Jan 2013 29

On Saturday 2nd February, SABC3 will be adding an extra sparkle to one of Cape Town’s top fashion and racing events – the J&B Met, with SA’s ultimate authorities in glamour presenting live from the red carpet.

‘It’ girls Jeannie D and Bonang Matheba will be reporting live from the frontlines at Cape Town’s Kenilworth Race Course, along with the fashionista himself, Somizi Mhlongo, joined by sports presenter Vaylen Kirtley .

As the hosts of this prestigious event, the four presenters will bring up-to-the-minute horse racing, fashion news, action and the low down from behind the scenes right to the viewers’ living rooms. Expect live interviews, celebrity fashion, designer do’s and don’ts, and their votes on the best (and worst) dressed.

They’ll be needing plenty of help from the armchair critics, so viewers need to follow SABC3 on Twitter and tweet them their expert fashion advice for the stars! Remember, the official hashtag for this event is #MetOnSABC3.

As the lifestyle anchor, Jeannie D will be stationed at fashion central, on the J&B red carpet. Bonang will be the official celebrity schmoozer, poised inside the J&B marquee, and Somizi will be entertaining viewers with his tongue-in-cheek quips between ‘plebville’ and the hospitality village.

For the avid equestrians – SABC sports presenter Vaylen Kirtley will bring the viewers up to speed, giving you race side seats to all the latest from the track.

Says Risuna Mayimele, SABC3 Marketing Manager, “We are very excited to broadcast live to the nation. The channel is offering the best of both worlds – fashion and racing. We look foward to giving viewers an accurate and entertaining overview of the day’s activities – showcasing South African talent in more ways than one. We have decided to include lifestyle coverage to support the horse racing broadcast. We know that most people follow the race, not only for just the horses, but for the lifestyle element that comes with it as well. That is the reason SABC3 has decided to show the viewers the fashion as it happens.

We believe that the exciting foursome of Jeannie, Bonang, Somizi, and Vaylen is a make up of appealing hosts and that the presentation will be slick, entertaining and at times even humorous.”

The J&B Met will be broadcast live on SABC 3 on Saturday 02 February at 2:30pm to 5pm. Follow the action on Twitter under the #MetOnSABC3 hashtag or Twitter.

Jan 2013 27

The nominees for the first-ever AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCAs) are out! Held in association with MultiChoice, and headline sponsor Amstel Malta, the AMVCAs recognises and rewards excellence in African film and TV. Encompassing 28 awards in 26 categories, the AMVCAs includes 6 categories where viewers will vote for winners and 18 more technically focused categories where winners will be selected by an expert industry based judging panel (judges will be announced at a later date). READ MORE >>>  [..]

Jan 2013 25

It’s episode 7 of Kagiso’s Island of Treasure and things are sure hotting up somewhat! Thank goodness! I was starting to think: what is Kagiso trying to do in Jamaica? Well, he certainly ain’t doing anything to outshine DJ Fresh, who was there to co-host the SABC1 reality TV show, Tropika Island of Treasure (which premiers in February, might I add)

So while in Jamaica, I don’t think Kagiso’s been getting any exercise.. In fact he goes on to say: ” The last sport I played involved a Ping-Pong ball and a plastic cup.”

So in this week’s of Kagiso’s Island of Treasure,  the vivacious Tropika Island of Treasure co-host and former Miss Jamaica, Rosina Casserly, takes Kagiso to a local sports club to meet one of the world’s greatest athletes: Yohan Blake. He may run fast, but let’s see how he does when he’s in the hot seat with Kagiso? How on earth dis he manage to get to meet Yohan? Another treat for fans is catching a glimpse of another legendary athlete, Usain Bolt (screams!!!!)

Will Kagiso give up his quest to overshadow Fresh? Or will he even give up comedy to become a track athlete and what advise does he get at the gym?

Next week, you’re in for a treat!  Kagiso says he needs to get down to business and show people his serious side. We’ll see him head off to the Bob Marley Museum to discover the heart and soul of Jamaican culture.

Anyway, check out this week’s episode… (And see if Kagiso is star struck amongst some of the world’s greatest athletes – I certainly would be!)

Keep up to date with Tropika via social media and Kagiso’s mad adventures in Jamaica, check out:

You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/tropikaisland

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyTropika

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tropikaisland?ref=ts&fref=ts

Jan 2013 25

Hollywood actors  Josh Duhamel (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, New Year’s Eve and the upcoming Safe Haven) will take the reins for the first time as host of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs), taking place on Saturday 23 March 2013 at the Galen Center in California, USA.

Celebrated as the ultimate kids’ experience, where Hollywood and slime collide, kids rule and honour their favourites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television, the star-packed telecast of the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards will premiere across Africa on Nickelodeon (DStv Channel 305) on 27 March 2013 at 17:45 CAT (repeats: 29 March: 20:15 CAT; 31 March: 12:05 CAT).

