If there’s one thing we love to see, it’s carefree Black women, winning as the world continues to open up. Whether serving looks on our screens or on a vacation, we love to see stars do what they do best – shine! Better known for being feisty and charismatic but more so for her talent as a radio presenter, actress and businesswoman, Thando Thabethe has landed her own reality show called The Unstoppable Thabooty which premiered on the 15th of April on BET.
After airing the first episode, Thando Thabethe took to social media to share her gratitude to her supporters. Talking to Nounouche, the 947 drivetime host said she knows reality shows are known to bring drama from all angles but that’s not what hers is about. “This is me opening up my space and letting the world see the bare Thando Thabethe and what I’m all about.”
The Unstoppable Thabooty takes you on an unpredictable and unorthodox journey. At 32, Thando is no stranger to our screens and when asked what made her venture into the reality TV space, this is what she had to say. “I have to admit, I’m not much of a reality show person but I’m treating this as a memoir. A celebration of my milestones and life itself.” According to the press statement, “this new and exclusive offering to BET Africa will detail how she takes on the world with her family and close friends.”
It’s a also great to note that Thando is styled by our very own Creative Director and partner Lesego Kgosimolo of Advice by KgosiLesego
Thando Thabethe is making her executive producer debut, “it feels really amazing to reach this milestone and once again, it’s a reminder that dreams are possible.”
But wait, there’s more!
Meet The Cast
1. Sibongile Thabethe
When we speak of supportive, loving and hot mothers, Sibongile Thabethe is definitely on the list. Sibongile Thabethe is one of the cast members who will be bringing her culinary business, her dating scene, chat about her daughter’s rise to fame and everything in between. “I’ve always been supportive of Thando and her dreams since she started radio broadcasting at university (UJFM). After she told me she wants to get into the media industry, I was ready to guide her and manage her affairs for her and asked her to get her BCom Accounting qualification before venturing into anything else,’ Sibongile said.
2. Khanya Mkhangisa
Khanya is a celebrated actress and TV Presenter who is also the Thabooty’s brand ambassador and one of Thando’s close friends. “I love what Thando as a brand represents. Being part of her journey means I get to witness the wholesome, family-oriented and powerhouse Thando. We’re very supportive of each other and I’m very excited for the new show,” she said.
3. Given Baloyi
Radio producer and Thando’s friend, Given Baloyi says, “we met through the industry and years later, I can definitely say that in my career— Thando definitely has her fingerprints all over it now. What makes me excited the most is that on this show we all get to have a voice and navigate in our own ways what life is like at 30.”
The show will also feature her childhood best friend Mantsoe “Pout” Tsatsi. Her fashion designer sister, Sanele Thabethe. Her business partner, TV and film producer best friend, Tumi Maimela. Be sure not to miss out on the show on Saturdays 19:30 and repeats on Sundays at 18:00.