From the valleys and golden beachfronts in a part of the country that celebrates summer all year comes a new reality series that follows the lives of some of South Africa’s most loved musicians.
Ezase Afro: The Empire, new reality show on Mzansi Magic, follows the lives of the artists at Durban-born music stable Afrotainment. It documents just what it takes to be on top and stay there.
The first episode delivered what it promised and, if Twitter was anything to go by, it seems to have struck a chord with an appreciative Mzansi audience – proving that good old home-grown reality TV is often a winner.
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the Ezase Afro: The Empire is a show that will take you on a journey of turning adversity into success. It tells the rags-to-riches story of Zulu boys from the townships of KwaZulu-Natal who are now living their dream of performing on stages countrywide to thousands of adoring fans. It gives us a glimpse of the untiring artists of the Afrotainment stable and the synergy this musical family seems to have. Maybe that’s just what we need right now: a group of successful black people showing that they have made their dreams come true. Let’s just hope that if they’re still successful 30 years from now, they don’t deny where they came from and decide to revoke their Black Cards.
Parental Advisory Productions has delivered yet another hot reality series. Ezase Afro: The Empire is a show worth seeing.
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