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Langa shines on

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AFTER recently launching a debut house music track Impilo Yam , the sky seems to be the limit for Bulawayo young diva Langalihle Ndlovu.

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Ndlovu, a University of Zimbabwe second year political science student, is now set to co-host Zimbabwe IneStayera — Zimbabwe’s reality television.

The show is set to be screened live on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC-TV) starting this October.

The young, beautiful, talented and flexible Langa will co-host the show with acclaimed comedian Nqobizitha Siziba, popularly known as Q the Boss.

Langa told Southern Eye she was happy to be part of the reality TV show.

“I just happened to be at the right place at the right time, auditioned and the producers loved me. I feel very honoured to have been recognised,” she said.

“It is really an exciting phase in my career considering I released my debut single which is doing well on radio.

“The show will be an opportunity for me and the other young people going to be involved to make a name for themselves and also to show that Zim IneStayera (Zim has got style).
“As young Zimbabweans, we are not a corrupt bunch with no vision or talent,” Langa added.

The reality show will see contestants moving from one place to another in a bus. Viewers will vote out contestants and the last man standing will walk away R200 000 richer.

The bus will travel to the best places in the country with more than 30 contestants playing games, get to be given tasks, interact with celebrities and everything will be beamed live.

As a political science student, Langa will have to multi-task.

“It is going to be a bit of a challenge that I am at school, but it won’t be much of a problem since all the travelling happens over the weekend and there is no way I am going to miss out on the adventure,” Langa said.

“A lot is happening in my life in such a short time. I have not made it yet I am still growing and learning. It is exciting meeting a lot of people who have so much to teach me about the entertainment sector,” she added.

Langa has always wanted to be on TV since she was young and her dream has come true.

“I remember when I was young. I really wanted to be on Star Kids, and I suppose I just never got an opportunity to explore that until I exposed myself in Harare.

“My song Impilo Yam is simply a reflection of how life should be, particularly when one takes time out to enjoy the simple luxuries of life such as dancing and hanging out with friends. It’s a party song. So definitely, it is for the young at heart,” Langa added.

Not only is she a musician, TV host to be, fulltime student, she is also a model.

“I never considered being a model until I started getting approached by agencies and designers. To be able to explore this new venture extensively I signed up with Model Management International under Judith Williams and I am taking classes with her,” an excited Langa, added.

In her short career she has worked with some of the best musicians in Zimbabwe such as Alexio Kawara and Willis Wataffi and she reckons with such exposure she could be able to learn and apply the knowledge in growing her craft.

“I was part of a Willis Wataffi project in which he was grooming and working with young artistes in 2010. Working with Alexio Kawara had a huge impact on how I look at my art and strive to improve on it,” Langa said.

The Bulawayo-born Langa grew up in Luveve. She learnt at St Columbus High School.

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