The first episode of the new AKA program has exceeded two million views
AKA has had a really good year despite the various opportunities 2020 has removed from entertainers.
His career milestones have reached a high and therefore the latest achievement may be a testament to that. His online show ‘The Braai Show’ has been picked up by SABC 1 and therefore the very first episode roped in a powerful 2.8 million viewers.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela released these figures adding that the primary episode of The Braai Show with AKA is that the 13th most-watched TV program on SABC 1, and also the 18th most-watched program within the country. He claims that if the show continues on this path and possibly grow their numbers, this is able to make the Bhovamania rapper the second-highest rated chat show host within the country.
“If the numbers hold, this may make AKA the second-highest rated chat show host in South Africa. If the show retains the two .8 million viewers, or pull higher, it’ll likely fall behind Nyan Nyan in terms of the foremost watched chat show in South Africa,” wrote Phil.
The Braai Show may be a casual-style, light-hearted chat show where AKA invites prominent people, from A-Lister to politicians and socialites, and breaks bread with them whilst enjoying drinks. It first launched on his online app AKA TV which subscribers enjoyed all 13-episodes in June.
In a politician statement from SABC 1 on Thursday, 5 November 2020, Zandile Nkonyeni, SABC Head of PR stated, “As an enormous supporter of local hip hop culture, SABC 1 is happy to welcome Summer 2020 a la mode with one among Mzansi’s most favorite and talked-about rapper, AKA. it is vital for the channel to further its commitment to bring our audiences must-watch local content that’s relevant, fun, and entertaining and during this case, to urge the chance to travel beyond the music and explore the artist’s other talents. AKA and his guests promise to stay it fun and interesting for our viewers.”
AKA is on a streak, as he recently launched his latest flavor with Cruz Vodka Banana Deluxe. The flavor didn’t sit well with fans and critics, but he shut them down by saying people said equivalent things together with his Cruz Watermelon flavor, but it’s now one among the simplest selling beverages.
“When Watermelon dropped they made memes … they said, why Watermelon? New. Disgusting.”
The Braai Show With AKA airs on SABC 1 Thursdays, at 19h30.