Simphiwe Ngema opens up about her Tropika Island of Treasure experience after she was eliminated


Tropika Island Of Treasure Curaçao continues to be one of the most exciting shows on television and this week, after another set of gruelling challenges, the second elimination of the season took place. After struggling with most of the challenges, singer and actress Simphiwe Ngema and her team mate Siya Mfenyana bid the competition farewell leaving four teams to battle it out for the shared R1 million grand prize.

After being excluded from last night’s first challenge and coming in last in the second challenge, Simz and Siya went head-to-head in an elimination with Team Pineapple Ntando Duma and Sethu Colo. In the challenge, the teams needed to work together to maneuver three pool balls through the maze and land them each in their own landing spot. It was a tight challenge but Team Pineapple ultimately landed all three of their balls first sending Team Tropical packing as the second team to be eliminated from the game.

Now, Simphiwe Ngema and Siya Mfenyana open up about their Tropika Island of Treasure experience after their elimination from the show:

Talk to us a little bit about your experience on Tropika Island of Treasure this season.
Simphiwe: Nothing about this experience was unfortunate. For us, we did our best, we had a great experience and we did everything we could to get here. I am proud of myself and I am proud of Siya for everything we accomplished. I tried a lot of things that I never thought I would do in my life and I have seen that I am, in fact, a strong person. I had so much fun on the show.

What advice do you wish you got before the show about the challenges and tasks you were faced with?
Siya: Don’t overthink things; sometimes the answers are not rocket science; and take your vitamins – you’re going to need a whole lot of energy for the challenges!

Curaçao looks like a beautiful island. What was the highlight of your experience there?
Siya: The crystal-clear beaches. It’s what is on my vision board. I didn’t know how or for what reason, but I knew I had to go to a place with a beautiful beach – and it happened!

What was the biggest highlight about your time on Tropika Island of Treasure?
Simphiwe: I think my highlight was spending time with fellow celebs and contestants on the eve of our elimination. There was a buffet style dinner by the beach with live performances from myself, Caldine and Bouwer. We had tons of fun that evening.

Why should people continue to watch Tropika Island of Treasure for the remainder of the season?
Siya: The great group of people who are all unique and bring something different to the show. No two episodes will be the same and the rest of the season is set to be filled with loads more excitement and some interesting twists…

Catch Tropika Island of Treasure Curaçao on SABC3 every Tuesday at 19h30 with the repeat every Saturday at 20h00.

– People

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