The Lebo Mathosa biopic, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story, premiers tonight [Wednesday, 6 November 2019] on BET Africa (DStv channel 129). Mathosa died in a car crash on 23 October 2006.
“The Lebo Mathosa biopic is a first of its kind for BET Africa and we are excited to tell this authentic story of a legend and a diva who culturally inspired an entire generation,” said Monde Twala, vice president for MTV, MTV Base and BET at Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa).
“This is a true celebration of black excellence and we are proud to capture and share this amazing story. Lebo was a people’s person, her legacy needs to live on for future generations.”
The six part mini-series depicts the life and times of one of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians who embodied South African music like no other artist of her generation. From the stage to her personal life, much reported on by the tabloid press, Mathosa was a force of nature loved and envied by all who followed her too short but impactful life.
It stars KB Motsilanyane as the adult Mathosa, and Bahumi Madisakwane who brought the young Lebo to life. Also in the series are
Connie Chume playing Ma Mathosa, veteran actor Peter Sephuma as Pa Mathosa, iconic actor Sello Maake Ka Ncube as the family pastor, award winning actress Charmaine Mtinta and choreographer Khabonina Qubeka. 3sum’s Amstel as well as actors, Nyanyiso Dzedze and Jet Novuka join the cast in supporting roles.
The series was a collaborative effort between BET Africa and Ochre Media together with the Gauteng Film Commission and the Department of Trade and Industry.
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