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Dancer, presenter, choreographer, singer and actor Somizi Mhlongo.

Mzansi Magic (161) has commissioned a brand new reality series starring one of South Africa’s most renowned celebrities, Somizi Mhlongo.

Mzansi Magic (161) has commissioned a brand new reality series starring one of South Africa’s most renowned celebrities, Somizi Mhlongo. This April, Living the Dream with Somizi will chronicle the life of this flamboyant, sometimes "woo shem" superstar.

For years viewers have expressed their desire to get a closer look into the life of this illusive icon, and the channel has finally answered the call. Having recently joined Idols SA as a judge, some of Somizi’s other accolades include being a dancer, presenter, choreographer, singer, and actor, making him a household name throughout Africa. The first season will also feature frequent appearances from his daughter, Bahumi, and friend and fellow businessman TT Mbha. Other celebrity cameo appearances include: Khanyi Mbau, Unathi, Mary Twala and various others.

M-Net’s Director of Local Entertainment Channels, Nkateko Mabaso, commented on the bold new venture by Mzansi Magic: “Somizi is such an exciting personality, love him or hate him, viewers can’t get enough of him. He’s proven his entertainment value on Idols SA and various other productions, and he’s always a massive hit.”

Somizi gave hints on what viewers can expect during the debut season. “Expect to see me living my dream in all its ‘fabulosity’, blood, sweat and bling. What you’ll see is exactly who I am: crazy, pacey, fun, fast, and loud; but more than anything, it’s laughter and inspiration in one pot.”

Catch the first episode of Living the Dream with Somizi on Wednesday 13 April at 20:00.

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