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Dippy Padi

Dippy Padi

Dippy Padi is a dynamic force in the entertainment industry with a multifaceted career spanning; acting, singing, voice over and presenting, Dippy captivates audiences with her undeniable talent and magnetic presence.

Recognized for her compelling performances, Dippy has left an indelible mark on screen with her recurring roles in hit TV shows such as Adulting on Showmax, Soon Comes Night, and How To Ruin Christmas on Netflix, solidifying her status as a sought-after actress in the industry.

Beyond her acting prowess, Dippy has seamlessly transitioned into the world of music, collaborating with esteemed artists and even hosting her own music television show, showcasing her versatility and passion for the arts.

Dippy’s journey to success is underlined by her dedication to her craft and extensive training. A graduate of the National School of the Arts and AFDA, where she specialized in Live Performance, Dippy has honed her skills to perfection, earning acclaim for her performances on stage and screen alike.

Her versatility extends beyond the camera, as Dippy is also celebrated for her exceptional talent as a voice-over artist. From bringing beloved characters to life, such as Zoe in Takalani Sesame, to lending her captivating voice as the ADR narrator for Netflix’s Blood and Water Season 3 & 4, Dippy’s vocal range and emotive delivery captivate audiences.

Dippy Padi continues to inspire and captivate with her unparalleled talent by leaving an enduring mark on the entertainment landscape with every performance, as she continues to explore new avenues and push creative boundaries, Dippy remains a shining beacon of excellence in the entertainment industry.

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

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Carol Ofori

Carol Ofori

Carol currently lives between Johannesburg, and Durban and is willing to travel for work.

Carol is an accomplished and highly regarded voice-over artist, radio presenter, TV presenter, author, and master of ceremonies. With a career spanning over 15 years, she has achieved numerous accolades and notable experiences.

In 2023, Carol received the prestigious SOVAS (Society of Voice Artists and Sciences) award, often dubbed the “Oscar for voices,” in the “Africa radio” category. This recognition highlights her exceptional talent and contributions to the industry. She has lent her voice to various significant events and shows throughout her career. For instance, Carol has been the voice of the South African Music Awards, Miss South Africa voice of god, and the MTV MAMA’s voice. She has also voiced many beloved brands such as Cell C, Game, Standard Bank, Dstv, Protex, Parmalat, 947, and KFM.

Not limited to voice-over work, Carol is also a Disney character who portrays the role of Manomi in Disney Plus’s first African anthology series called “Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire.” This demonstrates her versatility and ability to captivate audiences across different mediums.

Aside from her voice-over success, Carol has excelled as a radio presenter and TV presenter. She hosted the SABC Talk show “Raising Babies 101” for two seasons and has worked on various radio shows broadcasted on stations like 947, Radio 2000, Metro FM, and East Coast Radio. Hosting her own radio show on East Coast Radio from 9 am to 12 pm, she has earned the endearing nickname “daytime diva” from her fans.

Carol’s skills extend beyond broadcasting and entertainment. She is a skilled master of ceremonies, keynote speaker, and facilitator. She has presided over numerous events, including East Coast Radio’s business breakfasts, the KZN top business awards, the Face of Oceans Mall competition, and Soroptimist International events.

Furthermore, Carol is a published author of the children’s book series titled “African Adventures of Sena and Katlego.” The books, published by Lingua Franca Publishers, are available at leading stores and online at Amazon and Takealot. This initiative showcases her creativity and commitment to engaging with young readers.

In partnership with East Coast Radio, Carol launched “The Carol Ofori Podcast” in 2023. The podcast features conversations with seasoned professionals who share their experiences and insights or ordinary people with interesting stories to tell. This platform allows Carol to showcase her interviewing skills and engage with a diverse range of guests.

Carol holds two degrees—a journalism degree from the University of Johannesburg and a postgraduate degree in marketing management from the Vega School. Her educational background complements her professional achievements, enabling her to excel in her field.

Throughout her career, Carol has had numerous memorable moments. She has been a weekly columnist for the Witness newspaper in KwaZulu-Natal and contributed to SOUL magazine with a monthly dedicated feature. She has interviewed notable figures such as President Nelson Mandela, Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas, and American rapper Lil Kim. Additionally, she has won a Liberty Radio Award and delivered a keynote address at the international Essence Festival in Durban, among other accomplishments.

Overall, Carol Ofori is an accomplished and multi-talented individual who has made significant contributions to the voice-over industry, broadcasting, literature, and event hosting. Her versatility, professionalism, and engaging presence have solidified her reputation as one of Africa’s prominent media personalities.

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

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Zanele Potelwa

Zanele Potelwa

Zanele Potelwa is one of the youngest minds in the commercial radio and TV space - 5FM Monday – Friday Lunch 12pm to 3pm & TV Presenter on SABC 1: Selimathunzi.  Zanele is full of life, inspired and a multi-faceted young woman from the Eastern Cape and there is nothing she loves more than people. Her passion and absolute respect for the art of speaking - in every shape and form - stems from the love that she has for communicating with, being with, and wanting to know more about people from all different walks of life. From radio to television presenting, to being an MC (for corporate events and musical festivals), and even acting.

