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Kate Liquorish

Kate Liquorish

Kate Liquorish is a South African actress whose stage work has garnered her multiple award nominations including best actress and best supporting actress at the prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards.

 

Her screen work includes starring opposite Laurence Fishburne, Orlando Jones and David Harewood in BET’s series ‘Madiba’ in which she played the iconic political activist Ruth First. She also played opposite Helen Mirren in Gavin Hood’s ‘Eye in the Sky’ and Pearl Thusi and Akin Omotoso in Kagiso Lediga’siconic film ‘Catching Feelings’. 2020 saw her star alongside Pearl Thusi again in Africa’s first Netflix Original ‘Queen Sono’ as billionaire businesswoman and badass eKaterina Gromova as well as the lead role in DSTV’s award-winning drama ‘Still Breathing’ for which she won “Best Actress” at the South African Film and Television Awards.

Kate is based in South Africa but travels extensively to perform.

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

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Lebo Masike

Lebo Masike

Lebo Masike is a passionate broadcaster with over 20 years experience in radio as a presenter, content producer and VO artist. A combination of love of music and communication found Lebo starting out on campus radio as a presenter and producer while studying in Durban in 1997, followed also by working at retail radio and commercial radio stations.

She has worked as a radio presenter for Gagasi FM, East Coast Radio and content producer at Vuma FM. As a voice over artist Lebo is expressive, whether you are looking for a youthful, upbeat, smooth or peaceful delivery that can be done with ease.

Running keeps Lebo sane having completed two Comrades Marathons in 2014 and 2015, within the fitness industry she has been brand ambassador for Virgin Active SA (2012 - 2016) and Umgeni Water Marathon (2019).

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

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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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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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Siya Ngxambuza

Siya Ngxambuza

Siya Ngxambuza is a copywriter, voice-over artist and published poet who has a passion for animation and writing children’s books.

Before her work as a voice-over artist, she is a journalism graduate that branched into broadcast media and worked as a news anchor for community radio stations such as Rainbow FM and Chai FM.

She made her acting debut in a children’s theatre production in 2016 and an appearance in the South African film Red Cargo. With over five years of experience behind the mic, her bubbly and quirky personality adds to each delivery.

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

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Tumie Ngumla

Tumie Ngumla

After a nation wide search for the best acting talent in South Africa, Tumie Ngumla emerged as the 2011 Amstel Class Act competition winner,an initiative that was created with the aim of providing an opportunity for aspiring actors to expose their talent to the South African audience. As part of the prizes,she got the opportunity to study a 3 month course at the pristegeous New York Film Academy in New York.With goals and inspiration in tow,she returned home to begin a celebrated and we'll curated career.

Her debut was on Sabc1's popular drama series Tempy Pushas, directed by the talented Amanda Lane,under the production house Endemol,where she portrayed the role of Princess Zembe,set against the backdrop of the lavish fashion world, and juxtaposed with the vibrant township culture.

She then landed her first leading role on Sabc1's political thriller Ihawu le Sizwe, which aired three times and on all occasions attracted a very high viewing audience, directed by Sechaba Morajele and produced by Provoke Entertainment.

She broadened her horizon by playing Bulelwa on the famous soapie Rhythm City.

Avenged, originally titled iNumber Number, a 2013 South African action film written and directed by Donovan Marsh,was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema at the Toronto International Film Festival. Tumie played Thuli, the wife of a cop. She was also part of the cast in the spin-off series from the movie which was produced by Quizzical pictures, then directed by the well acclaimed Roli Nikiwe.

Trending on Netflix, Tumie got the honor of portraying the role of a leading Meme in the movie Groom's Price, directed by Mmabatho Montsho.

On the outskirts of the beautiful landscape of Kwa Zulu Natal Tumie got the opportunity to work on a political drama film Last Victim playing the role of a young Lwazi in 2018 which also premiered at the Pan African Film Festival.

Scoring a leading role in the much anticipated Yellowbone Entertainment produced movie Valedictory directed by Jahmil X. Qubeka was a dream come true for this thespian.

She has recently completed shooting the inspiring Blood Psalms which promises to be a big phenomenon that will resonate in all of Africa and internationally.

Tumie Ngumla's versatility shows through the intricate and lifelike roles that she has chosen to portray and this has allowed her to continue to thrive in this cutthroat industry for years.

She is not only charismatic and empathetic, she also has translated into her electric onscreen presence in any role she undertakes.

Tumie Ngumla has worked with some of the best directors and actors in the industry and this has ensured that she grows into a better entertainer with creative insight and persistence.

