It’s that time of the year again! Yup, you betcha – your winter just got a whole bunch warmer thanks to the return of the highly popular TV series Tropika Island of Treasure which is officially back for its 9th season on SABC 3!
#TIOT9 will see six celebrities and six consumer contestants competing for their share of smoooth fame and fortune and a shared R1 million Rand in the island paradise of Curaçao.
Curaçao, a Dutch Caribbean island, feels like a little piece of Europe on the edge of the Caribbean with glorious hidden beaches, amazing onshore snorkelling and diving, and a wild undeveloped windward coast. A picture-perfect place to serve as the backdrop for a smoooth 9th season of the hit show.
In addition to revealing the island for this season, Tropika has also just announced that auditions for #TIOT9 will take place entirely *online – a first in the history of the show, providing an opportunity for more people across South Africa to enter and stand a chance to win a spot on the island.
Anyone who is familiar with the show will know that a big part of what makes it as entertaining as it is, are the celebrities. In #TIOT9, viewers can expect to see the following familiar faces:
Simphiwe Ngema is a South African TV presenter and actress best known for her role as Thuli on the hit soapie ‘Muvangho’. The star has recently explored her passion for music and released her debut single ‘Thola Khona’ under the name Quing Simz.
Kay Sibiya is a presenter, model, MC and an aspiring businessman who aims to fuse his love for communications and entertainment into a formidable media establishment. He first rose to fame as the co-host of SABC 1’s music magazine show ‘Sunday Chillaz’.
Famous for her hilarious Instagram videos, Nadia Japhta is one of the most exciting new faces in the South African entertainment space and has proven that, when done right, the power of social media can take you to new heights. Nadia is also a freelance stylist, the director of the fashion label, Strada Chic, and blogger behind the South African fashion blog, Birdline Blog.
Entrepreneur and media personality Siphesihle Vazi burst onto the scene as the presenter of the hit magazine show ‘Selimathunzi’ and quickly became one of South Africa’s most loved TV personalities. Siphesihle has also starred in an exciting new role as Mthokozisi Ntuli on SABC 1’s brand new local comedy-drama ‘Makoti’.
South African actress and TV personality Ntando Duma has blossomed since her early days as a kids TV presenter and is best known for her portrayal of Zinzi Dandala on the popular TV show Rhythm City. Today, Ntando is a popular MC, TV presenter and model.
Actor and musician Bouwer Bosch kick-started his career as the lead singer of the popular Afrikaans pop/rock, SAMA-nominated group Straatligkinders, and member of the smash hit duo group Dans Dans Lisa, with Deon Meiring of the band Glaskas.
South Africans dreaming of joining their favourite celebs in the tropical island paradise of Curaçao need to buy a promotional pack of Tropika and follow the instructions on the pack.
*Online auditions for #TIOT9 are as follows:
1. Once you’ve purchased a promotional pack of Tropika and followed the instructions on the pack, take a video of yourself describing how you will out smoooth your competitors on Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao
2. Upload the video to social media or Whatsapp ensuring you tag Tropika on the relevant channels and include the #TIOT9 hashtag
In addition to entering for your chance to win a spot on the island with your favourite celebs, there are over 100 000 awesome **prizes valued at over R1 million up for grabs, including:
• LG Q60 Mobile Phones
• LG Dishwashers
• LG 55” Televisions
• Caribbean Tan products
The more Tropika bought, the more chances to win.
More info on Facebook right here…