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Bonnie Mbuli

Bonnie Mbuli

Bonnie Mbuli was born in Soweto, South Africa.

She was discovered by an actor’s agent when she was just thirteen years old.  Her first job – shortly thereafter –  was in a television series titled Viva Families.  This was followed by cameo roles in various international productions: Born Free 2 and Cave Girls. Bonnie went on to present several magazine programs for television including Teleschool, Zapmag, Technics Heart of the Beat and Limits Unlimited.

In 2001, Bonnie was cast as the lead role in the hit television soap opera, Backstage aimed at the South African youth market. She was later given the role of Portia in the series Gazlam and afterward as a detective in the series Zero Tolerance.

Bonnie hosted a talk show in South Africa on SABC 1 entitled True-Life, won a role in the mini-series Homecoming, and appeared in two Canadian television series: Charlie Jade (a sci-fi epic) and Scouts Safari (an adventure series set in the African wild). She had a starring role in Home Affairs for Penguin Films: a popular thirteen-part series about the lives of five very different women. Bonnie went on to appear in television series Soul City and Hillside (for SABC 1 and SABC 2): she played the lead in both. She was then cast in the ground-breaking series, The Philanthropist for NBC (later on SABC 3), a prime time American action drama TV series.

She has played the role of singer Dolly Radebe in the film Drum; the lead role in the Danish film Blinded Angels, directed by the acclaimed Jon Bang Carlsen; and she starred opposite Tim Robbins and Derek Luke in the Phillip Noyce Universal Pictures blockbuster Catch a Fire.  The Washington Post had this to say about Bonnie’s performance in Catch a Fire : “South Africa’s Henna Is ‘On Fire’”.  She also played Zindzi Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s film Invictus about Nelson Mandela’s involvement in the 2010 rugby World Cup which also starred Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

Bonnie is more than just a household name in South Africa: she was a child star who won the hearts of South Africans across the country and continues to blaze trails as an inspiring role model. Her influence reaches beyond South Africa: she is said to possesses a ‘talent reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’ by the New York Times.  Well-travelled, highly articulate and possessed of an agile mind, Bonnie carries herself with an elegance, grace and élan evident to all. She is frequently on the cover of South Africa’s glossiest magazines and continues to feature on the many current and popular radio and television shows.

This multi-talented performer is also a skilled MC for high-profile events, and her voice – a velvety alto – is much in demand as a voice-over artist.

Bonnie has starred in e.tv’s Rhythm City in a recurring role, playing the intriguing, powerful and sometimes crazy Nozipho; on Mzansi Magic’s drama series Rockville as the feisty Dudu and on Etv’s ground-breaking crime investigation series Traffic: the first of its kind to star a female on South African television.

In 2015, Bonnie starred opposite Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh as police woman Grace Mthembu in the popular British series Wallander.

Bonnie came third on M-Net’s popular television show, Survivor Maldives – “Celebs vs Plebs”. On Survivor, this beloved star came across as a positive and nurturing soul and with a strong mental spiritual and physical backbone.

After a three year stint as host on the South African lifestyle show Afternoon Express which has one of the largest viewerships in South African television, Bonnie returned to the small screen with a bang starring in Season 1 and 2 of BBC One’s Noughts and Crosses where she plays the formidable Jasmine. On South African television, she currently stars in Season 2 of Mzansi Magic’s riveting political drama, The Republic.

Bonnie is also a published author: her memoir Eyebags and Dimples is a best seller in South Africa and is available in most major bookstores nationwide.

Community and social development are passions very close to Bonnie’s heart. Her has done extensive work with abandoned children and in South African orphanages has been influential in her has become a spokesperson for Adoption Voice S.A.

Bonnie is one of the best-loved and most appealing stars in South African. She has an undisputedly august and professional reputation as one of the most multi-talented celebrities in the South African entertainment industry.

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

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Themba Behrens

Themba Behrens

Themba Robin – a South African Voice Artist, Actor, MC and Content Creator .

His comical undertone and infectious personality translates well across all mediums.

He has appeared in two Netflix Shows, a number of popular TV commercials and his voice can be heard on TV and Radio spots.

He will bring spark and wit to your project .

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

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Andile Mngadi

Andile Mngadi

Andile is a voice over artist extraordinaire - known for his incredible energy behind the mic, his creative efforts in bringing a script to life, his versatility with delivery styles - Andile enjoys leaving each of his clients feeling like they’ve received “a whole lot more” from him, when he walks out the booth.

