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J’Something appointed as judge on M-Net’s new reality cooking show. Music star, restaurateur and celebrity chef to dig in and dish out critique and praise in My Kitchen Rules SA.


Platinum award-winning singer and songwriter, restaurateur and acclaimed food enthusiast J’Something will be one of the two judges on M-Net’s sizzling new cooking reality show My Kitchen Rules SA! Based on the popular Australian format, which had M-Net 101 audiences glued to their screens in the channel’s daily reality slot recently, My Kitchen Rules South Africa will showcase a diverse range of local foodie pairs who will have to cook and entertain up a storm in order to go all the way to the final and win R1 000 000.

It will be up to J’Something and his fellow judge to navigate some choppy waters as 12 pairs of passionate South Africans put their reputations and their dining rooms on the line to wow with them with their flair for food. In a contest of sheer nerve, grit, determination and a whole lot of confidence, the teams of home cooks will have to serve up the hottest dishes in their homes on one pressure cooker night. Drama and tension will boil up; laughter and tears may erupt; and the timer will tick without mercy.

“We are honoured that J’Something agreed to step into the role of judge on My Kitchen Rules SA,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity, Lani Lombard. “He embodies a home cook who was so passionate about food that he turned it into a career for himself. Not only will he be able to relate to the pairs of contestants on the show, but given his vast experience in front of the cameras as well as in countless kitchens around South Africa, he will be right at home at the dinner tables of My Kitchen Rules SA.”






Something’s Cooking is helmed by none other than Joao da Fonseca - known to music fans as J’Something of the hugely popular group, Mi Casa.

Over a 13-episode series, the lead singer of the chart-topping, award-winning group will reveal how his passion for food, family background in the restaurant world and Portuguese and African roots can combine to create a delicious culinary journey.

Viewers will watch as J’Something explores new ingredients and cooking styles, proving you don’t have to be a professional chef to create magic in the kitchen. Something’s Cooking will also give MiCasa fans the opportunity to share in the singer’s everyday life, including what he gets up to when he’s not on stage.


“When I don’t sing I cook,” says J’Something. “Life is a classic recipe of hard work, good friends and a perfect grilled sarmie. Something’s Cooking is who I am, not perfect but passionate.”

Adds Nkateko Mabaso, M-Net’s Director for Local Interest Channels, “There has been a massive explosion in foodie culture and cooking shows all over the world. Chefs and wanna-be chefs have become household names and there are plenty of shows that offer amateur cooks the chance to be in the spotlight. 





For eight awesome months the last Friday of the month has been trending #CMSUnplugged, as Kaya FM has presented an exciting line up of the finest musical talent this side of the Southern hemisphere.

J’Something and Georgie teamed up to present The Kaya FM CMS Unplugged season on Georgie in the Afternoon 1pm-2pm. The live show was broadcast on air and with a captive studio audience who watched premium live performances from artists Unathi, Musa, Mandla Spikiri, Thembisile Ntaka and Maxhoba.

J'Something also created an 8 x part series called Unplugged Food where 8 select recipes where either paired or infused with Castle Milk Stout.



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