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Ya Lla, a new show on Mzansi!

Posted by radio On September - 19 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

With an array of successful drama series, M-Net’s local entertainment channel, Mzansi Magic proves to be at the forefront of authentic storytelling. On Sunday, 11 October 2015, Mzansi Magic will be launching yet another compelling drama, Ya Lla.

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Ya Lla is a South Sotho word which means ‘a far cry’, an echo or a distinctive musical sound made by an instrument.

 

Set in the dusty mining town of Welkom, Ya Lla is a story of how an extraordinary young man takes control of what’s left of the once legendary Marashea gang and tries to restore it to its former glory. It explores how a man can rise from the bottom of the food chain, to a position of power and how that power can become detrimental to everything he stands for.

 

Ya Lla is produced for Mzansi Magic by Quizzical Pictures, featuring a prominent cast of Zenzo Ngqobe (Palamang), Nkopane Mohola (Lenka) , Nozipho Nkelembo (Nala), Charmaine Mtinta (Captain Zwane), Sam Philips (Kobo), Slindile Nodangala (Matron) Realeboga Segoati (Puleng) to name a few.

 

The series opens with Lenka Moshoeshoe, arriving from Lesotho to take up employment at the Harhoff Mine after his father’s death. He expects to find his father’s job waiting for him, as promised by his ‘uncle’ Kobo, a veteran member of the Marashea. Unfortunately for Lenka, the move is not what he expected it to be. In the past, membership in the Marashea gang ensured a man a place of honour in the mining community and access to the best jobs. Lenka however discovers that the status of the gang is now so low that no job can be secured for him at the mine. What will be his next move?

 

In the mist of his struggle to get himself out of a destitute situation, Lenka finds himself with more enemies; sells his soul for power and love becomes his weakness.

 

“ Ya Lla is a continuation of our tradition of producing great drama. We aim to offer viewers something that will delight them, be it through the exploration of the Sotho language or telling the infamous tale of the Marashea Gang. This is the kind of drama that celebrates a cultural legacy and we hope that the audience will be captivated by the genuine storytelling ” says, Nkateko Mabaso, Director of Local Interest Channels at M-Net.

 

Tune in to witness the reluctant however ruthless journey to power told on the background of Marashea gang tale from Sunday, 11 0ctober 2015 on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161.

 

 

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To celebrate the upcoming debut of Trevor Noah as host of legendary ‘fake news’ programme The Daily Show, DStv and Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) are opening the channel to DStv Compact customers for the first week of broadcast (28 September – 2 October).
The news comes as Noah limbers up to step into the shoes of beloved Daily Show creator, Jon Stewart, who left the show in August after 16 years.

The hotly anticipated Noah debut will be the first time in history that an African has hosted a US late-night TV franchise.

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Commented Evert van der Veer, Head of Comedy Central, Africa, “Every comedy fan in the country is eager to witness how Trevor is going to handle the biggest gig of his life, and also to see him fly the flag for South Africa. This is such an important milestone for African comedy and we are expecting record viewing figures for the premiere and first week of broadcast.”

 

Aletta Alberts, General Manager of Content for MultiChoice commented: “The launch of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is such a proud and historic moment for all South Africans. We’re delighted to share Trevor’s international success with our DStv Compact customers.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will air Tuesdays to Fridays on Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) at 21:00 CAT from Tuesday 29 September, just 24 hours after the live US premiere. Comedy Central will be running, full catch-up episodes of The Daily Show online at www.comedycentralafrica.com (from 30 September). Noah’s smiling face is currently gracing the front page of the September issue of the DStv Magazine.

 

Among the select audience witnessing Noah’s debut will be South African Lalenthra Naidoo, who beat more than 20.000 applicants to win a Comedy Central all expenses paid trip to attend the debut taping of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Lucky Lalenthra and her best friend will be attending the show in New York on 28 September.

 

Find out more by logging onto www.comedycentralafrica.com,or follow Comedy Central on Twitter@ComedyCentralAF, Instagram at ComedyCentralAF, and like Comedy Central on Facebook at www.facebook.com/comedycentralafrica.  To join the conversation about The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, please use the hashtag #TDSTrevorNoah.

