Singer and activist Ntsiki Mazwai claims she has fulfilled her dreams of becoming a TV talk show host.
Ntsiki is well known for her razor-sharp tongue on social media and has often given her two cents' worth to politicians and celebrities alike. But has now moved her opinions to Moja Love's Show Me Love, where she plans to share her wisdom with Mzansi on TV screens.
A lot of people have been encouraging Ntsiki to start her own talk show, and she even tried to satisfy her fans by opening her own podcast. Talking about her new appointment, she said:
"I feel like I was kind of born for this. It feels like that thing that I have been needing to do. I think it will bring a lot of enlightenment, joy and laughter to viewers. But I will always be me."
Ntsiki said she was approached about being a TV star two years ago after she completed her Master of Arts degree at Rhodes University. But at the time, her tweets sparked outrage and even her dad warned her that she would not get a job if she kept it up.
She continued to tour for her album and when she finished the tour last December, she returned home but said she felt "despondent and empty".
Afraid that this was the end of her career, she started a podcast to distract herself from the mess she was in. She said she channelled that energy of fear and comparing herself into the podcast and a week later even contemplated suicide, but the channel (TV show) called again and thought it would be interesting if people got to know the real Ntsiki.
Ntsiki claims this is who she is, able to have deep conversations with total strangers.
"I have always done this; it is just that now it is on TV. I was told that they wanted me because of my Twitter account because I am wild and step out the box all the time. So they accept me for who I am."
She said she hoped that those who watch the show come to understand the real her. She believes that this proves that there is room for opinionated and outspoken girls in society after all.
Two days ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Ntsiki Mazwai announced that she had a new TV gig. Fans were over the moon for her, but then there were the haters, and Ntsiki was not about to let them try and dull her sparkle.
The outspoken poet and actress has not always been on the top of everyone’s list. She has been ridiculed for her beliefs, looks and the way in which she conducts herself, many times.
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