|Star Gist is here|
|Written by Entertainment Reporter|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 21:34|
‘Star Gist’ is the continent’s very own answer to showbiz buzz, promising up-to-the-minute entertainment and trend news.The new channel gives viewers exclusive star profiles, behind-the-scenes (BTS) exclusives, features, as well as continental and international headlines - on a daily basis. Think red carpet glam, inside info and unprecedented access to the world of African and international celebrity.
It will also feature African entertainment news and exciting programme segments. Fashionistas will also be excited to see hot-ticket red carpet events; not just the glitz and glamour of the events, but details on who was wearing which designer outfit and where. Look out for ‘BTS’, which literally goes behind-the-scenes on shoot locations for music videos, movies and TV shows.
The comedy segment - is done similar to the celeb profiles, except it features comedians from all over the continent. There are some moments where the show takes a peek into the lavish and sometime unbelievable lifestyles of the über-rich on ‘Big Bawlerz’.
“We are hoping the predominantly locally-produced content will appeal to Africa. We’re happy to be able to provide the continent with first class entertainment and up-to-the-minute industry news. The show is well-placed to take the newly rebranded AfricaMagic Entertainment to the next level,” says Biola Alabi, M-Net Africa MD.
Programme highlights on the channel include: business movers and shakers being profiled as they share amazing success stories from around Africa, music reviews, luxury toy round-ups, jets, hot cars, latest gadgets and up-to-the minute technology, such as cool applications for iPods or tablets.
The show is presented by 25-year-old Vimbai Mutinhiri from Zimbabwe and South African Lawrence Maleka, 22. Lawrence career started as a presenter on Soweto TV’s highest rated youth show, ‘1st’. He went on to do an additional three shows on the channel. He’s also been back on Soweto TV hosting ‘Sowetop10’, a music show. Lawrence auditioned for ‘Star Gist” because he needed a new challenge. “It is an amazing show,” he says.
Mutinhiri started as an actress in Zimbabwe at the age of 15. She went on to model in Cape Town while she was at university and soon found herself in Johannesburg on Big Brother’s sixth season, Amplified, in 2011. She has since hosted several events across the continent as a live MC, modeled in several Fashion Weeks and graced some of Africa’s largest publications.
Star Gist is available to DStv Premium subscribers on AfricaMagic Entertainment (DStv Channel 129), every weekday at 19:30 CAT. For news and information on Star Gist GIST, visit www.africamagic.tv.