- Rapper Gigi Lamayne wants the Shaka Zulu TV series to be put on Netflix
- Gigi wants the royalties of the show to be given to late actor Henry Cele's family if it makes it on Netflix
- Cele played the role of Shaka Zulu in the series about the king of the Zulus named Shaka
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Gigi Lamayne has called for the 1986 Shaka Zulu series to be put on Netflix. The award-winning Mzansi rapper wants the epic TV show to be streamed on Netflix so that late actor Henry Cele's family can benefit from it. Cele won the hearts of many peeps with his acting skills and the way he slayed the role of Shaka Zulu in the series.
The musician took to Twitter on Heritage Day, 24 September to share that the series deserves a spot on Netflix. Netflix is a streaming service that offers a wide variety of TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and more. Gigi wrote:
"Put #ShakaZulu on @Netflix and give Henry Cele's family the royalties. Retweet till it gets to the Powers that be!"
Shaka Zulu is a 1986 South African television series that was directed by William C Faure and written by Joshua Sinclair for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The series consists of 10 episodes of approximately 50 minutes each in duration. It is based on the story of the king of the Zulus, Shaka.
Gigi's fans shared mixed reactions to her post. Check out some of their comments below:
"What about the family's of the behind the scenes crew? The supporting actors? Surely Shaka's family shouldn't be the only family benefiting."
"They may not get even cent depending on who owns the production and the contracts T&Cs for the actors way back then. You are in the entertainment industry and should know better, not so?"
"There's a new law being drafted in South Africa called the Copyright Amendment Bill. If that is passed, his family will be entitled to a fair share of the royalties!"
"Apparently it's not even the correct version of our Shaka."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that action movie star Vin Diesel recently took to social media to share that he has dropped a new song titled Feel Like I Do. The Fast & Furious actor has proven that he is not only good at acting and directing movies.
His announcement surprised many tweeps who had no idea he could also sing. The star's fans flooded his comment section with mixed reactions following his post. Diesel also shared a link to his new song when he made the announcement on Twitter on Friday, 25 September.
The joint can be streamed on music streaming platform, Spotify. Diesel posted: "Hope you... FEEL LIKE I DO... All love, always."
Most people have shared that the single is hot and have praised Diesel for producing a great track. Ond fan @HockeyOMC said:
"Dude this is really nice. Not big into EDM, but really enjoyed this tune. Good on you for pursuing a new creative outlet on a large scale at this stage in your career. Takes courage and dedication. Well done sir."
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