Sunday World has learned that Dlamini is caught between a rock and hard place as she has to make a choice between being a presenter for Tropica Island of Treasure or the host of Coke Studio music show.
According to information from people close to Dlamini, her association with Coca-cola will pose a contractual conflict with Tropica as she was not allowed to be associated with another beverage product.
It is understood that the contract Dlamini signed with Clover, owners of Tropica, stipulates that she was not allowed to associate herself with another beverage company during the duration of the Island of Treasure competition, which runs from February until May 2017.
Sunday World has seen a copy of the contract which states that all celebrity contestants and hosts were not allowed to work with any other beverage company or alcoholic brand products during the duration of the show.
"The contestant agrees that he/she will not for the duration of the period of engagement allow his name or image to be used in any marketing material associated with any beverages brand other than Tropica," reads the contract.
But now it is believed that Dlamini was in parallel talks with Coca-Cola who have shown an interest in having her as the new presenter of the Coke Studio show when it moves from to SABC.
Dlamini's manager and publicist Jarred Doyle confirmed that she was in talks with the beverage company for the lucrative TV host job but said that nothing had been concluded as yet.
"We don't know where this is going as yet and as such we can't confirm or deny that she will be the presenter for the show in question," said Doyle.
Coca-Cola SA spokeswoman Zipporah Maubane confirmed that they were in talks with Dlamini to be the presenter and that they were also looking for a new home for Coke Studio.
"We are having discussions with a number of broadcasters. Nothing is concluded as yet, our aim is not to be exclusive as we would like to reach as many people as possible with Coke Studio.
"Together with the Coke Studio production team we are exploring a number of possibilities to enhance the show. One of the ideas was to introduce a host to the show. It was during those discussions that screen testing of certain individuals was conducted and that included Minnie. Nothing is confirmed, we are still going through options that we have on the table," said Maubane.
SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago referred all enquiries to the production company Cardova which is also known as Tswelopele Production.
Kganyago said he could not confirm nor deny that Coke Studio was moving to the public broadcaster.
Patience Stevens from Tswelopele Productions promised to respond to our media enquiry but had not done so at the time of going to print.
Source: sundayworld