Behind the fame and fortune of well-known South Africans’ lives, lies the hardship, the heartache as well as the moments of joy and triumph that most people would never have known about or have access to. In M-Net’s brand new series of documentaries titled My Story,some of the country’s biggest personalities share the truth behind the headlines and the real details of their life in the limelight.
My Story, which starts on Sunday 17 May at 18:00, will feature the likes of Patricia Lewis, PJ Powers, DJ Fresh, Barry Hilton and Ryk Neethling. Viewers will be taken be taken on a journey from their formative years through trials and tribulations, to the present day.
This week, the show kicks off with the remarkable story of legendary performer PJ Powers – from her early start as an awkward teen, to her extraordinary rise to fame, which was peppered with pivotal milestones and watershed lows.
In an honest, unabridged glimpse into all of the momentous highlights of her remarkable life, PJ, who was given the name “Thandeka” by her adoring fans, gives a touching account of her friendship with Madiba, her descent into alcohol addiction and consequent recovery. The episode will also feature interviews with some of PJ’s closest friends and family.
The series will run for 13 weeks on M-Net Channel 101, and you can follow conversations around the series on Twitter with the #MNetMyStory hashtag.