Top Billing which plays on SABC 3 every Thursday’s at 19:30 has been looking for a new presenter in the past 5 months (I don’t understand why they had to take so long). They went to some of South Africa’s big cities such as Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth just to name a few, looking for a new fresh talented person to be the new presenter of SABC 3’s lifestyle show, Top Billing. They got their top 14 contestants which they gave some challenges to keep themselves in the competition. Kaone the model was one of them. I actually thought she was going to win this time around shem. Like Nandi she also auditioned for the LIVE presenter search. I think she is good someone must hire her.
The top 14 contestants had to do some presenting scenes the Top Billing style like Jenny D does it. They had to do scenes in the beach, in the market, at game reserves and with chefs. Some of them nailed those scenes some of them were scared to do those buggy jumping scenes.
Now they are down to two hopefuls, Kalysha Naidoo and Simbarashe Mhere. One of them stands a chance of winning an intensive presenting course and a three-month contract on the show, with the possibility of it being extended. Apparently this is to ensure that the winner has what it takes when it comes to doing the actual job. So who is going to taste the good life between the two? Here they are:
Kalysha Naidoo (very beautiful)
Date of Birth: 25 May 1982
Style: Sophisticated, elegant and edgy
She is one of the few contestants that hail from the sunny city of Durban, 28 year old Kalysha Naidoo, drama and Media student from UKZN walked onto the Top Billing Presenter search with lovely locks and a smile to match, not to mention some skill in front of the camera. As a casino MC and Drive time DJ on Lotus fm, she is not new to the public eye. Having lived in New York and London, she has a taste and passion for travelling saying ‘my biggest dream would be to see the rest of the world’. This ‘self-confessed shoe addict with a weakness for Swiss chocolate’ understands just what the good life involves and now her heart is set on bringing the best of it to your screens.
Simbarashe Mhere (has that topbilling voice I like it)
Date of Birth: 29th October 1988
Style: Modern, timeless and classic
Originally from Zimbabwe with missionary parents, Simba Mhere is a 21 year old BComm Accounting student at the University of Johannesburg. But his affinity for numbers is only one of his many talents. As a freelance voice over artist he is gaining experience in the media industry and can now add that he features in ‘Die Antwoords’ new music video. But his talents don’t stop there, he is also a former sprinter for his University with a passion for American Football and rugby and a freelance athletics coach. With a love for bursting into old school boy band music, the biggest man in the top 14 is a gentle giant and one of the youngest in the groups.
If you want to know who is going to be Top Billing’s newest presenter don’t miss Top Billing tonight on SABC3 at 19:30.
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Just to nyakathisa I’ve seen that Anele Mdoda 5FM and SA's Got Talent presenter is also a Top Billing presenter and I like it. She is good at what she does shem we just have to give it to her. I like Anele she has that bubbly personality. Congrats to her!
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