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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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Leeanda Reddy

Leeanda Reddy

Leeanda Reddy won a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) in 2016 for Best Lead Actress (Isidingo). She is a popular screen and stage actress, currently appearing on Mnet’s Legacy as Nirvana and still well known for her role as Priyanka Kumar on SABC3's Isidingo.  Her film career has seen her perform with Naomi Watts in Diana (2013), Boris Kodjoe and Tront Espen Seim in the international crime thriller series Cape Town (2016) as well as feature with Idris Elba in Dark Tower (2017). Locally, she was the lead actress opposite Leon Schuster in the blockbuster;  Mr Bones 2 and also the lead actress in  3 Days to Go, released in cinemas in January 2019. She is due to appear in the eight part crime-thriller “Reyka” releasing in 2021.

Leeanda has a diverse performance career in television, film, theatre and corporate entertainment. She has an impressive record as an MC and Conference Chair in the corporate arena.

Theatre has seen her perform on major stages throughout South Africa as well as abroad in India and Edinburgh, Scotland. Apart from her dramatic on screen roles, she is equally known for her comedy performances, having brought well loved theatre characters to life on stage and performing  stand-up comedy across the country.

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

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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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Lunga Shabalala

Lunga Shabalala

Lunga Shabalala is a well known South African Actor, Presenter and MC.

His career launched in 2010 when he scooped the coveted title of host of Selimathunzi, one of South Africa's longest running magazine shows. He later went on to present shows such as "The Man Cave" on SABC 3 for more 6 seasons and played host for reality TV Show "Shes the One."

Lunga really found his niche within the sporting arena and has anchored AFCON magazine show, "That other soccer show" on SABC Sport, Official red Carpet for the PSL Awards, Host of the Discovery Sports industry awards for two years running, host of the UEFA Champions League Trophy tour, alongside Ryan Giggs and Thierry Henry.

Most recently Lunga Shabalala played host at the Inanda Africa Cup & the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final Viewing.

Over the years, some of the worlds most notable brands have put their trust in the hands of Lunga Shabalala, whether it be using his influence to help push an idea/brand or being the trusted personality to represent them on an international scale.

A lot of the trust embedded in Lunga can be attributed to his great social media following, a true reflection that he is at the pulse of what South Africans stand for & aspire towards.

Most recently Lunga Shabalala graced the cover of MensHealth Magazine, and is well celebrated for his healthy living and gym lifestyle.

Lunga Shabalala is celebrated within the acting field just as much as he is within the TV presenting sphere.

2014 was the year that saw him embark non this journey staring i popular SABC 1 drama, Task Force.

Lunga currently stars as Lindani in the much celebrated, and International Emmy Nominated Drama, The River.

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

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Sechaba Gqeba

Sechaba Gqeba

The multi-talented Sechaba Gqeba hails from Vereeniging in Gauteng. Many are familiar with her voice on radio as she has over a decade of broadcast experience. In addition to being a radio host she is also a television presenter, a seasoned MC and speaker.

Her commercial radio breakthrough came up when she won a region wide annual talent search hosted by 947 previously known as Highveld Stereo and subsequently worked for Eye Witness News (EWN.) This then secured her role as a news reader for some of South Africa’s leading national radio platforms, namely; SAfm & Radio 2000. The next step was when Sechaba was offered her own nighttime radio show on Kaya FM.

The Kaya FM break proved that she was more than ready to share her distinctly recognizable voice with any radio audience, looking to further her career Sechaba moved to Cape Town to host her own daytime show on KFM for over 3 years. Sechaba has since returned to the City of Gold to expand her horizons and explore additional opportunities.

She made her television debut as the host of Motswako (Season 19) – a show that addresses pertinent issues such as women empowerment and leadership with a strong focus on informing while entertaining. Sechaba was also named among the 2018 Mail & Guardian Top 200 South Africans.

Sechaba continues to make strides in media broadcasting. She can also be heard across many radio and TV channels as she lends her disctinct voice to some of the country’s leading brands (Such as Woolworths, Audi, Engen, DHL, Johnson & Johnson, Old Mutual, Savlon, GNC, Vodacom, 1Magic, Albany and many more) as a voice artist.

She’s also an event host & MC, her clients include hosting the Transnet Annual Awards, The Cape Town Tourism AGM, Pink Polo, DHL Employee of the Year Award Ceremony, Good Housekeeping Mother’s Day Event, The African Odyssey, True Love Magazine’s Empower Yourself Breakfast & The Old Mutual/Cosmopolitan Magazine Fierce Money Management Event, amongst others.

A self-confessed foodie, a devoted mother and wife. Sechaba Gqeba epitomizes hard work, dedication and an insatiable drive for excellence.

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

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Frankie Du Toit

Frankie Du Toit

Frankie Du Toit is a well-known Radio and TV personality.

He is currently the Co-Host of the very popular 947 Breakfast Club on Gauteng based radio station 947. Frankie is an experienced English and Afrikaans voice over artist. He has voiced numerous national campaigns for a variety of brands and industries, a consummate professional that takes direction and is punctual.

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

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Siv Ngesi – CPT

Siv Ngesi - CPT

Three time SAFTA nominated Sivuyile “Siv” Ngesi is one of SA’s most dynamic performers, whose diverse talents have seen him making waves in the South African entertainment industry. He is a sought after comedian, popular television presenter, prolific actor, MC, and Producer, and a social media sensation. Little wonder his accolades include The Mail and Guardian’s Most influential young South African 2011, one of Destiny Man’s most influential men under the age of 40, You magazines most stylish celebrity, GQ’s top dressed man for 2014, a coveted place in the Cosmo sexiest man calendar 2015, and a place in the IMDB Top 10 best working South African actors overseas.

