The Fanta Squad includes Thulasizwe Dambuza, affectionately known as ‘Lasizwe’, alongside local actor and comedian Siyabulela Deli better known as ‘TaFire’, adventure vlogger Matthew Menton and TV presenter Katlego Ncala. Picture: Supplied

The recently launched YouTube series, The Fanta Squad is an exciting new online teen series that celebrates culture in a unique way.

The platform, a first for the fruit flavoured drink aims to promote stories created by teenagers for teenagers.  

The edgy episodes give moments of laughter, intrigue and epic adventure. The Fanta Squad includes Fanta Teen Marketing Director, Thulasizwe Dambuza, affectionately known as ‘Lasizwe’, alongside local actor and comedian Siyabulela Deli better known as ‘TaFire’, adventure vlogger Matthew Menton and TV presenter Katlego Ncala.

The goal of the series is to encourage youth to express themselves in a fun and interactive way on a platform they are most familiar with.

“We gave four dynamic individuals an opportunity to lead the engagement of teens nationwide through Fanta’s new online show. We look forward to getting young people involved by bringing their own flavour to the show by sharing their ideas and co-creating some of the upcoming episodes with the Fanta Squad, ” says senior brand manager for Fanta, Mukundi Munzhelele.

The challenges for the series are quirky and unconventional tasks which will be completed by The Fanta Squad. The episodes will range from the Fanta Squad conquering their inner fears to spending a day as triplets.

The 13-week Fanta Squad show airs live on the Fanta South Africa YouTube channel with episodes every Thursday at 4pm.