Phil Mphela Questions Why Doesn’t Promote ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, SA Agrees With Blogger’s Heated Opinion

Phil Mphela Questions Why Doesn’t Promote ‘Smoke and Mirrors’, SA Agrees With Blogger’s Heated Opinion

  • Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela has blasted for failing to promote their new show Smoke and Mirrors
  • Mphela said Smoke and Mirrors has the potential to be the next big thing in Mzansi but only a few people know it premiered
  • Many Mzansi people agreed with Phil saying the storyline is too good and, with the proper promotion, viewership could increase

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Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela is on a roll with his honest opinions about Mzansi's television channels.

Phil Mphela says isn't promoting Zolisa Xaluva's new show 'Smoke and Mirrors'.
Phil Mphela and Mzansi are convinced isn't promoting 'Smoke and Mirrors'. Image: @PhilMphela/Twitter and @realzolisa/Instagram
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Taking to Twitter, Mphela blasted for failing to give their new show Smoke and Mirrors the promotion it deserves for it to be among one of Mzansi's most-watched shows. Phil said the plot is captivating enough for people to tune in, but many TV lovers don't know about Smoke and Mirrors' existence.

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Phil tweeted:

"Mara, why is @etv not promoting #SmokeAndMirrors enough? The show is good. It’s one of their best properties right now. It can be very big. And their numbers aren’t that bad, either. They can be better if the channel put in more effort to push the show."

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Mzansi criticises etv for failing to promote Smoke and Mirrors

While some people were shocked that has a show like Smoke and Mirrors, those who knew agreed with Phil's sentiments. Netizens believed the TV channel wasn't putting much effort into increasing the show's viewership as they did with Nikiwe and their other new shows.

@SinazoNcanywa said:

"The show is good, but there's not enough talk and hype around it to attract new viewers. It has the potential of being the big thing for etv. Sadly, it's not promoted enough."

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@simply_rarang shared:

"This is my first time seeing this. I didn't even know it existed."

@ShakerShabalala posted:

"Maybe, they should move it to 18h30. That Nikiwe thing is trash."

@BecauseItRyhms replied:

"It is so good. The quality is amazing. It doesn't get the hype it deserves."

@divergentthato commented:

"It's a very good production. It makes House Of Zwide look like a bunch of kids put it together."

@Nkulie198 wrote:

"I feel the same way. I heard about this show through @Jabu_Macdonald and fell in love with the main character. The story line is also great!"

Phil Mphela breathes fire on trolls

According to ZAlebs, Phil Mphela's tweet about Smokes and Mirrors came after he shared his brutal opinion about Musa Mseleku's kids' new reality show.

The news publication reported that people, who were still angry at him for blasting the Mselekus, said Phil's claims about Smokes and Mirrors were baseless.

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However, Mphela refused to let trolls discredit his work reports. In a tweet, he blasted the trolls, saying:

"This is why re le roga. You couldn’t reply without being a … know what nevermind. Trending on Twitter is not the only promotion. 1000 tweets from 50 people can make you trend, you dimwit! Wa mphaphela, you think I’m on here chasing R150 promos."

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