Dash taking his career to the next level with new gig
Dreamteam star to host ‘All Access’
Dreamteam musician Mthoko “Dash” Mkhathini is ready to take his career in a more serious direction as he once again steps into the spotlight as a new host on Mzansi Magic’s popular lifestyle show All Access Mzansi.
As Time Out congratulated Dash on his new role, he cheekily interrupted with “and you should congratulate All Access for getting me”.
Dash may have been joking but the star is certainly not wrong. He has come a long way from making music for fun in his hometown of Ntuzuma, north of Durban, and is one of the hottest properties in the South African entertainment industry at the moment.
“It took a bit of negotiations because I was very specific about what I wanted from a TV show based on my previous experiences.
“I wanted to be sure that the decision fitted my brand. What really appealed to me was that we are location-based because I love being around people,” he said.
The star strengthened his TV credentials as a host on Vuzu Amp’s V-Entertainment before he was cut from the show’s roster after it relaunched. He said the decision was mutual as he also wanted to move in a different direction to that of the show.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity V-Entertainment gave me. I learnt a lot, but [I believe] for every door that closes a window gets opened,” he added.
Although Dash was excited to return to screens, he revealed that he had no plans to move into TV acting.
“Film is the only form of acting I would consider going into. I don’t like TV because I feel like the calibre of local TV shows could be improved drastically. I think the SA film industry is great and I would love to move into that space.
“I have been in negotiations for some projects but until I find the right one, I am going to wait and focus on other things.” It is all part of Dash’s plan to dominate screens as his group Dreamteam have dominated the music charts. He admits that juggling a growing TV career with the demands of music has led to many late nights and early mornings, but said he was grateful for the support of his fellow Dreamteam members Lusaso “Saso” Ngcobo and Trevor “Trey” Sineke. “We all have our own solo projects but we support each other. That is the reason Dreamteam will always be together – we are a family,” he says.
The group even made a difficult choice to all move to Johannesburg to further their careers.
“The move had its challenges. In Johannesburg my career seemed to be taking off while the group was still in the same space. But the guys were incredible and encouraged me to take every opportunity. “After all, I represent Dreamteam,” he says.
Dash is new host of ‘All Access Mzansi’ show