Somizi raising the bar with reality TV show

By admin
19 January 2014

He’s one of the most respected choreographers in South Africa and now we’ll get to see how Somizi Mhlongo raises the bar in the dance industry.

Somizi Mhlongo

Choreographer Somizi Mhlongo has joined a list of celebrities who have reality TV shows. His offering called Raising the Bar with Somizi, a 10-episode series, premieres on the 24 of January on DStv’s Vuzu channel.

Somizi says viewers will get to see how hard he works to afford the glamorous life he portrays on Instagram and Twitter.

“People think my job is just glamorous,” he says. “The fans only get to see the final product – they don’t see the production side, the rehearsals of my shows. Raising the Bar with Somizi is mainly about my career and the work that I do behind the scenes.”

The show is more about the business side of his life, he adds, but we do get a glimpse of his private life. “It will cover a bit of my personal life, 10% of it. You will see my relationship with my daughter, my granny (because I spend a lot time at her home) and my mother.”

He was initially wary of doing a reality TV show. “I was not into the idea of being followed by cameras. I love my space. But after having the cameras around I see it’s not as bad as I thought it would be because I am in control of what I want to share.”

Somizi is a huge fan of Dineo Ranaka’s reality show, Dineo’s Diary, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Will his be packed with as much drama as these two hit shows? “All I can say is that the show is action packed.”

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