Byo model to celebrate career through reality show

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Ackim Bukhosi Tshuma

BY SILISIWE MABALEKA

MODEL and founder of House of Ackim Easy Breeze Cosmetics, Ackim Bukhosi Tshuma says he will be celebrating his modelling and fashion life through a reality show themed Life with Ackim to be launched soon.

Tshuma told NewsDay Life & Style that the trailer of the show that seeks to encourage the youths to work hard and pursue their dreams will be released on independence eve.

“I am shooting a reality television series, Life with Ackim, which is going to take the audience along my fashion and modelling journey. We are hoping to air the show on platforms like Sasai (one of Africa’s digital marketplace platforms),” he said.

“Through the show that features both local and international artists, I will chronicle how I have made it in my career. I have a lot of amazing things to share about my life and my family through this show.”

Tshuma said the show also sought to mend broken relationships among families as it taught forgiveness and acceptance of one another.

“This show seeks to encourage and motivate the youths through showcasing the day-to-day routine of the participants. It will display our glamourous and charity side as well as our day-to-day lives,” he said.

“It will give the best shot to those who love fashion and glamour as they will have a lot to see and learn. Most importantly the youths through the show will learn how to pick themselves up when they fall be inspired to achieve their dreams through hard work and determination.”

He added that the show was also his way of giving back to the community.

“Through the show I want some up-and-coming artists to also get that exposure and be known by their fans from seeing them on this show,” he said.

“Will also sponsor those in orphanages and the less privileged in the community as we have done before in Mbembesi.”

He said part of the first episode of the show would be the launch of his baby products, Ackim Baby Care.

“We are going to launch new baby products in honour of my cousin Shanice Mpofu’s pregnancy. She will be a reality television star.

The Ackim Baby Care products have been on sale for a year, but have not been officially launched. Funds from the sale of the apparels will be used to sponsor up-and-coming artists.”

As a way of giving back to the community, Tshuma funded the Mbembesi King and Queen pageant that was meant to expose rural talent, emphasising that he had realised that the Xhosa community had not been given enough exposure to showcase its talent.

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