[Johannesburg, 01 August] – Love and Hip-Hop South Africa, the highly acclaimed reality television series, has emerged victorious at the 12th annual National Reality TV Awards 2023. The hit reality show, captured the hearts of fans across the globe and secured the prestigious title of Best International Show, cementing its position as a trailblazer in the reality TV genre.

The National Reality TV Awards 2023, considered the pinnacle event for reality TV enthusiasts worldwide, took place on July 31st at the illustrious Porchester Hall in London. This star-studded affair showcased a thrilling battle between the public’s favourite shows and celebrities, generating immense excitement and anticipation among fans.

Love and Hip-Hop South Africa’s outstanding contributions to the reality TV landscape were recognized by both the industry and the public. This was the first time the Love & Hip Hop franchise was produced outside of the USA and was also a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop being celebrated world wide. The series captivated audiences with its compelling narratives, charismatic personalities, and its ability to authentically portray the dynamic world of South African hip hop and entertainment. This accolade not only honours the immense talent and dedication of the show’s production team but also celebrates the vibrant culture and music scene in South Africa.

Speaking about the achievement and honour, Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Paramount Africa and Lead for BET International markets, expressed heartfelt gratitude and excitement, stating, “This recognition reaffirms our commitment to showcasing the rich tapestry of South African hip hop and youth entertainment culture across the continent. We are inspired and will continue to leverage the power of Paramount global formats to showcase and deliver compelling and entertaining content for our key markets.”

The success of Love and Hip-Hop South Africa at the National Reality TV Awards 2023 not only signifies a milestone achievement for the show but also serves as a testament to the global appeal and influence of African entertainment. It paves the way for more collaborations, cultural exchanges, and further recognition of African talent on an international scale.

Catch Love & Hip Hop SA on MTV Base channel 322 on DStv and the repeat every Tuesday at 17:30 CAT. Stay in touch on the socials by following the conversation through the hashtag #MTVLHHSA on Instagram @MTVza and Twitter @MTVAfrica.


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