McDonald’s is the official South African sponsor of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

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MTV & MTV Base DJS to go Head-to-Head

Posted by radio On September - 9 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Tired of the same dull, old VIP club nights? Where music takes a back seat to the poseurs and the popping of corks… Here to help that old skool groove get out of its rut are music authorities and sister channels MTV (DStv channel 130) and MTV Base (DStv channel 322), who are going head-to-head in their first ever #MTVDJBATTLE – the ultimate face-off between two teams of the nation’s hottest DJs.
Duking it out for DJ glory on the ones and twos will be DJs KenzheroVigilante, Zinhle, C’ndo, Tira and Shimza who will each be assigned to play for Team MTV or Team MTV Base.

 

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The DJs’ skills will be put to the test with three themed “DJ Battles” and a few rounds of wild card challenges thrown into the mix. Each “Battle” will call on one DJ from each team to out-battle the other to gain favour from the crowd. At the end of the 3 rounds, the audience will select the winner of that battle; after the three battles are completed, the winning team will be crowned #MTVDJBATTLE masters!

 

To see who triumphs on the wheels of steel head down to #MTVDJBATTLE at Carfax, 29 Gwigwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown on Wednesday 16 September 2015. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at Webtickets at www.webtickets.co.za/mobi/event.aspx?itemid=1457804248, priced R100.

 

Who’s got what it takes to win the #MTVDJBattle crown? Find out more at www.mtvbase.com or www.mtv.co.za.  To share your views on the #MTVDJBattle, please follow @MTVBaseAfrica or @MTVza on Twitter using the hashtag #MTVDJBattle.

 

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MTV Shuga S4 premiers this week

Posted by radio On September - 9 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

South African actress and singer Tunbosun Mohau Mokoatle is joining TheMTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base (DStv channel 322) at the world premiere of MTV Shuga (series IV) in Lagos, Nigeria on 10 September.  Mokoatle, who plays the new role of “Bongi” in the drama, joined the cast of the sizzling sex and relationships drama and multimedia campaign earlier this year.  MTV Shuga is a long-running pro-social campaign developed by the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base in partnership with NACA, PEPFAR, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and UNFPA, carrying important public health messaging aimed at a young audience.

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Fusing sexual and other public health messaging with world class storytelling and appealing, believable characters, MTV Shuga (series 4) picks up the story some months after the end of series 3, exploring a number of themes and storylines that include first sex, grooming of adolescent girls, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, disclosure of HIV status, sexual assault within a relationship, stigma, mentoring, and the use of helplines.

 

 

Filmed on location in Lagos earlier this year, MTV Shuga Season IV is scheduled to air on 120 broadcasters across the world, making it the most widely distributed season to date.  For the first time, the highly anticipated fourth season will be translated into French and Portuguese language versions, extending the reach of MTV Shuga into Francophone and Lusophone territories.

 

 

Last seen with a life-threatening gunshot injury sustained in the dramatic season 3 finale of the TV drama, former ‘runs girl’ Sophie, profoundly affected by her brush with death, and has vowed to turn her life around, working part-time on the NACA 6222 helpline and going out with Leo.  Meanwhile businessman Nii, now separated from his wife Malaika (Leonora Okine), has turned his predatory gaze onto a new and younger target.  Music promoter Femi should be in the blissful early stages of a blossoming new relationship with Sheila, but stigma rears its ugly head before Femi takes brave steps to confront it… Heavily pregnant Princess is struggling to come to terms with impending motherhood and HIV with the help of mentor Eniola, while Weki is on an emotional roller-coasting trying to keep his HIV+ positive status secret from his girlfriend, Leila as their intimacy develops.

 

 

Among the cast attending the red carpet premiere are returning cast members Dorcas Shola Fapson (Sophie), Emmanuel Ikubese (Femi), Sharon Ezeamaka (Princess), Nick Mutuma (Leo), Chris Attoh (Nii), Timini Egbuson (Tobi) and Olumide Oworu (Weki).  New cast members Adesua Etomi (Sheila), Peace Hyde (Eniola)Zoe Favour (Mary)Jemima Osunde (Leila)“Tuby” Aiyedehin (Sheila’s mum), Jude Chukwuka (Sheila’s dad), Kate Adepegba (Sheila’s aunt), Paul Adams (Sheila’s uncle), Ifeanyi Dike Jr (Sheila’sbrother), Najite Dede (Mary’s mum) and Olakunle Dada (Mary’s dad) are also expected to attend.

