- Late gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane's son, Mawenza, has made his acting debut
- Mawenza portrayed the character of Jack Junior in the movie titled Red Candle
- The young Ncwane was cast in the movie based on his talent, according to the director and producer of the movie
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There's another star in the making in the Ncwane family.
Late gospel star Sfiso Ncwane's son, Mawenza, has bagged his first acting role in a film.
Mawenza, 12, made his acting debut in the movie titled Red Candle earlier this year. He portrayed the role of Jack Junior, the son of Jackson Mthembu. Mthembu is an investment analyst who runs a successful company.
Director and producer Ndaba Ka Ngwane confirmed to Daily Sun that the young Ncwane was cast based on his talent.
"He did a self-tape audition and we cast him based on his talent. He proved to be a gifted boy and taking him was very easy."
Ndaba said of Mawenza's role in the movie:
"His role is that of a young boy in a family. He then encounters a difficult situation and has to make tough decisions. This is because of a complicated relationship between his parents."
The movie was shot in Pietermaritzburg, the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and parts of Johannesburg.
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The young star's fans enjoyed the movie.
"Congratulations baby boy, your daddy looks down and keeps smiling, keep shining."
"I did enjoy the movie."
"Yes we enjoyed. Proud of you Sfiso Junior."
"Definitely! So proud of you."
According to ZAlebs, the young actor in an Instagram Live Q&A this week explained to his fans how he landed the role in the film.
"I went to an agency so I started doing try-outs for the movie I shot and also I was in a Clientele ad."
Brielfy.co.za has reported that Sfiso Ncwane's smash hit won the Song of the Year Award at the SABC Crown Awards, Record of the Year award at the 19th MTN South African Music Awards in 2013, and AGMA Award in London.
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