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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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Mark Elderkin

Mark Elderkin

Born and raised in Swaziland (Eswatini), Mark attended the prestigious Drakensberg Boys' Choir School and The National School of the Arts in Johannesburg.

Since graduating from UCT Drama School in 2003, Mark has worked in numerous productions for Theatre, Film and TV. After living in Cape Town for 20 years he is currently based in Eswatini.

Film and TV include: The Kings' Horseman, Reyka, Eve's Christmas, Black Sails, Warrior, Roosevelt, Moffie, Tali'sWedding Diary, The Dark Tower, Black Beauty, Saints and Strangers,  Dark Tide, Madiba, Restless, The Book of Negroes, Skeem, Konfetti, Troy: Fall of a City, Death Race: Inferno, Goodbye Bafana.

Theatre includes: Twelfth Night, Macbeth, As you like it, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Maynardville Open Air) Shakespeare in Love ( The Fugard Theatre) CHAMP (Artscape, Fugard Theatre, Edinburgh Festival) The Frontiersmen ( Alexander Bar) Betesda (KKNK, Aardklop, Inniebos, State Theatre) SWAZI ( National Arts Festival) Blood Wedding (KKNK) Women beware Women (Little Theatre) Mud River (Kalk Bay Theatre) Bouncers (On Broadway) The Secret Love Life of Ophelia ( Baxter Theatre).

Awards: Fleur du Cap Award (Best Supporting Actor) Twelfth Night.

Kyk Net Fiesta Nomination (Beste Akteur) Betesda.

Fleur du Cap Award Nomination (Best Supporting Actor) Macbeth.

FNB Vita Award (Best Supporting Actor) A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Fleur du Cap Award ( Most Promising Student)

For bookings or more information on Mark, 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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Shannon Leibach

Shannon Leibach

Shannon Leibach was born in Johannesburg on the 17th October 1995 and started acting at an early age. Since he was enrolled in school he participated in school concerts, eisteddfods, and toastmasters; winning numerous awards from the age of eight to eighteen.

When Shannon matriculated he knew that acting, MCing and presenting was his passion, he decided to study Theatre and Performance at Wits university from 2014 to 2018. While studying Shannon won a monologue competition hosted by the prestigious IMTA and was flown to New York where he placed 2nd in his age group for monologue, improv, scene, commercial and cold read work.

Not long after that Shannon participated in the annual Presenter Search on 3 competition which is an open audition hosted by SABC 3 for their new Top Billing, Expresso, and Afternoon Express shows. Out of 5000 people Shannon placed 7th narrowly missing out on the coveted top six which all landed SABC contracts but the best was yet to come.

In 2019, with no radio experience, Shannon was handpicked by DJ Fresh to join his brand new radio show on the radio station 947.  Dj Fresh had been one of the judges on Presenter Search on 3 and saw the massive potential he had and knew it was the right time to snatch him up.

Shannon has been a hit on the show with his sharp humor and down to earth nature that Joburg has come to adore. Shannon has worked with brands such as Vodacom and Samsung and lately you can see him rocking the DJ decks at a club near you as he is thoroughly addicted to any type of entertainment.

For bookings or more information on Shannon, 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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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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Kuhle Nkosi

Kuhle Nkosi

Kuhle is an AFDA graduate (The South African School of Film, Television and Dramatic Art) and received his degree in Directing, Producing and Writing in 2007. Since graduating he has built up various other experiences within the entertainment industry, working as a sport researcher for the SABC, the 2008 Olympic Games and the Confederation Cup in 2009. Kuhle has also worked as a casting director for television commercials.

He has also worked behind the scenes in Johannesburg’s Hip Hop scene with multiple live events and by providing content and consultancy for some of the top promotors in the city. Some highlights include various shoots and live events for

Slum Village, Blu & Exile, Vast Air of Cannibal Ox, People Under The Stairs, Skyzoo, Planet Asia and Ras Kass.

Kuhle has also featured as an actor in various top brand television commercials, most recently in an international Jameson TV commercial directed by Anthony Mandler. (Jay Z, Usher, Rihanna, Justin Bieber)

Kuhle’s radio experience has seen him co-host an adult talk show segment called ‘Adulting’ on Power DM with Khomotso Moloto and Pabi Moloi.

Over the last ten years, Kuhle has become extremely popular as a voice over artist; recording countless commercials for television, radio and online, Kuhle has been the brand voice for SABC 1 and the station voice for KFM and Cape Talk Radio.

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

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Kew Khauoe – CPT

Kew Khauoe - CPT

Kew Khauoe was born in Sebokeng in the Vaal. He is an experienced voice over artist, actor and presenter and the co-founder of the International award-winning film production company Enere Pictures.

He began his love for performance and TV at the tender age of 5 after being a resident on an SABC kiddies show. He would perform informally in front of the mirror pretending it was a camera.

Since then, Kew has been trained by some of the industry’s great performance coaches such as Louse St. Clair and Dorothy Ann Gould. Kew has since appeared on various stages, TV and Film productions including Backstage, Loveness, Generationss, Intersection, King Makers and My Fathers War as well as presenting two shows on Mindset Learn Health channel.

Kew is a well-established voice over artist with over 15 years of experience working with various types of clients and voicing radio commercials and stories; TV shows and commercials; Interactive Voice Response (IVR’s); corporates and corporate events and much more.

For bookings or more information on Kew, 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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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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