DJ Zinhle on her new reality show, personal relationships and telling her unique story

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DJ Zinhle tells us all about her reality show.
DJ Zinhle tells us all about her reality show.
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Last week, DJ Zinhle had the internet in a frenzy when she revealed the news of her pregnancy and her upcoming reality show by posting a trailer of the show.

Titled DJ Zinhle – Unexpected, the reality show - which will air on BET Africa on 18 September - will follow DJ Zinhle as she breaks the news of her pregnancy to her siblings, her mother and close friends. Zinhle is supported by her close friends Pearl Thusi and Nomuzi Mabena.

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“I’ve never wanted to do a reality TV show however this time around, I wanted my pregnancy to be different. I wanted to enjoy it with those who I love closely but still have the opportunity to share the experience with my fans later. I’m super excited to share my experience now and partnering with BET Africa has allowed me some control in my narrative, “ she said in a statement.

Speaking to TRUELOVE, the DJ says that viewers can look forward to seeing the intimate details of her life and her relationship with her friends.

“That’s really what was difficult about this process, to let people in, in that way. I don’t think people understand how close I am to my family or the type of relationships I have with my friends – whether it’s Pearl or Moozlie. But this is something that’s going to give people that perspective as well” she said.

The soon-to-be mother of two says that the reality show has given her an opportunity to tell her own story in a unique way.

“Sharing my intimate journey such as my space or my pregnancy is something I’ve never done before and I felt that doing it this way was important. I wanted women to understand that just because they’re pregnant, it doesn’t mean that their lives have to stop. That’s the narrative that I wanted to share - that I am DJ Zinhle but I’m also a mom, a friend  and so many other things, and that’s what I think makes this show special,” she said.

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Because a reality show is a new concept for her, DJ Zinhle says that she would get uncomfortable with the thought of over exposing her partner, Murdah Bogz of Black Motion as well as her celebrity friends.

“As much as all these people are in my life, they are also artists and celebrities in their own right and now they have to be on my show. So I was uncomfortable with bringing them in and I’ve had to figure out how to bring them in without really impacting their personal brands too much,” she explained.

However, she says that she enjoyed seeing how supportive her family was throughout the whole process.

Catch DJ Zinhle – Unexpected on BET Africa (DSTV Channel 129) on 18 September at 19:30.

 

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