Now in its fifth season, The Close Up makes a return featuring celebs such as dinger Kelly Khumalo, entrepreneur DJ Sbu, presenter Katlego Maboe, model Maps Maponyane and rapper iFani.
The Close Up digs deep into the lives of well-known local personalities, their upbringing, their journey to stardom and the impact thereof on their lives. Each episode of the series features one local celebrity telling their life story in their own words.
The stories are compiled from hours of interview footage and coupled with never-before-seen archive material and images of each celebrity before, during and after their rise-to-fame.
Musicians who open up about their lives in the season include singer-songwriter Jimmy Nevis, rapper and musician Kabelo Mabelane and singer and producer Zakes Bantwini.
Among the other celebrities interviewed in this season includes actor Siv Ngesi, former child star Sade Giliberti, DJ Mo Flava and TV presenters Nonhle Thema and Lalla Hirayama.
Kelly Khumalo (singer and actress)
DJ Sbu (presenter and entrepreneur)
Katlego Maboe (television presenter)
Lalla Hirayama (presenter and actress)
Kabelo Mabalane (kwaito star)
Nonhle Thema (presenter and actress)
Jimmy Nevis (singer-songwriter)
Zakes Bantwini (musician and social entrepreneur)
Sade Giliberti (former child star and television personality)
Mo Flava (DJ)
Maps Maponyane (model and fashionista)
Siv Ngesi (actor, comedian and motivational speaker)