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Dineo Nchabeleng

Dineo Nchabeleng

Dineo Nchabeleng was born in Pretoria and spent most of her childhood in the Eastrand, where she completed her nursery and primary schooling. She later completed her high schooling at the National School of Arts, majoring in classical music. Her career began at the young age of 7, making her among the few budding child stars in SA at the time.

Dineo Nchabeleng kick started her career with international feature films My Brother The Egg & Beat The Drum (won over 20 international film awards). She then went on to presenting on Sabc 1’s yo.tv : Blue Couch and Sabc 2’s School Tv.

After a few years of working her way up, she made it onto South Africa’s biggest soapie (at the time) Generations. Dineo Nchabeleng quickly became a ‘house hold favorite’ and after 4 years on the soapie she ventured onto new things. End Game (sabc 1 political thriller series), Dream World S2 (SABC 1 rom com), Thandeka’s Diary (SABC 1 comedy), Family Secrets (SABC 1 drama) and Soul City are amongst the shows she later went on to be a part of on the SABC show roll.

From budding child star to lead role on award winning Ring Of Lies (Mzansi Magic telenovela S1 & S2) and #FeesMustFall activist character on another award winning show Lockdown (Mzansi Magic series S3). The Magic In Motion academy produced a popular movie called ‘Sofa Silahlane’ where Dineo Nchabeleng and fellow ‘Ring of Lies’ co-star Bohang Moeko, tell a tragic love story with the pair as leads and veteran actors like Seputla Sebogodi amongst them.

She also played a character on Etv’s Gold Diggers (S2) alongside the likes of Owen Sejake and Clementine Mosimane.

Dineo Nchabeleng has had a consistent career in prime time television and continues to entertain viewers all while being a mother to her daughter. She is currently 31 years old and recently featured on EVOD SA original action feature film ‘Whatever It Takes’ as lead, which has won a SAFTA 2023 in the category: Best Made For TV Movie. She was also recently featured in two Mzansi Original Movies: Mjolo Ke Pandemic and UmshadoWethu. Behind the camera, Dineo is a creative and working to make a name in the production side of the industry.

For bookings or more information on Dineo, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku

Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku

Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku, better known as Nirvana Nokwe, is a performance artist of varied disciplines. The star is trained singer, actor, music producer, model, and filmmaker. Having had a commercial background in print, advertising, film, as well as a heavy handed experience in broadcasting, performance art and music, her aims are to create an audio-visual experience, through her brand, encompassing beauty, high art, fashion and performance. Nirvana’s storytelling is intimate, truthful and, quite literally, out of this world with her ethereal sounds and deep passions for astrology.

Her personal brand encapsulates the modern day intellectualised dreamer, reflecting on the complexities of life and her place in the world. While she is Johannesburg born, she identifies more with her years in KwaMashu and Lamtonville, Durban. Her family is rooted in the arts, making it possible for Nirvana to have participated in the entertainment industry at 4-years-old as a professional. By the age of 10, Nirvana understood what she was doing in entertainment and concluded that she wanted to continue pursuing a career in the arts.

Through Amajika Youth and Children Arts, a school founded by mother and grandparents Tu, Patty and Alfred Nokwe, Nirvana participated in the Umoja Cultural Flying Carpet and more recently the Los Spirido Del Pianetta festival in Italy. At the Arts and Culture Festivals, Nirvana competed as part of the Zulu tribe delegation to represent the Zulu heritage. These cultural exchange experiences have influenced Nirvana’s creative direction towards her solo projects.Since her start in the industry, Nirvana contributed to music for advertisements, in addition to background music for films, and has participated in voice over work. Marilyn Nokwe, former member of Mango Groove, mentored and introduced Nirvana to the world of commercial and cinematic audio production. Nirvana’s vocal contributions can be found in productions alongside South African musicians like the late great Hugh Masekela, Shaluza Max, and Busi Mhlongo.