Siv began performing at the age of nine, as Gavrosh in Les Miserables. Not only did he tour Asia with the show, but was also invited to sing a piece from the musical at Nelson Mandela’s birthday party. Since then, his love of performing has taken him from local to international arenas, with him featuring in films such as World Unseen, Zeenon Z3 , Schweitzer, Clint Eastwood’s Invictus and alongside Edris Elba in Long Walk To Freedom. His  television credits include, SIES, League of Glory, the Adventures of Sinbad, Double Shift, Interrogation Room, and the hit American TV series, 24, with Keifer Sutherland.

As adventurous presenter on the magazine programme Man Cave,  charming cooking show host on Jou Ma se Chef and traveling around the world on Winginit .. as host of corporate events and conferences from Durban to Dubai, and online social commentator, he brings his unique Siv brand to all he does. As a multi award winning comedian, Siv truly comes into his own. He has performed at every venue, and to every audience possible in South Africa, as well as to rave reviews in the Arab Emirates, the UK and the USA.

Apart from performing in his own One Man comedy shows, Siv has also produced numerous others , featuring some of South Africas finest comedians and performers. These have won prestigious awards, and played to sold out audiences and standing ovations. Not content with capturing just one market, Siv’s newly formed company, “Our Company” also co produces the local SABC 3 cooking show, Jou Ma se Chef, where comedians and their moms compete against other famous South Africans in a fun feisty cook off. Our Company” is currently in pre-production on a number of projects, including an hilarious local feature film, set in Orania, with Siv as the lead.  Driven by a desire to be the very best he was born to be, Siv Ngesi is a proudly South African star on the rise, and a blazing star to watch out for.

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

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Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor is a well known actor, comedian, and voice over artist, having featured in numerous local and international television series and films, from "Winnie" with Jennifer Hudson, to "Invictus" directed by Clint Eastwood, to a lead role in "Stander" opposite Thomas Jane. He has presented reality shows such as The Block and was one of the original leads in "Isidingo", has featured in "Binnelanders", and most recently in the KYKnetseries, "Spoorloos". On stage, he has performed in Janice Honeyman's hit production of "Hair, "Mojo" at the Market Theatre, as well as in the award winning musical "The Buddy Holly Story".

He has created, starred in, directed and co produced, in varying capacity, over 20 Outsurance infomercial campaigns, since the companies inception, and recently received a S.A.F.T.A nomination for "JouMa se Chef" a cooking show he conceived, co-produced and directed, in conjunction with Siv Ngesi, and Cheeky Media.

As a prolific voice over artist, he has done hundreds of radio, television and corporate voice overs spanning a 25 year career, as well as narration for award winning documentary and actuality programmes, locally and abroad.

He has designed and MC'd presentations, for major conferences like Cafe Africa in Mauritius, the FNB Annual Leadership conference, the Independent Electoral Commission conference, and has more than fifteen years experience as the writer and creator of corporate strategy projects, and change management initiatives for companies such as Vodacom, Cell C, ACSA, TRANSNET, the DTI, LRMG, ABSA, and The JD Group.

His familiarity with audiences everywhere, and his varied skill set in the acting and corporate spaces, in front of, and behind the camera, have made him a hit, with South Africans of every demographic.

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

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Tumisho Masha

Tumisho Masha

With a BA in Drama from Wits University, Tumisho Masha started his Career in the theatre.
He has proved himself as a talented actor, a voice artist, a television presenter, radio
DJ, MC, television show host, writer and motivational speaker. 

Tumisho's film and television credits as an actor include being the first South African actor to portray iconic leader Nelson Mandela in the international film "Mandela's Gun”. His international hits include “Beyond Borders”, “Drum” and “Catch a Fire”. His last international television work being the hit sci-fi series “Blood Drive”,  British TV series “Wallander” starring Kenneth Branagh, the British television drama  “Kidnap and Ransom”, the popular BBC drama “Silent Witness”, Emmy Award winning HBO series “No1 Ladies Detective Agency” as well as the hip social awareness Film “Shuga – Staying Alive” on MTV.

On local screens Tumisho’s last leading role was as Gibson Mosia on Mzansi Magic that won him a best actor SAFTA award nomination in 2017 for the drama series "Saints and Sinners”. He has played Jackson Mokaba on “Isibaya”. He won a Best Actor “SAFTA” award in 2012 for his portrayal of Modise Tladi on “The Wild” MNET’s critically acclaimed daily drama. He is still remembered as Dumisane Thusong from SABC 3’s “Isidingo” and as a presenter on “TOP BILLING” - South Africa’s premiere lifestyle magazine show, which he starred on from 2004 to 2009.

He hosted the 12th annual South African Music Awards (SAMAS) for the second consecutive year in 2006. In 2008 he hosted the Miss World beauty pageant that was broadcast worldwide. 

As a producer Tumisho was one of the producers on SABC1's comedy hit Izoso Connexion. He has produced several music videos and short films, which have won acclaim on the international film festival circuit.  He has a slate of films and documentaries currently in development.  

As a voice artist Tumisho has nearly 20 years experience as South Africa’s premier voice. He has voiced campaigns for major financial institutions from banking to insurance, many of the major car brands, DSTV and a massive assortment of retail brands. If you turn on the radio, the television or watch something on the internet you are likely to hear Tumisho’s voice.

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

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