 

 

Other famous faces involved in series 4 include Nigerian stars Ice PrincePatoranking and Reminisce, who collaborated to create “Catch Me”, the new theme song for MTV ShugaPatoranking also appears as himself during episode 1, while Eva AlordiahM.I. and Jagz make cameo appearances later in the series.

MTV Shuga (series IV) airs weekly on MTV Base from Sunday 13 September at 22:00 CAT (repeats Monday at 22:30 CAT).

 

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Christopher Jaftha joins Top Billing  

Posted by radio On September - 8 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

It’s the celebration of Presenter Search on 3’s Top 5 finalists: Khanya Siyengo gets crafty on Win a Home-The Design Edition, Danilo Acquisto joined the ladies on Afternoon Express, Zoë Brown helps you kick start your morning on Expresso, and now Christopher Jaftha is joining Jade Hubner on Top Billing.

 

He captured the hearts of viewers from all over the nation during his time on Presenter Search on 3, and now he will be showcasing his talents on Top Billing, starting this week with a trip to KwaZulu-Natal for the Durban Fashion Fair. His plan is to be the presenter who is fun, crazy, charming but serious and deep when necessary. All this and more can be achieved with his natural flair for hard work and determination.

 

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A man of many talents, or rather ‘Jack of all trades’, Chris is passionate about people. This will reflect in his new journey on South Africa’s #1 lifestyle TV show. He studied Fine Art at the National School of Arts then he served as a volunteer, travelling through many countries in aid of raising funds towards the HIV and AIDS global pandemic. He’s a firm believer in hard work which was evident during his time on Presenter Search on 3.  Now living in Johannesburg, he classifies himself as an actor, dancer, singer, VO artist, model and MC.

 

With his striking good looks and charming appeal, he’s worked on numerous musical theatre productions such as West Side Story, Aladdin the Pantomime, High School Musical, Footloose, Mama Mia, Dream Girl, Saturday Night Fever and the upcoming Sleeping Beauty: The Pantomime. You can catch him in the popular TV programmes, Roer Jou Voete, High Rollers and Isidingo on SABC3 and he has also appeared in Inkaba and Geraamtes in die Kas. With many best-looking man awards under his belt, Chris decided to focus his attention on the film and TV industry, in order to channel his thespian background to emote and captivate audiences all over the nation. This is one super stud who is hard to miss and to top it all off, he loves to cook and dance… at the same time! With his abundance of character and vast experience, he is sure to be lighting up our screens.

This week on Top Billing, Christopher jets off to Durban for some fashion, fun and entertainment at the Durban Fashion Fair where we get to see 10 next generation designers have their dreams come true with a 2 month internship in the home of style-Milan, Italy. Watch Top Billing to see Christopher in action this Thursday, 10 September at 7.30pm on SABC3.

 

 

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Disney channel on DStv Extra & Compact

Posted by radio On August - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

To celebrate the exclusive launch of the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants, Disney Channel (DStv channel 303) will be open to DStv Extra and DStv Compact customers from Tuesday, 8 September to Monday, 28 September 2015.

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Descendants is a musical fantasy television movie featuring the children of Disney’s most infamous villains. Set in present-day magical kingdom of Auradon, the story follows Prince Ben, the son of King Beast and Queen Belle, who’s poised to take over the throne.

 

His first official proclamation is to give redemption to the children of defeated and exiled villains and give them a chance to live in Auradon. The teenage children of Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and the Evil Queen are then granted permission to attend prep school alongside the kids of Disney heroes’ like Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Mulan.

 

What follows is a classic Disney superhero vs supervillain showdown. Will these children follow in their parent’s evil footsteps or will they choose to embrace their goodness and save the kingdom? Starring Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart and Sofia Carson, Descendants will premiere on Disney Channel (DStv channel 303) on Friday, 18 September at 17:00.

 

DStv customers can also look forward to the launch of a new season of the hit telenovela, Violetta (Season 3), which premieres on Monday, 21 September at 16:10. This will be followed by Disney Channel’s first South African local production I ♥ Violetta on Friday, 25 September at 17:00. I ♥ Violetta is a companion series hosted by three local presenters who were selected from hundreds of entries following a nationwide talent search earlier this year, who will be taking viewers through all things Violetta.

 

The entertainment doesn’t stop there! Customers will also get to catch brand new premiere episodes of new and fan favourites such as Jessie, Liv & Maddie, I Didn’t Do It and The Next Step as well as a slew of classic original Disney movies like The Incredibles, Enchanted and The Princess Diaries.

