- AKA's The Braai Show pulled in over two million viewers in its first episode
- AKA's show made its debut on SABC 1 on Thursday, 12 November and 2.8 million people watched it
- AKA sat down with flamboyant politician Fikile Mbalula during the first episode of The Braai Show
AKA's new TV show titled The Braai Show premiered on SABC 1 last Thursday, 12 November. The show managed to pull in over two million viewers during its debut.
The show's first episode saw AKA interview flamboyant politician Fikile Mbalula. Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela took to Twitter on Wednesday, 18 November to share that the programme pulled in a whopping 2.8 million viewers. Phil posted:
"The Braai Show with AKA started airing on SABC1 on Thurs, November 12th at 19h30 — pulling in 2.8 million viewers in its very first episode. Making it the 13th most-watched programme on the channel and 18th in South Africa."
Phil further explained that if the show retains its viewership, it will make the musician the second-highest-rated talk show host in Mzansi. He added:
"If the show retains the 2.8 million viewers or pulls higher, it will likely fall behind Nyan Nyan in terms of most-watched talk shows in South Africa."
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to AKA's show doing very well in terms of viewership. Check out some of their comments below:
"Remember the majority of South Africans watch SABC 1, he is gonna grow with each week and take that top spot."
"Tomorrow (Thursday) another episode airs. Do tune in guys, in fact tune in every Thursday, same time."
"I didn’t know it existed, until now. Still won’t tune in."
"SABC 1 seems to be having dope shows these days but not putting them on Catch Up is really messing us up."
"I missed it last week but it was the first and the last time I allow that to happen."
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Nomzamo Mbatha's younger brother Zamani has bagged a role on Rhythm City. Zamani will play the role of Suffocate's adoptive son Pule Ndlovu. Suffocate plays the leading role in the soapie.
Zamani is not only famous in Mzansi because of his more popular sister and actress Nomzamo Mbatha. He is not new to acting as he recently portrayed the role of 'Zamani' in Isithembiso.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela shared the news on Twitter on Monday, 16 November. Zamani made debut on the soapie on Wednesday, 18 November. Tweeps have taken to social media to congratulate the talented Zamani on his new gig.
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