Steve Harvey is in SA to launch Family Feud, an American TV show, that he has made bankable in the last nine years. Not only is it about the families battling it out for prizes and answering popular survey questions, but, it’s how the man himself interacts with the contestants.The businessman and philanthropist has the rights to the show and will be presenting it in SA and Ghana. The African versions will have the same format as the much-loved international show but be uniquely local.
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Harvey hopes to bring jobs and optimism. He said the following at a press briefing in Joburg yesterday:
“I’m bringing the can-do attitude. I know I can’t knock the unemployment rate in South Africa to 10%. But I want to change the attitudes of young people and share the mindset you have to get to be successful. You’re not the first person to grow up without a father, you’re not the first person to be in foster care, you’re not the first person to be poor but you can still win.”
For the first time, someone left Hollywood at the peak of their career to try something and build content on our shores. We’re used to things happening the other way around. “I have a radio show in major cities across the USA, I talk to 9.5 million people and I can take that voice and bridge the gap between African Americans and Africans. Why do Africans have to leave and go to America to be famous? It doesn’t make sense. You have a billion people on this continent and that's the biggest resource. I think the exchange of information is vital and that's what I’m hoping to bring. Family Feud is just the beginning of the projects I want to start here,” he explained.