Windhoek – Radio presenter and podcaster MacG (real name Macgyver Mukwevho) has taken his “Podcast and Chill With MacG” to new heights after inking a screening deal with Ster Kinekor.
This makes it the first podcast to screen in South African cinemas.
It will launch with a special episode featuring the legendary Zola 7, and is scheduled for a nationwide premier in Ster Kinekor’s movie theatres in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg on April 29.
MacG said it kicking off the venture with the Zola 7 was a statement of intent.
The podcast, which he co-hosts with Sol Phenduka and The GhostLady, is known for its unfiltered content, where nothing is off the table. It features high-profile guests from the entertainment industry.
“Podcast and Chill With MacG” has more than 100,000 YouTube subscribers, making it South Africa’s number one podcast.
MacG was in January unveiled as one of the participants in the African YouTube BlackVoices Creator Class of 2021, a US$100 million grant that empowers creators them to produce more original content.
Despite the controversy that surrounds the online show due to its uncensored content, which resulted in it facing a major backlash and sponsor pull-out recently, it keeps adding new followers.It is expanding its scope with the addition of media personality Bujy Bikwa, who will launch his own show soon under “Podcast and Chill With MacG” with a view to confronting issues faced by the LGBTQ community.