Top 6 South African actresses who have their own reality shows

Minnie Dlamini

Reality television audiences have been growing. The likes of Dineo’s dairy turned down the glitz and glamour to reveal ‘celebrities are just like us,’ and there is drama in every family. Khanyi Mbau also joined the long list of celebrity reality stars.

Dineo’s Diary

Dineo’s Diary is a reality show that is centred on Dineo Ranaka. She takes us through the highlights and lows of her life as she pursues her dream of being a media mogul. She is also trying to balance motherhood, her career and her family. However, the reality show would not be interesting without her consistent dose of drama.

Becoming Mrs Jones

The presenter and media personality chronicle her journey from singlehood to marital bliss in her highly-anticipated three-part wedding. However, the series documents the ins and outs of the wedding planning process, the elaborate wardrobes, traditional and western cuisine as the couple traversed South Africa in putting together their special occasion.

Being Bonang

Bonang on Being Bonang reality show
Bonang on Being Bonang reality show

Our favourite Queen B is strutting her way back onto 1Magic to give us a taste of her so-glamorous and crazy successful life. The hit reality TV show, Being Bonang chronicles the glamourous life of one of Africa’s most famous entertainment personalities.

Own Your Thrown

Own Your Thrown gives fans and viewers exclusive access to the life of local superstar Boitumelo ‘Boity’ Thulo beyond the headlines. In the reality show, the actress gives viewers a front-row seat into her busy life. However, she also opened about what she likes, her ancestry, her family, and her commitment to helping women and girls. With a successful career, Boity is certain redefining what it means to be the queen she is. Watch Own Your Thrown every Wednesday at 21:30 on MTV (DStv 130).

Mbau Reloaded

Khanyi decided to give us exclusive access to her life through her reality show Mbau Reloaded. It airs on Saturdays on BET (DStv 129). It’s not only giving viewers a glimpse of what it is like to be a fierce queen of entertainment, and it is taking us for a full-on-day-in-the-life ride into the Mbau-verse.

Nonhle Goes to Hollywood

Nonhle Thema
Nonhle Thema attempts the Kim Kardashian pose


Nonhle Goes to Hollywood is a South African reality tv show series executive produced by Nonhle Thema. She starts from the bottom and tries to climb up the Hollywood ladder one step at a time.  However, the series aired on DStv’s Vuzu channel from 9 February 2011 on Wednesdays at 19h30. It later aired on DStv’s Mzansi Wethu channel. Her mission was to expand the Nonhle Thema brand and gain global exposure as she put on camera her day-to-day life.



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