You got to know Themba Broly through his time in the Big Brother Mzansi house, where he won viewers’ hearts and fans who even gave themselves a nickname – #GhostNation. But now it’s time to know Themba’s world, and his life since the fame and the fandom.
That’s the premise of Themba: My Inked World, the reality show starring the Big Brother Mzansi alum as he navigates life’s pressures while rebuilding his life. It premieres on Mzansi Magic on Friday 3 February at 20:00.
Before entering the Big Brother house, Themba had lost everything after his tattoo parlour burned down. Now, with a new home partially paid for by his fans, a music EP on streaming services, and in a high-profile relationship with Big Brother Mzansi season 3 winner, Mphowabadimo, he’s determined to soar to the greatest heights of his life.
But how will he deal with the pressures of life in the spotlight, all while trying to grow his new tattoo business, and strike a delicate balance between the love of his life and his ex, who is also the mother of his children?
“As a channel that invests in local content, we are excited that the very successful Big Brother Mzansi season 3 has resulted in a spinoff that will now take viewers closer to the story one of the viewer favourites. It speaks strongly to the connection viewers had with the show,” says Shirley Adonisi, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net.
“A platform like Big Brother is massive, and it’s always exciting when we see our talent growing and moving on to the next thing – whether in the entertainment industry or elsewhere – after their time on the show,” she concludes.
The 10-episode Themba: My Inked World will show him in his multiple facets: we watch him grow as a father, even though his new life of harder work means he finds himself torn between the responsibilities that come with the new fame.
Now a recognisable name in the entertainment space, Themba’s renewed tattoo business is more high-profile – will his former business partners adapt to now being his employees, since he is the drawcard and feels more confident as a businessman? That is the question.
How does a laidback soul like Themba navigate life of fame without losing himself? Tune in to Themba: My Inked World to find out. Don’t miss its premiere on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) on Friday 3 February at 20:00.