“It’s not about the flamboyant lifestyle, the Louis Vuitton and stuff – those are just accessories. There’s an entrepreneur behind Somizi; there’s a family man behind Somizi; there’s a father; there’s a breadwinner; there’s a hard worker… So, it is mainly about that”. Says, Somizi in an interview with Slikour On Life TV.
After few hints, internationally acclaimed for top-notch work ethic. Kick as$ Choreographer and TV personality, Somizi Mhlongo’s very own reality TV show titled Living The Dream With Somizi premiered on the 18th April on Mzansi Magic channel 161. The charismatic and goal-oriented life Somgaga leads in the reality show inspires Africa’s LGBTIQ Community, to work even harder in realizing their own dreams. More so, my sweetheart, Idols SA Season 11’s Top 16 Contestant, Drag Perfomer Shenay O’Brien Twettered Somizi “I’m so inspired by you everyday
@somizi one day I’ll share a stage with you #LTDWSomizi #glitterkisses #whooshem“.
The timing couldn’t be any better. It is safe to claim that, LGBTIQ community in particular, felt completely liberated this year’s Freedom month. With Somgaga having a platform to express himself whilst further positively influencing Queer perceptions on a larger scale. I tell you, he’s having a Caitlyn Jenner moment, with a slightly different context obviously.
Following the ever-growing constant pleadings by opinionated Somizees, to have more of our ratchet-motivational and inspirational source, Somizi Mhlongo’s glimpse. Allow me to refer to Somizi’s fans as ‘Somizees‘. Already, the show draws millions of glued audiences whom once again, went on to social media, pretty much begging for episodes being digitally available and a repeat of the newly aired Living The Dream With Somizi. Which only makes sense. Considering the fact that a huge equally Somizees segment do not access the channel for one reasons or the other.
As it is said that those who ask shall be given. Recently, on his more than 300K fans verified twitter account, Somizi shared that Living The Dream With Somizi is now available on DStv Catch Up, Saturdays-18:30.
The first season of the realty show will feature frequent appearances by his only daughter Bahumi, mothered by actress Palesa Madisakwane, best known for her role in SABC1 soapie Generations The Legacy. His friend and fellow businessman TT Mbha. Along with some well-known celebrities set to make appearances in the reality show include the qeen of bling or should I say queen of cosmetic procedures Khanyi Mbau, earthy Unathi and Mary Twala, to name a few.
Africa’s Johannesburg born openly gay entertainer, LGBTIQ community’s celebrated icon have been continuously and enthusiastically serving the South African entertainment industry, for over three decades. Shall we give this man a bells!
Somgaga live his easy on the eye life to the fullest. Flamboyantly presented this year’s annual South African Film & Television Awards which took place in Midrand, Gallagher Estate, the 20th of March. There is no stopping with this dancing pro, on the pipeline is a Dance Excercice DVD release. Some Khabonina-typo julukment action, a rather fun way of burning fat, sweat and reveal that natural glow. Husheem, we are so looking forward onto being educated to nail those voshoka and rattata moves!
Clearly, staring at a tender age of six has its fruits, longevity for one. Since then, Somizi went on and appeared on shows and movies namely, Zero Tolarance, Sarafina, Cry, Dance Your Butt Off, 10 Over 10, City Ses’la, the Beloved Country and Scavengers. That’s just a few of many. Furthermore, the passionly working glamorous pioneer released two music albums which earned him a METRO FM Music Award and Channel O Africa Music Award.
Also has shaken shoulders, shared creative projects with anticipated international artists such as Shakira for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, opening and closing ceremonies and love music slayer R Kelly. We might just hear that Somgaga and Mariah Carey are working on something together, the pair were recently seen in one friendly photo on Somizi’s instagram.
Who still wants to keep up with the kardashians when there is a local uber-dramatic, hilarious, Ratta, Africa’s first openly gay entrepreneur on the reality TV block? Catch Living the Dream With Somizi every Wednesday night 18:30 on Mzansi Magic, DStv Catch Up and be dared to dream!