After six years since it last premiered, the third season of one of South Africa’s most popular reality shows, Big Brother Mzansi, will be returning to our screens soon.
According to a statement by Mzansi Magic, the show will come back bigger and better as this season will mark the 20th anniversary of the Big Brother Mzansi franchise.
“Just in time to heat up summer! MultiChoice Group and Banijay are pleased to announce that the much-loved Big Brother Mzansi will be making its highly anticipated return to your screens soon, and it promises to be as exciting, entertaining and action-packed as ever,” it reads.
“Big Brother Mzansi is one of 69 adaptations of the Big Brother format worldwide and this year marks 20 years since the first ever Big Brother South Africa.”
Over the years, a number of contestants from the first and second seasons have used their time on the platform to grow their careers in the entertainment industry space.
Let’s have a look at 5 previous contestants who did well after being on the show.
Blue Mbombo, whose real name is Thandi Mbombo, has come far from her days as the runner-up of season 2 of Big Brother Mzansi. The 30-year-old, who rose to stardom after her appearance on the show, is now an award-winning model, entrepreneur, brand influencer and the creative producer of Mozaik Africa Magazine.
She currently has over 800 000 followers on Instagram.
Mbali, who was a news anchor and a dancer before appearing in season 2 of Big Brother Mzansi, has now transformed into an entrepreneur with interests in the beauty, fashion and marketing industries. She co-owns a beauty and cosmetics bar, Azuri, with Thembi Seete and she is also the founder of clothing brand, Emme Label, and marketing company, Hotberry Corporation.
The TV personality currently has over 500 000 followers on Instagram.
Ex Global, whose real name is Johannes Motalane, appeared on season 2 of Big Brother Mzansi. He is now a Hip-Hop musician who has featured the likes of A-Reece on his album.
He currently has 100 000 followers on Instagram.
Shortly after appearing on season 1 of Big Brother Mzansi in 2014, Sol Phenduka was fired from his radio presenting job at 5 FM after joking about the murders of the van Breda family. Now, Sol Phenduka is one of the hosts on controversial but popular YouTube podcast show, Podcast with MacG.
He currently sits at 20 000 followers on Instagram.
Mzamo Gcabashe, who appeared on the first season of Big Brother Mzansi, is now a fashion entrepreneur and an actor. He has appeared on etv’s popular soapie, Rhythm City as Jamaica.
He currently has over 21 000 followers on Instagram.