10 Things We Learned About Letoya Makhene On Tropika Smoooth Fan

Letoya Makhene On Tropika Smoooth Fan

This week, Letoya Makhene was in the hot seat on SABC 1’s exciting new celebrity quiz show Tropika Smoooth Fan as she set out to find her smooothest fan.

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During the show, viewers at home uncovered some interesting facts about the star during the exciting live quiz show. In Tropika Smoooth Fan, four die-hard celebrity fans were chosen out of thousands to compete in a variety of interactive games and ultimately Nyeleti Mosothoane was officially crowned Letoya’s smooothest fan. Nyeleti won the grand prize of R20 000 and will now move on to compete in the final alongside the smooothest fans of the other celebrity contestants in the hopes of winning R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze.

These Are Some Of The Exciting Things We Learned About Letoya Makhene On Tropika Smoooth Fan: 

  • Letoya’s career started when she was cast in an advert at the tender age of nine.
  • Letoya is the daughter of legendary musician Blondie Makhene.
  • While she was still a teenager, Letoya gained fans while hosting various youth-orientated TV shows including YoTV
  • At 14, Letoya formed the group S’kool Girlz with her sisters which achieved moderate success in the local music space.
  • Letoya is the mother of four children – Nubia, Tadiwa, Tamuda and Kopano
  • Letoya appeared in the popular Leon Schuster movie Mr. Bones which went on to become one of the most successful local films of all time in South Africa.
  • One of Letoya’s breakout acting roles was when she played Ayanda Diale on SABC 3’s Isidingo. She now stars as the villainous Tshidi Phakade on Generations: The Legacy.
  • Back in 2011, Letoya bagged the lead role in the film “My Zulu Promise”. Her performance gained her many rave reviews and the film is one that Letoya is still proud of today.
  • The star was once one of Brenda Fassie’s backup vocalists. She performed with the singer on her single ‘Ngiyakusaba’.
  • Letoya is incredibly spiritual and attended an initiation school in KwaThema where she became a sangoma.

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Rorisang Thandekiso revealed as host of new live celebrity quiz show

Rorisang Thandekiso

Tropika has announced the launch of it’s exciting new celebrity quiz show Tropika Smoooth Fan. The show is looking for the smooothest fans of some of South Africa’s biggest celebrities, who will put their skills and celeb-knowledge to the test in the hopes of making it to the finale for a chance to win R250 000 cash and a vehicle. The show will be broadcast on SABC1, and the host for the show has been revealed as Rorisang Thandekiso.

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The concept is simple. Every episode, filmed and aired live, will be dedicated to a particular celebrity, and will feature four die-hard celebrity fans as they compete in various interactive games in the hopes of being crowned the smooothest fan.

Each episode will be split into three parts, each containing a series of questions that relate either to the celebrity’s personal life or a connection to the celebrity’s professional career. The contestants need to prove that they are the celebrity’s smooothest fan by answering the various trivia questions in the fastest time to ensure a win. The show will uncover some fun facts about some of Mzansi’s biggest celebrities while giving viewers at home an inside look into the life of the week’s chosen celebrity. Each of the celebrities’ smooothest fans will make it to the final episode, where two contestants will go head to head in the final to win R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze!

Miantha Roux, Marketing Manager: Beverages – Clover, notes that while the concept may be something new for the brand, it’ll contain all of the things that South African consumers have come to know and love from Tropika. “The television and digital space is a space we really enjoy playing in, and following a very successful 8th season of Tropika Island of Treasure hosted in the Maldives, Tropika wanted to shake things up a little with a new TV show. This doesn’t mean that TIOT is going anywhere – that I assure you. We are now just offering a new and exciting opportunity for even more South Africans to engage with Tropika and their favourite celebs, and win incredible prizes in the process!”

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Rorisang Thandekiso is thrilled about being chosen as the show’s host. “This is my 10th year on South African television and it has always been a dream of mine to do a game show format. I grew up watching shows like Zama Zama, and now we have the biggest fan show coming up in South Africa. A new-format TV show that celebrates the entertainment industry in South Africa, fantastic celebrity guests who have all proven to be excellent custodians of this industry, and, the amazing fans that make our careers worthwhile! Viewers can look forward to great giveaways daily and a final cash prize of a quarter of a million Rand, but more than that – an opportunity to know their stars better”.

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Prince Kaybee announced as the new judge of SABC 1 talent search show

Prince Kaybee

DJ and producer Prince Kaybee whose real name is whose real is Kabelo Motsamai has announced that he will be one of the judges of the SABC 1 talent search show 1’s and 2’s.

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1’s and 2’s is set to return for its 5th season. Prince Kaybee, who won the ‘Master of Spin’ competition in 2015, will get to experience how it feels to be a judge of the show.

1’s and 2’s is a platform created for young South Africans to develop their talent into a successful career and the music reality show continues to transform the lives of many upcoming DJs/artists in South Africa.

The show takes the participants through different industry-related challenges such as basic D’jing; basic production, image branding, music video making, web-based media, intermediate D’jing, big event gigging, advanced production, intermediate production, advanced D’jing, music selection and album compilation. 

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