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Thabang Mashiane

Thabang Mashiane is a trained actress with a BA in Live Performance which she obtained after a three-year course at Afda. Her training began in high school, at Curro Heuwelkruin, under the guidance of Nicole Senekal with the focus being in Stage Performance. She graduated high school with two prestigious awards in the creative arts, and an opportunity to perform at Woordfees 2017 through the National Arts Competition.

In the same year she started her training at AFDA: School of Creative Economy, with her major being Live Performance, throughout her studies at Afda she broadened her skills by co-writing scripts alongside Screenwriting and Directing students. She graduated with an award as Best Actor in Television 2019 and two film writer credits.

She has since continued to sharpen her acting skills while also assisting in different departments on film sets, in order to broaden her understanding of the process of filmmaking as well as starring in short films throughout the last few years.

Thabang is passionate about storytelling and the impact it has on the socio-economic climate of the world at large. She constantly working towards becoming a multi-faceted creative with strong sense of social awareness, keen skills in acting and screenwriting, and the ability to adapt to all mediums of performance with great ease, knowledge and skill.

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

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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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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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Othembele Nomgca

Othembele Nomgca was born in a small town called Flagstaff in the Eastern Cape. His family relocated to Kokstad where he was introduced to sports like rugby and opera whilst he completed his schooling and went on to Durban University of Technology to study Drama and Production Studies. He completed his diploma in 2020.

Whilst studying acting Othembele got the opportunity to be involved in shows at The Courtyard Theatre, the most notable being the Zulu Production of Usiza and Iwisa at the Johannesburg Pop Art Theatre.

Othembele received his first on camera role as Bongz on Uzalo and most recently can be seen in Mzansi Magic’s - 1802” Love Defies Time.

Othembele’s talents also extend to being the camera as a director as well as a content creator.

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

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Carol Ofori

Carol Ofori

Carol currently lives between Johannesburg, and Durban and is willing to travel for work.

Carol is an accomplished and highly regarded voice-over artist, radio presenter, TV presenter, author, and master of ceremonies. With a career spanning over 15 years, she has achieved numerous accolades and notable experiences.

In 2023, Carol received the prestigious SOVAS (Society of Voice Artists and Sciences) award, often dubbed the "Oscar for voices," in the "Africa radio" category. This recognition highlights her exceptional talent and contributions to the industry. She has lent her voice to various significant events and shows throughout her career. For instance, Carol has been the voice of the South African Music Awards, Miss South Africa voice of god, and the MTV MAMA's voice. She has also voiced many beloved brands such as Cell C, Game, Standard Bank, Dstv, Protex, Parmalat, 947, and KFM.

Not limited to voice-over work, Carol is also a Disney character who portrays the role of Manomi in Disney Plus's first African anthology series called "Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire." This demonstrates her versatility and ability to captivate audiences across different mediums.

Aside from her voice-over success, Carol has excelled as a radio presenter and TV presenter. She hosted the SABC Talk show "Raising Babies 101" for two seasons and has worked on various radio shows broadcasted on stations like 947, Radio 2000, Metro FM, and East Coast Radio. Hosting her own radio show on East Coast Radio from 9 am to 12 pm, she has earned the endearing nickname "daytime diva" from her fans.

Carol's skills extend beyond broadcasting and entertainment. She is a skilled master of ceremonies, keynote speaker, and facilitator. She has presided over numerous events, including East Coast Radio's business breakfasts, the KZN top business awards, the Face of Oceans Mall competition, and Soroptimist International events.

Furthermore, Carol is a published author of the children's book series titled "African Adventures of Sena and Katlego." The books, published by Lingua Franca Publishers, are available at leading stores and online at Amazon and Takealot. This initiative showcases her creativity and commitment to engaging with young readers.

In partnership with East Coast Radio, Carol launched "The Carol Ofori Podcast" in 2023. The podcast features conversations with seasoned professionals who share their experiences and insights or ordinary people with interesting stories to tell. This platform allows Carol to showcase her interviewing skills and engage with a diverse range of guests.