“Josh has come out to play before for Kids’ Choice and as a previous “Best Arm Fart” winner we know he’ll do what it takes to be a great host,” said Marjorie Cohn, President, Content Development for Nickelodeon and Executive Producer of the Kids’ Choice Awards. “We promise that this year will deliver the special, one-of-a-kind, surprise-filled slimefest for which our annual telecast is famous.”

“Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is a great event that honours kids by honouring their opinions and taps into the kid in all of us,” said Duhamel. “I have a lot of secret plans for when I host the awards, but I can tell you I’m excited to lead millions of kids into total crazy fun, chaos…and, of course: endless slime!”

One of Hollywood’s leading male actors, Duhamel recently began production on the drama You’re Not You, alongside Hilary Swank and Emmy Rossum. This month, Duhamel will be seen in the star-studded ensemble comedy Movie 43 alongside Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Kate Winslet and Richard Gere, among others. In February, Duhamel will star opposite Julianne Hough in Lasse Hallstrom’s Safe Haven, and the thriller Scenic Route. Additional film credits include the romantic comedy Life as We Know It, Ramona and Beezus, When in Rome and The Romantics. On television, Duhamel is best known for his role as Danny McCoy on the NBC crime drama Las Vegas. Additionally, he lent his voice to Nickelodeon’s Emmy Award-winning animated series Fanboy & Chum Chum and starred in several seasons of the long-running ABC soap opera All My Children, in which he received three consecutive Daytime Emmy nominations.

The 2013 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards will be seen in more than 350 million households around the world and in more than 25 languages. Check out  www.nickelodeonafrica.com  for more details.

Jan 2013 23

With the first ever AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards just over a month away, excitement is building and on Monday, 28 January at 21:30 the names of the nominees will be announced in a special edition of the glam lifestyle series 53 Extra.

South African viewers can catch this edition of 53 Extra on AfricaMagic Entertainment, AfricaMagic, AfricaMagic Movies, AfricaMagic Movies 1 and AfricaMagic World/Magic World, ensuring that a wide range of DStv audiences can tune in, regardless of what bouquet they subscribe to!

The highly anticipated AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA’s), which are being held in association with MultiChoice and sponsored by Nigeria’s number 1 low sugar malt drink, Amstel Malta, will present awards to the best and brightest of the African film and television industry in March this year. The initiative was designed to recognize and reward African excellence and creativity, and in addition to having professsionally judged categories, will also include some categories in which viewers themselves will vote for winners.

With the focus now on the key nominee announcement next week, AfricaMagic has confirmed that gorgeous 53 Extra leading ladies Eku Edewor and Dolapo Oni will be front and centre as the important nominees news is made public.

Joining them will be Jara hosts, the always suave Uti Nwachukwu (Winner, Big Brother All Stars) and charismatic star Helen Paul, on whose Nollywood update show the awards were first launched in October 2012. Since that time, entries for the prestigious awards, to be held at glittering ceremonies in Lagos, Nigeria on 8 and 9 March, have flooded in.

Over 350 entries were received in total, a figure that M-Net’s MD for Africa, Biola Alabi finds extremely positive. “We had a clear idea of how many entries we could expect for such an awards initiative in Africa, based on other events of this nature. This is a specialist event that calls for entries from a very specific professional industry. As such we anticipated about 250 entries in total. So we’re pleased that we were able to exceed our expectations in year one.”

She continues, “The AfricaMagic team thanks everyone who entered. Whether you’re named a nominee or not, we’re very grateful for your participation. In doing so, you’ve made an impressive statement that the African film and TV industry is making significant strides forward. Our thanks also go out to our judges who dedicated their time and expertise to finalizing the nominees list. And finally, crucially, we are absolutely delighted to welcome Nigerian Breweries onto the project as a key and vital sponsor whose invaluable support is deeply appreciated.”

MultiChoice Africa CEO, Mr. Nico Meyer has also endorsed this initiative as the best thing that has happened for the African TV entertainment and film industries. “As MultiChoice, we can only be proud to be associated with the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards. The investment made by MultiChoice is a show of our commitment to the development of skills and talent in the continent. As such, these awards have become a natural inclusion to our social investment portfolio which includes education and media. For us, it is a way of giving back by providing a platform to nurture and showcase local talent.”

The judging panel for the AMVCA’s will also be announced on www.africamagic.tv on Monday evening, 28 January. Led by head judge Femi Odugbemi, the panel convened in Johannesburg early in January to finalize the nominees for the awards.

According to Walter Drenth, Marketing Director NB Plc, the partnership between AMVCA and Amstel Malta, is to reinforce the message of “Being the Best” by recognizing and celebrating exceptional, world-class talents.

* For more information on the AfricaMagic Viewers’Choice Awards, visit www.africamagic.tv

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