A lot of Mzansi celebs bagged new shows in 2020. The stars kept Mzansi glued to their TV screens amid the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
Most of them were musicians before they ventured into the TV business. Their shows became some of the most watched programmes on pay TV station and the public broadcaster.
Besides keeping Mzansi entertained, the entertainers found new ways to get more money when the events in Mzansi were cancelled. The only way they could secure a bag was by continuing to entertain their fans on their shows. Briefly.co.za takes a look at four stars who bagged new shows this year.
1. Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung
Dinner at Somizi's premiered at 7pm on 10 July on 1Magic. The cooking show-cum-talkshow saw the media personality being joined by the biggest celebs in town. Veteran actress Rami Chuene was the first celeb who cooked up a storm and enjoyed dinner with Somizi.
2. Nadia Nakai
The rapper bagged another win this year when she launched her music talk show titled The Naked Room. The show made its debut on Channel O. The 8-episode show, including performances and interviews, premiered on the music channel on November 25. Her guests included Stogie T, Priddy Ugly and Khuli Chana.
The Braai Show With AKA premiered on SABC 1 on 12 November. The 13-part show managed to pull in over two million viewers during its debut. The show's first episode saw AKA interview flamboyant politician Fikile Mbalula. The rapper has also interviewed Malusi Gigaba, DJ Tira, Moozlie and Scoop Mkhathini, among others.
The singer's fans had a blast enjoying her six-part reality television show, Life With Kelly Khumalo. The show was available on Showmax. Through the show, the star allowed fans a glimpse into her personal life with her two children. Kelly's son, Christian, belongs to presenter Jub Jub. The singer had her daughter, Thingo, with former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Fans were super-impressed with what they saw and many praised Kelly for being such an amazing mother to her kids.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that reality TV star Khanyi Mbau took to social media to wish her daughter Khanz a happy birthday. The media personality penned a sweet message to Khanz.
She took to Instagram on Thursday, 24 December to share cute snaps of just the two of them enjoying a mother-daughter moment. The actress captioned her post:
"Dear Khanz. Look how far we have come my baby. Just the two of us and we have been doing this for a minute now. We’ve had hard days, big days, boring days and days that have tested us... days that never make it into pictures but I look back now with such a grateful heart that none of us gave up."
The excited mother expressed that her bundle of joy has become a strong, mature, funny and fun, intelligent human being that she's proud to call her daughter.
Khanyi also hilariously shared that she's buying her daughter a bicycle as her birthday present. Khanyi's fans and Mzansi celebs took to her comment section to help her wish her little girl a happy birthday.
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