Aya Mpama unfazed by #BringBackTumi OPW criticism

2015-07-06 13:00
Aya Mpama (Instagram/Supplied)

Johannesburg -  Our Perfect Wedding host Aya Mpama is taking all of the Twitter hate in her stride.

Aya, who replaced comedian Tumi Morake as host of the show, came under with a serious Twitter-induced head-ache after her OPW debut was shaded by calls for Tumi to return to the show.

Just days before her Aya made her entrance on the show, the show's executive producer Basetsana Kumalo called on OPW fans to give their new host some time.

This call was echoed by Tumi, who told fans: "Give this one a chance. Even I was met with resistance when I started".

Something Aya is also quick to stress.

"I'm definitely not Tumi. I'm new. I can totally understand why people would miss Tumi - she was great and she did a great job, but the only message I can give fans is to keep watching OPW and get to know the real Aya," she says.

"I was nervous because of the OPW following and the difference of opinions and things that come with being a OPW host. But I was most nervous because I'm my own worst critic," Aya tells The Juice.

She says she was nervous to take over the show, especially since it courts such debate on social media, but feels it went well.

"I think it went pretty well. It was a cool introduction with some interesting characters and interesting moments," she told us.

We can't wait to see what happens next!

-The Juice

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