Rikhado Makhado, also known as Riky Rick, was born in KwaMashu, which is situated in KZN. This Multi-talented entertainer is most well known as a rapper, but also skilled as an actor, writer, and producer. He produces his own unique sound by harmonizing a blend of South African hip hop and kwaito. Also known for his love of fashion and is a big supporter of the local fashion scene. Riky started out recording music with his friends and soon decided to take up rapping as a career.
Spending most of his childhood in Austria, the rapper developed a love and keen interest for sneakers. Thus, ushering in his fanaticism for fashion. Over the years, Riky’s self expression through his threads continues to provoke the status quo and embodies a unique sense of style along with a sense of self-assuredness.
With his unique sound he has managed to set trends that the urban youth mostly identifies with, he has worked with the likes of Casper Nyovest, AKA, Da Les, Malumkoolkat, Frank Casino, and many more and has given us smash hits such as Barber Shop, Amantombazane, Sidl’ Ukotini, Boss Zonke .
He has given us albums such as Family Values, Respect the Drumboss, From Giyani with Love and Stay Shining EP. Catch him tonight as he tells us more about his story at 22:30 live on SABC 3. #TSAon3
Gloria Bosman, was born in Mofolo, but was raised in Pimville, Soweto. At no time did she consider that life would take her on a journey that would include stage and performing as a professional performer.
In much the same way as most of her American contemporaries, she began her career singing in a church Choir.
Over the past decade, Gloria Bosman has risen to become one of South Africa’s most prominent and successful jazz vocalists, mastering a blend of Afropop, R&B, gospel and straightahead jazz. Added to that, she is a powerhouse of a singer: think Miriam Makeba with extra chutzpah.
This talented woman’s career began in the church choir in much the same way as her American contemporaries.
With five albums to her credit under her belt, as well as several collaborations, concert and guest feature appearances. Her latest offering, namely “Emzini”, has very recently been released to the market and is already receiving wide acclaim, airplay and feature across all media formats.
Gloria Bosman’s new album, entitled “Nature Dances” is a bold new step for this accomplished artist. She has in fact funded the recording herself and Sheer Sound licensed this beautiful album from Bosman Music.
Minnie Dlamini is an award-winning South African actress, television personality, and brand ambassador. She gained her fame as the host of one of South Africa’s biggest music shows, Live.
Parented by Jabulani and Queen Dlamini in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. She had her early education at Northlands Girls’s High school before she could to the University of Cape Town.
While studying at the University of Cape Town, Minnie became a presenter for LIVE on the 16th of June 2010 after she made her debut screen appearance while covering the “ Youth Day” and “ World cup celebrations” shows. At the time, Live was headed by Bonang Matheba, Tbo Touch, MTV VJ Sizwe Dhlomo and the lesser known Phila Mazibuko. Dlamini had a huge task on her hands if she were to sparkle in the face of such star power. Bonang was perhaps the biggest star, then and now, but it was no deterrent for the talented Dlamini. She quickly honed her role and came to have her own fan-base. Arguably, her fame came at a much faster speed and in greater volumes. In just a few months she landed a role in Generations on SABC 1, as Miranda. Minnie achieved her goal in the face of just two popular shows. These shows were enough to turn any unknown into an instant star with the far-fetching audience and level of exposure due to its popularity. Catch her tonight as she’ll be sharing her story with us. #TSAon3
Lerato Makhetha (also credited as Lerato Mofokeng) is a South African actor and musician best known for his recurring role as Ntando Sibeko on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo.
Lerato is the son of actor Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha Born in Soweto, at the age of one his family moved to New York, USA where his father was awarded a scholarship to study at Columbia University.
They returned to South Africa four years later and he attended Sacred Heart College. His journey in the arts began at the age of 10 when he auditioned for a spot in the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School, where he was classically trained as a pianist and vocalist.
After graduating he extended and completed his studies in popular music at the National School of the Arts (NSA), where he played lead roles in two musicals in 2001 and 2002. He received a National Senior Certificate in Popular, Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Lerato is a seasoned pianist and vocalist who has worked as a session musician for artists such as Tuks Senganga, JR, Unathi Msengana and Kabomo. In 2015 he formed a duo called Throwback which was signed by recording label Universal Music.
