'Smoke and Mirrors'

‘Smoke and Mirrors’ cast. Image via Twitter @City_Press

The launch of ‘Nikiwe’ and ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ brings out Jozi’s finest [photos]

Etv welcomed ‘Nikiwe’ and ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ with a fabulous launch that was attended by their respective cast members and Jozi’s elite

'Smoke and Mirrors'

‘Smoke and Mirrors’ cast. Image via Twitter @City_Press

The launch of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story might have attracted a certain percentage of attention on social media but etv’s combined launch of their newest shows Nikiwe and Smoke & Mirrors also gained large interest.

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More info about etv’s newest shows

The two shows are set to replace etv’s long-standing shows on the channel, the shows being Durban Gen and Imbewu: The Seed respectively. The need for new content is becoming clearer even on the streaming platforms. The new shows have each released explosive trailers that promise that they will deliver all the drama that is renowned for each of the timeslots.

The launch was attended by the noted stars of each show such as Zolisa Xaluva (Smoke & Mirrors), Lungelo Mpangase (Nikiwe) amongst others.

ALSO READ: E.tv’s latest telenovela ‘Nikiwe’ replaces ‘Durban Gen’

Here are the top looks from the event

  1. Zolisa Xaluva

Celebrated leading man Zolisa Xaluva looked every part the main star in a black suit at the launch of his newest show since his exit from Gomora. His role in Smoke and Mirrors is that of a sophisticated gang leader.

Zolisa Xaluva with his ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ co-stars. Image via Twitter @Jabu_MacDonald

2. Lungelo Mpangase

Nikiwe’s leading lady and the former The Wife actress got tongues wagging in a saucy pink number. In the new telenovela she plays the title role of Nikiwe.

Lungelo Mpangase at the launch of her new show ‘Nikiwe’. Image via Twitter @Jabu_Macdonald

3. Israel

The noted actor famous for often playing the ‘bad boy’ characters was also in attendance at the premiere.

ALSO READ: Zolisa Xaluva set to make his comeback on ‘Smoke and Mirrors’.

Israel at the etv launch of their two new shows. Image via Twitter @Jabu_ Macdonald

4. Zintle Mabena

The saucy actress who has a coveted role in Smoke & Mirrors looked elegant in black with a touch of sex appeal. The actress according to The Citizen made her return to the limelight through her role on the show after a divorce and the end of Isibaya in 2021.

The ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ leading lady oozes sex appeal in the elegant dress. Image via Twitter @Jabu_Macdonald

The two shows both premiered their first episodes last night on etv at their respective timeslots.

ALSO READ: E.tv’s ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ replaces ‘Imbewu: The Seed’