Taking to his Instagram page on Wednesday Somizi Mhlongo says that it is not a coincidence, not an accident, not a mistake and no surprise that Bahumi Madisakwane is playing the young Lebo Mathosa role.
“It is not a coincidence. Not an accident. Not a mistake. No surprise. That you playing this role. It was written in the stars from day one. I remember the first time she met you and screamed ‘oh my word I have a daughter’ and from that day on she called her daughter because of the striking resemblance. Take this role baby girl. Own it. Run with it. I’ll be cheering on the sidelines,” says Somizi Mhlongo.
On Tuesday, taking to her Instagram page, Bahumi Madisakwane says words cannot describe that she’ll be telling the story she had both dreamed and feared for telling her whole life.
“Words cannot describe… But in their best effort, telling the story I had both dreamed and feared of telling my whole life, has been one of the most humbling experiences and gifts thus far. God Thank You. You are Faithful. May You forever be glorified,” says Bahumi Madisakwane.
Bahumi says that to each person who has played a role in helping her, guiding her, and pushing her throughout the entire process is truly a blessing.
“… I would not have enjoyed this process with all the challenges it came with if God didn’t choose all of you to walk this with me. Here’s to a beautiful production, a beautiful story, and an extraordinary person I have been trusted to evoke. May her soul rest in everlasting peace,” says the young rising starlet.
Former Rhythm City actress and musician KB Motsilanyane and reality star (Living The Dream With Somizi) Bahumi Madisakwane will portray the Boom Shaka singer at various stages of her life.
According to the City Press Kelly Khumalo who was supposed to play Lebo Mathosa pulled out at the last minute from the show, with allegations that she was apparently complaining about the money she was offered.
The six-part series, Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story will begin in the heart of the 90s during the kwaito evolution when Lebo rose to iconic fame and became a celebrated South African household name and role model for the youth.
Dream – The Lebo Mathosa story will premiere on BET channel 129 in November. Catch the behind the scenes of the story on the 23rd of October on BET channel 129 at 21:30 (CAT).