In Dineo’s Diary: Mogul in the Making, Dineo Ranaka takes to our TV screens and blows the lid off the newest epidemic ravaging our country: borderline psychotic delusions of grandeur.
Ranaka is probably best known for her unprofessional on air break downs and emotional instability at YFM and her equally public and remarkably mean spirited spat with Nonhle Thema a few years ago. Since presenting Club 808 and supposedly launching her own fashion line, she now revs up her public image and, as if inspired by the fabled theory of perpetual motion, produces and stars in a reality television show about her becoming famous as a result of her producing and staring in the very same reality show about her becoming famous. This circular reasoning is either extremely clever or exceptionally dim and within about two minutes of watching, most viewers will know exactly which.
Featuring neither interesting people nor notable events, Dineo’s Diary plays as a very slow and overly narrated guide on how not to run a business: she arrives 90 minutes late for a meeting for no apparent reason, calls her biggest client “thick” on national television and ends up waving a rubber penis at her. She does take time out to make mention of her “t#ts”, pose in her underwear and show off her semi naked buttocks, though, so her target audience should probably be pleased.
Showering the viewer with hash tags and sporting the signature Vuzu made up American accent, Dineo’s Diary makes all the noises of being young, hip and happening, but ultimately does nothing more than deliver sub-sentient voyeurism of a particularly boring nature. Whilst Ranaka in full wig and make up might look like one of the contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race, sadly, she has none of their charm.
Dineo’s Diary fakes it on Vuzu on Wednesdays at 19h30. The real thing follows at 21h30 on RuPaul’s Drag Race and should not be missed.