Lalla Hirayama is a much-loved South African television personalities. She hosts ‘Homeground’ (Mzansi Magic and Supersport 1); ‘In Touch’ (Supersport1) and ‘Massive Music’ (Mzansi Magic).
This Japanese born, South African entertainer has made a name for herself in front of the camera as a host, actress, model and dancer.
Lalla works effortlessly as an MC at any product launch, company celebration and special occasions at brand or corporate functions with her approachable, friendly and ultimately professional approach.
Lalla began her television career at the tender age of 15 when she became a presenter on the South African daytime children’s television show ‘Craz-e’. After years of success, Lalla had her first brush with acting when she played Felicia on E-TV’s drama, Rhythm City. When her successful run on the show wrapped, Lalla turned
her talents to two of her most notable roles: as one of V-Entertainment’s longest serving hosts and a judge on South Africa’s Got Talent. She recently completed 2 seasons on the red carpet from Hollywood to London on ‘LallaLand’ but still continues as a Mzansi Magic presenter on Massive Music and as Supersport’s freshest personality on the Rugby team as a host on the popular Thursday night show “In Touch”.
Lalla became a household name and placed herself firmly at the forefront of the South African pop culture universe and continues to speak to diverse audiences with her unique cross-over abilities in the South African media.
Lalla has experience as a powerful radio presence with her work on GoodHope FM, as well as digital radio player on ‘Touch HD’.
After decades at the top of her game, Lalla’s exciting two-year ambassadorship with M-Net Movies, saw her in the driver’s seat of her own entertainment and lifestyle programme, LallaLand, which premiered on South African television in 2016. Academy Awards, The Emmy Awards red carpets and A-List interviews at Hollywood Junkets, Lalla jet-set her way across the globe to cover the world’s biggest entertainment stories.
Aside from her on-camera work, Lalla has an extremely strong professional music career. It is worth mentioning that she is a classically trained dancer in Tap, Modern and Contemporary and is also an accomplished Hip Hop dancer, having founded the “Clinch” dance crew upon her return from Japan where she also spent time as a dance teacher. She regularly drops her Hip Hop sets in clubs across Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
Lalla is committed to defining herself as a role model in the conversation relating to Women’s Health, Wealth and Happiness. From creating and managing wealth as an independent female in a sometimes conservative South African social climate, to promoting both positive physical and mental health care for women. Lalla trains tirelessly to keep up her high performance fitness levels. Lalla has launched a LIFE SOURCE supplement designed with medical experts as supporting medication for women suffering from PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome).