By Oluthando Keteyi - 08 August 2019Views : 473
Ahead of Women’s Day, Discovery Channel, the global leader in real life entertainment, has announced an ambassadorship with Relebogile Mabotja as the face of its general female entertainment channel, Real Time (DSTV 155).
Real Time, the brand’s first free-to-view channel in Africa, allows more people to access world-class lifestyle content, including those on entry-level DStv packages. The channel hosts entertaining shows from a variety of channels in the portfolio including TLC, ID, and Animal Planet.
She will make her official debut on the channel on National Women’s Day (Friday, August 9, 2019), and represent Real Time at various local events; the first one being the upcoming Jozi Film Festival which Real Time is a sponsor of, and Mabotja will be present to announce the winner of the Real Stories, told by Real People Award.
Mabotja continues to stamp her authority as one of the best talents in the entertainment industry with her radio, acting, emcee and presenting appearances, as well as the production and musical directing work she does with her company Lebotja Media and more.
"It’s such an honour to have been selected to represent Real Time in South Africa. I love what they stand for and it’s in line with who I am – being authentic and relatable, key brand pillars for me. I also happen to be a huge reality TV fan so I’ll definitely be locked to this channel,” said Mabotja.
With 16 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry, she currently sits as the Vice-Chairperson of SAMRO (the youngest appointed board member in its history) and is a sought-after industry expert where she plays a key role in paying it forward in various capacities by mentoring young talent and supporting causes close to her heart through her organisation, Relebogile Mabotja Foundation.
“Our vision for Real Time is that it will be a channel that resonates across South Africa and we believe Relebogile makes a perfect fit for the channel and in the homes of our fans. As the channel grows from strength to strength, audiences across the continent can now access and enjoy the best of our globally-loved content, wherever they may be, now with a local favourite,” said Henry Windridge, Head of Brand for Discovery, Middle East & Africa. “Her energy and professionalism are infectious. We are very proud to be working with her.”
“I had so much fun shooting this campaign. I would like to thank Discovery and the Real Time team for trusting me with their brand and for making me feel at home in this new partnership,” concluded Mabotja