Earlier this month Tropika announced the launch of Tropika Smoooth Fan – an exciting new live celebrity quiz show which is set to find the smooothest fans of some of Mzansi’s hottest celebrities.
Rorisang Thandekiso has been announced as the host of the show’s debut season and now, the impressive list of A-list celebrities who will take part on the show have officially been announced.
These are the celebrities who will be searching for their smooothest fans on Tropika Smoooth Fan season 1:
Khanyi Mbau is one of the country’s most prominent television personalities. The star started her career on SABC 2’s hit soap Muvhango back in 2004 and has gone on to host shows like The Scoop and The Big Secret while racking up quite the acting portfolio. Khanyi has also added author and radio host to her resumé over the past few years proving that there is nothing that she can’t tackle.
Somizi is a popular choreographer, reality show judge, radio personality and TV presenter. His career began when he was 13 years old where he joined the broadway musical Sarafina! and travelled the world for five years with the production. He made a name for himself as a choreographer and took on massive projects like Miss South Africa between 1998 and 2008 (and again in 2015) and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is now one of the most impressive TV presenters and reality star in South Africa, with a massively loyal following.
Letoya Makhene is an actress, singer and TV personality who has shot to fame over the past few years. Letoya’s career started when she was cast in an advert at the tender age of nine, and she went on to present on various youth-orientated TV shows including YoTV.
When she was 14, Letoya formed the group S’kool Girlz with her sisters which saw the star break into the music industry. Letoya’s presenting career got a boost after she became a co-host on the second season of Idols South Africa and appeared in popular soapies like Isidingo and Generations.
Musician Babes Wodumo, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, spring-boarded the Gqom musical sensation which is currently taking the country by storm with her smash hit ‘Wololo’. The star has gone on to release multiple hit records as she continues to push herself and her musical genre creatively – something that has garnered her a massive following.
Clement Maosa is an actor best known for his role as Zamokuhle ‘Kwaito’ Seakamela on SABC 1’s popular drama Skeem Saam. After initially wanting to be a soldier, Clement set his sights on acting and has proven to be a hit with audiences around the country. Clement’s role as Kwaito is his first gig in the industry, and has proved to be a hit with audiences and has catapulted Clement into superstardom.
Jeannie D is an incredibly talented television personality best known for her presenting gigs on SABC 3’s popular Top Billing, Top Travel and Afternoon Express. Jeannie D is also a radio host on Good Hope FM and has become a seasoned MC at major corporate events around the country. Her passion for entertainment started at a young age and at age 12 she auditioned for The National School of the Arts. She truly understands what it takes to be a great presenter and her ability to connect with her audiences has made her one of the experts in her craft.
Khaya Dladla is an actor, presenter and entrepreneur who shot to superstardom thanks to his role on the popular SABC 1 drama Uzalo. The star’s passion for entertainment started during his early years after his parents used to send him to drama class. The star enjoyed all facets of performance and later became a backing vocalist for musicians such as Hugh Masikela and Thandiswa Mazwai. Uzalo is the star’s first break-out television role and has put him on the path to superstardom.
Bonang Matheba has cemented her spot as one of the most popular celebrities to have ever come out of South Africa. The TV presenter started her career as the host of SABC 1’s popular music show Live, then venturing into radio as a presenter on youth station YFM. Since then, Bonang’s career has flourished. She has launched multiple fashion lines, became a presenter on Top Billing, hosted a popular radio show on Metro FM, hosted numerous television shows and MC gigs and even appeared in her very own reality show. Bonang is the epitome of class and sophistication and continues to build an empire with her various projects and endorsement deals.
Each episode of Smoooth Fan will be dedicated to a particular celebrity, and will feature four die-hard celebrity fans as they compete in various interactive games – live in studio – 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 after an exciting knock-out round, two contestants will go head to head in the final to win R250 000 cash and a Honda Amaze!
South Africans who don’t make it through to the TV show still stand to *win their share of incredible instant prizes such as airtime, cash and home appliance vouchers.
Tropika Smoooth Fan premieres on Friday 28 September at 18:00 on SABC1, and will be broadcast live in that time slot every Friday until 7 December 2018 (the big finale episode).