Tropika Island of Treasure season 7 – Seychelles press launch

by: Tshepo Mosokotso - 8 March 2017


When: Yesterday Night
Where: Hyde Park shopping centre
First episode to be aired: Monday, 27 March at 7:30 pm on SABC 3

Zakeeyah Jonathan Tristan

From left to right: Dilon Reddy, Zakeeya Patel and the “Games Master” Jonathan Boynton-Lee

It was a studded red carpet – with fashionable ensembles from some celebrity contestants glaring in the bright lights and others not so much. This season promises to “be the spiciest, most dramatic cast I have ever come across. Not only our celebrity contestants everything you wish and more but these consumer contestants, these celebrity stars better watch out. Looks like we got some rising stars in our midsts” cited Minnie Dlamini, the host of this season, as she was opening the proceedings.  


Minnie Dlamini

As we were exclusively shown the snippets of what will happen this season, I personally feel like the favourite pair will be the rapper, EmTee and his partner – Jackson, one can help to root for them. They are simply funny and relatable. Other celebrity contestants include delectable Siv Ngesi, the always glamorous Jessica Nkosi, Afrikaans songstress Karlien van Jaarsveld, rapper Emtee, multitalented Anga Makubalo, heartthrob Maurice Paige and zesty Zakeeya Patel. With the handsome Jonathan Boynton-Lee serving as the “Games Master”.

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Rapper, EmTee

I also found it cool, in the midst of the coolness of the show, they are also doing some philanthropic work. Tropika announced a new theme song in a 3-way collaboration with rapper EmTee, singer/songwriter Anga Makubalo and Afrikaans songstress Karlien van Jaarsveld will set the tone for this season. All download proceeds will be donated to the Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa or CHOC.

“We believe in doing good while doing business,” says Padayachee from Brand Group Manager for Tropika “we also wanted to honour all socially aware Tropika fans by giving back to those in need of a little kindness”.

For consumers, you are in for the win too: Tropika will also be rewarding you for purchasing Tropika during March-June as they will be giving away thousands of weekly prizes such as Airtime, watches, sunglasses Vouchers & LG appliances. All consumers that enter will also be put into the draw for the Grand Prize of a new Kia Sportage.


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