Samukeleni comes to Mzansi Magic

09 June 2024
The Forever Thina spin-off follows the couples as they ask their families to accept their marriages.

You saw them on Mzansi Magic’s reality show, Forever Thina, when couples went against all odds and married without their families’ approval.

The three couples are back on Samukeleni, airing on the channel from 17 July, this time, seeking blessings for their respective unions post the wedding. In the spin-off show, the couples are embarking are on a different journey: acceptance from their families and loved ones of their relationship and shot gun wedding. The end goal is to not only have their relatives acknowledge their unions but to also embrace these marriages by giving them the blessing and respect that they deserve.

"Our reality shows always tell stories that we hope will entertain viewers as well as initiate an exchange of opinions among audiences," says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels.

Samukeleni is an extension of the conversation that started on Forever Thina and we hope this will answer the question: What happened after the wedding? The show also answers questions like: What happens next in the newly wedded couples’ lives? What obstacles and turmoil await?

Apart from seeking their families’ acceptance, they also have to tackle some contentious issues including paying ilobolo, blending their families, dealing with fertility issues and so much more. Whether or not the blessings and acceptance come, the journey is you need to witness.

Tune in to Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 from Wednesday, 17 July at 20:00 and see if the couples request of ‘samukeleni’ will be received and accepted or not.