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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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Solo Langa

Solo Langa

Solo Ntsizwa Ka Mthimkhulu (Zothile Langa), one of three children, was born and raised in Diepkloof, Soweto. Having written music for 15 years, he was known as a rapper and performer throughout his high school years. Solo finished high school in 2005 and went on to study Accounting at the University of Johannesburg. He did not finish his degree because he chose to persue a career in music.

The centre of his music is the art of story-telling and creating a visual picture. His first offering was in 2011, with an E.P. entitled ‘No Shades of Grey’ which received a review of 4/5 in Hype magazine. In 2012 he came out with his first single and music video entitled ‘Bad’ and later on that year went onto sign a recording deal with Grey Dreaming under Kabomo Vilakazi.

In 2013 Solo released two more singles ‘Star Dust’ and ‘The Frolic’ which feature on his debut studio album, ‘.Dreams.A.Plenty.’. In January 2014, he released the remix to ‘Star Dust’ which features Tumi from the Volume and Proverb, which also features on the album. ‘.Dreams.A.Plenty.’ was released on the 4th April 2014 and can be found in music retail stores as well as iTunes. Hype Magazine gave this album a stellar review and awarded it 4.5/5 in June 2014.

Solo also won the coverted ‘Best New Comer Award’ for 2014 at the SA Hip Hop Awards in December 2014.

In 2015, Solo released the 1st Single off his sophomore album, ‘Dreams.B.Plenty’, entitled ‘Overtime’. ‘.Dreams.B.Plenty.’ is the first album that Solo released under his own record label, ‘1988 Music (Pty) Ltd’.

Solo was also roped in by the car brand, Jeep to write and record a theme song for their 2015 release, Jeep Renegade. This campaign assisted in the car being the highest selling model for Jeep in 2015.

Solo released a joined album with label mate, Buks under the banner of BETR GANG in November 2015. The album was called ‘We Need A Title’ and was distributed on their website www.betrgang.com. Fans were given the opportunity to purchase the album at any amount they wanted.

BETR GANG won the ‘Jameson Indie Grant Challenge’ in 2016, which saw them receive a grant of R100 000 to shoot a music video for their single, ‘The Heist’. The music video was released on the 5 August 2016.

On the 16th September 2016, Solo released his sophomore album, ‘.Dreams.B.Plenty.’ under his label, ‘1988 Music’. The album features great artists like Kabomo, Ziyon, Spoek Mathambo, Lilly Million and more. This art piece also features renowned South African actors like Tumisho Masha, Fulu Mugovhani (SAFTA Award Winner for Best Lead Actress 2016), Altovise Lawrence, Richard Lukunku, Neo Ntlatleng, Tango Ncetezo and Mpume Mayiyane.

The stand out single, ‘Jubilee No Ligamo’ climbed all the way to number 11 on the Kaya FM top 40. On the 5th November 2017, Solo alongside his partner Dineo Moeketsi won the ‘Most Stylish Couple’ award at the 2017 SA Style awards. This came as no surprise after the self-proclaimed ‘Dapper Rapper’ won the ‘Best Dressed Man’ of the night the year before at the GQ Man style awards and multiple style features in their print magazine over the past 3 years. Solo’s love and passion for music has always shown through the work he puts out to his audience, on the 8th December 2017, ‘Solo and The BETR Gang’ announced the release of their second album ‘Tour Dates’. This concept album which was released on 3 January 2018, is a collaboration project, that sees Solo & The BETR Gang team up with 14 phenomenal features in SA Hip Hop.

The album is structured in the same way that a nationwide tour would be set up. Each song on the project represents a city in South Africa. All the regions are also represented by a feature from an artist, who originate from said places. This further reinforces the tour concept. Solo & The BETR Gang went on to create a never done before, 8-week residency at the AGOG Gallery in Maboneng and have not disappointed by putting on a brand-new show every week featuring special guests from the album as well as other industry heavyweights.

At the Grand Finale of their residency, Solo and The BETR Gang announced their new EP titled ‘des DATES de TOURNEE’ (Tour Dates - France Edition), which is the 3rd offering from the digital hip hop band. The 5 track EP was released digitally on Friday, 08 June 2018. The band then went on to announce their 3-city France Tour to promote the EP, they performed in Bordeaux, Nantes and Paris from the 18 June – 30 June 2018.

On the 5th October 2018, Solo and The BETR Gang released their new project, ‘Tour Dates Deluxe’ which featured 5 new tracks with 7 additional artists. The launch of their deluxe album was also the launch for their nationwide tour, which would see them performing in different regions with the artists who champion that region as headliners on the ‘Tour Dates for Tour Dates’ Tour.

In October 2018, Solo was named as number 4 in the Top 10 Best Dressed Males of 2018 by GQ Magazine.

For bookings or more information on Solo, 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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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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George Munetsi

George Munetsi

With a career spanning over two decades in the media industry, George Munetsi has become one of South Africa’s most recognized voices on radio. Having left ZBC’s Radio 3 in 1996 after having shared the mic with some of Zimbabwe’s finest DJs like the likes of Peter Johns, Tich Mataz, the late Tsitsi Mawarire and the late Josh Makawa.

Munetsi decided to move to South Africa and soon established himself as a premier DJ for one of South Africa’s top radio stations Kaya FM. He was widely known for his fascinating show Georgie In The Afternoon (GITA).

Currently George is a radio programmer at 702, as well as a freelance commercials actor.

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

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Dane Remendes

Dane Remendes

Dane is relatively new to the world of doing voice overs but what he lacks in experience he makes up for in enthusiasm. Dane describes himself as highly energetic, optimistic, outgoing, and passionate about everything he does.

Dane has a lighthearted approach to life and likes to think that he brings this quality across in his vocal performances.

In addition to more traditional voice work, he's a huge fan of spontaneously producing heavily exaggerated voices and accents, which leads him to believe he may be a good fit for voice-overs in more cartoonish, possibly animated productions.

For the past few years Dane has been working with Viacom International Media Networks Africa, providing the voice-overs for Nickelodeon Africa's on-air promos and assorted marketing materials. He's also worked alongside Urban Brew Studios, where he provided the narration for the game show Nickelodeon Genius - which was the result of a collaboration between Viacom and Urban Brew.

Dane has a youthful enthusiasm that is infectious, take a listen to his clips, he is a great addition for any client looking for a charismatic performance.

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

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Suraya Rose Santos

Suraya Rose Santos

Suraya Rose Santos is from a small town situated just outside of Pretoria, she now jokes about her home being a suitcase as she has lived in over 17 countries and shows no sign of slowing down.

Suraya studied at the Michelle Ayden Dramatix, a private institute specializing in the performing arts, graduating with an international drama and speech performance diploma from Trinity Guildhall London and a South African degree in drama and speech.

Suraya has appeared in several feature films, short films, music videos and television productions across the world. To name a few; Bhais Café in 2020, Deep End in 2018, Last Broken Darkness in 2017, Free State in 2016. Suraya also made a guest appearance on the second season of the American TV series, Ice directed by Guy Norman Bee.

The South African beauty is always trying to find new ways to stay active in the industry, she has popped up in popular South African and international artist’s music videos, worked on Bollywood inspired promo’s, and shot experimental short films with Director and fellow actor Ryan Kruger to name a few.

Aside from her deep-seeded passion for the performing arts, Suraya’s modeling career is something else she can rightfully boast about and with frequent interest from international publications it’s only a matter of time before this gem shines bright under the global spotlight.

For bookings or more information on Suraya, 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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