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Showmax Unveils Exciting Cast of New Reality Show 'Born Into Fame'

Young Black South Africans
Showmax Unveils Exciting Cast of New Reality Show 'Born Into Fame'

Showmax has just dropped a first-look at the cast of their upcoming reality show, Born Into Fame, set to premiere on Tuesdays starting 18 June 2024.

Born Into Fame provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of individuals growing up in the limelight, produced by GOAT Productions—the masterminds behind some of Showmax’s biggest hits, including Unfollowed, one of the top 10 most-streamed South African shows of 2023; the award-winning Life With Kelly Khumalo S3; and The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip - South Africa.

The show follows six South Africans with celebrity parents as they navigate the challenges of living up to their family legacies while carving out their own paths to success. Get ready for drama, heartwarming moments, and a unique insight into the pressures and perks of growing up famous.

Mark your calendars and tune in to Showmax every Tuesday to catch the premiere of Born Into Fame and witness the next generation of South African stars stepping into the spotlight. These include: 


AJ Mafokate 

AJ is the son of Arthur Mafokate and he has ambitions of taking over his father’s record label 999. He is also a DJ and has ambitions of making a name for himself as one of the country's best DJs/producers. 


Owami Mafokate 

As the daughter of Arthur Mafokate, the king of kwaito, and Queen from Aba Shante, Owami Mafokate is no stranger to the spotlight. She is a DJ with over a million followers on TikTok. 


Phila Madlingozi

Phila Madlingozi is the son of Ringo Madlingozi, who won a South African Music Award for Male Artist of The Year and is a member of the National Assembly of South Africa. Raised by his gran, Phila doesn't have the best relationship with his father. After appearing on Idols and then the multi-award-winning TV series Intersexions in 2013, he’s made a name for himself outside of his father’s shadow as both an actor and a singer. 


Robbie Malinga Jr

Robbie Malinga Jr, also known as Rob Mally, is the son of the late Metro FM Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner Robbie Malinga. The rapper is famous for his social media presence and flamboyant lifestyle, earning a Drama Queen of the Year nomination at the Feather Awards.  


Shamiso Mosaka

Shamiso Mosaka is the first-born daughter of radio legend and businesswoman Azania Mosaka. Recently announced as a radio host on YFM, Shamiso is a rising star known for VJing on MTV Base Africa and co-hosting MTV Africa’s Ghosted AF: Love Gone Missing.


Tank The Rock Star

Tank The Rock Star is the son of DJ Tira, the gqom pioneer and record label boss. At 25, "Junior" is already making a name for himself in the music industry as a trap rapper. He’s also an aspiring producer and actor.


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