New season of 'Black Conversations' promises heated debates & hard-hitting truths!
It stirred up a lot of debates and opened up a lot of uncomfortable conversations and now Castle Milk Stout Black Conversations is back for another season.
The show was launched on Thursday night at The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, and TshisaLIVE got a front-row seat watching the first episode before it aired on Mzansi Magic.
In attendance was comedienne Celeste Ntuli, musician Mqobi Yazo, Sophie Ndaba, Gogo Skhotheni, Rorisang Thandekiso and Bishop Joshua Maponga.
Media personality and actress Khanyi Mbau steered the ship on the evening.
There were promises that there will be more drama and thought-provoking conversations in the new season.
The first episode of the series premiered on Thursday and on the panel is philanthropist, writer and social activist Jackie Phamotse.
Tensions were high in the episode as the panellists locked horns and some threw shade at others. One could cut the tension with a knife when things got heated
Jackie Phamotse said she did not know who the other panellists were until they were in makeup.
“The males were very strong in what they believed in and because there were two females, you'll see when you watch the entire episode there's the last 15 minutes were where things get really rowdy because it's like you are undermining us.
“It was scary to see how much of ourselves we find in the other one and you are like damn ... but they were honest.”
The new season will delve into controversial points of conversation, such as black spirituality, black pride, black mental health, black love, black storytelling and black success.
In this season they've introduced a new twist where one topic will be discussed over two episodes and viewers questions are also included on the conversations.
“The one thing about Castle Milk Stout we've always been about inspiring people to really embrace who they are and know themselves and I think with Black Conversations its nothing different. Its really about knowing yourself, really digging deep and having conversations and sometimes even facing tough truths. I think as a brand we wanted to expand on that,” said Khensani Khombo, brand manager for Castle Milk Stout.
The brand manager revealed that another season is in the pipeline which will be aired later this year in October.
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