 

The whole family is in for a treat this September as DStv Extra and DStv Compact customers get to sample some of Disney Channel’s exclusive hit shows and original classics, only on DStv Channel 303.

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OpenView HD reaches 200 000 customers

Posted by radio On August - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

OpenView HD will reach its 200 000th installation and activation within days since the free-to-air satellite TV service launched in South Africa in October 2013.

 

OpenView HD is operated by Platco Digital with its head office in Johannesburg and is backed by e.tv’s parent company Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI).

 

In 2014 Ellies, the JSE-listed electronics distributor said that OpenView HD “has been slow to take off” and that there’s been a poor uptake of the service but OpenView HD.

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e.tv started OpenView HD as a counter and interim measure to due to government’s long-delayed switch-on of commercial digital terrestrial television (DTT) in South Africa and things are now looking better for OpenView HD.

 

OpenView HD tells Channel24 that a target of 170 000 box sales was set for this financial year and OpenView HD has already sold 100 000 boxes. OpenView HD sold an average of 3 500 boxes per month last year and is now averaging sales of 26 000 boxes per month.

“The growth of OpenView HD is better than expected,” says Maxwell Nonge, the managing director of Platco Digital.

 

“In its 1st year OpenView HD was accepted into 50 000 households. To date there has been a 300% increase in the uptake which will get OpenView HD to 200 000 active decoders.”

 

Nonge says “viewers can look forward to an even more enhanced offering from the platform, as new channels will be added to the bouquet soon”.

“Content that will be added is guided by focused consumer research to ensure that the channels are in line with the target audience’s viewing patters.”

OpenView HD has 19 entertainment channels, including the SABC’s SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3, and carries 5 radio stations.

OpenView HD decoders retails for R399 which excludes the dish and installation. It uses the same dish alignment as MultiChoice’s DStv which means that OpenView HD viewers don’t need to buy a second satellite dish and only the decoder

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MTV to screen the VMAs live! (Dstv Channel 130)

Posted by radio On August - 26 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

The countdown has begun for MTV’s most outrageous music awards ceremony, the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” (VMA).  The “MTV Video Music Awards” will air live across Africa on MTV (DStv channel 130) from the Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE) in Los Angeles, on Monday 31 August at 03:00 CAT (official pre-show starts at 02:00 CAT; the primetime simulcast takes place on MTV/MTV Base at 20:00 CAT (pre-show) and 21:00 CAT (main show).

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Smirnoff is the official sponsor of the 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards”.

 

Always packed with surprises and OMG! moments, this year’s VMA promises a whole new level of revelations, career defining performances, crazy antics and crazier fashion decisions – and with “Wrecking Ball’ star Miley Cyrus at the helm, who knows what’s going to happen?  Performers confirmed for the show include Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Bruno Mars and The Weekend.  Further performers are due to be announced the week of the show.

 

The world’s biggest stars compete each other to win the infamous ‘Moonman” trophy – reimagined this year by world-renowned fashion designer Jeremy Scott – complete with sneakers, peace sign jewelry and rainbow-hued makeover. Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé lead the pack with the most nominations for 2015 “MTV Video Music Awards” nomination (see below for a full list of nominees):

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

 

BEST MALE VIDEO

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

The Weeknd – “Earned It”

Nick Jonas – “Chains”

 

BEST FEMALE VIDEO

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Sia – “Elastic Heart”

Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

 

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

 

BEST POP VIDEO

Beyoncé – “7/11”

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

 

BEST ROCK VIDEO

Hozier – “Take Me To Church”

Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”

Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”

Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”

Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

 

ARTIST TO WATCH

Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”

Vance Joy – “Riptide”

George Ezra – “Budapest”

James Bay – “Hold Back The River”

FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

 

BEST COLLABORATION

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

 

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE

Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”

Colbie Caillat – “Try”

Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”

Rihanna – “American Oxygen”

Wale – “The White Shoes”

 

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)

Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)

Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)

The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)

Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)

OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)

Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)

Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)

Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

 

BEST DIRECTION

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)

Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)

Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)

Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

 

BEST EDITING

Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)

Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)

A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)

Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)

FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)

Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)

Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

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BET Buzz to launch in September

Posted by radio On August - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

For what’s what, who’s who and who’s doing what to whom, you just have to check out BET Buzz, BET’s smart and sassy new daily entertainment show.

