Ridiculousness Africa

Sea­son 2 MTV (*130) 21:15 Life­style

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Denise Zimba is best known for play­ing sassy Mary on soapie Gen­er­a­tions – The Legacy (2014-cur­rent, see p12 – she left in 2015 when she took over as host of celeb gos­sip show VEn­ter­tain­ment, 2009-cur­rent). She’s back on telly as the co-host of com­edy clip show Ridiculousness Africa (2016-cur­rent) for sea­son 2, along­side lo­cal co­me­dian Thomas Gumede and Nige­rian pre­sen­ter Ehiz Okoeguale. And it isn’t just view­ers hav­ing a good time on the show, says the 28-year-old. “I have so much en­ergy on set. You won’t be­lieve the hi­lar­i­ous clips we get sent!”

This isn’t your first host­ing job but it’s a lot less se­ri­ous than soaps. I know! They called me while I was in Ger­many to say that I’d got the job and I love branch­ing into new projects. This is very dif­fer­ent from act­ing be­cause I’m me here, not a fic­tional char­ac­ter with an­other life. And shoot­ing an episode is dif­fer­ent too? It’s way more hec­tic than work­ing on a soap [Laughs]. We film three episodes in one day. We chat to the stu­dio au­di­ence and then do make-up and get ready. It’s shot in a live, ad-lib for­mat so there are no scripts. We just roll with things. You’re not just an ac­tress and pre­sen­ter… Nope. I’m ac­tu­ally fin­ish­ing my al­bum and I’m work­ing on grow­ing my brand. I want to fo­cus on my mu­sic and ex­pand my po­ten­tial as a mu­si­cian. [Denise is a solo techno and RnB artist] Does that leave you with any free time? Not re­ally, but when I get some, I hide out at home with my fam­ily [Laughs]. As much as I like to party and have fun, when I do get the time to rest, I cook a mean ox­tail and chill at home!

Denise with her co-hosts Ehiz (left) and Thomas cen­tre).

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