Nomalanga Shozi on becoming the new face of BET in Africa: ‘It’s such an honour’
Nomalanga Shozi. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Rhythm City actress Nomalanga Shozi has been announced as the new face of BET in Africa where she will also be the host of a new show titled BET Breaks.
The 23-year-old TV personality - who recently traveled to Las Vegas to cover the 2018 BET Soul Train Awards red carpet and behind-the-scene moments – said she was in complete disbelief when she found out she’d be joining BET in Africa.
“Disbelief, shock – I was emotional and cried like a baby and I am grateful to Viacom International Media Networks Africa and BET in Africa for the opportunity and for trusting me with such a huge task,” explained Nomalanga in an interview with DRUM.
"It’s a true honour,” she said.
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The new show BET Breaks, which the former Gagasi FM radio DJ will host on DStv channel 129 as of January 2019, will feature the latest gossip and entertainment news from both local as well as international celebrities.
“I am excited to broaden my horizons, to stretch my talent, and to see how I can take an international property like BET Breaks and to localize it to the African audience,” said Nomalanga.
“I want to show people my different side, South Africa only knows me as an actress and I want them to see my crazy funny side, people only know my serious side.”
Nomalanga also explained that it was an honour to be a part of a platform that celebrated black culture and black excellence.
“To be a part of that narrative as I represent the values and the qualities that the brand stands for it’s an honour to be part of such a global brand.”
What can we expect from BET Breaks?
Well, according to Nomalanga the show will bring that spark back in making viewers fall in love with entertainment news again,
“BET Breaks is going to give a fresh perspective, about African content, to African and Africans will be first to hear about it. It is going to be really funny and interactive.”