nyovest certainly “gave it away” on stage, and had the audience going wild. It was a sight to behold!

The charismatic gap-toothed Thembisa Mdoda was the belle of the ball as she scooped the gong not only for the Favourite Presenter category, but also the Ultimate Viewers’ Choice Award. It was the perfect ending to a perfect night!

FULL LIST OF THE DSTV MZANSI VIEWERS’ CHOICE AWARD

  • SONG OF THE YEAR: Prince Kaybee – Charlotte
  • TV PRESENTER: Thembisa Mdoda
  • COMEDIAN: Summary
  • RISING STAR: Sjava
  • RADIO PERSONALITY: B2Cada
  • ACTOR: Themba Ndaba
  • ACTRESS: Vatiswa Ndara
  • MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Kwesta
  • DJ: Black Coffee
  • SPORTS PERSONALITY: Caster Semenya
  • ULTIMATE VIEWERS’ CHOICE: Thembisa Mdoda
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Television

Roll Out The Red Carpet For All Access Mzansi – Premiers 13 October @ 20:00

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It’s lights, camera and action as Mzansi Magic rolls out the red carpet to bring viewers some of the best in local lifestyle entertainment!

Mzansi’s favourite show of all things glam and fab, All Access Mzansi, is back for a second season on Thursday, 13 October 2016 at 20:00. All dressed up and ready to mingle are the new hosts, Thato Molamu and Nomalanga Shozi, who will be joining returning presenter Mbali Nkosi to make up this season’s trendy trio.

All Access MzansiMolamu is well-known as a talented actor who has been an integral cast member in many of the country’s popular soapies and drama series. Shozi is also a familiar face to TV viewers as an actress, but her talents expand beyond that. The Media Studies graduate also dabbles as a radio presenter.

Nkosi, who is coming back as a presenter after the last season, got her big break from Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble.

“The second season of All Access Mzansi promises to deliver an intrinsic approach to lifestyle entertainment. Our presenters Mbali Nkosi, Thato Molamu and Nomalanga Shozi each bring their own allurement that speaks to the opulent brand of Hennessy, the headline sponsor of the show, whilst staying true to the authentic brand of Mzansi Magic,” says Sphumelele Sibeko, Head of Reality at M-Net.

All three will bring the best of Mzansi lifestyle to lounges around the country, with their special blend of youthful zest, sass and pizzazz. Watch as they flint from outdoor lifestyle experiences to red carpet events on clear diamond skies for pure evening elegance.

All Access Mzansi premieres on Thursday, 13 October 2016 at 20:00 on Mzansi Magic.

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