Tapfuma Makina is the new Ultimate Braai Master host for season 8


AFTER almost two decades on radio and television, as well as hosting and presenting premieres and awards across sports, enterprise and entertainment, broadcasting is in Tapfuma Makina’s professional DNA. Best known for his love of sport, his distinctive voice, familiar to many from HeartFM, Top Billing, eNCA and beyond, Tapfuma has captured many SA broadcasting highlights in recent years.

He is excited to explore his additional passions for travel, food and discovering the unique talents of all South Africans as he joins Ultimate Braai Master’s eighth season search for South Africa’s ultimate braai master of 2023, which premieres on e.tv at 5pm this Sunday, 5th February 2023.

Left to right: Tapfuma, Benny, Pete

In a nod of appreciation to former UBM producer and host Justin Bonello, who has hung up his braai tongs after seven successful seasons, Tapfuma says “It’s an honour to take up the baton. Justin created one of South Africa’s most iconic and longest running reality TV Shows. That we’re now in season eight of the show proves how phenomenal a concept it is, and how loved he was as a host. It’s a privilege to be a part of the house that Bonello built.”

Tapfuma adds: “I love food, but I am no chef, and have nothing but respect for those with that innate talent!  No, I leave that to the experts – Benny Masekwameng and Pete Goffe-Wood, now in their fifth season together on UBM, who better to judge? I’m simply the task master; my job is to help the braai master hopefuls, and our audience, navigate the mechanics of the show, and steer them through the twists and turns that comprise the journey to finding the next ultimate braai master.”

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