By Ayo Onikoyi
Anele Mdoda, DSTV’s reality show hostess ‘The Voice South Africa’ is all set to be part of history as she’s set to grace the 91st Annual Academy Awards, known commonly as the ‘The Oscars’
No stranger to awards shows, the beloved radio and television personality will be flying the African flag high as she represents M-Net with a Red Carpet Special– a pre-show which will broadcast on M-Net Movies Premiere, DStv channel 108 at 7:30pm WAT on Monday 25 February. The awards show itself will air live on M-Net Movies Premiere at 02:00am WAT on Monday 25 February, with a delayed broadcast in the evening of the same day at 8:00pm WAT on M-Net 108.
“Hosting the red carpet for M-Net for one of the biggest awards shows in the world is an absolute highlight for me,” Anele said.
“I have watched the Oscars every year and the most memorable moments for me were when Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock and Charlize won.
“This year I look forward to celebrating with the Black Panther cast as they head in with seven Oscar nods,” the host of DStv’s The Voice SA enthused.
“We have to speak to Bradley Cooper and salute his directing for A Star Is Born, as well as his performance in it. We must also get Spike Lee – who has an honorary Oscar but has his first ever nomination as director for BlackKklansman, which you can currently watch on Box Office. And then we hope to chat to Mahershala Ali who was nominated for Green Book and of course Glenn Close for The Wife. We also can’t forget about Rami Malek andBohemian Rhapsody! And then of course, there’s the fashion” she beamed.
Anele made her debut as host on M-Net’s hit local reality singing competition The Voice South Africa on Sunday 3 February, and wowed viewers with her passion, charm and energy. A favourite among her fans, the radio and television personality has scooped up several awards, including a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Television Talk Show, Best Radio Presenter in the Best of Joburg 2018 annual survey and a Style Award. Anele also has an adoring social media following, and is a keen fan of movies and series.