Somizi has responded to social media commentary which claimed he is not deserving of his cooking show coming soon to TV screens

The TV & radio star clapped back at tweeps who questioned why he was given an opportunity to flaunt his passion for the kitchen over others who are professionally skilled to do so.

Earlier this week, the star revealed that the TV project – believed to be called ‘Dinner @ Somizi’s’ will air on DStv channel 1Magic this month although details have yet to be confirmed.

Following the news, Somizi took to Twitter to respond to his critics, dishing out (pun intended) several clapbacks in the process.


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The cat is out the bag…………u have asked for it and the powers have finally answered yo call……I. so super excited amd grateful……its gonna be epic…….will keep u posted on the premier…..but its def in less than 15 days…..

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Responding to one tweep who claimed that DStv was “becoming a Somizi omnibus”, Somgaga responded: “Then stop watching. Somizi and DStv losing you as a viewer will not lose them a wink of sleep, trust me”.

He also defended his quest to ‘secure the bag’, claiming: “Multiple streams of income are needed to survive in this cutthroat industry. Somizi is doing what he has to do. Periodt” and “Somizi is a business man”.

He told another tweep that his successful career had taken decades to build.

“You forget that this man has hustled and put in the work for decades. Somizi wasn’t built in a day,” he tweeted.

The cooking show will also serve as a talk show and will star the likes of Siya Kolisi, Rebecca Malope, Cassper Nyovest and Ringo Madlingozi amongst others.