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WATCH: Actor Mpho Sebeng’s final work in ‘016 FM’

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WATCH: Actor Mpho Sebeng’s final work in ‘016 FM’

Late actor Mpho Sebeng stars alongside celebrated actress Nthati Moshesh in upcoming drama series ‘016 FM’.

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Talented actor Mpho Sebeng and renowned actress Nthati Moshesh star in Showmax’s 016 FM.

MPHO SEBENG: FINAL WORK

TshisaLIVE reports that actor Mpho Sebeng secured the role of DJ Whiskey in 016 FM before his untimely death on Sunday, 5 May.

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Speaking about his character in his last interview, Sebeng says DJ Whiskey is “someone who likes the limelight and wants to be number one”.

“What piqued my interest about 016FM is that it is a story that is about the Vaal. I feel like there haven’t been many stories that have shed a light on this particular part of the country. The Vaal is such a melting pot of culture, fashion and language, which was something I was drawn to while doing my research about the area,” said the actor.

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He adds that he immersed himself in the pop cultural movement in the Vaal to prepare for the role.

“I immersed myself in understanding the movement to have a better understanding of the character. I had to take time to hang around with the locals, specially the people who started the culture of ama-Italiana and izikhothane.

The late star also revealed that he also watched a lot of videos and skits online. He would purposefully look for skits made by people from the Vaal going about their day.

BACKGROUND OF ‘016 FM’

Actor Joseph Sedibo stars alongside Mpho Sebeng as DJ Tsietsi in the Showmax Original drama series, 016 FM.

OK Mzansi reports that the show follows two polar opposite DJs who join forces to save their beloved radio station.

Their journey is fraught with obstacles, including the need to oust a dangerous, shadowy syndicate that has infiltrated the station. The series promises intense drama and high-stakes action, capturing the heart and soul of the Vaal community.

016FM’s star-studded cast also includes legendary actors Nthati Moshesh, Sophie Ndaba and Sello Motloung. The show will also star actors Katlego Mabote, Mapula Molefe, Noni Mafani, Mapaseka Koetle and Caddy Tsotetsi.

The Showmax drama series premieres on 26 June 2024.

TVSA reports that actor Mpho Sebeng’s first acting role was in SABC1’s youth drama, Soul Buddyz as Slay in 2011.

His other popular roles were in Justice for All, Zero Tolerance and Bay of Plenty. The actor also appeared in Mzansi Magic’s canned telenovela Ring of Lies as Neo, and Netflix’s Miseducation as Caesar Mokoena.

The Soweto-born star also acted in e.tv’s Rhythm City as Mose, Netflix’s Savage Beauty as Bonga and e.tv’s Saints and Sinners as Nkosi Radebe.

Fans of Sebeng also remember him as a TV presenter on e.tv’s youth TV show, CrazeE.

The publication adds that Sebeng’s other interests included script writing, photography and directing besides acting.

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Alaa Hamdy

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