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Tropika Island of Treasure is back in a big way, folks! And SA comedian Kagiso Lediga has a lot to do with it. For those of you who may not already know, having been a contestant on season 3 of Tropika Island of Treasure, I am excited to see how season 5 will fare on TV when it premieres in February next year on SABC1.

Comedian Kagiso Lediga has jumped on board the Tropika bandwagon and shot his very own online reality TV show – as a build up to theseason 5 TV show premiere – which will be screened weekly via Tropika’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitter platforms over the next 10 weeks.

I’ve just managed to watch the first episode and I must admit it’s hilarious! Kagiso dazzles as he aims to compete for the hosting job of Tropika Island of Treasure, only to discover that DJ Fresh is back to grace our TV screens this year. After hassling his agent for a over a month, Kagiso turns up the heat at his agent’s office and demands feedback on the show’s hosting gig – only to find out he is up against 5FM’s DJ Fresh.

This mockumentary show will see Kagiso fumbling his way through shooting his own show in Jamaica to beat DJ Fresh and the guys arriving for the Tropika Island of Treasure 5.

Season 5 of Tropika Island of Treasure will once again have 7 contestants taking on 7 celebrities head-to-head in challenges in the Caribbean island of Jamaica.

The vivacious former Miss Jamaica Rosina Casserly joins 5FM’s popular host of The Fresh Drive, DJ Fresh as hosts this season. Watch Kagiso ‘s quest to meet Rosina in Jamaica.

Over the 10 weeks, viewers will see how Kagiso’s Island of Treasure follows the comedian on a trip to Jamaica to shoot his own show on a very tight budget. What he comes back to SA with is a new perspective on the home of reggae and some crazy stories to tell.

During his trip, Kagiso has run-ins with Olympic medalists Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, former Miss Jamaica and Island of Treasure 5 co-host Rosina Casserly, popular local singer Tessanne Chin, and fumbles his way through the Jamaican cultural experience at places like the Bob Marley Museum and the Ocho Rios dolphin cove. It’s going to be interesting to see what Kagiso conjures up next in Jamaica!

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