Revealing the news on social media, Oti said:
“So excited. My heart is beating with pure gratitude and joy to share the news [of] my journey through my beloved home country South Africa with a brand new documentary.”
Kate Phillips, Controller of Entertainment at the BBC said: “We’re looking forward to taking BBC One’s dancing sensation Oti Mabuse back to her home in South Africa, to show us the country she believes is often misunderstood, in Oti’s South African Odyssey.
Oti’s South African Odyssey: What’s it about?
The BBC said of the show:
“In a one-off BBC One special, and eight years after she left home, Oti Mabuse is going back to her country of birth to show us her South Africa. It is a country that she feels is often misunderstood and she will show us a land of beauty, diversity, and hope.
“Oti will travel across the country starting at the nostalgic and familiar landscape of her childhood in Mabopane near Pretoria. She will follow roads she has travelled with her family, meet old and new friends, and complete a road trip full of surprises.”
Oti said: “To be asked by the BBC to do my very own documentary about something that is so close to my heart is an absolute privilege and I am deeply humbled. I can’t wait to show the viewers where I grew up and take them on the journey that got me to where I am today. I truly hope they love South Africa like I do.”
Oti’s South African Odyssey: When’s it on TV?
An air date for the 60-minute special is yet to be announced. Watch this space.
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