Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
South African seasoned actor, Menzi Ngubane is making a big come back on television if the recent media reports are anything to go by. Ngubane played the role of S’busiso Dlomo on Generations and was part of the 16 actors fired by Mfundi Vundla in August 2014 amid contractual and salary disputes.
Sunday World reports that Ngubane approached e-tv for a job and got a nod. He was expected to form part of the line-up of the new telenovela, Ashes to Ashes but was temporarily excluded from the launch to afford him time to focus on his health after the recent kidney transplant.
“They gave him a few months to get his health back in order and [he] would probably be unveiled as a surprise addition to one of the new dramas [either Ashes to Ashes or Zibonise],” explained a source.
When pressed for comments, the channel was forthcoming with the informing regarding Ngubane possibly joining one of e-tv’s new dramas.
“We constantly need to engage with the very best local talent, and Menzi is one of the greatest local actors and it would be an honour to work with him.
“It is our understanding that he is still recovering and we wish him a speedy recovery,” e-tv spokesperson, Matla-Rapulana Ragoasha told the newspaper.
Ngubane could neither confirm nor deny the allegations. At this stage, he said, his priority is with his health and will discuss work related matters once he’s fully recovered
“I can only talk about work related things after the process. These stories are going to disturb me and that’s not what I want at the moment,” he said.
What about Katlego Danke, is she also joining Ashes to Ashes?
Only last week, an online media site, Quench SA alleged that Katlego Danke could also be joining Ashes to Ashes. Danke played the role of Dineo Mashaba on Generations and was fired [alongside 15 other colleagues] from the soapie while on maternity leave.
Danke is currently on maternity leave bonding with her first born. However, she has since hinted out that she will not turn down the offer if approached to join the e-tv family. Or she’s already on the set of Ashe of Ashes. Is she?
What Danke said or done on twitter
- Nambitha Mpumlwana is on the payroll of Ashes to Ashes. She plays the role on Mandlakazi, the family matriarch.
- Despite the fact that Danke and Mpumlwana have been colleagues on Generations for years; the two recently followed each other on twitter.
- They have been retweeting each other’s tweets.
- When one fan @TshepoKgakane asked “@KatlegoDanke could we see you in e-tv’s new soap #AshestoAshes?
- Katlego Danke responded “@TshepoKgakane unfortunately not. But please do support my colleagues.”
- When Nambitha posted on twitter “It’s an extra special Sunday! Watch exclusive first preview of Ashes to Ashes on E-TV at 20:00, the post gained Katlego’s favour and endorsed it with a RETWEET.
- Another fan tweeted, and Danke retweeted. “Kodwa why isn’t @KatlegoDanke part of the anticipated new show #AshestoAshes. It would’ve been nice, but I hope she joins eventually…
- …To which Danke replied “@ZandieyM .. eyM nke replied “ope she joins eventually. to AshestoAshes. It would’urn down the offer if appraoched twitteraw thanks for the support and belief in me.”
Pictures: Drum magazine
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
Nominees for the annual Royalty Soapie Awards have been revealed. The event, set to take place on Saturday 28 March 2015 will see some of the South African television heavyweights competing for the Royalty honour.
For the first time in history, this year with see e.tv’s soap operas, Rhythm City and Scandal take part in the awards. This is because the channel boycotted the Royalty awards in 2014 citing lack of clarity with the objectives of the awards.
Scandal! and Isibaya are the two lead soap operas with 16 nominees each, followed by SABC 2 Afrikaans programme, 7de Laan with only 14 nominees. Controversial Generations got a zilch nominee. Which means Generations won’t be participating in all the categories with the exception of “most popular soapie of the year” category.
The following categories are open to the public to vote for their preferred candidates. Mr TV Police lists the nominees and selects the candidates he will be voting for.
Outstanding Lead Actor
Motlatsi Mafatshe as Sechaba in Isidingo
Siyabonga Thwala as Mpiyakhe in Isibaya
Theodore Jantjies as Xander in 7de Laan
Vusi Kunene as Jefferson in Isidingo
Zane Meas as Neville in 7de Laan
Outstanding Lead Actress
Kgomotso Christopher as Katlego in Isidingo
Marjorie Langa as Gloria in Scandal!
Masasa Mbangeni as Thembeka in Scandal!
Thembi Nyandeni as Mkabayi in Isibaya
Vinette Ebrahim as Charmaine in 7de Laan
Outstanding Male Villain
Andre Lotter as Liamle in Villa Rosa
Robert Whitehead as Barker in Isidingo
Sello Maake ka-Ncube as Lucas in Scandal!
