Ahead of the launch of The Masked Singer, Anele Mdoda has taken a moment to reflect on her journey in the broadcasting industry. With 20 years of experience in the entertainment field, Anele has come a long way from auditioning for shows to creating them through her production company, Rose & Oaks. She expressed her gratitude towards Kyleen Irvine, executive producer at BBC studios and co-founder of Rapid Blue studios, for the opportunities she has provided her.
“My TV godmother just sent me my audition form for SA Got Talent. They were done looking for a host and I begged and begged and they gave me a shot. The rest is history. She also cast me on celebrity game night. No audition needed there Kyleen Irvine and Masked Singer goes live on June 3, and I have bloomed into a Keeleen,” she wrote.
Anele Mdoda is not only a prominent figure in the entertainment industry as a personality, but she has also taken on roles behind the scenes. When launching her second show under her production company, Rose & Oaks, Anele spoke with news reporters about her goal to produce high-quality content for her audience.
“Because I’ve worked on those big shows, you can’t expect me to do anything less. We have the best of the best working on this and it wasn’t about making profit ever, it’s about creating great content.
“I’m not afraid to operate from my strength. I can’t work a camera, I can’t work a control room or technical things, but I’m going to hire someone who can and be present,” she told jounalists.
She hopes to see her company grow even bigger, having studios and a reputation of excellence.
“I want to buy studios, I want to make sure people create content easily. It’s our job to make the entertainment industry bigger for the next generation. People must get paid, people must be managed properly and people must be looked after and that’s what I’m about.”