Anele Mdoda, a multi-talented media personality and the owner of an entertainment production company, has been working diligently for weeks to be ready for the debut of South Africa’s Masked Singer. Nothing but excellence has been the motto of Rose and Oaks Media, a Black female-owned production firm led by Mdoda and a major player in delivering this internationally acclaimed program to regional viewers.
The Masked Singer South Africa, which premiered on SABC 1 and S3, provided a much-needed and important cheer to South Africans on the verge of a severely cold winter. The Masked Singer South Africa uses the same effective formula as its foreign equivalents, where celebrities perform while hiding their identities by wearing extravagant masks and costumes.
Along with the studio audience, a panel of famous detectives must identify the person hiding behind the mask. The least popular participant is dismissed each week, creating moments of surprise and joy as masks are removed for the big revelation. The SABC, Primedia, and Rose and Oaks Media collaboration for The Masked Singer South Africa is a potent one. The show’s trademark is of high caliber. The best production value, elegant and distinctive clothing, and world-class set design have all been ensured by significant spending.
“From start to finish, audiences will be captivated by the breathtakingly spectacular splendor of costumes and masks as well as by the mystery of this ultimate celebrity guessing game,” Mdoda said prior to the first episode. The audience will be on the edge of their seats as they watch this fascinating detective series. Before the eagerly awaited premiere, Lala Tuku, head of local productions for the SABC, declared, “We are going to create a new benchmark in television production”.