Vusi Kunene as Bhekifa in Isibaya
Wilhelm van der Walt as Tyrone in 7de Laan
Outstanding Female Villain
Dawn Matthews as Shakira in Scandal!
Jo da Silva as Gita in 7de Laan
Mampho Brescia as Iris in Isibaya
Therese Benade as Astrid in Villa Rosa
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Andile Sithole as Ndumiso in Scandal!
Bongani Gumede as Mandla in Isibaya
Jody Abrahams as Marcel in Scandal!
Kaz McFadden as Dewald in 7de Laan
Zakhele Mabasa as S’khaleni in Isibaya
NO VOTE from Mr. TV Police in this category
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Dorette Potgieter as Wanda in Villa Rosa
Mampho Brescia as Iris in Isibaya
Mapaseka Koetle as Dintle in Scandal!
Natasha Sutherland as Layla in Scandal!
Nomzamo Mbatha as Thandeka in Isibaya
Andile Gumbi as Zweli in Isibaya
Buhle Samuels as Matshidiso in Muvhango
Fulu Mugovhani as Anzani in Scandal!
Izak Davel as Bradley in Isidingo
Tessa Holloway as Sonja in 7de Laan
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
Apparently bones have been thrown and sangomas spoke- controversial Kelly Khumalo is a cursed woman. To get rid of the bad luck overshadowing her life, she needs to be cleansed. A traditional ritual has to be performed for her, sangomas advised.
But Ms Khumalo who is a stern believer in Jesus Christ rubbished off the suggestions. In an interview with Samantha Cowen of Talk Radio 702, Kelly spoke candidly about her private life, music career, the Yvonne Chaka Chaka saga, scandalous media reports, Senzo and his family, The Juice reported.
Kelly explained that she regards herself as one of the highly favoured people in South Africa.
“I don’t think I’m cursed. I have never felt cursed…I am one of the most blessed people in the country. I used to dream of being a successful musician and now my song is sitting at the top five most played songs in SA,” she said.
But the success of Asine, the very song Kelly brags about, is a source of pain for other people. Yvonne Chaka Chaka is up in arms claiming that Kelly and Chicco are charming the fans the wrong way.
But Kelly remains unfazed. She lambasted Chaka Chaka for opting to go to the media instead of approaching her to resolve the matter in a polite manner. If Chaka Chaka is still contemplating on contacting Kelly about the Asine saga, Kelly is simply not interested anymore.
“I recorded the song (Asine) in April last year and it went on radio in August. I saw media reports that Yvonne said the song was hers, but it’s a totally different song and that song belongs to Chicco Twala. There’s no confusion.
“She should have approached Chicco if she had a problem instead of going to the media. If she had said she wanted a meeting, I would’ve said yes, let’s go and meet with Chicco. I respect her. But I wouldn’t go now. I think it’s gone the wrong route.
Although Kelly has plenty of good things to say about her deceased boyfriend, Senzo Meyiwa, however the same cannot be said about his family. Ms Khumalo claims that she has no relationship with the Meyiwa family and wishes not to know them.
“People close to me know how much I loved Senzo and still love him and wouldn’t do anything to harm him in any way.
“I don’t know them (the Meyiwa family). I don’t wish to know them. I have a blessing, Thingo, and it is my responsibility to protect her from anything negative. That’s my duty,” she said.
So what about the dating rumours? Kelly rubbished off the media allegations as nothing but a blatant lie aimed at pushing the sales.
“No [I am not dating]. But the media will build whatever sells their papers and magazines. I’m a good seller apparently.”
Picture: Daily Sun
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
The time is 20:30 on Tuesday 17 February and a new telenovela which has entered into its second week is playing on SABC 1. Millions of South Africans are glued to their television screens watching yet another gripping episode of the KZN based production, Uzalo.
Only a few minutes into the show, the character of CG appears on our screens. CG is a typical gay man. He is lively and energetic. But over and above, CG likes attention and he will do everything to make sure his presence is noticed or felt.
‘Everything’ means ‘everything’. It can’t be that vague. If it means adding up extra spice to sound out of tune so that his voice can stand out among his choir peers, so be it- CG will easily pull that stunt. He’s a go getter. When he wants something, he goes for it. He refuses to back down.
After last night’s episode of Uzalo, many people were left wondering who the talented guy that has brought so much zeal and amusement on television is. Mr TV Police can’t deny it- the guy has the Somizi Mhlongo’s vava-voom spirit. Whether you like him or not, his energy will make you laugh in a nice way.
The character of CG is played by Khaya dladla from KZN province. His profile says he’s a performing artist, and can sing and dance as well. He went to Brettonwood High School and later enrolled at a college to study marketing and media related courses.
