NBC launches Body with Maria Nepembe

The 13-episode reality TV show was premiered at Ster-Kinekor at the Grove Mall last Friday.

14 June 2019 | Art and Entertainment

Host Maria Nepembe describes the show as a reality TV show that focuses on fitness and health. “We are getting 10 individuals who want to work on their ultimate body goals and documenting their journey on this show,” said Nepembe.

Producer of the show, Pombili Shilongo, added that Body with Maria Nepembe is an ‘emotainment’ show that focuses on emotions and entertainment. “It focuses on body structure, body maintenance and fitness, as well as a little bit of drama and personalities,” said Shilongo.

At the premier, NBC director-general Stanley Similo mentioned that as a public broadcaster there has been an outcry that NBC should air more local content and the media house is delighted to finally be able to offer that. “I thank the NBC crew that have worked tirelessly to make this a reality and equally participants of the show, and in particular, Maria Nepembe. This is the beginning of great things,” said Similo.

Menesia Muinjo, NBC’s chief news and programming officer shared that the show was produced based on the latest scientific research data, especially for the young ones who want to watch and hear reality shows on NBC’s platforms, shows. “The production was done by our own producers and technical teams with some guidance from our trainer partners,” shared Muinjo.

Director Bobby Haikali said that directing the show was a fun and challenging experience. Haikali mentioned having to deal with different personalities on the show as some of the highlights for him while working on the show. “Directing a reality TV show is not easy because it is something that you cannot do again. It is reality. If something happens and you miss that, you miss the moment but then again that is the interesting thing about it,” said Haikali. The show will be airing on NBC1 at 19:00 on Sundays.

MICHAEL KAYUNDE

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