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Bill Gates loves Rhythm City!

Nandipha Pantsi |
12 January 2017

The business magnate who co-founded Microsoft is a big fan of our soap, Rhythm City.

Yep, you read that right! In a recent blog post titled“ Five Reasons I’m hopeful about Africa”, Bill Gates said that Rhythm City was his favourite soap opera. 

Gates started watching the show last year when he was in the country for the International Aids Conference and was hooked.

“The show, which has characters speaking in the four main languages of South Africa (Xhosa, Zulu, English, and Afrikaans), revolves around people trying to break into the music industry,” Gates writes.

“Some of the storylines are a bit out there (it is a soap opera, after all), but when you see the show it really brings home how far South Africa has come since the end of apartheid. You take a step into the lives of everyday South Africans who are dealing with the relationship and business issues you’d see anywhere in the world,” he continues.

We cannot contain our excitement!

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