Johannesburg, 11 February 2019: Following a successful first season, South Africa’s tell-all show, The Big Secret, will be returning to BET Africa (DStv Channel 129) on Wednesday, 27 March 2019 at 21:30 CAT with local personality Masechaba Ndlovu as the new host. The show centres around empowering ordinary South Africans to confront their darkest secrets – with assistance from an experienced host – and then to reveal these to their families and loved ones.

The previous season saw participants revealing everything from gambling addictions to secret pregnancies and hidden genders, with many viewers taking to Twitter to support their fellow South Africans using the hashtag #BigSecretBET. This year, anyone who is currently keeping something big from their loved ones is encouraged to submit their secrets or stories to BET Africa, with the prospect of being featured on the upcoming season.

Commented Monde Twala, Vice President for Viacom International Media Networks Africa’s (VIMN Africa) Youth, Music and BET: “Our purpose behind BET in Africa is to empower our communities by showcasing content that resonates, entertains and reflects authentic storytelling. Season 2 of The Big Secret is set to thrill our audiences with candid and spicy conversations.”

As one of South Africa’s foremost news and entertainment anchors and outspoken radio personality, Masechaba will bring a sense of maturity and gravitas to the show.
“As host, Masechaba has the ability and experience to dive deeper and drive engagement,” concluded Twala.

Said Masechaba Ndlovu: “Too often we let ourselves be defined by our pasts, and the longer we keep those secrets from the people we love, the more power they have and the more crippling they become. I’m looking forward to bringing these things into the light, and helping South Africans find peace with themselves and their families through the process.”

To submit your stories to The Big Secret, email: [email protected] or for more information on the entry process call 011 799 2200.

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