It may have been a cold and rainy evening but the # VOOVTV launch event was attended by trendsetters, celebs and media who were dressed to the nines. The star-studded show was MC’d by Somizi Mhlongo whilst Lalla Hirayama hosted guests on the VOOV purple carpet. The charity ‘VOOVoff’ involved key influencers VOOVing-for-good. Lasizwe won the challenge with the most live-streams. The prize was a donation of R20 000 to a charity of his choice.
The entertainment did not stop there! Nasty C wowed the crowd with his electrifying performance and DJ Lamiez rounded off the night with a mind-blowing set!
#VOOVTV is a TV channel which is an extension of the VOOV social live streaming app that was launched in South Africa earlier this year. Tencent Africa, the owners of the VOOV platform, brought VOOV to the local market through its parent company Naspers and Chinese media and internet behemoth Tencent.
“We are very excited to finally have the channel available to South Africans as it will make “fame” accessible to anyone who has a unique talent that they want to share” said Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa, Head of VOOV South Africa. ”
VOOV has already seen celebrities and influencers who already have considerably large social media following including Somizi Mhlongo, Pearl Thusi, Khanyi Mbau and DJ Zinhle to mention but a few who share unfiltered, intimate peeks into their daily lives as well as exclusive behind the scenes content on their live streams and use it to engage with their fans.
“I’m particularly thrilled about the opportunity to discover fresh talent on the VOOV TV channel and app every day. All you need is a smartphone and the VOOV app. We’ve ensured that the channel is available on all DStv packages so that South African DStv subscribers can enjoy unfiltered live streaming content and maybe take a shot at fame themselves when the next phase of the channel starts. This makes for a tactile and unique interaction between the VJ and the viewer. A special moment indeed.” Concluded Zwane-Siguqa.