Leading actress, media personality and humanitarian Nomzamo Mbatha has been announced as the host of this year’s dazzling Miss South Africa pageant.
It will be the first time that the South African actress and businesswoman will host Miss SA, although she is no novice to the stage having hosted multiple international events outside of the African continent.
Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned at The Table Bay hotel in an entertainment-packed event on Saturday, October 24, from 17h00. The event will be screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic and will also be streamed live for an international audience.
The dazzling 2020 Miss South Africa finale will feature some of this country’s most exciting musical talent, several of whom will performing their new songs for the very first time.
Sho Madjozi, Mi Casa, Ami Faku, Sun-El Musician and Jimmy Nevis to appear at glittering finale to be aired on M-Net & Mzansi Magic
Two of this year’s acts are no strangers to Miss South Africa – Mi Casa performed at the Sun City finale in 2014 when Rolene Strauss took the crown and Sho Madjozi wowed the crowds at Time Square last year when Zozibini Tunzi triumphed.
Mi Casa, one of the most loved dance bands in the country, will be performing their latest single from their new album We Made It. With a sound that has not only stood the test of time but shaped South African dance floors for the past decade, the band has gone from strength to strength with their Afro-Pop/House grooves and shown the world that nothing can keep positivity and a good formula down. Ten years, countless awards and five albums later, the group has signed an international record deal with Afroforce1 Records and Universal Music Group. The trio – which comprises Dr Duda (piano), J’Something (vocalist and guitarist) and trumpeter Mo-T – will be performing their latest release.
J’Something recalls their MISS SA PAGEANT 2020 performance six years ago: “I will never forget that day, I felt more nervous than the actual contestants. It was a moment I never forgot and to be back is a blessing, celebrating beauty and getting to do what we love with a brand-new song that I think will be so fitting. We have a new single; it’s called Mamela and it’s my favourite song I have ever made with Mi Casa. So to get to perform it for everybody on such a platform is another moment for me and hopefully all of you to look forward to.”
2020 has been a bumper year for both KZN’s Sun-El Musician and the Eastern Cape’s Ami Faku. Sun-El was the biggest winner at this year’s South Africa Music Awards (SAMA),
walking away with three SAMAs in the categories: Best Collaboration for his runaway hit Akanamali, the SAMPRA Highest Airplay Song of the Year and Samro Highest Airplay Composer’s awards, while Faku was announced as the winner of the coveted Female Artist of the Year for her debut album Imali.
Sun-El Musician and Ami Faku will be performing Into Ingawe at the pageant. Both say they are looking forward to the performance and seeing what the Top 10 bring to the table on the night: “They are an incredible group of young women who represent our country and its diversity.”
Regarded as one of the best performers in Africa, Sho Madjozi incorporates the Tsonga culture through her music and public image. Last year the multi-award-winning rapper was featured on the global music platform COLORS, where she performed her song John Cena. Madjozi was praised for the song by many notable people, including rapper Missy Later and also appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show to talk about the song. She was nominated for Best International Act at this year’s BET Awards and has been signed by Epic Records.
Miss South Africa (MISS SA PAGEANT 2020) is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Sun International, Brand South Africa and the City of Cape Town.
Live Show details:
Miss South Africa Pageant
Saturday, October 24, 17h00
M-Net (DStv Channel 101) & Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161)
Catch all the action and excitement live from the Table Bay Hotel as 10 of the country’s most talented and beautiful women do battle to be crowned Miss South Africa 2020. Performers at the glittering show will include Mi Casa, Sho Madjozi, Ami Faku, El-Sun Musician and Jimmy Nevis with host Nomzamo Mbatha.
The Top 10 Miss SA finalists who come from around the country are Aphelele Mbiyo, Busisiwe Mmotla, Chantelle Pretorius, Jordan van der Vyver, Karishma Ramdev, Lebogang Mahlangu, Melissa Nayimuli, Natasha Joubert, Shudufhadzo Musida and Thato Mosehle.
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