As a solo artist, she began her career on SoundCloud with the release of The Travel Playlist. Her debut EP, Cosmic Bae Trilogy III saw her flex her writing chops with subject matters that sought the intersection of astrology and love. In addition, it was her first foray into producing herself. Nirvana’s musical subject composition draws on the cultures she encountered during her time overseas at arts and culture festivals. However it is her relationship with her father that has informed much of her melancholy subject material. Due to his battle with stage 2 Bipolar Disorder, Bheki Mseleku, renowned UK based South African jazz musician, was absent for a large part of Nirvana’s life. His absence has influenced her understanding of love and her interpersonal relationships, as best seen in songs like Medusa and Waiting. Granted, melancholy is not to be inferred from her production, as she often juxtaposes her written subject material with uptempo compositions, such as her house collaboration with DJ Tefo for Emaweni, and features on Okmalumkoolkat’s 2022 release Ushukela ETiyeni album as well as Kid X’s Father of Zen. She has recently graced stages such as #RoadToAfrochella, among acclaimed artists such as Focalistic, Daliwonga, Gyackie and Young Stunna, an activation of world renowned annual Music Festival Afrochella happening in Ghana.

In addition to singing and writing her music, she produces most of her music, a legacy of her time at the Academy of Sound Engineering. Most notably, her participation in 5FM’s 5Live online-streamed performance of Desmond and the Tutus. Her responsibilities included rigging the multi camera setup as well as the live vision mixing of the performance. She’s gone on to fulfil similar roles for the Thabo Mbeki Foundation, The Gender Mainstreaming Awards, and more. As an actress, she’s acted on the Netflix production Justice Served, BBC Family production of Quarx. Showmax’s short film, Pretty’s Daughter, and scored roles on shows like Generations The Legacy and Ngempela. Throughout her career, Nirvana Nokwe has committed to telling stories and translating them through audio-visual mediums. It is for this reason that events like One Night In Nirvana, a collaborative concert experience with Curiocity, became a milestone for her in 2019. Emphasising the importance of experiencing euphoria through music by engaging all sensory points, Nirvana hosted and produced the show in Maboneng as to cultivate a personal and intimate relationship with people who enjoyed her music. In conjunction with creating a her country’s first Models Guild, she plans to utilise the NFT space, to create formidable ecosystems and platforms for the advocacy of the evolution of model rights and presence.

Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku stars as leading lady Sihle Biyela in her break out role on the internationally acclaimed Showmax Original ‘Outlaws’. as well as the rivetting crime thriller ‘‘Red Ink’ as BusiMhlongo. Nirvana is also started as A$AP Rocky’s mother in the groundbreaking music video ‘GANGSTA’ by the Free Nationals, A$AP Rocky & Anderson Paak.

For bookings or more information on Nirvana, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Emmanuel Castis

Emmanuel Castis

Emmanuel Castis is a seasoned professional in the entertainment  industry. Emmanuel has performed across the globe in various productions and across various mediums.

Emmanuel is a SAFTA AWARD Winning actor, who became a household name playing Steve Stethakis on the popular Soap opera Isidingo.

Since then he has performed in various television shows and films, in South Africa, The United States, the UK and Norway, a few of which were on Etv’s Scandal and Broken Vows, SABC’s Erfsondes and 7de Laan, ABC’s General Hospital and NBC’s Days of Our Lives,  HBO Cinemax’s Warrior and  MNET’s Trackers.

Emmanuel has also performed in the global touring company of the Broadway hit, Jersey Boys. He was part of the developmental cast of the Broadway Musical Mandela, which has just done a season off the West End in London. He is currenlty playing Sam Carmichael, in the hit Musical Mamma Mia.

He is also a singer- songwriter, having released an Album, South of Nowhere.  He has performed at events across the  globe with his  band Dalliance, and as a guest artist in the US band, Vanity Fair.

