Over the past few months, Lasizwe Dambuza has become an internet sensation. From hilarious Instagram posts to an epic collaboration with Fanta, Lasizwe has been working hard and is well on his way to becoming a household name. Now, after reaching almost 1,2million fans on his social media pages, Lasizwe is ready for his next chapter – his very own reality show on MTV.
The channel today announced that Lasizwe will star in a six-episode reality show titled ‘@Lasizwe: Fake It till You Make It’ – the first local reality television show to be hosted by MTV South Africa. The storyline is full of contrasts amplified by the locations it is set in; from the township of Soweto where he grew up to Sandton where he lives and all the way to his families’ KZN township home.
Through the six episodes of the reality show, the cameras will delve into his true diversity as his family calls Siphiwe while his friends refer to him as Thulasizwe and to his adoring fans proclaim him as the Babes WaMaleyvels – revealing he surely does wear many hats. The 30-minute weekly broadcast will also showcase his life in the spotlight as he rubs shoulders with SA’s top celebrities at some of the best parties in Joburg, while he also shares challenging moments as he seeks his family’s acceptance and understanding of his sexuality.
Naturally, Lasizwe is super stoked about his upcoming reality show. “I am tremendously excited to be working with MTV and VIMN Africa for the second time. The first time I worked with the brand was with You Got Got which was the biggest highlight of my whole career because that is when MTV gave brand “Lasizwe the internet sensation” a shot,” he says. “I am grateful again to MTV for choosing me, my show and for giving their viewers an insight on my personal life which will see the audience sharing a lot of laughter, tears and mixed emotions.”
‘@Lasizwe: Fake It till You Make It’ premieres on Monday, 21 January 2018 on MTV (DStv channel 130) at 22:00 CAT.
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