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

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Lorcia Cooper Kumalo

Lorcia Cooper Kumalo

Lorcia Cooper Kumalo was born in raised in Cape Town. Lorcia trained in dance at Debbie Turner’s Academy of Dance. A renown face on SA shores, Lorcia wears many caps, namely; Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Teacher, Actress, Presenter Motivational Speaker and Life Coach.

Lorcia joined her first youth dance group at the age of 15, Cape Youth Dance Company. Moving on to join her first professional outfit, the North West Dance Company at the age of 18 years old. At the age of 20 Lorcia was nominated for the FNB Dancer of the Year. This catapulted her dancing career as she went on to perform in various theatre and corporate shows across the world, including Europe and the USA.

Lorcia’s first break onto local television screens was on the hit ETV show, Backstage. Both acting and choreographing for the show, Lorcia played the role of Charmaine. After leaving the show, she moved on to perform in various prime time shows. In 2019 and 2020 Lorcia was nominated for a SAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama series (Lockdown), taking home the award in 2019.

With her passion rooted in being a change facilitator and making a positive difference to the youth, Lorcia started a programme called ‘Life Skills through Dance’, by partnering with brands such as McDonald’s, Easy Waves and Shield the programme which has to date reached over 3000 young people and taught them valuable life skills through the medium of dance, empowering their future’s.

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

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Thabisile Thabang Dlamini

Thabisile Thabang Dlamini

Thabisile Thabang Dlamini is an experienced voice-over artist, a creative writer & content producer and an aspiring musician. Her voice-over portfolio boasts an array of productions of radio dramas, commercials, public service announcements, promos for radio and television, corporate videos and podcasts.

Thabisile also has experience as a stage actor. After 2 years of training at the South African State Theatre in 2011 – 2012 she was in a musical as part of the Rain Of Art festival at the State Theatre; “My Richest Yard” directed by Ayanda Sithebe.

At only age 20 and still a 2nd year Media student she already had her byline in a national youth magazine with a monthly circulation of 600 000 copies; loveLife’s own UNCUT Magazine. She worked with UNCUT for three years being part of the editorial team and then began producing radio content for loveLife (the largest and most recognised youth HIV prevention NGO in South Africa). The content was translated and broadcast in all eleven official South African languages on all the nine African language radio stations of the SABC (South African Broadcasting Commission) and community radio stations across all nine provinces of the country.

2009 was a giant leap into digital media. Together with a New Media Consultant from New York City, Thabisile produced a first in South Africa - a youth mobile social network dedicated to social change, namely www.mymsta.mobi which has since been re-launched into www.ilovelife.mobi. This was also the year Thabisile worked with the HIV/Aids & Media Project, the journalism department at the University of Witwatersrand and the Perinatal HIV Research Unit; where she wrote a series of articles on "Fatherhood and Aids" after her father passed away from Aids in 2008. The articles focused not only on her personal story, she interviewed many other HIV positive fathers and their children. In 2012 the series was published and released internationally in a book called Uncovering Men: Rewriting Masculinity and Health in South Africa.

Thabisile currently writes for FunDza Literacy; her short stories are published by FunDza on the FunDza mobile app which is aimed at delivering good literature to young people who would otherwise not have access to it – thus encouraging a culture of reading in young South Africans. The stories address social ills and issues that young people face and are written not only to entertain but also to educate, guide and expand young minds.

She is currently working on her debut album, a unique sound fusing indigenous African instruments with poetry and pop. It’s set to be a first in the world promising to be a special work of art focused on healing the emotional body – a must for audiences who prefer to go deep.

Thabisile is a vibrant young woman with special gifts and a character that promises to keep her where her gifts will lead her to. She’s experienced and professional; clients who’ve booked Thabisile are always amazed at how well she takes direction and how articulate she is in both English and isiZulu. Her writing experience makes her very good at interpreting scripts, thus her delivery is always well executed. Thabisile Thabang Dlamini is one of a kind.

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

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Noms Hlongwe

Noms Hlongwe

Noms is born and bred from KZN, Richards Bay. She is fluent in both English and Zulu.

Noms’ broadcasting career started in 2010 when she began studying Media Studies and worked as a volunteer at neighbouring community radio stations In Meadowlands JHB. In 2011, she majored in Sound Engineering, continuing for three years and graduated in 2014.

Currently Noms works as a sound engineer for a Gauteng based radio station, often also recording voice overs for radio ads and even sometimes works as a copy writer.

Noms’ VO career comes mostly from Engineering VOs over the years, participating in radio station campaigns, gaining experience and broadcasting exposure from all media houses she’s been fortunate to work with.

Outside of been an engineers, voice artist and writer, Noms is the Director of a non profit organisation for mental health awareness and community care services.

Noms’ other hobbies include enjoying being a home taught cook and a blogger for healthy skin and general health.

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

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Sylvaine Strike – CPT

Sylvaine Strike - CPT

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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