The Masked Singer South Africa is finally here! Rose and Oaks Media, Primedia and SABC 3 are thrilled to share the first episode with you! Hosted by comedian and TV Personality Mpho Popps, the show sees detectives; Somizi, Skhumba, J Something and Sithelo Shozi crack their heads in a guessing game of who of Mzansi’s celebs is behind the mask.
Celebrated personalities and entertainment superstars sing well-known songs while bejewelled in full-body costumes and masks to hide their identities. The flamboyant masks and costumes have a personality of their own and invite as much commentary as the performances themselves do.
This Saturday at 18:30, South Africa gets to see the first celebrity bow out of the competition, and they have to sing for their lives. Join us as we chant “Take if off, take if off” to the celebrity voted out.
“We are excited to bring this show to SABC 3 and 1. We had a great time working on it, we saw incredible performances and we are certain the viewers at home will love it just as much. It has also been a delight to be on the detectives table alongside my favourite personalities as colleagues on this show. Each episode is refreshing and fun and this is what Saturday entertainment at home should be like.” commented Sithelo, who is also excited to be making her TV debut.
The SABC Head of Local Productions, Lala Tuku, speaks with exhilaration about the show, “for years now, we have been wanting to offer this show to our audiences – it is one of the hottest reality show properties in the world and now at last South Africa will have its very own version. This is thanks to the collaboration of SABC, Primedia and Rose and Oaks Media. Our audiences are in for a real treat. The show is an entertainment festival, with its magical music, wizardry of masks, and splendour of costumes. This is the biggest musical mystery show on the planet and for our local audiences.”
Executive produced by Anele Mdoda and her partners, Paul Buys and Frankie Du Toit of Rose and Oaks Media, this production is going to change the local entertainment scene. This show will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.
“The Masked Singer is the new generation of singing shows, and I am certain Saturdays will never be the same again. We bring pure entertainment and your favourite celebrities – singing your favourite songs,” added Producer Anele Mdoda.
Every element of the show has been carefully selected, from the costumes to the host to the panel of detectives. The masks, designed by Rose and Oaks Media, have been localised to reflect the best of what South Africa has to offer.