‘Masked Singer South Africa’: Celeste Ntuli unmasked as Tortoise.


‘Masked Singer South Africa’: Celeste Ntuli unmasked as Tortoise.

Comedian Celeste Ntuli was unmasked as Tortoise on the second episode of ‘Masked Singer South Africa’ season two.

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South African comedian Celeste Ntuli was unmasked as Tortoise on the second episode of Masked Singer South Africa, which aired on S3 (formerly known as SABC 3) on Saturday 13 April.


On the second episode of Masked Singer South Africa, Tortoise battled Giraffe and Diamond was up against Mielie. Unfortunately, Tortoise entered the danger zone while Diamond out dazzled her in the final note. The detectives J’Something, Somizi Mhlongo, Sithelo Shozi and Skhumba Hlophe all then took a crack at who Tortoise may have been.


Skhumba guessed that Tortoise might be Thandiswa Mazwai, Thembi Seete or even Sophie Ndaba. Sithelo’s gut feeling was that Tortoise was a childhood star or someone whose career took off quickly. She guessedHulisani Ravele, Tumi Morake or Thuso Mbedu. While J’Something thought Tortoise was Ayanda Thabethe.

Media personality Somizi hit the nail on the head when he guessed that Tortoise was comedian Celeste Ntuli. This comes after actress Nthati Moshesh was unmasked as Springbok on the first episode of the second season of Masked Singer South Africa.


The mysterious case of Tortoise started with a a clip in an all-pink salon, where the show’s Men and Women in Black pampered the confident turtle girl. Between the powder-puffing, toenail-buffing, and exchanging a seemingly useless hair straightening iron for a hair dryer, Tortoise shared some vague snippets about herself.

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“I might still be a little slower than most, but my career isn’t,” Tortoise revealed. She also mentioned that she misplaced an essential gadget while travelling abroad, which almost ruined her entire holiday. Furthermore, she changed career paths and counted meeting her favourite entertainer of all time as a highlight among her many different life experiences.

At the end, she explained some of the clues. The comedian lost an iPhone and a boyfriend abroad; luckily, the phone returned. The famous entertainer she met was multiple award-winning international actor and comedian Dave Chapelle.

“I’m a comedian and love making people laugh. Also an actress. But this made me feel like I’m a character and a singer,” she said after expressing her disappointment for not being apart of Masked Singer South Africa season one.

Where to watch? Masked Singer South Africa broadcasts on S3 (formerly known as SABC 3) on Saturdays at 18:30. There are rebroadcasts on SABC 1 on Thursdays at 21:00 and on S3 on Fridays at 18:00.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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