The always humorous and flamboyant Lasizwe Dambuza is back with a new YouTube series called Drink or Tell the Truth.
The idea is to have local celebrities answer difficult questions as honestly as they can. The show has yet to be released on YouTube, but just the trailer was enough to get it trending.
Accordingly, Dambuza has reached out to some of his celebrity friends and asked them some tough questions about things they may not like, or may consider taboo. If a person is unable (or unwilling) to answer, they must take a swig of a nasty-tasting drink.
Speaking to City Press, the 23-year-old YouTuber and all-round entertainer explained what we were likely to see on the show.
“It started with an American show called The Late Late Show With James Corden, who has a segment on it called Spill Your Guts. I wanted to do a South African version.”
British comedian and broadcaster Corden uses weird and unappetising foods as penalties, rather than a drink.
“I don’t actually know what goes into the drink, as my content producer mixes it, but it isn’t appetising at all. Hot sauce and vinegar … things like that,” laughed Dambuza.
The crew have completed five episodes so far.
“This is just for fun purposes, it really isn’t a serious thing. As soon as golden content turns towards music, it becomes less memorable,” he said.
Dambuza said that Ntando Duma and Zodwa Wabantu had been his most memorable guests so far.
“I loved how honest, organic and real they were in addressing situations. With this show, however, I’m also in the hot seat, as I have to answer a few tough questions as well, just to make it even.”
The trailer shows Wabantu airing her grievances about singer Zahara, using colourful language in the short snippet to fully express her disdain.
Dambuza has a few more things in the pipeline, but said he did not want to “jinx” them at this stage by discussing them. His only comment was that he was keen to expand his reach and try his hand at new things.
“I’ve been in the industry for five years now and I want to grow a little more in terms of what I do. I also don’t want to do so much that by the time I’m 30, there isn’t anything new left to try. I want to pace myself and I’m in my legacy era, building in my twenties so that I can relax in my thirties,” he said.
Asked whether his popular reality show, Lasizwe: Fake It Till You Make It, would be returning for another season, he laughed and told us to wait and see.