Mr TV Police would like to wish this new promising talent in our television industry the best of luck. Grow your career my dear. We want to see you enjoying a lot of screen time, not because you are from KZN and have healthy dreadlocks, but because you got talent and talented people like you ought to have a space in our industry.
Any rational human being who understands the decorum of the entertainment industry will agree with me that you are the next “it boy” of Mzansi, if you maintain the hype of course. Keep the fans singing your praises, offers will come pouring in. That’s how it works.
Pictures: Twitter & LinkedIn.
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
While Generations is making the legacy of new storylines and plot, Muvhango, on the other hand, is making the legacy of +6 million viewership and has roped in one of their controversial characters, Thifhelimbilu to come be part of the moving train again. Joking. Or maybe not.
On a serious note, the character of Thifhelimbilu (real name Suzan Ravuku) will be back on our small screens this coming March. Mr TV Police is excited. He likes Fheli because of her talent.
But the return of Fheli begs a question, how did she come out of prison? The last time we saw her on our screens she was in prison wearing a sky blue dress; and contrary to what Susan may have envisaged; Fheli showed no remorse before the warder whisked her away.
So, three months down the line, what happed? How did Fheli become a free woman again? Mr TV Police thinks he’s got the answers. But first let’s connect the dots to make sense of the situation.
- Fheli and her infamous companion, Mama are a syndicate operating the “royal blood for muti” campaign.
- When Sargent Neshehe handcuffed Mama, she remained unfazed claiming that the following day she will be out of prison due to her supernatural powers.
- If Mama can pull such a stunt, what stops sesi Fheli?
- Fheli arrived at the royal house and got everyone fooled.
- Since 2006, Susan and Pfulwani have been staying under the same roof and the two had a strong bond. They loved each other’s children as theirs.
- But Fheli, in a blink of an eye, managed to turn the two ladies against each other.
- It wasn’t long before the royal house was converted into the WWE Venda Wrestling Mania, of course with Fheli as the biased judge serving own purposes.
- On the day Muvhango was kidnapped, Fheli was apparently out of Thate and yet all the evidence points to her as the kidnapper.
- Fheli outmanoeuvred a mob vying for Susan’s blood. (Muvhango, we are still waiting for Susan’s justice. What happened to her was anti-feminism at its best and criminalisation of poor African woman).
- Back at the royal house, sesi Fheli outwitted Azwindini and Pfulwani.
- Before they knew it, Fheli was nowhere to be found. How she left the royal house, is still the question on everyone’s lips.
Mr TV Police says:
Taking into consideration Fheli’s history of duping and outsmarting the people around her, she may have pulled the same stunt in prison. Sargent Neshehe and co proved to be a bunch of useless men in blue uniform. With someone as sharp minded as Fheli, it will be easy to deceive them.
Let’s wait to see how the story unfolds. Muvhango is on SABC 2 at 9 PM from Monday-Friday.
Picture: Drum Magazine.
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
A controversial show, hosted by a controversial celebrity with a controversial pastor as a guest can only mean one thing “a controversial topic”- and that’s exactly what happened when the infamous township pastor, Mbhoro got invited to a chat with Ms Khanyi Mbau on e-tv’s Katch it with Khanyi.
Khanyi, using her charm and sassiness, sucked the controversial and juicy details out of Mbhoro. In fact the chemistry between the two was undeniable as they appeared to epitomize the same energy and vava-voom!
The two have a lot in common. As pastor Mbhoro said, he and Khanyi are the products of public scrutiny. “Controversy makes you powerful and your competition becomes scared of you,” Pastor Mbhoro said of himself and Khanyi.
The EFF aligned pastor is synonymous to controversy. His rise to prominence was plagued with many scandals, with many people claiming that Pastor Mbhoro was a ‘Satanist’ with the super natural powers invested in his nails.
But Mbhoro (real name Paseka Motsoeneng), who was forthcoming with the information, downplayed the allegations. He told Ms Mbau that his long nails are a gift. Even if he cut them, they grow very fast. In fact, his father had even longer and stronger nails. Perhaps it is only safe to say he took after his father.
Mbau and Mbhoro also talked about the controversial “biscuits” debacle. “Biscuits” is an informal term for a “vigina” in Mbhoro’s world. It was alleged that pastor Mbhoro touched women’s private parts when praying for them.
In what could be interpreted as a way of justifying his actions, Mbhoro told his host that when praying for people, he lays hands on the affected areas. For example, when praying for somebody who suffers from a headache, he will obviously lay his hands on the victim’s head. When one suffers from biscuitACHE (vaginal problems), that’s no exception, he will lay his hands on the affected part.