With an education from the Durban Institute of Technology where he obtained a National Diploma in Drama, Andile has since worked as an actor in theatre, corporate theatre, TV commercials, television and film. He has also worked as a casting director for television and television commercials.

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

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Mpho Osei-Tutu

Mpho Osei-Tutu was born in Paris to a Mosotho mother and Ghanaian father and has lived in South Africa, Lesotho, France, England, Togo, Ghana and the United States.

His love of drama began at the tender age of eight. He holds a B.A. (Hons) in Dramatic Art from Wits University, where he majored in Performance, Television and Screenwriting and is a familiar actor on the South African stage and screen.

On stage, Mpho has performed in Mike van Graan’s When Swallows Cry (2018 Naledi Awards Best Play). He also played Mr. Grove in Reza de Wet’s African Gothic (2018 Broadway World Awards Best Play and Best Actor in a Featured Role). His portrayal of multiple roles in Wajdi Mouawad’s Scorched earned him a Best Actor nomination at the 2017 Naledis and he was part of the 2013 Naledi Best Play ensemble of Moliere’s The Miser. He enjoyed success with his self-penned Convincing Carlos (2010 Standard Bank Ovation Award) and has enjoyed multiple runs with Zakes Mda’s The Mother Of All Eating, Paul Slabolepsky’s For Your Ears Only and Athol Fugard’s The Island. He also played Ramabanquo in Pieter-Dirk Uys’ MacBeki.

On screen, Mpho has starred in TV shows, films and commercials. He currently plays the role of fallen Mayor of Joburg, Shivambu, on Mzansi Magic’s Isithembiso and played twins Tebza and Gary in the second instalment of the popular anthological series The Imposter (on Showmax)He received Best Actor nominations in the form of Peter Bishai’s internationally acclaimed A Million Colours/Colors of Heaven (on Netflix) and the Mzansi Magic sitcom Samsokolo at the SAFTAs (South Africa’s Oscars) in 2013 and 2014 respectively. In 2007 he was part of the cast for the International Emmy nominated Home Affairs. He has acted in TV shows for HBO, BET, BBC, Endemol and Discovery Channel and has worked with acclaimed winning directors Phillip Noyce, Peter Bishai, Bronwen Hughes, John Irvin, Julian Jarrold and Akin Omotoso.

Mpho is a voice over artist who has voiced radio and TV commercials, corporate events, telephone IVRs, audio books and radio plays. He was part of the cast of the MTN Radio Award Winning radio Radio Vuka.

He is also an award winning screenwriter, a director and a producer with sitcom, drama and talk show credits to his name. He has been on the following SAFTA winning teams: Thuli no Thulani (2019 Best Writing in a Comedy), Ga Re Dumele (2016 Best Directing in a Comedy), Check Coast (2015 Best Writing in a Comedy) and Rhythm City (2009 Best Writing in a Soap). He was on the writing team of the 2010 International Emmy Nominated Hopeville, co-created the sitcom Kota Life Crisis (12 SAFTA nominations and 1 win for season 1 and 2) and wrote two seasons of the late night talk show WTF Tumi which earned him a Comics Pen nomination at the Savanna Comics Choice Awards.

Mpho served as a trustee of Johannesburg’s longest running Schools Drama festival The Raps One Act Play Festival from 2010 till its winding up in 2018. He was also on the board of The South African Guild of Actors from 2012 to 2014.

For bookings or more information on Mpho, please, get in contact with an agent at Owen S. Management on 011 483 0940 / [email protected] 

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Sylvaine Strike – CPT

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Sylvaine Strike trained at the University of Cape Town Drama School and going on to specialise at the world renowned Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris; Sylvaine’s career has always  sustained a balance between theatre, television and film.

Acting: 

A versatile actress, equally comfortable in both comedic and dramatic genres, Sylvaine Strike’s television career was launched in 1995, when she played teenager Frankie Dwyer in the sensationally progressive South African sitcom Suburban Bliss. A few career highlights include roles in: District 9 (2009), Spud (2010), Black Sails (2016), Those Who Can't (2016), An Act of Defiance (2017.)

Voice Work: 

Sylvaine Strike continues to be hugely successful as a voice-over artist. Always in demand, clients seem repeatedly captivated by Sylvaine's ability to deliver complete originality to any script. Sylvaine's impressive range of local and international accents, her capacity to perform various delivery styles and her natural ability to collaborate with directors and clients is more reason why Sylvaine has become known as one of South Africa’s finest voice-over artists. Sylvaine is fluent in English, French and Afrikaans.

