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South African Starlet Nonhle Thema takes on Reality TV with her new show “Nonhle Goes to Hollywood”



She’s always been one of our favourite ladies on the African entertainment scene, therefore we are so elated about her new venture.

South African starlet, Nonhle Thema blossomed on our screens during her long stint as a TV Presenter on Channel O. In 2009, Nonhle who is also the Global Brand Ambassador and Spokesperson for Dark and Lovely, moved over to South African youth oriented TV Channel – VUZU as the face of the channel and host of its flagship show, V-Entertainment. Now, Nonhle is entering uncharted territory – she is debuting her reality show – “Nonhle Goes to Hollywood“.

The show will begin airing on DSTV South Africa’s VUZU (Channel 123) on the 9th of February 2011 at 7.30PM.

The show is focused on Nonhle as she makes her move to the USA and her foray into the Hollywood scene – from auditions to acting classes and so much more. Here is the synopsis of the show and a summary of the first episode.

Get up close and personal with Nonhle as she lets you into her day-to-day life and allows you tag along on her trip to Hollywood as she starts from the bottom and tries to climb up the Hollywood ladder one audition at a time.

In Episode One, “Who Is Nonhle?“, we learn more about Miss Nonhle Thema. We explore everything from her daily routine, presenting V-Entertainment, a photo shoot as well as her Dark and Lovely Inspiration tour. We catch a glimpse of an intimate yet rather tense meeting between channel heads as Nonhle and her agent Alice break the news of her wanting to leave the Channel O that has made her a household name.

According to SA’s Times Live Blog, Nonhle had this to say about her new show – “I feel totally blessed and nervous to be the first South African personality to have her own reality show in the country or should I say continent on Vuzu. I feel honoured to be given this torch to break boundaries and start something new and bold in South African television. Someone needed to take the first plunge and I am taking the bullet for all other personalities who will soon have their own reality shows. It’s all about making history and opening doors for others, through this show I have learnt just how brave and fearless I am…this is my destiny

Sounds quite interesting! Unfortunately, the show will only air in South Africa for now but there are plans to broadcast across Africa in the future though clips will be available online.

Watch the video intro for “Nonhle Goes to Hollywood

Photos from the Nonhle Goes to Hollywood Launch Party – LeChatalat Guest House – Sandton – 3rd February 2011

Photo Credit: VUZU



    February 9, 2011 at 1:21 am

    seriously? ookay…lol

    • Ready

      February 9, 2011 at 2:51 am

      Lmao…get outta my head, The Amaka. That’s all I’m gonna say.


      February 9, 2011 at 3:47 am

      LOLOL i guess one can never get too much attention. if its not reality shows like Big Brotehr, then i think they are totally pointless. Africans don start with reality shows, OH MY!

    • lizzy

      February 9, 2011 at 10:36 am

      Lol @ you both…

    • Ify

      February 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

      @The Amaka; Even the Big brother sef is tired.

  2. Oma

    February 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

    wow! Go gurl,see you soon.

  3. nky

    February 9, 2011 at 9:12 am

    i actually love nonhle and look forward to the show. unfrtnly it wldnt be airing in naij just yet

  4. fokasibe

    February 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Mehn…walaha dey I no go lie, real walaha (sic)

  5. Name (required)

    February 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    She’s a pretty girl.She just needs to chill on the make up and bad weaves

  6. asanwam

    February 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Goodluck with that one.


    February 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Wish her the best.

  8. mo

    February 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm


  9. Olaray

    February 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    what bad weave? na wa oh!

  10. partyrider

    February 9, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    she’s pretty and i like how she speaks.
    wish her all the best.

  11. Kay

    February 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Very pretty girl. Abeg, there’s nothing wrong with her weave jo.

  12. Aibee

    February 11, 2011 at 11:19 am

    this smacks of a show that will soon run out of ideas. Reality T.V? Auditions etc? All built around her alone? Will be watching it when it debuts. I foresee the show will last for just about a year. I hope I’m wrong.

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