10 ZAlebs With Reality Shows

They know how to entertain us.

By | Feb 26, 2020, 07:30 AM

South Africa has had the pleasure to witness some of the best reality shows to hit our TV screens recently, with Mzansi's A-listers taking the risk to open the window to their private lives. They have given us a front-row seat into their opulent, busy, controversial, entertaining and ever-changing lifestyles. 

It is no secret that celebrities are human beings too just like the rest of us. They have their own ups and downs in life and sometimes their lives can be controversial too because of fame and the harsh realities of the world of limelight.

Rising to fame and achieving celebrity status is a dream come true for many of us. The thrill and lavish lifestyle experienced by celebrities create admiration and envy in equal measures but fame can have its own pitfalls too.

While we all crave to be like them, they somehow invite us into their own lives and we get to sit down and watch them entertain us on our small screens.

These are 10 ZAlebs with reality shows.

Bonang Matheba.

Larger-than-life Tv star Bonang Matheba's reality show Being Bonang had 3 successful seasons, but the star announced that the third season was the last one. Yah I know it was a hectic announcement but we got to witness her globetrotting around the world, hosting some of the most prestigious events and she invited us into her daily lifestyle that Mzansi has since fallen in love with. 



Queen B.
2. Papa Penny.

The reality show is centred around the musician's life. Papa penny is a father of 17 and a polygamist. Mzansi have fallen in love with him due to his love for flashy things like his home and car. Fans are constantly rolling with laughter during the episodes and mocking him on how he speaks English. You know when SA laughs it is rather not on hey!! But Papa Penny is not bothered shem he knows he is not educated and he embodies that.


Papa Penny.
3. DJ Zinhle.

Africa's number one DJ, Dj Zinhle had a reality show on SABC 1 called It Takes A Village. The show was aimed at  making a difference in the lives of young women in South Africa starting in her hometown Dannhauser in KZN. The township has been plagued by social issues such as unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse,  teenage pregnancy and crime.  Each week DJ Zinhle, together with a friend and life coach Nokubonga Mbatha took each of the 11 girls selected to be part of the show through a series of challenges that helped them face and address their respective personal and social problem.

Dj Zinhle.
4. Lasizwe.

Youtube sensation Lasizwe Dambuza who rose to fame through vlogging on YouTube has a reality show on MTV called @Lasizwe Fake It till You Make It. The show has become a hit due to his flamboyant lifestyle and hilarious ways of entertaining fans.

Lasizwe.

5. Shauwn Mkhize.

Kwamamkhize follows the life of opulent Durban-based entrepreneur Shauwn Mkhize and her children Andile and fitness bunny Sbahle Mpisane. Kwamakhize give viewers a glimpse into their wealth, controversy and how Shauwn reclaims her life back after divorce. The show has been on our small screens for a couple of weeks but Mzansi is loving it already!!

Shauwn Mkhize, Andile Mpisane and Sbahle Mpisane.

6. Somizi.

It wouldn't be a full list without Somizi Mhlongo's Living The Dream show. The reality show follows the flamboyant entertainer as he gives us a front-row seat into his personal life and the charismatic characters that influence his fast-paced lifestyle.


Somizi Mhlongo

7 Boity Thulo.

The star recently scored her new reality show on BET Africa, "Boity: Own Your Throne". The show is centred around her and the moves she is making in the entertainment industry, as well as her relationship with her mother and friends. The rapper has been receiving praises for her show which made its debut this month.



Boity Thulo

8. Zodwa Wabantu.

The dancer, socialite and MC who is famously known for her dance moves and revealing outfits also has a reality show on Moja Love Zodwa Uncensored. The reality TV star and entertainer takes viewers into her daily life and how she juggles work, family and her love life.


Zodwa Wabantu.

9. Dineo Ranaka

TV presenter Dineo Ranaka and her family give us a glimpse into their lively and animated family goals. The show has been hailed for being authentic and relatable.

The Ranaka's.

10 Have Faith.

Controversial influencer Faith Nketsi pushed the boundaries beyond her Instagram fame and twerking career when she launched her show, Have Faith. The show is centred around Faith and her friends.

Faith Nketsi.


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