Andile Gaelesiwe. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Veteran TV presenter Andile Gaelesiwe is upset
about never receiving an award even though her show Khumbul’ekhaya has, over
many years, managed to maintain millions of viewers each week.
Khumbul’ekhaya has been uniting families by
facilitating reconciliation between estranged family members and Andile has
been the presenter since its debut in 2006. Twelve seasons later, the show is
still a hit.
Even though the show has been nominated for
awards shows such as the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas), the
presenter has never been honoured for her work by any award show.
Andile aired her frustration after learning
that the show was the most watched TV show with around 3.5 million viewers. Even
though Andile seems willing to let sleeping dogs lie about this matter, she’s
hopeful that the day will come.
“There will come a day when these award
shows and others will give me my due kodwa Ke asikho lapho Manje. Back to the
modus operandi for 20/20 - make groundbreaking Television,” she posted on her
Showing that she’s not quite surprised by
the news of having this many people glued to their screens for the show, Andile
says she’s always been on top of the rankings.
“I’ve beeeen No1,” she says.
personalities were quite supportive of Andile and reassured her that not having
a gong doesn’t take away from the good work she’s been doing.
always says you don't need the validation of man to determine your worth. You
are and always have been an INCREDIBLE presenter. You don't need an award to
tell you that. Love you siswam,” Minnie Dlamini-Jones posted.
proved to be sceptical of the awards shows saying, “Trust me lala, they give
each other awards but the people know who does the real work out there.”
Goboza Samora Mangesi and Sphe Vazi of Selimathunzi agreed that she’s always
been on top.