- Ntsiki Mazwai has jumped on the bandwagon of the social media campaigners who believe that KB Motsilanyane is not the right actress to play Lebo Mathosa in the biopic
- Ever since Viacom announced that the lead roles are to be played by KB Motsilanyane (adult Lebo) and Buhumi Madisakwane (young Lebo), social media has had split opinions
- Ntsiki has been leading the online debate, saying KB does not have Lebo's energy to be able to play the role
Media personality and musician, Ntsiki Mazwai, has joined the online debate over a decision to cast KB Motsilanyane as Lebo Mathosa in an upcoming biopic.
The biopic, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story, premiers on BET Africa on 6 November and is based on Lebo’s life. Viacom made an announcement on Tuesday and confirmed that the role of Lebo in the docu-series will be played by KB Motsilanyane and Buhumi Madisakwane. Bahumi is set to play the younger version of Lebo while KB will play the late muso as an adult.
The decision divided fans, who flooded social media to share their opinions on the casting. Ntsiki joined the online conversation and claimed that KB didn’t have the same energy as Lebo.
“KB may have white people connections but she doesn’t have the Lebo Mathosa energy. Not by a long shot,” she tweeted.
Ntsiki went on to say that many people can sing and dance but it takes someone special to replicate Lebo.
About three weeks ago, Briefly.co.za also reported that there were split opinions over Bahumi’s inclusion on the docu-series.
According to TshisaLIVE, Bahumi’s dad and popular media personality, Somizi, Mhlongo, defended her in an open letter recently after City Press revealed that she was part of the project.
Then earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that since the news broke that Bahumi would be starring in the film, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story, the young actress found herself getting dragged.
Many people claimed that she's been given the role solely because of who her parents are, despite the fact that she had to audition like everyone else.
The judgment and criticism got really bad, but social media users are calling on SA to stop judging Bahumi prematurely and let her take this chance to shine.
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