After having worked as The Drive Time show host at TuksFM in 2018, Zanele joined 947 as part of the 947 Crew and as an on-air presenter on their overnight show on weekends. During the week, Zanele and her fellow crew members were correspondents and the ‘on the ground’ crew for 947 for all the cool things happening in and around Joburg with teams like 'Anele and The Club'.

Zanele then joined the national radio station 5FM – 1 - 4AM Monday-Friday. She then moved to join the Roger Goode Show as traffic presenter and after just one year, was given her very own weekday lunch time show. Zanele quickly won the “Bright Stars Award” at the Liberty Radio Awards 2019.

In 2017, Zanele entered the “Mzansi Insider TV Presenter Search’ where she was awarded Runner-Up. Soon after, she became a guest presenter on Selimathunzi, the celebrity entertainment show on SABC 1 & the longest running magazine show in SA & as of early 2020, Zanele became the main TV Presenter for the show.

Zanele has also worked at the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 Event that took place at FNB Stadium in 2018, where she interviewed local and international trailblazers such Denai Gurira, D’banj, Bonang Matheba and the deputy Prime Minister of Belgium: Alexander Croo.

Other MC career highlights:

  • Red Carpet Host for South African Music Awards 2019
  • Host for Gen Next Awards 2021 & 2022
  • Red Carpet Host for SA Amapiano Awards 2021
  • Pink Carpet Host for Feather Awards 2021
  • Host for Homecoming 2021
  • Host for Big Brother eviction parties.

Zanele is also a DJ, Content Creator, Actress and Voice Over Artist and a true lover of the beautiful entertainment industry that she finds herself so blessed to be part of.

For bookings or more information on Zanele, 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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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 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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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 OSM Talent.

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Sechaba Gqeba

Sechaba Gqeba

Celebrating 15 years in broadcasting, Sechaba Gqeba continues to take her career to new heights, proving that you can have it all! The TV and radio personality joined SABC 2’s flagship women’s talk show, Motswako, a popular primetime South African TV show, aimed at empowering women, in 2018, for three seasons and subsequently wrapped up season 20 with a SAFTA nomination for Best Variety Show. Sechaba was also selected to host the final season of Motswako, which aired weekly from the 25th of August 2022 on Thursdays – 20h30 on SABC2.

Recently, the broadcast extraordinaire has just completed her well-handled tenure hosting SAFM’s daytime talk show, Living Redefined, infusing SA’s best lifestyle topics with a dash of current affairs as well as pertinent social issues. Gqeba grew up in Vereeniging, Gauteng, and discovered her love for radio at the age of 18 after attending the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2006, where she was selected for a radio workshop. She kicked of her radio career in 2007 through an opportunity on Vaal Community Radio. In 2008, she worked as a news intern for EWN and went on to later work with SAfm and Radio 2000 as a news anchor. Eventually Gqeba joined Kaya FM as an overnight music show host, in an attempt to diversify and expand her portfolio outside of news. This then later prompted her move to Cape Town to join Primedia Broadcasting as a lunch show host on KFM.

Sechaba is a seasoned MC, facilitator, and event host, having worked on events such as the Annual Pink Polo, the African Odyssey, the Sanlam CEO Awards, the Old Mutual Circle of Excellence Awards, the Forty Under 40 Africa Gala Dinner Awards & the Africa Utility Week gala dinner. Additionally, the prolific voice-over artist has voiced for reputable brands such as Woolworths, DHL, Mercedes-Benz, Old Mutual, Standard Bank, Absa, and 1Magic to name a few.

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

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Hungani Ndlovu

Hungani Ndlovu

Hungani Ndlovu is a trained actor, dancer and presenter.

Hungani started dancing at a young age which led to him develop a keen interest in the arts. He spent 3 years in the USA studying his craft and working in LA and NYC. Amongst other courses Hungani, studied dance at the Flii’Cademy and attended classes run by world renown choreographer’s, including Ian Eastwood, WillDaBeast Adams, Parris Goebel and Nick DeMoura, just to name a few.

Hungani’s first lead role was in Memoir of an Honest Voice which was nominated for Best Short film at the Africa Movie Academy Awards 2015. Notably, he played the lead in Black Coffee’s – Wish You Were Here music video. Hungani is most known for the role of Romeo which he portrayed on Etv’s Scandal and his YouTube channel, the Ndlovu’s Uncut.

Having founded an artist development studio called SANS Group, Hungani looks to empower others in the creative arena. SANS stands for Strong Attitudes Nurture Success. Hungani is also a part of the NGO Matrixmen which supports Male Victims of Abuse and the co-founder of the NGO – The Ndlovu Foundation which focuses on youth empowerment.

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

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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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