“This season will be full of surprises,” says Afrikaans singer Karen Zoid as S6 of her talk and music show Die Republiek Van Zoid Afrika prepares to kick off on Thursday, 16 April on kykNET (144) at 20:00. It’s been two years since Karen’s last season of Republiek, on which she has light-hearted and soul-warming conversations with SA’s famous faces and musos. But drum roll, please, because the wait is now over.
“It’s more than just a television show. It’s a passion project, and we’ll be feeling the passion in 13 new episodes, jam-packed with interesting guests,” adds Karen, who performs with each guest at the end of the episode. If you miss one, you can always use DStv Catch Up and stream the episode.
Karen is playing her cards close to her chest as to who will be sitting down with her for a chat in this season. “Nobody likes to open a birthday present a week before your birthday,” she teases.
But we’re a bunch of gift shakers and squeezers here, so we did some digging and found out that Dutch singer Stef Bos will make an appearance, along with heartthrob Afrikaans singer Elandré Schwartz and music band Spoegwolf. And look out for Carte Blanche journo Derek Watts, cricket star AB de Villiers, as well as soapie actress Denise Newman (Bridgette October in kykNET soap Suidooster).