For bookings or more information on Emmanuel, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Kitso Moremi

Kitso Moremi

Kitso Moremi is an experienced voice artist, podcast host and content creator who is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. His versatile voice has contributed to work for the likes of Tik Tok, Bains Whiskey and The National Lottery.

He started his career in the world of advertising and over the years, became a multi-award-winning sound engineer, bringing to life iconic moments from some of the most memorable brands.  Kitso is comfortable both behind the mic and in front of the camera. He co-founded the critically-acclaimed The Sobering Podcast, now streaming in partnership with the Revolt Podcast Network in America.

With a dynamic range in voice deliveries, Kitso awaits your direction to deliver your script to satisfaction.

For bookings or more information on Kitso, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Nash Makado – CPT

Nash Makado - CPT

Nash Makado is a film and media practitioner and voice artist. As a voice artist, he has recorded TV and radio commercials, played audiobook and video game characters, and narrated documentary inserts and videos. His career as a voice artist started from peers and friends telling him that he had a great voice for radio. He then decided to give it a chance, using his social media to record fun voice-over videos. These videos quickly gained traction, showcasing his versatility and range across various genres, from animated character voices to compelling narrations.

Encouraged by the positive feedback, he invested in professional audio equipment and built a home studio to produce higher quality work. Networking with other professionals in the field, he began to land small gigs, which gradually led to more significant opportunities. His persistence and passion for voice acting not only opened doors to work with renowned brands and studios but also established him as a sought-after voice talent in the industry.

For bookings or more information on Nash, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Zama Jimba – CPT

Zama Jimba - CPT

Zama Jimba is a seasoned voiceover artist with vast amounts of experience and a rich background in music as a Hip-Hop artist.

Zama draws from his abilities as a performer allowing for seamless script interpretation and minimal to no direction. His professionalism has seen him build and solidify strong bonds and relationships with some heavy hitters and key players in the industry.

Testimonials:

Zama is a great choice for your production as either an announcer or a character in both English and isiXhosa. Mellifluous voice, on time, takes direction - a voice professional.
And he’s a great rapper too....”
 

Arnold Vermaak, Sound Engineer, DJ, Producer - We Love Jam 

“I’ve recorded Zama on many projects over the years and he has never come up short in the booth. He is both a versatile voice artiste and actor with an instinctive grasp of what the copy requires from his performance. His has considerable range and professional work ethic makes it easy to recommend him with confidence.” 

Hannes Burger, Sound Designer - We Love Jam Studios 

HOME STUDIO SET UP:

  1. MacBook Air macOS Monterey, Version 12.7.2, Early 2015
  1. Focusrite Interface/Soundcard
  1. Scarlett Studio Microphone & Scarlett Studio Headphones
  2. Kaotica eyeball and Pop Shield

 

For bookings or more information on Zama, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Luc Mes

Luc Mes

Luc is an extraordinarily talented and professional voice artist and actor who stepped into the world of film and acting at the remarkable age of one. His first glimpse of the industry came about when he crawled onto a film set for a captivating Panado TV commercial, sparking his lifelong love for the art of filmmaking. Over the course of a decade, Luc has passionately developed his skills, captivating audiences through his appearances in TV commercials and exceptional voice-over work.

When he was merely 4 years old, he secured the role of the Enterprise voice, lending his voice exclusively to record radio ads for their products for an impressive 3-year duration. Luc's incredible talent has been showcased in TV commercials for renowned brands such as FNB, Standard Bank, and Edgars, leaving a lasting impact on viewers. His most recent accomplishment involves his remarkable work for Nissan, signifying his continuous growth in the field of voice-over. With a family background entrenched in the TV and film industry, including a cinematographer father and producer mother, Luc has been immersed in recording studios and film sets from a young age. It is within the confines of an audio booth that Luc finds pure joy, making it his ultimate happy place!

