- Mandla N has shared that he and his team want to build the biggest film studio in Africa
- The actor and director revealed that the studio they are currently working on with his Black Brain partners is based in West Rand
- Mandla N and Black Brain have bagged their first telenovela Diep City which is set to premiere on Monday, 5 April
Actor and director Mandla N is on a mission to build the biggest studio in Africa. The award-winning thespian said the studio he wants to complete is based in West Rand, Gauteng.
Mandla has directed and acted in epic shows such as City Ses'La, Ses'Top La and Lockdown. The star and his partners at Black Brain Pictures recently bagged their first ever telenovela titled Diep City.
Mandla, who has been in the television industry for the past 20 years, explained to Daily Sun recently that they decided to build their own facility instead of hiring studios.
He expressed that they struck a deal with Power Park Studios to manage the studio they are building.
Mandla took to Instagram recently to share that Diep City will make its debut on Mzansi Magic on Monday, 5 April. He shared a teaser of the show and captioned it:
"The wait is finally over!!! This is a groundbreaking moment for the Black Brain family. We turn 20 years old this year, and what better way to celebrate this milestone, than with presenting to you, our first Telenovela - Diep City!!!"
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Dawn Thandeka King is moving to a new set, new cast and new television show. The star has reportedly decided to leave Uzalo and been given a role in a new series titled Diep City.
At the time, the telenovela was known as Diepsloot. The actress left the cast of Uzalo which she had been a part of for four seasons.
There had been rumours of Uzalo doing a new-and-improved angle on the show but reports from industry insiders implied that King left before the latest season began filming.
In addition, when celebrity commentator Phil Mphela reported the news he referred to Dawn Thandeka King as a "former Uzalo star", which only fuelled rumours that she had already exited the show. The new series that Dawn reportedly joined is produced by Black Brain Pictures.
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