Mon Nov 24 08:36:43 SAST 2014

Want to shadow Dineo all day long?

May 14, 2012 | Times Live and Sunday World staff |

Vuzu has announced that Club 808 host and former YFM presenter Dineo Ranaka will be the subject of a new reality TV show.

EXPOSED: Former YFM DJ Dineo Ranaka is now going to have her own reality show, giving viewers a peek into her daily life. Picture by Busisiwe Mbatha

 It won't be easy. I have stumbled but I will always dust myself off as I embark on my journey to build my empire 

The channel has commissioned a 12-part series starring Ranaka (who is also executive producer) titled Dineo's Diary: A Mogul in the Making.

A statement on Vuzu's website says the show will take viewers through Ranaka's daily life as she balances motherhood, career and family.

She is quoted as saying: "I want to use myself as a case study for a lot of young entrepreneurs. You read about people like Patrice Motsepe but few know how he got to where he is. So here I am. Watch me do it.

"It won't be easy. I have stumbled but I will always dust myself off as I embark on my journey to build my empire."

Vuzu has been a pioneer when it comes to producing local reality shows, including Nonhle Goes to Hollywood and Forever Young.

The channel has not yet released details of when Dineo's show will begin airing.

Sunday World reported last month that Ranaka was given her marching orders by YFM after a series of bad press reports.

Ranaka, who was hosting the afternoon drive show, left at the end of April.

She was replaced by DJ Tolly B.

YFM sources said at the time that she was axed because she received negative publicity that brought the station into disrepute.

This after newspaper reports that she was a drug degenerate, which the Club 808 presenter dismissed as rubbish.

It was also alleged that her catfight with telly actress Brenda Ngxoli at the J&B Met, which degenerated into a torrent of negative publicity, did not go down well with the station management.

Her public squabbles with Nonhle Thema, in which Ranaka told the former that she made her money by sleeping with men, also strained her relationship with her bosses.

"They grew tired of the negative publicity she was getting because it affected the image of the station," Sunday World was told.

But she was reportedly only yanked off air after having a nervous breakdown on air.

Speaking through her former manager Linda Moeketsi, Ranaka said she had a brain-related chronic illness caused by stress and hypertension.

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