Spotted: Inkaba Launch
MNET went all out last week when they launched their new kid on the block, a Telenovela called Inkaba. It was red carpet all the way at the Urban Brew Studios you’d swear we were at the Oscars or an Awards ceremony. Phathu was my date and he dumped me the second we arrived and went to spend time with his colleagues which by the way were/are the big shots in the TV industry. So nje poor Kiki was not that important. Lol
Thabo ‘TBose’ Mokwele was the MC and boy oh boy did he nail it? The fun & jokes from the red carpet interviews to the time he introduced the cast. He really made us pay attention.
John Kani (Mkhuseli Mthetho) poses here with wife Nomsa played by Nakedi Ribane. Baby Cele (Slindile) as their maid and Dumisani Mbebe plays Kwezi Mthetho, their son. l honestly don’t have anything positive to say about Dumisane.
I’ve read and heard stories about his bad attitude but I told myself that I will give him the benefit of the doubt. What he did to the media that night then hai shem I wash my hands. I also heard through the grape vine that some of his cast members have a problem with his attitude so please Dumisane never forget that the very same people you work with can be your success or your downfall. We don’t want a repeat of Generations. Jobs are hard to find bhuti so please calm down.
One of the coolest chicks in the acting industry is Matshepo Maleme who plays Thuli Malinga.
If you can remember she played Zandiswa on Bubomi Sana and was also a part of the drama After 9.
Weza worked the ramp. She plays Fumi,a model from Angola that will do anything to get to the top. Heheheh this I wanna see.
And Weza is known for her amazing shoe collection. Look at this pair that she was rocking.
Kuli Roberts plays herself. This is another one I can’t wait for.
Charmaine Mtinta plays an aunt.
Do you guys remember that she played Nomsa on Yizo Yizo 1? It feels like ages ago.
One of my favorites is Ferry Jele. I love this woman.
Ilse Klink who to me will remain Vanessa from Isidingo. She is the fashion guru on Inkaba.
My gal Tango Ncetezo plays the young Slindile.
The old man Ernest Ndlovu is a veteran on TV. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen him on the Dramas. He is a brilliant actor. He plays the character of Mzi Khumalo.
A new face on our screens is the beautiful Nompilo Gwaya who plays Nothando Phiri. She says this is her first acting role. Good luck sisi. Just like Biskiti would say ‘we hope you have a bullet proof’. Lol
Samukelo Ndlovu plays Lira Khumalo. She poses here with Weza.
Tango & John Kani.
When I think back I used to like Duke Motlanthe’s character on Generations back in the day when he used to play Rocky. He was such a charmer. I think he is the guy that used to sell drugs or something. On this one, he plays the young Mkhuseli.
Khaya Dlanga was there with his girlfriend Priscilla Menoe. She is just as petite. Too cute!
Our Miss SA Melinda Bam is a crazy and lovable person. She mingled freely and chatted to everyone. Hehehe she was speaking Zulu as well.
Trevor Gumbi was busy shooting Headline.
Channel O & Trans Africa Radio’s Sthembiso Khoza aka SK was there too. His face brightened up when I asked him about fatherhood. He is so in love with his baby it’s amazing.
RnB star Verd. It was actually my first time meeting him. Nice guy.
Mbali Mlotshwa still looks like she’s never been pregnant. She still has the same body nje. Some people are blessed with good genes.
I mentioned earlier that Phathu dumped me neh? He spent most of the night with Portia Gumede. This lady is behind most of the dramas we see on TV. She speaks so highly of Phathu and says he is a part of her. When John Kani spoke about Portia we were all touched. To hear a legend like Mr Kani give you props like that then it means you are doing something right. Portia so keep at it.
Great night it was. Thank you so much for the hospitality MNET.
Inkaba will broadcast Monday – Thursday on Mzansi Magic channel 107, starting as from tonight.
By Kiki Marli