Theatre Acting & Directing: 

Sylvaine's break-through role, in theatre, earning her a best Actress VITA Award in Shopping and Fu***ing by Mark Ravenhill, directed by Yaël Farber for the Market Theatre in 1998.

Known for her unique signature brand in both devising and directing theatre, Sylvaine has moved hearts and minds as a post-apartheid theatre artist since 2000.  Her first break-through made an impact when she directed and co-devised the runaway success Baobabs Don’t Grow Here recipient of a Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe 2002. Critically acclaimed work continued to follow, earning her a list of award winning productions including: Black and Blue; The Travellers; Coupé; The Butcher Brothers detect an intruder in the home; The Table; Tobacco; CARGO: Precious; Agreed; Eclipsed and Dop.

As artistic director of the Fortune Cookie Theatre Company, Sylvaine expanded her repertoire to direct and reimagine theatre classics for contemporary South African audiences. This included The Miser and Tartuffe by Molière; Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard, and most recently her highly acclaimed direction of Endgame by Samuel Beckett for the Baxter Theatre.

Accolades: 

Sylvaine was made a Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government on the 28th March 2019, and is the recipient of the Naledi Award for Best Director in 2012 (The Miser) and Fleur Du Cap Best Director 2018 (Endgame). She has devised and developed over 12 new South African plays and is a familiar face on SA television, winning the SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy in 2017 for her role in the acclaimed series Those Who Can’t.

For bookings or more information on Sylvaine, please, get in contact with an agent at Owen S. Management on 011 483 0940/[email protected] 

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Chi Mhende

Chi Mhende

Chi Mhende is a Zimbabwean born performer and voice over artist.

She has worked extensively in the theatre performing leading roles, in both Shakespearean and Original works, on renowned Joburg and Cape Town stages. She has a background in Art Therapy having worked as a drama practitioner for the Zakheni Arts Foundation and as an Improv artist with the Bonfire Theatre Company. Woven into this freelancer’s game are appearances on international television shows namely; Mad Dogs, Homeland and Dominion.

In 2014 Chi received the Best Actress Award at the Durban International Film Festival for her lead role in the feature film Love The One You Love, directed by Jenna Bass. This role also led to an African Movie Academy Award nomination for Promising Young Artist.

In July 2015, Chi accepted the role of Wandile Radebe on SABC 1’s Generations: The Legacy, a role that came with much controversy and chatter, questioning the producers’ casting of a female performer in a male role. In November 2016 the character was revealed as Transgender. The actress, who describes herself as a “full on method performer” underwent a gruelling transformation which involved the strapping of her breasts and forgoing months of grooming rituals in order to deliver a body unlike her own, and create what Mzansi came to know as a very “pretty, yet sexually confused young MAN”. An advocate and die-hard soldier for human rights, Chi was delighted to portray this ground-breaking role (the first of its kind on African television), an opportunity she defines as “any artist’s dream come true and the absolute point and purpose of our existence as storytellers.”

In February 2017 Chi was named the SA Ambassador of the charity organisation Dramatic Need, a centre that provides an artistic outlet for children in the village of Rammulotsi, Freestate. Art based workshops and stories from the young people have delivered the internationally celebrated show The Children’s Monologues. Previously performed at The Royal Court by international stars such as Nicole Kidman and Benedict Cumberbatch, as well as at the Market Theatre in a magical 2016 concert opened by the late great Hugh Masekela. In November 2017 the children’s stories were again honoured at the Market Theatre, both having been directed by James Ngcobo with the 2017 show being staged by an all female cast. Thembisa Mdoda, Mmabatho Montsho, Cindy Swanepoel, Natasha Sutherland, Fiona Ramsay and other noteworthy artists where amongst this star studdedcast. Chi having performed with both the 2016 and 2017 players. In an international display, staged only hours later, the exact same script went up on the Carnegie Hall stage, directed by the charity’s long-time friend, trustee and sole international director of the Monologues, Academy Award Winner Danny Boyle.

Chi made her return to the theatre in the July of 2017 restaging of Sue Pam-Grant’s comedy drama Chasing Chairs, opposite Theo Landey. Later that year, celebrating the Panto season’s 30th anniversary, Chi made her Joburg Theatre debut Janice Honeyman's Pinocchio, as the villainous Pussy Galore The Cat.

In March 2019, Chi left Generations as an actor and began training as a multicam director on the show, under mentor and Principal Director, Ronnie Lennox. In May 2019 she joined the cast of Africa 's first ever Netflix Original Queen Sono as SOG Director General, Miriro Dube.

