South African actress, entrepreneur, television presenter and model has just been announced to host DStv‘s Africa Modern show starting on the 21st of October. And it’s almost as if the show is a reflection of her style and character.
Africa Modern, takes us inside the world of South Africa and Africa’s rising star artists and designers – from fashion and décor, to architecture and technology. Series host, the radiant Ayanda Thabethe (local design fans will remember her from Top Billing), will be chatting to the creatives about their work, their inspirations, their vision for the future, and their journeys to success. We spoke to Ayanda about how she’s bringing something proudly South African and proudly African to our screens.
“It’s been very clear to see that Africa is no longer waiting for the world or the world’s approval, like we have been in the past. Our creatives aren’t shouting, ‘Look at us!’ – they are simply doing what they know, what they’ve been taught from those before them, and what they do best. And the world is coming to them, the world is coming to Africa. It’s that simple: The more we are authentic to Africa, the more the world notices. This has been a very strong thread throughout,” says Ayanda.
Ayanda also shared the news on her Instagram page with the caption:
Proud to announce my new baby! A show I’m so proud to be the host of, starting on the 21 October at 20:00 on the Home Channel 176 on@dstvza
AFRICA MODERN is all about putting on full display the outstanding African creative talent that we have in the continent. We explore the creative world of Fashion, Art, Design, Cuisine, Dance and so much more. We speak to the visionaries and thought leaders who are at the forefront of African creativity and find out what makes them extraordinary in their craft and therefore successful in their chosen path.