Now in its fifth season, The Close Up makes an exciting return to e.tv featuring celebs such as Singer Kelly Khumalo, entrepreneur DJ Sbu, TV Presenter Katlego Maboe, model Maps Maponyane and rapper iFani. Created by Nicky Greenwall, the new season launches on Thursday 19th November at 6PM.
Mzansi popular entertainment series is back with engaging content, The Close Up digs deep into
the lives of well-known local personalities, their upbringing, their journey to stardom and the impact thereof on their lives. Each episode of the series features one local celebrity telling their life story in their own words. The stories are compiled from hours of interview footage and coupled with never-before-seen archive material and images of each celebrity before, during and after their rise-to-fame.
“A lot of the celebrities we have on this season are considered controversial, but their stories will hopefully make people understand why they have behaved the way they have in the past.” says Nicky Greenwall, Executive Producer.
Musicians who have opened up about their lives in the series include singer-songwriter Jimmy Nevis, rapper and musician Kabelo Mabelane and singer and producer Zakes Bantwini.
“Musicians express themselves through their music.” says Nicky. “But, even so – musicians can still be misunderstood. It’s my hope that these interviews will shed light on the real people behind the personalities audiences have come to believe they know so well.”
Among the other celebrities interviewed in this season includes actor Siv Ngesi, former child star Sade Gilliberti, DJ Mo Flava, and TV presenters Nonhle Thema and Lalla Hirayama.
“We are thrilled to be showcasing yet another in-depth, tell season of The Close Up.Each personality has a unique journey and this show allows viewers a full view into the life of some of the most popular entertainers South Africa has on offer. It’s going to be edgy and revealing new season, well done to Nicky Greenwall and her team for this amazing fresh installment.” Says Monde Twala, e.tv Managing Director.