SABC1 has launched The Link, a new lifestyle TV show for young South African women that will broadcast on SABC 1 every Thursday evening at 18h30 and promises to bring viewers exclusive and aspirational content.
The combined experience of the well-known host, Lerato Kganyago, and the fashionable co-host Sinazo Yolwa, results in two distinctive and entertaining presenting styles. A key aspect of the show is that both these ladies share their funny, irreverent and thought-provoking opinions, ensuring that the viewers are glued to their seats for the duration of the show.
The main feature of the show each week is the celebrity interview. A high profile guest will be interviewed about their lives, their careers, how they deal with fans, plans for the future and advice that they have to offer the viewers. Other key feature inserts include coverage from red carpet events, trends, guest interviews, local and international entertainment news, Top 5 Countdown features, Hunk of the Week and other content such as music videos, comedy minutes or footage from events and designer fashion shows. All the inserts will be produced with the audience in mind, so gorgeous guys, hip fashion, up-to-the-minute beauty information and inspirational content will be included on the show.
The Link launch coincides with the re-launch of Zoopy, an online content portal (www.zoopy.com). The show will be hosted within its own channel on the portal and will feature exclusive “behind the scenes’ footage from the show including backstage at red carpet events, interviews with guests and the like. The Link will be the first channel to launch on the website.
Kganyago, or LKG as she is known, hails from Diepkloof in Soweto. Her rise to fame began in 2002 when she was crowned Miss Jam Alley, and later Miss Soweto 2004/2005. Kganyago has worked on various radio and television shows over the years, most notably the Jozi FM drive time show with DJ Hluks where she was responsible for the entertainment news slot. Her first TV appearance was on The Phat Joe Show as an actress on the comedy skits. She has appeared in numerous TV adverts for brands including Ukhozi FM, Botswana TV, Castle Lite and J&B. Kganyago has had cameo roles on Live (she co-hosted with Crazy Lu), After 9 (SABC 1), 4 Play – Sex Tips for Girls (e.tv) and most recently, The Wild (M-Net). Finally, Kganyago was given her first chance to host her own show called The LKG Show where she interviewed the likes of Jermain Jackson, Keith Murray, Julius Malema, DJ Cleo, Thandiswa Mazwai, Arthur Mafokate and DJ Black Coffee.
Yolwa, the stylish entertainment correspondent for The Link, is a model, TV presenter, actor and MC. She has featured in television commercials for Vodacom, Sasol, Ackerman’s and more recently, Brut with Candice Boucher and Kerry McGregor. Her acting portfolio includes M-Net’s The Wild (as Victoria), and Pep’s radio drama series, Impilo (as Sindi). In 2010, Yolwa presented The A-List, a SABC3 show about the glamorous aspect of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. In 2011, she presented an environmental show for Tshwane TV called Water is Life.
The Link is produced by Bonngoe Productions, the production company behind shows such as Mzansi Insider, Afro Cafe, Star Gist and Club Culture.