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Simphiwe Ngema and Siya Mfenyana Become The Second Team To Be Eliminated From Tropika Island Of Treasure

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Tropika Island Of Treasure Curaçao continues to be one of the most exciting shows on television and this week, after another set of gruelling challenges, the second elimination of the season took place.

After struggling with most of the challenges, singer and actress Simphiwe Ngema and her team mate Siya Mfenyana bid the competition farewell leaving four teams to battle it out for the shared R1 million grand prize.

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The first challenge this week pushed the teams harder than ever because, unlike previous challenges, this one required the teams to join together into two larger teams. This meant that they needed to work together with their rivals in order to secure points to add to their scoreboard. 

However, in a shocking twist, since there are five teams still in the competition and only place for two teams of four, one team had to sit out and automatically earn zero points in this challenge.

In a schoolyard pick, leaderboard champions #TeamCoolRed (Nadia Jaftha and Trevor Lagerwey) picked #TeamPineapple (Ntando Duma and Siphosethu Colo) to join their team while #TeamPeach (Kay Sibiya and Caldine Wyngaard) picked #TeamMangoPeach (Siphesihle Vazi and Darren Solomon). This meant that #TeamTropical (Simphiwe Ngema and Siyasanga Mfenyana) forfeited their spot in the challenge.

In the challenge, the teams were required to work together to fill up four empty glasses with Tropika. The catch? One team member was connected to a harness which was attached to a rope holding up a weighted treasure chest. The other three contestants were required to hold up the weighted treasure chest to allow the pourer as much rope as possible to maneuver. Kay Sibiya proved his pouring skills were top-class making Team Peach and Team Mango Peach the winners of this challenge.

Tour de Flamingo

In the second challenge of the episode, the teams were tasked with inflating a flamingo. Each team used the inflatable flamingo to paddle to a jetty placed just off the beach, untie a bag filled with puzzle pieces and paddle back. Once the four bags had been retrieved, the teams were able to start on their puzzle. Naturally, the first to compete the challenge, would be the winner.

Team Cool Red managed to win yet another challenge earning them six points. Feeling the pressure, Team Peach opted to use the 30-second time-freeze advantage long-life charm they won last episode, during this challenge, which helped them place second. 

After struggling to put the puzzle together, Team Mango Peach came in third while Team Pineapple placed fourth. Team Tropical continued their losing streak coming in last.

Elimination Challenge

Team Tropical found themselves at the bottom of the leader board and went head-to-head with Team Pineapple in a game of amazeballs. In the challenge, the teams needed to work together to maneuver three pool balls through the maze and land them each in their own landing spot. 

It was a tight challenge but Team Pineapple ultimately landed all three of their balls first sending Team Tropical packing as the second team to be eliminated from the game. 

Now, Simphiwe Ngema and Siya Mfenyana open up about their Tropika Island of Treasure experience after their elimination from the show:

Talk to us a little bit about your experience on Tropika Island of Treasure this season.

Simphiwe:
Nothing about this experience was unfortunate. For us, we did our best, we had a great experience and we did everything we could to get here. I am proud of myself and I am proud of Siya for everything we accomplished. I tried a lot of things that I never thought I would do in my life and I have seen that I am, in fact, a strong person. I had so much fun on the show.

What advice do you wish you got before the show about the challenges and tasks you were faced with?

Siya:
Don’t overthink things; sometimes the answers are not rocket science; and take your vitamins – you’re going to need a whole lot of energy for the challenges!

Curaçao looks like a beautiful island. What was the highlight of your experience there?

Siya:
The crystal-clear beaches. It’s what is on my vision board. I didn’t know how or for what reason, but I knew I had to go to a place with a beautiful beach – and it happened!

What was the biggest highlight about your time on Tropika Island of Treasure?

Simphiwe:
I think my highlight was spending time with fellow celebs and contestants on the eve of our elimination. There was a buffet style dinner by the beach with live performances from myself, Caldine and Bouwer. We had tons of fun that evening.

Why should people continue to watch Tropika Island of Treasure for the remainder of the season?

Siya:
The great group of people who are all unique and bring something different to the show. No two episodes will be the same and the rest of the season is set to be filled with loads more excitement and some interesting twists…

Catch Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao on SABC3 every Tuesday at 19h30 with the repeat every Saturday at 20h00.

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Guinness Unfolds An Incredible Story Of Black Shines Brightest With Incredible Zigi

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Guinness has, in a bid to tell compelling stories of pan African creatives, partnered with Afro and hip-hop Ghanaian dancer Incredible Zigi, for a campaign themed ‘Black Shines Brightest’.

‘Black Shines Brightest’ is a new Pan African campaign celebrating the iconic black liquid enjoyed all over the continent for over a century. This exciting new campaign is inspired by the bold and unique black beer of Guinness stout and brings together passionate and creative individuals to celebrate the spirit of Guinness and its home across African markets.

Incredible Zigi has been in the spotlight and worked with top-notch African musicians and record labels such as Mavin Records, P Square, Davido, Patoranking, Stonebowy, Shatta Wale, and a plethora of others.

