TLC Entertainment’s (DStv 172) Next Great Presenter campaign has
announced the Top 12 semi-finalists who have made it through to the next stage.
The Top 12 were selected from the more than 1500 auditions received from
passionate fans all over the African continent.
The Top 12 semi-finalists will have the opportunity to prove that they are the
perfect fit for the lifestyle channel at a three-day boot-camp in Johannesburg where
they will attend various mentorship sessions hosted by experts in the industry.
In the end, it will be up to the viewers to choose the winner from the three
shortlisted finalists who make it through the boot-camp stage. The winner will
ultimately be crowned TLC’s Next Great Presenter and become the
official host of TLC Top 10 – a brand new series coming to TLC Entertainment in
The finalists are:
Adenikeo O. Adebayo
The Nigerian presenter, host and writer is also a Nollywood Movie Awards panellist
and film consultant.
Felix Earnest Otieno Mududa
Felix is from Kenya, judges say that it was his fun-loving and bubbly character that
caught their attention.
Bahumi is South African and describes herself as a “lover of life, people and
Tendai, from Zimbabwe, says that she is all about being true to herself.
Lisa says that the channel has given her more life options.
Crystal Kayaro Emonde
21-year-old Crystal Kayaro Emonde is from Kenya.
Tracy Bonolo Mgolodela
South African finalist Tracy Bonolo Mgolodela says she will be competing with
nobody but herself.
25-year-old Mpiwa Bagwasi is from Botswana and is currently n HR intern. She
looks up to Oprah Winfrey.
Star is from Johannesburg and is a brand architect, qualified journalist and avid
Hailing from Namibia, David is a passionate 20-year-old presenter who believes
every dream is possible.
Kylie is South African. After finishing a degree in drama, she began working as a
freelance performer, choreographer and cameraman/editor whilst attending a
television presenting course.
Anray is a full-time acting student. She has performed at festivals, international
theatre productions and music concerts and has recently started training at Bonfire