“This is a seminal moment for the channel as we continue to respond to rapidly changing market conditions and viewing patterns…”
Starting on Saturday, 07 November 2020 at 18h00, SABC 1 viewers will be introduced to a local reality show with a different twist simply titled The Gumbis.
The Gumbis is a new reality show following KZN born business man, Lucky Gumbi and his two wives Bayede and Nombuso as they strive to maintain their personal identity, first-class status, a six-figure bank balance and their unique family values in their polygamous marriage.
SABC 1 Head of Channel Pumzile Zonke stated: “This is a seminal moment for the channel as we continue to respond to rapidly changing market conditions and viewing patterns. The Gumbi’s’ represents the first of many reality shows to come on the channel, and we strongly believe that our audiences will enjoy the drama, excitement and intrigue that comes with the reality show of this calibre.”
The reality series is set against the iconic coastline of KwaZulu Natal, and will take viewers from rural to urban; first-world to developing world and everything in between. Ever think of Versace, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and a picture of Shembe clad man blissfully wading to the beat of Imbungu? Well, welcome to The Gumbis!
“We are so excited to be bringing SABC 1’s first reality TV show that will showcase a beautiful family dynamic and we know that the viewers will fall in love with SomK and his family as much as we did when filming series,” said the producer, Sean McCollet.
The Gumbis will premiere on SABC 1 on Saturday, 07 November 2020 at 18h00.