Carol holds two degrees—a journalism degree from the University of Johannesburg and a postgraduate degree in marketing management from the Vega School. Her educational background complements her professional achievements, enabling her to excel in her field.

Throughout her career, Carol has had numerous memorable moments. She has been a weekly columnist for the Witness newspaper in KwaZulu-Natal and contributed to SOUL magazine with a monthly dedicated feature. She has interviewed notable figures such as President Nelson Mandela, Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas, and American rapper Lil Kim. Additionally, she has won a Liberty Radio Award and delivered a keynote address at the international Essence Festival in Durban, among other accomplishments.

Overall, Carol Ofori is an accomplished and multi-talented individual who has made significant contributions to the voice-over industry, broadcasting, literature, and event hosting. Her versatility, professionalism, and engaging presence have solidified her reputation as one of Africa's prominent media personalities.

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

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Sthandile Nkosi

Sthandile Nkosi

Sthandile Nkosi is a Hardworking, bubbly, focused 29 year old qualified performer and actress from Pretoria, Soshanguve who considers herself as a malleable artist.  She studied Dramatic Arts at Pro Arte Alphen Park High school (2011) and graduated from Tshwane University of Technology obtaining both a Diploma and B-Tech Drama Degree in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Majoring in Directing and Scriptwriting in the final year.

As a theatre trained practitioner, she has partaken is multiple school productions namely: A Woman in Waiting as Young Thembi Mtshali (2014), Alcohol DTI Educational theatre roadshow as Xoli (2014), Dipolelo Gotswa Borwa (2015), Adaptation of Medea – Ovation Award winner (2015), Ubulution as Moloi (2016), My Dog don’t like Black people (2017), Reen Bloed Nasie (2018). Eventually, writing and directing her own play titled Ninah (2018). She began performing professionally in theatre where she played various characters on the production Saving Azania (2019).

She made her first television debut on a series Mtvbase Shuga Down South S2 (2018) as Cute girl and Manicurist. She also featured on the Netflix thriller series Dead Places (2019) undertaking the role of Mary a young maid. Sthandile appeared on Pretty’s Daughter as Amy in the NFVF Female Film slate (2019). She went on to play the supporting role of Amahle on the thriller Mzansi Magic movie: Mamodibe (2019). Sthandile has performed in the Children’s theatre piece The Revealers (2020) where she starred as the antagonist Bethany Mazibuko, which has toured around Johanesburg South Schools. Sthandile went onto tackle more serious roles on the big screen with her role as Koketso on Mzansi Magic’s Nnake (Leburugraphy picture). She can be seen on the first season of Vula Vala (2020 - Black brain Pictures), where she plays the trustworthy, streetwise yet sweet shop manager Teaspoon.

In the year 2022, she starred in the Netflix original Supernatural African based six part series The Brave Ones where she played the lead role, Ntsiki a teenage girl who is a reincarnated goddess who comes to save the township where ancestral ground is found from being gentrified.  Portraying this role, helped her acquire special skills like swimming in order to fully submerge herself for the first episode and voice over work where she learnt the importance of matching the emotions of the scenes shot with the voice qualities. In the same year, she was casted as the lead character Mbali on Evod’s production uMbali, where she played a former township beauty queen who would do anything to make money in order to maintain a life of luxury and to feed her daughter. She later joined the cast of The Queen portraying the sexy, evil, money-loving character Londiwe who plays a rival of Harriet Khoza with the hope of taking over the Drug business.

This year in 2023, Sthandile shot an advert for Benny stock cubes as the lead for the stockvel ladies and has also done a voice over for the product. She has done voice work for Netherlands animation called Panda Bear as Kabora who is an evil baboon who wants to steal Panda from China to South Africa by shipping him. She has also shot a movie Becoming Mrs Nkosi portraying the role of Kgomotso Sithole who is a conflicted young lady who stalks her half-sister in order to have her life which she so desires.

Sthandile’s believes that the art of storytelling is the best way to influence social transformation. “It is like holding up a mirror for those who care to search deep for what lies beneath, in order to find the best versions of themselves, within themselves for the betterment of society.”

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

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