His exceptional ability to seamlessly embrace and take direction and effortlessly infuse his voice with a smile, be it for a soft sell or a hard sell, sets him apart in his craft. Fuelling his passion, Luc holds a deep love for animation, particularly anime, and his enthusiasm extends to the world of gaming. Alongside his creative endeavours, he treasures his feline companions (Alfi & Uyi) and nurtures a lifelong dream of becoming the iconic voice behind a world-famous animated character. Being a world famous actor is of course part of the package too.

For bookings or more information on Luc, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Alexander Maniatis – CPT

Alexander Maniatis - CPT

Born on 27 December 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa, Alexander studied drama at the Pretoria Arts Campus; Tshwane University of Technology. He is known for his role as the devious villain; the captain of The Black Cat Pirates; Captain Kuro, also known as, Klahadore in the critically acclaimed Netflix live action adaptation of ONE PIECE (2023).

His career as an actor kicked off in 2016 and since then has covered a wide range of genres where he portrays diverse roles; drama (Love, Lies and Hybrids etc), comedy (Asseblief en Dankie etc) and action (ICE -Season 2 etc). Maniatis also works as a voice artist and a musician (vocals, piano and guitar).

For bookings or more information on Alexander, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Nolwazi Shange

Nolwazi Shange

Nolwazi Shange, is a SAFTA award winning actress & Casting Director who hails from Durban and studied Drama at The Durban Institute of Technology and hold a Bachelors’ Degree in Marketing & Communications from AAA School of Advertising. She has appeared in well-known programs such as Mtunzini.com as well as the portrayal of Precious in A Place Called Home, Soul City 10, the multi-award winning Intersexions, Single Guys, Zabalaza, Mzansi Love 3 and the international award-winning film Otelo Burning. She also presented Restyle My Style on SABC 2.

Nolwazi was nominated for a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Ntombi in Intersexions Season 1, and nominated for Best Actress on the AMVCA (Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards) 2013 and Pan African Actress at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards for Otelo Burning. In 2010, she was awarded with a SAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for A Place Called Home. True to her diverse nature, Nolwazi also worked as a Casting Director, casting for Intersexions II, Nothing For Mahala, The Chemo Club and Farewell Ella Bella.

Her most celebrated television casting work include MTV Shuga, AboMama, Umlilo, Umkhokha: The Curse, Ndebele drama, Komkhulu, Mzansi Wethu’s first telenovela Sbongile & the Dlaminis and the multi-award winning soap opera Rhythm City. Nolwazi has a vested interest in the business of entertainment, and was honoured at the Clermont Legends Award for representing her hometown.

For bookings or more information on Nolwazi, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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Dippy Padi

Dippy Padi

Dippy Padi is a dynamic force in the entertainment industry with a multifaceted career spanning; acting, singing, voice over and presenting, Dippy captivates audiences with her undeniable talent and magnetic presence.

Recognized for her compelling performances, Dippy has left an indelible mark on screen with her recurring roles in hit TV shows such as Adulting on Showmax, Soon Comes Night, and How To Ruin Christmas on Netflix, solidifying her status as a sought-after actress in the industry.

Beyond her acting prowess, Dippy has seamlessly transitioned into the world of music, collaborating with esteemed artists and even hosting her own music television show, showcasing her versatility and passion for the arts.

Dippy's journey to success is underlined by her dedication to her craft and extensive training. A graduate of the National School of the Arts and AFDA, where she specialized in Live Performance, Dippy has honed her skills to perfection, earning acclaim for her performances on stage and screen alike.

Her versatility extends beyond the camera, as Dippy is also celebrated for her exceptional talent as a voice-over artist. From bringing beloved characters to life, such as Zoe in Takalani Sesame, to lending her captivating voice as the ADR narrator for Netflix's Blood and Water Season 3 & 4, Dippy's vocal range and emotive delivery captivate audiences.

Dippy Padi continues to inspire and captivate with her unparalleled talent by leaving an enduring mark on the entertainment landscape with every performance, as she continues to explore new avenues and push creative boundaries, Dippy remains a shining beacon of excellence in the entertainment industry.

For bookings or more information on Dippy, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.

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