Lockdown's Mandla N on his success as director: 'I'm a storyteller'

Lockdown's Mandla N on his success as director: 'I'm a storyteller'

Lockdown is quite possibly the most popular TV series on SA's screens at the moment. Viewers are in love with the storyline and the characters feel real enough to admire, hate or fear for real. The man behind this is Mandla 'Mandla N' Ngcongwane and his talent as director is undeniable.

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In the last couple of years, Mandla Ngcongwane has been making a name for himself in the entertainment industry as more than an actor.

His creation - Lockdown - is a massive success and his movie Side Dish was no disappointment either.

I'm a storyteller, so I do a lot of music as well...when you’re doing music, there are different songs for different moods, so the only opportunity I had within the TV space was making comedy, so when they did give me a drama opportunity, I then created ‘Lockdown’ which took a life of its own and became really really huge...and then now recently they gave me an opportunity to create ‘Side Dish’ and that was a huge success...people always thought that comedy is my strongest point, but my strongest point is storytelling…I'm a content maker, so whoever wants content and wants to be prime and to have numbers, they come to me.

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Mandla is considered one of the best content producers in South Africa. He says as a director, he has had to overcome many obstacles.

Racism in the industry is one of the obstacles he had to face. Fortunately for us, Mandla didn't give up and created shows that enchant and thrill us.

Briefly.co.za learned that Mandla is working on a new project - Being Mandela - which is expected to be released soon.

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