Michael Amofa, popularly known as Incredible Zigi hails from the Eastern Region of Ghana and was born on the 17th of October. Incredible Zigi is one of the main pillars that have highly influenced the youth positively through dance.

Zigi has achieved quite a lot in his career as a dancer; He is the first Ghanaian Dance Artist to ever get featured on several articles including the famous Global Grind twice, booked in other countries such as Nigeria, Rwanda, Russia and UK respectively.

In telling the Black story, Zigi is partnering with Guinness to work with real culture makers from across the continent who demonstrate how Black Shines Brightest in a range of different ways. These individuals will create moments, events and content to be enjoyed by everyone.

Look out for more details about how you can be a part of the new Black Shines Brightest campaign and find out about Bright House Bars that are popping up in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale. Also, look out for activities on Guinness Ghana social media channels – @GuinnessGhana.

Just like Incredible Zigi, Guinness is bursting with life. It is a flavourful and bold and dynamic beer, sparkling and brimming with energy and exuberance A beer that has brought a dash of magic to millions in Africa and across the world for over 250 years with boldness and vision to live life to the full.

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Juliet Bawuah Wins African Woman In Sport Award

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The Group Head of Sports at Media General (TV3, 3FM, Onua FM, Onua TV, Connect FM, Akoma FM), Juliet Bawuah has won this year’s African Woman in Sport award at the GSport Awards.

Held in South Africa on Tuesday August 31, Juliet beat off competition from South African footballer Ode Fulutudilu and Violet Jubane, a Zimbabwean football administrator.

“Honoured to have won the Imperial African Woman in Sport award at last night’s GSport Awards in South Africa. This is a win for all African women in sport putting in effort to achieve their set goals. Big thanks to the jury and fans who voted @gsport4girls #gsport16 #SheOwnsHerSuccess,” she posted on Twitter.

The GSport Awards was founded in 2006 by South African Cricket Presenter Kass Naidoo to celebrate and promote African women in sport.

This year marked the award’s 16th edition.

The GSport recognition adds to a tall list of awards and nominations Juliet continues to receive. It is coming on the back of her recent nomination in the 2021 EMY Awards Young Achiever of the Year category.

Her other professional recognitions include: Video Short Feature Shortlist and Video Athlete Profile Shortlist, 2020 International Sport Press Association (AIPS) Awards. Previously, in the same scheme in 2019, she was Top Ranked Entrant (Number 1 work in Africa, 7th in the World – Video Short Feature category); Finalist, Sports Journalist of the Year, National Communications Awards (2020, Ghana), Winner, Sports Journalist of the Year, National Communications Awards (2019, Ghana), Winner, Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA), Sports Journalist (2019) and Finalist, Sports Media Pearl Awards, Dubai, UAE, 2015).

Prior to TV3, Juliet worked at CITI FM, ETV, Metro TV, Goal, CafOnline, Euronews’ sister station, Africanews. She is also a Contributor for Premier League TV, LA Liga TV, BBC, Aljazeera, and the Turkish broadcaster TRT.

Juliet is Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) trained and an alumna of the US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Her other professional affiliations cover Ballon d’Or (Women’s Category) – Member, Voting Jury, CAF African Footballer of the Year – Member, Voting Jury, FourFourTwo Awards – Member, Voting Jury, CAF Media Expert – Member, Panel, International Sports Journalists Association (AIPS) – Member, Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) – Member and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) – Member.

Juliet is Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit, CEO of Sportted Ghana Limited, a boutique sports agency and also the immediate past Brand & Strategy Relations Manager at Ghana Premier League side Berekum Chelsea.

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BBNaija: Biggie Serves The Ultimate Twist As Jackie B And Jay Paul Emerge Heads Of House

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For this week’s Head of House (HoH) challenge, the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates were all gingered to bring their A-game after the triple eviction last Sunday night. In a shocking twist, Big Brother told the housemates that tonight’s HoH challenge and nomination process would be rolled into one.

The male and female to finish the fastest would become the ‘Heads’ of House and will share the lounge as well as receive joint immunity. At the end of the challenge, the other 15 housemates will be put up for possible eviction.

The first challenge required the housemates to drink whatever number they roll on the dice. The second challenge required the housemates to eat eggs soaked in a milky concoction before moving on to the next challenge. For challenge number three, the housemates had to enter the slimy pool and pick two keys, which they dropped in a bucket held by a skeleton. The fourth challenge required them to crawl slowly across a slippery path from one end to another. And for the fifth and final challenge, the housemates used a straw to transfer a reddish concoction into beakers.

Saga had the honour of starting the game, but luck wasn’t on his side as he didn’t find any of the keys. Nini took on the challenge, tried very hard not to puke and ended up without a key. WhiteMoney gave it his best but didn’t find a key as well. At the end of the grueling challenge, Jackie B and Jay Paul emerged winners of the double HoH whilst the rest of the housemates were automatically put up for possible eviction on Sunday, 5 September.

The voting lines opened on Monday at 8pm and will close on Thursday, 2nd September at 9pm.

Voting will be on the Africa Magic website and via the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps. Abeg is the headline sponsor of Big Brother Naija season 6, and the associate sponsor is Patricia.

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