Johannesburg – Yes, it’s been confirmed, Bonang Matheba will be starring in her own reality show! There’s no doubt that fans all over the country will be glued to their TV screens in July when the show, Being Bonang, is set to air.
Say what you want, but Mzansi stars definitely know how to bring the heat when it comes to reality TV. So in honour of queen B* joining the party, we’ve decided to take a look at 7 of South Africa’s most memorable reality shows.
Get ready for some major flashbacks!
1. Fly Chix
Who could forget the Fly Chix? They were like our very own Fifth Harmony. And, more importantly, they gave us Denise Zimba. Although the show didn’t last very long, there was never a dull moment when these ladies were on air.
Let’s take a minute to reminisce by watching their video, Fists of Fire.
2. Papa Penny Penny Ahee
The show hit our TV screens in January and since then fans have been sure not to miss a moment.
3. Mandla and Lexi
If drama and excitement is what you’re after, then this pair of reality stars are the people for you. They fought, made-up, and even had pregnancy rumours swirling at one point.
Yes, we were definitely kept on the edge of seats with former Big Brother Mzansi stars, Mandla and Lexi.
4. Living The Dream With Somizi
We love us some Somizi! So when we got the news that the choreographer was set to star in his own reality show we were over the moon. And he did not disappoint.
5. Dineo’s Diary
Is it safe to call Dineo Ranaka the queen of local reality TV?
The star’s show, Dineo’s Diary, is one of the most successful in the local reality scene. But it’s not only Dineo that kept us watching. Her entire family became popular with viewers. So much so that the spin-off, The Ranakas was born.
6. Rolling with…
Thanks to e.tv we’ve rolled with the likes of Kelly Khumalo, Zola 7, and Winnie Khumalo. This reality series gave us the opportunity to get a first-hand glimpse into the lives of some of SA’s favourite celebs.
7. So What: Big money, big dreams
Remember this? Yes, once upon a time, the Sushi King was a reality star. There was the A-list events, the girls, the cars and the money. And, of course, the very entertaining Kenny Kunene himself.
But the star has moved on from that, and in case you have not heard, he is now a married man.