One of South Africa’s best-loved personalities has landed her dream job. The third season of M-Net’s The Voice South Africa will be hosted by the effervescent, always-colourful radio and television star Anele Mdoda.
Anele, a self-proclaimed superfan of the popular television franchise, will take on this coveted role when the show’s Blind Auditions kick off later this month. Along with the new host comes a new venue for the pre-recorded rounds of The Voice South Africa Season 3. The Blind Auditions, Battles and Knockout rounds will unfold at Urban Brew Studios in Randburg, where more great surprises await the phenomenal talent.
“Sho, I still can’t believe I’m going to be the host of such a massive M-Net production,” Anele beams.“Since 1992, when my parents bought our first decoder, I’ve been dreaming of seeing myself on my favourite television channel. Best of all, talent shows, especially those that give South Africans a time to shine, are my thing!
“I love, love, love The Voice. There is a very special camaraderie among the coaches, host and talent. Everyone does their best to make everyone else look and feel good. It’s friendly, it’s warm, it’s me! I am truly blessed that M-Net is giving me this opportunity and am excited to be there when red chairs turn to change people’s lives.”
During the Blind Auditions, Anele will be in the wings to experience the talent’s big moment with their friends and family.
Says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard: “Anele has an extraordinary gift to make anyone feel at ease. We’re honoured to be working with her on The Voice South Africa. She can chat up a storm, she’s a good listener and she makes people laugh – and shed a tear – without even trying. And she’s spunky and fun. She does it one way, and that’s the Anele Mdoda way.”
Anele presents The 947 Breakfast Club, one of the biggest breakfast shows on radio in Gauteng, for which she has scooped several awards, including Best Radio Presenter in the Best of Joburg 2018 annual survey. Her amazing list of accolades also includes winning the Style Awards in 2012 as well as a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for Best Television Talk Show for Real Talk with Anele.
She started her career as a radio DJ at The University of Pretoria in 2004, where she studied Politics and International Relations. Thereafter she became a sensation on regional and national radio stations and then spread her wings to television. She had stints on several reality shows, including Mzansi Magic’s Clash of The Choirs, SA’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing.
If The Voice SA fans would like to join Anele and the coaches at the pre-recorded The Voice South Africa shows, visit mnet.tv/thevoice to secure your seat.
The Season 3 coaches will be announced next week.
You can also join The Voice SA conversation, using #TheVoiceSA, and follow The Voice SA on Facebook or @voicesa on Twitter or Instagram.
The Voice South Africa will be screened on M-Net from February 2019.