Presenting a daily dose of entertainment news are veteran Tamarsha Khanyile and relative newcomer Altovise Lawrence, who will take turns hosting the show.

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Singer and radio DJ Tamarsha has previously made her mark presenting on Selimathunzi and covering the Metro FM Awards Black Carpet show on behalf of RGB, while Altovise first rose to fame after winning BET’s reality contest Top Actor earlier this year.

 

Bright, breezy and in the know, BET Buzz will feature entertainment news and celebrity gossip from all over the African continent and the rest of the world.

 

Added Tamarsha, “I’m so excited to be part of this exciting new show for BET, and to being able to grow my profile within the entertainment industry.”

 

Commented Altovise, “BET gave me an amazing entrée into the entertainment world thanks to Top Actor, and I am now looking forward to forging even closer links with this amazing global brand.”

 

BET Buzz will air daily on BET (DStv channel 129) from 1 September at 19:00 CAT and on BET2 (DStv channel 135) at 19:50 CAT (weekend omnibus on Saturdays on BET (19:40 CAT) & BET2 (20:40 CAT).

 

For more “buzz” about BET Buzz, go to www.betafrica.tv, like BET on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BETinAfrica, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BET_Africa.  Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #BETBuzz.

 

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#YouGotGot is coming to MTV on 17 August!

Posted by radio On August - 14 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Tol A$$ Mo and his posse of Outlawz are heading back into town for their most outrageous and hilarious exploits yet: to prank the good, honest, law-abidin’ citizens of South Africa…#YouGotGot…there’s no escape…

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Inspired by the funniest pranks on the #internet, and in the proud tradition of MTV prank shows Punk’d and Pranked, #YouGotGot is a straight-shootin’ prank show with a SA spin, foolin’ members of the public and famous faces to do real stupid stuff, or at least scarin’ the pants off them – all in the name of good ol’ entertainment!

 

Initially devised as a once-off stunt for April Fools’ Day earlier this year, #YouGotGot made such a commotion that MTV is bringing it back as a fully-fledged weekly show. Each week there’ll be a celebrity prankee; stars already subjected to the #YouGotGot treatment include Bonang Matheba and Bucie (episode 1) and Da LES (episode 2).

 

Dillon Khan, Channel Head – MTV, said “Millions of people spend thousands of hours on the internet looking at cats, people falling off things, other random stuff, and more cats. So we dug about to find some interesting social experiments, representing the best and the worst pranks the internet has to offer, before trying them out on willing South Africans. Well, actually, they weren’t willing at all: it’s a prank show! In fact, we did it just so we could have the pleasure of seeing their reaction when we finally shouted #YOUGOTGOT in their faces.

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Meet The Outlaws!

The wily gang of pranksters is led by comedian Tol A$$ Mo (identifying feature: he’s real tall…), who supplies the jokes and voiceovers, while five trusty henchmen and women pull all the pranks and stunts.

 

Lindzy: The black widow of pranks. What Lindzy gives with one hand, she takes away with of the other. This crafty vixen will use her cunning and sly ways to trick you in the best way.

Oscar: Mini man, our “Napoleon” of pranks. He likes getting down and dirty (not that it’s a long way down or anything). Like a pocket Swiss Army knife, this little guy comes with a big warning label. He can “move like Jagger”, and hide in your fridge – but not necessarily at the same time.

 

Tracy, “Ms Stereotype”: the most colourful twisted koeksister of karaoke isn’t scared of calling a spade a spade. She may have the voice of an angel, but don’t be fooled; she ain’t afraid to cut-a-bitch, eksê my laanie. She lives by the mantra “WWCD”– “what woulda coloured do?”

Graham, alias “The Grameleon”: with a list of perbsonas as long as a wizard’s sleeve, this master of Tom-foolery will have you second-guessing yourself at every turn. Never the same person twice, he’ll catch you every time.

 

Simmi: The not-so-chic “Sheik of Comedic Skullduggery”. He may look like dreamy Aladdin, but in actual fact is more like Sinbad the sailor, with charm to pull the flying carpet right out from under you. Be careful of this pretty boy who isn’t afraid to offend.

 

Join the buzz about #YouGotGot by following @MTVza on Twitter, using the hashtag#YouGotGot, or like MTV on Facebook.

#YouGotGot premieres on MTV (DStv channel 130) on Monday 17 August at 21:35 CAT and on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Friday 21 August at 16:30 CAT.

 

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