New faces join The Chase


THE Chase is on and as the show heats up, three new faces have joined the latest season of Big Brother Africa, which is headline sponsored by Airtel.


The three will help keep DStv viewers up to date with the latest happenings on the show, and keep track of the growing online frenzy. Viewers got to meet Boity Thulo and Tumi Morake on Sunday’s first live show, while David Kibuuka joins the team later in the season, to add his own comic twist.

Model and actor Boity Thulo is the “IT Guru” on segments featured each Sunday, keeping viewers up to speed with Big Brother’s online elements.

She’ll also contribute to Good Morning Africa, Star Gist and 53 Extra, making sure that Big Brother fans keep up to date with anything Chase-related happening on the website, mobile and social media networks.

Born and raised in Potchefstroom, this 22-year-old beauty who describes herself as “a legend in the making” has quickly made her mark in the South African entertainment industry.

Boity has appeared on a host of TV shows and acted as an MC for a number of prestigious events. She also has an impressive modelling portfolio to back her up and is a recognisable face, from her appearances in a number of TV ads.

Stand-up comic, MC, scriptwriter and speaker Tumi Morake will host Big Brother Hot Room, a weekly show on AfricaMagic Entertainment after each Sunday’s live eviction show.

She’ll put a satirical spin on the week that was, take comic pot shots at the most talked-about events of the week and re-enact parody scenes with housemates.

Morake studied Drama at Wits University, majoring in performance and writing, focussing on the comedy.

Her career has seen her travelling to Prague, Paris and London. She’s starred in a number of theatre shows and works in industrial and educational theatre and has been a fixture on the SA stand-up comedy scene for more than a decade.

Uganda-born David Kibuuka will join Morake on Big Brother Hot Room in a few weeks’ time, before taking over the reins himself for the last few weeks of the show.

The Finance Honours graduate has a unique brand of humour that combines wit and intellect without losing touch with his audiences.

David broke into the comedy world when he won a nationwide comedy talent search competition on a radio station in South Africa and he hasn’t looked back since.

He’s opened for some of the world’s top stand-up comics and starred in a number of films, including the hit Bunny Chow and stand-out TV series The Pure Monate Show. — DStv