The cast of Love & Hip Hop South Africa has been revealed

MTV Africa will unveil the lives of some of South Africa’s favourite Hip hop artists with the launch of Love & Hip Hop South Africa (SA) this Valentines’ month. Known for showcasing Hip Hop stardom juggling their careers, relationships and family dynamics, the global Hip Hop reality show features some of the most prominent Hip Hop artists as they unveil the ins and outs of the music industry. This time, South African artists are in the spotlight with Love & Hip Hop SA set to premiere 27 February on MTV Africa, DStv Channel 130 at 21:30 PM CAT.

The local adaptation of the globally recognised reality show franchise will hold nothing back to bring the 411 on the latest in entertainment, and industry beef and drama.

The cast features a mixed bag of local hip-hop stars

Leading the cast are Mzansi’s Hip Hop recording artist and record producer  Da L.E.S aka,  ‘The North God’, award winning Hip Hop star Gigi Lamayne and Utatakho hit-maker Yanga Chief (previously signed to Da L.E.S’ record label F2D, leaving under questionable circumstances), is no stranger to the MTV stable after ranking third on MTV Base Hottest MC in 2019. Adding some sizzle to the mix is Shane Eagle, who will not only give us a glimpse into how he became a South African Music Award winner for Best Hip Hop Album in 2018, but also some saucy secrets to maintaining a 12 yearlong romance with artist and model Nicole ‘Nikki’ Swartz. Mayo hitmaker, Hip Hop culturalist and broadcaster DJ Speedsta, and Motswako First Lady, Fifi Cooper add their names to the reality star cast that will be part of the 13-episode tale of the cast’s love lives, personal struggles, industry goals, achievements as well as their deepest temptations.

Da L.E.S
Gigi Lamayne
Yanga Chief
Shane Eagle and Nicole ‘Nikki’ Swartz
Fifi Cooper
DJ Speedsta

In addition to the SA Hip Hop superstars, Love & Hip Hop SA, will also feature sensational starlet Money Badoo. Outspoken rapper, singer and songwriter J Molley, who is never too shy to stir the pot with his opinions about life and Hip Hop, will be in true form with his outspoken personality and giving viewers a glimpse into how he’s progressing with his battle with mental health alongside his girlfriend, Elana.

Money Badoo
J Molley

When asked what viewers should expect from the first ever Love & Hip Hop SA Gigi Lamayne said, “There’s a lot to look forward to. A highlight for me was confronting the Gigi Lamayne versus Fifi Cooper situation that has been looming for the longest time within South African Hip Hop when it comes to female rappers. Apart from that, I have been a staunch follower of the franchise for the longest time, and I always imagined myself to be on the show, so I am very excited for this experience”.

DA L.E.S said “The current state of South African Hip hop is beautiful, and this platform will really allow me to share my knowledge on the industry. We have a very rich African Hip hop culture and I am looking forward to offering my space and showing the trials and tribulations I’ve been through in the industry. Love & Hip Hop SA is the best place to do it”.

Stay tuned for this intimate close up of South African Hip Hop on a new level as Love & Hip Hop SA premieres 27 February on MTV Africa, DStv Channel 130 at 21:30 PM CAT.  

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