Pastor Mbhoro Picture: Drum Magazine
Tilo ngwana Rashaka Mokgopo
The message is simple and straight to the point: “give us Thembeni and Jelinah or kiss goodbye our support.” This ultimatum was given to Culture Spears by the fans who threatened to boycott the group if their demands are not met.
Culture Spears is the brain child of Kabelo Mogwe who pitched the idea to his childhood-turned-estranged-friend Thembeni Ramosetheng. Although skeptical at first citing lack of resources especially with finance, Thembeni finally agreed to the idea of joining forces with best friend Kabelo.
Great! Two enthusiastic gentlemen with big dreams. Kabelo is a good singer in his own rights. Thembeni, also, is a great singer. His voice is rich and mesmerizing. Surely these gentlemen will make a great duo. But what about a female voice to make it a trio?
That’s when Magdeline Lesolebe (now Mogwe) first came into the picture. When Kabelo first heard Magdeline sing, he couldn’t think twice, he wanted Magdeline to join them. The three came together, rehearsed and went into the studio to record their first album “Korone” that will soon take Botswana by storm with the hit tracks of the likes of ‘Selonyana’, ‘Mmadikokwana’, ‘Phala’ and ‘Serudi sa pula’.
But of course the fourth member, Jelinah Mokgwatlheng was with Culture Spears from the early days, going up and down with the group. She played a vital role and was a true soldier of the group. She contributed immensely in composing and song writing, music video concepts and dance moves among others.
But with Jelinah, the group was faced with a difficult challenge- she had chronic illnesses and that would mean Magdeline was the only female dancer in her absence. Because Jelinah was the great dancer (and versatile) full of energy, Culture Spears did not want to lose her. Plus Jelinah was not about to quit after she had worked hard to build the group in her capacity as one of the founding members and a shareholder.
That’s when Lydia Oile (who will soon take over as the favourite dancer, thanks to the Nchadinyana branding) was recruited to join Culture Spears. The advent of Ms Lydia brought Culture Spears to five members, 3 female dancers and 2 male dancers. To balance the equation, Mr Malaki Tapologo was roped in before the group released their best property ever, ‘Khudu’ which was their third album
In a nutshell, that’s the brief history of Culture Spears, the most sought after traditional group in the Southern African region. The greatest award winning traditional group. The best! The group that represented the Batswana Culture with pride. The perfect traditional group. But of course that was before Jelinah left the group in 2010 and brought our attention to the gory details behind the Culture Spears.
Three years down the line, another co-founder, Thembeni Ramosetheng left the group to focus on solo project amidst ongoing allegations of purging and non-payments among others. To add fuel to the raging fire, the Culture Spears married couple, Magdeline and Kabelo went ahead to record ‘Culture Spears’ fifth album called “Kulanche” without Thembeni although his image was used on the CD sleeve, apparently without his consent.
Now, fans are up in arms, demanding that Thembeni Ramosetheng and Jelinah Mokgwatlheng be reinstated in the group. IF NOT… all hell will break loose. Read what the fans had to say below:
Honourable PorshCris Katumetso Nkalafang III: Jelinah and Themebeni whr are thy without them u ar like a bird without wings bring those guys back we nid them
Ledef Hoss Baikgantsi: Truth hurts maar ga o batla go bona gore dis cul couple ya bora… watch their video o hlope tshumu tsoga eish… e hlomola pelo… ka lo rata guys but without Tembeni u aint the same.
Mjenitos Ikaneng: Le nna ga ona ha ke tsenang teng, moo ga se Culture Spears ke Couple Spears, re batla Tembeni mo teng
Max Magoda Ntalabgwe: Rragwe Zari le Jelina ba kae Mr Kabelo plz talk to us ke rona re tsenyang madi garesa itumela no more zaka Mr.
Mussa Taina Machake: First it was Jelinah nw Thembeni… and they rock shame.
Neelo S Mum Thuso: Ke le morotloetsi yo o pelo wa C/Spears ke khubama ka mangole ke kopa gore le dire DVD e ncha ya Kulanche… Dis DVD disappoint me mo ke ileng ka tsholola keledi… Hlatswa lesire ke yone e nametsang, fa e le tse dingwe ke mathata… Dirang Kulanche reloaded bathong.
Mothokwa wa ga Poopedi: Dumelang Culture Spears gale arabe dipotjiso tja bathekgo ba lena. Naa go diregang ka Thembeni?
Albert Kgabo Tlhako: You are so boring nowadays. Bring back Rra Mozara first.
Ikhehlalomlungu vus Miya: Buyisani ujelinah no Thembeni first then nizo rocker futhi.
Nosi Zizikazi Benya: Not on family spears, m sorry.