Uyanda: It’s On

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Sea­son 1 SABC3 (*193) 21:00 Re­al­ity

“I had to claim back my name. That time is now – it’s on now!” says re­al­ity star Uyanda Mbuli. Uyanda: It’s On (2017cur­rent) fol­lows the work­ing mom on her day-to-day life and she adds that “I’m shar­ing my fail­ures and tri­umphs. I’m telling my story my way, about how a girl from Mpumalanga’s jour­ney has turned her into a global ci­ti­zen”.

What sets It’s On apart from other shows?

It’s not scripted; it’s as real as it comes – all I did was have a camera fol­low me. I’m giving au­di­ences an in-depth peek into my life, to see how I’m tak­ing full re­spon­si­bil­ity for my name. I was re­garded as “down and out”, yet I’ve writ­ten my come­back with­out any­one’s help.

It’s not just set in Mzansi though… No, I’m overseas a bit too [in­clud­ing Miami and Las Ve­gas]. I have a full-time pro­duc­tion team and I took an un­prece­dented ap­proach in this coun­try. No one’s gone around the world to film their own story with their own money, with­out a TV chan­nel back­ing them up­front through a com­mis­sioned process. It was a big risk on my part and I took it. You’re a mother, a busi­ness­woman, a TV star, a so­cialite – which will take the lead?

This show is all sides of me, a woman who’s bold enough to pur­sue her dream out of the coun­try af­ter spend­ing years be­ing dragged through the mud by tabloids. I don’t want my son to grow up and think that I was con­tent with such neg­a­tiv­ity around my name, be­cause I wasn’t and never will be. What do want the view­ers to learn? Ev­ery black, white, Asian, coloured, In­dian, gay or straight, male or fe­male South African needs to know that if they put their minds and hard work into it, they can suc­ceed any­where in the world. I’m not spe­cial; I just never gave up.

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