Somizi Mhlongo announced as the MC of the evening

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Media personality, reality show star and Idols South Africa judge Somizi Mhlongo is really owning 2017 in many ways. Hot off the heals of his book Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit becoming a huge sold out success, Somizi will host the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, USA on 28 August 2017.

Somizi is also the latest addition to South African Idols’ judging panel.

His career started when he was 13 in a Broadway musical “Sarafina” where he travelled the world for 5 years with the production and choreographed his first big project in the movie. He is also remembered for his parts in ‘Cry, the Beloved Country’ (1995) and ‘Scavengers’ (1987).

From 1998, he choreographed Miss South Africa for 10 years. He has released 2 albums which went on to win a Metro FM Award and a Channel O Music Video Award.