Three new faces join The Chase
6/12/2013 12:28:00 PM
The Chase is on and as the show heats up, three new faces have joined the latest season of Big Brother Africa, which is headline sponsored by Airtel.
The trio will help keep DStv viewers up to date with the latest happenings on the show, and keep track of the growing online frenzy. Viewers got to meet Boity Thulo and Tumi Morake on Sunday’s first live show, while David Kibuuka joins the team later in the season, to add his own comic twist.
About Boity Thulo
Model and actor Boity Thulo is the ‘IT Guru’ on segments featured each Sunday, keeping viewers up to speed with Big Brother’s online elements. She’ll also contribute to Good Morning Africa, Star Gist and 53 Extra, making sure that Big Brother fans stay up to date with anything Chase-related happening on the website, mobile and social media networks.
Born and raised in Potchefstroom, this 22 year old beauty who describes herself as “a legend in the making” has quickly made her mark in the South African entertainment industry. Boity has appeared on a host of TV shows and acted as an MC for a number of prestigious events. She also has an impressive modelling portfolio to back her up and is a recognisable face, from her appearances in a number of TV ads.
Stand-up comic, MC, scriptwriter and speaker Tumi Morake will host Big Brother Hot Room, a weekly show on AfricaMagic Entertainment after each Sunday’s live eviction show. She’ll put a satirical spin on the week that was, take comic pot shots at the most talked-about events of the week and re-enact parody scenes with housemates.
Stand up for Tumi Morake
Morake studied Drama at Wits University, majoring in performance and writing, focussing on the comedy. Her career has seen her travelling to Prague, Paris and London. She’s starred in a number of theatre shows and works in industrial and educational theatre and has been a fixture on the SA stand-up comedy scene for more than a decade.
Meet David Kibuuka
Uganda-born David Kibuuka will join Morake on Big Brother Hot Room in a few weeks’ time, before taking over the reins himself for the last few weeks of the show.
The Finance Honours graduate has a unique brand of humour that combines wit and intellect without losing touch with his audiences. David broke into the comedy world when he won a nationwide comedy talent search competition on a radio station in South Africa and he hasn’t looked back since. He’s opened for some of the world’s top stand-up comics and starred in a number of films, including the hit Bunny Chow and stand-out TV series The Pure Monate Show.
M-Net Africa MD Biola Alabi comments, “The reception to Big Brother The Chase has been overwhelmingly positive so far, including the response the new personalities have received. The show continues to find success and its only befitting that audiences are informed and entertained through the new and exciting platforms added to Big Brother.”
Don’t miss your weekly dose of online down-low with Boity on the live Sunday shows, and catch Tumi and David on Big Brother Hot Room every Sunday at 21:00 CAT on AfricaMagic Entertainment.
Stay tuned to DStv channels 197 and 198 for all your Big Brother Africa The Chase action or catch the daily shows on Africa Magic Entertainment (DStv channel 150) at 20:00 CAT.