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Saturday, August 16, 2014


Television viewers have recently been glued to their TV screens every Tuesday evening to watch the gripping Kyk-Net youth drama series, Sterlopers relishing the performance by Suzzi Swanepoel playing one of the lead characters; Isabel Richter.

With the television series having ended on earlier in July, fans of the show and Swanepoel have not needed to despair as her new single, Ek Probeer, has just been released to instant positive response.

Each week, television audiences were enthralled as Sterlopers exposed the exciting merging of two sides of the South African entertainment industry - the glittering highways and the shadowy alleys - on the road to fame. Themes of disillusionment, betrayal, passion and scandal, accompanied by the roller coaster-ride of desiring success, depict the storyline.

True to Deon Opperman's writing style and in collaboration with Philip and Tina Nolte Kruger, this series explored the ambitions, complex relationships and search for identity which each of the dynamic characters face in their own separate segment of the industry. Playing the innocent lead, Swanepoel was joined by a stellar local cast that included the likes of Jaco Muller, Jenna Dunster, Nadia Beukes, Izak Davel and Marlee van der Merwe, to name a few.

The TV show has offered established artists an opportunity to show their talent on a brand new platform, as the series also includes the performance of popular Afrikaans songs.

Swanepoel has made the decision to use this platform to release Ek Probeer. The song is about trying to make a relationship / friendship work. She says: “Sterlopers is one of the most amazing things that has happened to me and I cannot express my gratitude enough. Sharing my debut single Ek Probeer with South Africans is exciting. I've had such a blast exploring who I am and what I want to represent and sharing this with everyone is such a joy and blessing.”

To listen to Ek Probeer, click on this Soundcloud link:

Watch her Music Video for "Ek Probeer" here :