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Lawrence Maleka to host new season of Big Brother Mzansi


Lawrence Maleka to host new season of Big Brother Mzansi

South African Actor Lawrence Maleka is the new presenter of Mzansi Magic’s revived Big Brother Mzansi that will start on Sunday 23 January 2022 and that will run with highlight shows on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) as well as a 24-hour Big Brother Mzansi pop-up channel on MultiChoice’s DStv on channel 198.

Lawrence Maleka is known for his portrayal of Zolani on The River, on M-Net’s 1Magic (DStv 103) channel and previously presented StarGist on the Africa Magic Entertainment channel, Clash of the Choirs on Mzansi Mafic, and was a co-host of the 2021 South African Music Awards.

Big Brother Mzansi, revived for a 5th season after 7 years as a Covid-19 safe show and produced inside a so-called “Covid-19 safe production bubble”, will run 24-7 on the Big Brother Mzansi channel.

In addition, Big Brother Mzansi will have daily shows and weekly highlights on the channel as well as on Mzansi Magic, and the Big Brother Mzansi channel will also carry the more risque so-called “Shower Hour”.

There will also be Friday game nights, Saturday night parties hosted with Channel O featuring DJs, and Sunday night eviction shows.

“I’m excited to be part of this instalment of Big Brother Mzansi. The franchise has become a massive phenomenon in African as well as South African pop culture, and I’m happy to join in the fun as a presenter. The fan base is huge and massively loyal – it’s an honour to be part of such a fantastic production,” says Lawrence Maleka in a supplied quote.

Shirley Adonisi, recently appointed as the new M-Net director of local entertainment channels, says Lawrence Maleka “has proven to be one of the top young talents on our screens, his vibrant and confident screen as well as stage presence is a perfect fit for Big Brother Mzansi. We can’t wait for viewers to tune in to what’s certainly going to be a very exciting season.”

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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