With more than a decade long voice-over career, having voiced numerous local and international documentaries, TV and Radio campaigns, Chi has been the station voice for 702, Cape Talk and Fine Music Radio.
She remains a freelance actress and today a Television Director.

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

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Keorapetse Hlope

Keorapetse Hlope

Keorapetse is a TV & radio presenter, voice artist, producer & reporter.

Keorapetse studied a Bachelor of Science Informatics degree at UNISA, from there she joined the CNN Fellowship and South African Voice Over Academy to further develop her skills.

This award winning news anchor brings over 10 years’ experience to the booth, her voice lends itself to a wide range of scripts, including the widely popular conversational delivery style. Keorapetse is bilingual, namely in Setswana and English as well as able to deliver a Nigerian accent. The warm notes in her voice add a nuance to each delivery. Able to take direction, Keorapetse will be a welcome addition to any brand.

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

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Mukundwa Katuliiba

Mukundwa Katuliiba

Mukundwa wears many creative hats as a voice actor, digital content creator and podcast host. Ugandan born, raised in Swaziland, South Africa and Switzerland, her multicultural upbringing nurtured an irrevocable love for storytelling - which she formalised with a degree in Film and Theatre in England. Her versatile accents and styles have allowed her to work with several high profile clients like UNISA, Avis, MTN and DSTV, and lent her East African accent to international campaigns for organisations like UNFPA, ICPD and Plan International.

Mukundwa’s ethic in voice acting is to elevate her clients’ stories through the kind of nuance, perfection and attention to detail that separates the good from the great.

For bookings or more information on Mukundwa, please get in contact with an agent at Owen S. Management on 011 483 0940 / [email protected].

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Nyakwezi Katuliiba

Nyakwezi Katuliiba

Nyakwezi Katuliiba, an Architect (UCT) by trade forayed into the world of voice acting in 2015 and never looked back. With her range of versatile accents (neutral South African, neutral American and RP British), she quickly made her mark in the South African industry with clients ranging from Cell C, Absa and Pam Golding; as well as abroad with the likes of General Motors, Champion and the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Over the course of her short but impressive career, Nyakwezi’s talent has grown from strength to strength. Her most recent notable work being on SAFM as the narrator of a book reading, “Vagabond” by Lerato Mogoatle directed by Posy Keogh (June 2019) and a main character on the SAFM radio drama “The Paper” directed by Julia Anne Molone (March 2019). Her recent radio appearances include drops for 94.7FM (Appetite Fest - September 2019) as well as numerous adverts on Mix FM, Vaal FM and numerous international radio stations.

Nyakwezi’s appealing and charismatic voice lends to a vast array of styles, from corporate and hard-sell to casual, soft-sell and character work. Voice acting is her passion which shows clearly in her stellar execution of every job she undertakes.

For bookings or more information on Nyakwezi, please, get in contact with an agent at Owen S. Management on 011 483 0940/[email protected] 

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Natasha Loring

Natasha Loring

Natasha Loring an internationally acclaimed actress and voiceover artist born in Johannesburg, and is currently based between South Africa and Los Angeles. Natasha was singing, dancing and acting from a very early age. Being the daughter of successful South African theatre producer, Richard Loring, she grew up in and around the Entertainment industry and has always been passionate about performing and telling stories.

She got her first local break, cast as the romantic lead in a South African feature film, HITCHHIKER, while studying at AFDA Cape Town. Natasha went on to be cast in the Sony Film, THE NATALEE HOLLOWAY STORY, for the Lifetime Movie Network. The production became the highest rated movie in the network’s 11 year history and received a Prism Award.

Highlights from her Film and TV work include:

- Lead in the E4 series, BEAVER FALLS in the UK (where she resided for 3 years)

- BBCs WOMEN IN LOVE with Rosamund Pike

- Film Premiere at the prestigious Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for BROKEN STAR, alongside Analeigh Tipton

- Pathé feature ZULU with Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker (closing film at 2013 Cannes Film Festival)

- StudioCanal feature, THE DINOSAUR PROJECT, with worldwide cinema release.

In Los Angeles, Natasha is actively sought after for her skill in voicing video game characters. Notable performances include: STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC; TELLTALE’S GAME OF THRONES; LEAGUE OF LEGENDS, CALL OF DUTY and MINECRAFT STORY MODE. At the 2018 SOVAS Awards In Los Angeles, Natasha was nominated for “Best Voice Over” in video game, Tacoma.

Natasha dreams of opening a production company one day to fund passion projects, whilst continuing to act, write and travel the world.

Natasha can currently be seen in the Showmax Original drama, DAM, which was shot in the Eastern Cape.

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

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