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Phat Joe’s new show “Cheeky Palate” has been described as a mixture of pop culture, politics and controversy has already lived up to its expectations. The LGBTIQ+ community has since lodged a complaint to the BCCSA (Broadcasting Complaints Commission South Africa), branding the show as homophobic towards the gay community.
The guests featured in the episode were the likes of Nobuntu Webster, Gerry Eldson, Gogo Dineo, Joshua Maponga and Zwai Bala as they engaged in an array of topic in a dinner table conversation. Gerry Eldson whom was responsible for the risqué comment mentioned that homosexuality was prohibited in the bible, which resulted in a total of 16 complaints from the LGBTIO+ community.
The verdict has now been taken by the broadcasting board and it has been cleared of the allegations as the discussion on homosexuality was said to not be such in manner of hatred against the LGBTIQ+ community.
“The discussion on homosexuality was not such that it advocated for hatred against the LGBTIQ+ community. What was central in what was said as far as homosexuality is concerned was that the Bible prohibits it – that homosexuality is a sin.
“Gerry went further to state that despite homosexuality being prohibited by the Bible, homosexual people are still guaranteed ‘the love of God’. The guests acknowledged the supremacy of our constitution. The result therefore is that even where people are devoted to their religious indoctrinations, they have no choice but to abide by the constitution, it is law” the BCCSA said.
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South African international star comedian and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has been announced as the host for the 63rd edition of the annual Grammy Awards which will be taking place on Sunday, Jan. 31 2021 at 8 p.m.
Trevor who has also previously been nominated at the Grammy’s has shared his excitement of hosting the prestigious awards night as he will be able to empathise and offer some great comfort, to all those who walk away empty handed just like he did when Dave Chappelle took the award last year.
“I think as a one-time GRAMMY nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award! (This is a metaphorical shoulder, I’m not trying to catch Corona). See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!” he said.
According to recording Academy chair and interim president/CEO Harvey Mason, Jr, Trevor was the right candidate for the job because he is a natural born entertainer. Mason also mentioned that the platform is very happy to have Noah join the team and trust that he will do his best at making the night a success.
“With a knack for keeping viewers engaged and entertained, Trevor is the perfect choice to lead us through what’s sure to be an incredible evening full of music, unforgettable moments, unity and inspiration. He is a dynamic host, comedian and personality, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Grammy stage as host of music’s biggest night for the first time” the CEO said.
The nominees will be announced tonight and as expected, Mzansi is beaming with pride as one of our own is making waves in the America.
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BBNaija Winner Laycon Set To Star In Showmax’s First Nigerian Original Series! Streaming service Showmax is expanding its investment in Africa with its first original Nigerian production, reality series I Am LAYCON.
It’s official: Laycon is coming back to our screens in 2021! The Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon, is set to star in Showmax’s first-ever Nigerian Original, I Am LAYCON, premiering in February 2021.
Coming from humble beginnings,the 26-year-old musician and philosophy graduate had to hustle his way through life before landing a spot in Biggie’s house, where he wormed his way into the hearts of fans across the continent with his wit and lyrical genius.
Laycon beat 19 other housemates on 27 September 2020 to emerge winner of BBNaija S5, winning 85 million Naira worth of cash prizes. Following his BBNaija triumph, Laycon already has 2.4m followers and growing.He is now working on his first album.
Fans of BBNaija and lovers of exciting reality TV are invited to follow Laycon on his journey after BBNaija, as he settles into life as a star with his own reality TV show, while juggling his personal relationships and growing music career in one of Africa’s biggest cities, Lagos. Will he achieve his ambition to blow?
“I am excited to continue my new life journey and embrace the new responsibilities of evolving not just myself but everyone around me,” says Laycon. “I want you to come along for the ride as you get to see the growth that you have supported and loved.”
Last week, Laycon continued with his winning streak, landing a brand ambassadorship deal with GOtv. He’s also set to drop the video of his hit single, HipHop, this week.
I Am LAYCON is the first Showmax Original shot in Nigeria. “Showmax is committed to supporting homegrown talent in Nigeria,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of MultiChoice’s Connected Video. “Laycon is a hugely inspirational figure and the perfect choice to kickstart our original content here. Fans across Africa tuned in to see what it takes to win Big Brother Naija, so we’re excited to take those fans along with Laycon on this journey as he adjusts to fame and life outside the house.”
I Am LAYCON is set to premiere exclusively on Showmax in February 2021. Among others, upcoming Showmax Originals include Jahmil X.T. Qubeka’s ancient Africa series Blood Psalms, a co-production with Canal+ International, and Uthando Lodumo, a reality series about South Africa’s gqom queen Babes Wodumo and her fiancé, Mampintsha, all expected in 2021.
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