- Somizi Mhlongo is leading the Bahumi fan club on social media
- The Idols SA judge shared a sweet message to his daughter, Bahumi Madisakwane, after she was cast in the upcoming biopic, Dreams: The Lebo Mathosa Story
- Bahumi will play the younger version of Lebo Mathosa
Somizi Mhlongo is one super proud dad, ever since news broke that his daughter, Bahumi Madisakwane, will be playing the role of Lebo Mathosa in the upcoming biopic miniseries, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Viacom announced on Tuesday that the role of Lebo in the docu-series will be played by KB Motsilanyane and Bahumi Madisakwane. Bahumi is set to play the younger version of Lebo while KB will play the singer as an adult.
The show, which premieres on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on 6 November is based on the life of the star.
According to TshisaLIVE, since the announcement, Bahumi’s social media accounts have been showered with congratulatory messages.
One of the most sentimental messages was from her dad, Somizi, who took to Instagram earlier this week, to praise his daughter.
In his post Somizi said his daughter’s role was not an accident or coincidence and that she was born to be a star.
“It is not a coincidence. Not an accident. Not a mistake. No surprise. That you’re playing this role. It was written in the stars from day one.”
Somizi recalled the moment Lebo first met Bahumi as a little girl and how she loved little Bahumi like her own child.
“I remember the first time she met you and screamed ‘oh my word I have a daughter’ and from that day she called you her daughter because of the striking resemblance.”
Somizi encouraged Bahumi to make the role her own and promised his support always.
“Take this role baby girl. Own it. Run with it. I’ll be cheering on the sidelines.”
About three weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Somizi came to Bahumi’s defense after City Press revealed that Bahumi and singer Kelly Khumalo were set to star on the project.
Some people were not impressed by Bahumi landing the role and claimed she did not have enough experience. Others suggested that she only got the job because she was Somizi’s daughter.
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