The second installment in the Redd’s Door Experience went down in Sandton, Johannesburg last night and naturally the celebs turned up to be apart of the action. From radio personalities, Jennifer Su and Anele Mdoda to actors Lehasa Moloi, Jay Anstey and Boity, the stars were all out at the Sandton Convention Centre to have a little bit of a razzle courtesy of the good folks at Redd’s. Plus they got to enjoy performances from Ross Jack, AKA, Ifani and Da Les to mention a few. Check out the gallery above!
Last night yet another reality TV show launched on South African TV. I must admit I’m getting a little over reality TV. It’s like a rash… it be everywhere and most people believe they can have a reality show now. Snore. Having said that, when I first heard about this one, I knew something would be different. Dineo Ranaka is a mother, first and foremost. She’s also a well known television personality, a former radio host, a fashion designer and a mogul in the making – and that is the premise of the show. It’s called Dineo’s Diary: Mogul in the making. The show documents her life as it stands and how she aims to become an entertainment mogul in Africa.
Now for someone who aspires for more, who strives for greatness, immediately I was drawn to this show. While I’m nowhere near this scale of success as yet, it will come and watching the show last night, it just reaffirmed that for me. Dineo is incredible. She is beautiful, she is damn smart and driven. Unlike other reality shows we’ve seen in the past, there is no bullshit here. She says it like it is, she wears her heart on her sleeve and if she’s going to do a reality TV show, she’s going to give you the reality of it all. So she’s doing a photoshoot, she’s meeting her business partners, she’s arguing with her boyfriend (like normal human beings), she’s busy being a mom and a daughter… and that was just in episode one. The season promo aired shortly afterwards and it just looks fantastic.
Check out the promo:
From a production point of view it was shot fantastically. The treatment was carefully thought out, the style of the show is great and it just looks slick. He’s knows this, but I’ll say it publicly. Director Graeme Swanepoel of New Vision Pictures is on top form. He’s knows how to make great reality TV shows in SA. He has Cream Cartel, Running with the Reps, Dineo’s Diary under his belt and a few other projects in the pipeline so watch out for his name.
This lady knows how to turn out the hits. Check out Estelle‘s brand new video above for the song ‘Fall In Love’. It features Nas, John Legend and you’ll spot one of the new doctors from Grey’s Anatomy making an appearance in the video too. Name? Jesse Williams, who also recently came out to South Africa. Awesome. The video was directed by Sanaa Hamri and it was shot in Brooklyn.
Estelle and one of our local celebs, Dineo Ranaka got into a little Twitter fight this week- or rather an exchange of words followed by each party blocking the other:
“Its confusing feeling like #JohnLegend sumtimes isn’t it? I understand RT @EstelleDarlings: I absolutely feel like myself today. #thasall”
“#stillshocked Only if u knew me u wouldn’t hav RT @EstelleDarlings: @dineoranaka if ure going to shade try harder 🙂 That was weak. #blocked”
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