The capital city of South Africa, Pretoria, is a cultural hub of entertainment from music, fashion to lifestyle and a unique language simply known as S’pitori. The city has birthed some of the most influential artists in the music scene who have dominated the charts, influenced culture and taken the sounds of Pitori to the world. For the first time ever, we will get to see their stories in the ground-breaking Tsako Pitori partnership premiering on the country’s biggest music channel MTV Base this festive season. Viewers can expect a unique tale of success, setbacks and artists overcoming the odds to put Pitori on the map! Make sure you tune into Tsako Pitori premiering exclusively on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) today, Wednesday, 22 December at 17:30 CAT, repeating later at 21:30 CAT.
Pretoria has birthed legendary artists such as the iconic Bojo Mujo and Mujava, who have realised their dreams and opened doors internationally. The capital city has seen yet another novel birth of Amapiano sensations including the likes of Focalistic, Dj Sumbody and Dj Lamiez Holworthy to name a few who are blazing trails in the music and entertainment scene. The stories of these artists and more are set to feature in the Tsako Pitori docu-series touching on their careers, their highs and lows and the city’s influence on who they have become. The series will also feature artists like Brian Temba, Teekay, Dvine brothers, Dj Divalash, George Lacosta and Mckenzie amongst others.
Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager at ViacomCBS Networks Africa commented “Pretoria’s impact on the local entertainment scene is without question and we are proud to tell the story of Pitori’s finest talent in this one-of-a-kind music special. As a channel, we are excited to give some of the biggest names in the country a platform to tell their unique stories of success and inspire a new generation of artists to do the same.”
The docu-series will be an unfiltered tale unpacking the untold stories of what has made some of Pitori’s finest excel in their respective fields within the entertainment industry. We learn that for some of our most celebrated artists, the road hasn’t always been easy and some have found barriers that they couldn’t overcome. Tsako Pitori will showcase Pretoria’s undeniable contribution to South Africa’s entertainment industry as well as the artists and behind the scenes players who have influenced our culture. “This is just the beginning, we are working to get to a level where Tshwane can be more organized and united, create their events, own their masters, sell their merchandise and won’t have to move anywhere to make it in the mainstream”, said Kenneth “Nyekx” Manyemula.
Kgomotso Lakaje, MTV Base Programming Lead commented “We are committed to elevating African music, African talent and trends with this exciting docu-series. This partnership is a reflection that and will extend beyond the series right across our programming on the channel.”
Be sure to tune into Africa’s number 1 music channel to catch the untold story of Pitori’s finest premiering exclusively on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) today at 17:30 CAT!