He has featured in a number of made-for-TV movies including Vacancy, Umhlaba Uyahlaba and Surprise (all part of the “Lokshin Bioskop” strand on Mzansi Magic); and episodes of the e.tv anthology series eKasi: Our Stories entitled Chicken Murder (Season 4, Episode 9) and Holes in Our Souls (Season 5, Episode 23), also known as Ithemba Alilahlwa.
Lerato has had guest roles in the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy, the e.tv drama series Umlilo and the feature film Baby Mamas, starring Thembisa Mdoda.
In 2017 he placed fourth out of the male contestants on the acting reality competition series The Final Cut on SABC3. His time on the show afforded him the opportunity to work with directors from soaps and dramas on the SABC platform, including Isidingo.
The following year he landed his biggest role to date, reprising the role of Ntando Sibeko on Isidingo originally played by Loyiso McDonald. He made his first appearance on the show on 25 June, 2018.
Tune in tonight and catch him live at 22:30 on SABC 3. #TSAon3
Lebo Motsoeli (briefly known as Lebo Mabena) is an award-winning South African television presenter, voice-over artist, scriptwriter and producer, best known for presenting a variety of sports programmes for the SABC.
Motsoeli hosted Sport On 2 with Tshepo Mabona, was an anchor for SABC3 Sport and SABC1 Sport and presents Above the Bar, Hockistix, Spike and Sportsbuzz.
She’s also presented Glory Hallelujah, the Coca Cola Game show, a Sunsilk advertorial and Crazy Games.
Having grown up loving hockey and representing Gauteng for three years, Lebo was introduced to the world of sport broadcasting in 2003. There she began as a voice over artist and scriptwriter for the youth programme Sportsbuzz, which she’s still involved with to date.
Thereafter, she presented the first sport programme dedicated to woman, Women in Sport.
She went on to win the SAB Newcomer of the Year Merit award in 2006, as well as being recognised as the 2007 January Woman in Media by Gsport.
Her involvement in sport also includes the programmes Amakrokokroko, Pedal Talk, FNB African Soccer Show and being the face of the Siyanqoba 2010 Campaign.
Her annual visit to the coast includes the Comrades marathon, Durban Beach Africa, Two Oceans Marathon and Cape Argus Cycle Tour.
Her passion and knowledge for sport has taken her to Brazil for the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation World Games (IWAS Games) in 2005. This was her first international reporting for SABC sport.
She went on to Amsterdam for the International Paralympic World Athletics Champions in 2006 as a live television and radio reporter.
In 2007, Lebo made her mark at the Special Olympics where she reported the 10-day spectacle of 21 sporting codes.
The highlight of her career was when hosted the 2007 All Africa Games in Nigeria. This tested her knowledge for sport as she had to be South Africa’s only link to the continental event.
Armed with a Communications Science degree, Lebo is the Lifestyle and Fashion Editor for Soccerlife magazine.
As an MC, Lebo has hosted The SA Sport Awards; SA Boxing awards; National Women’s Day at the Union Buildings and the Sunsilk Launch.
Beginning on 10 June 2008, Lebo was the co-host (with Fezile Makhanya and Eugene Khoza) of the SABC1 magazine show Countdown 2010, which aims to keep South Africans informed and involved in the preparation for the largest sports event ever held on the African continent – the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
She later hosted Soccer 411 on SABC1 and the reality soccer search Nedbank Ke Yona, in 2013.
Tune in tonight at 22:30 live on SABC 3, to hear more of her story. #TSAon3
Known for his progressive attitude towards fitness. Edlyn is a determined and focused individual. His passion for health and fitness is overwhelming. He started at a young age playing all kinds of sports in school. Sports included cricket, soccer, rugby and athletics. His focus shifted to rugby and he excelled in it. He played professional rugby all over including England, Scotland, Spain and New Zealand. While playing professional rugby in the United Kingdom, Edlyn studied sports conditioning. He started conditioning sports teams, individuals and groups while still playing rugby. His passion grew and grew for the health and fitness industry. His name grew as well. The rest speaks for itself. Tune in tonight at 22:30 live on SABC 3 to find out more about him. #TSAon3