WATCH: Sjava bags role, crafts title track in star-studded series ‘Queendom’


WATCH: Sjava bags role, crafts title track in star-studded series ‘Queendom’

‘I’m honoured to be part of something that pays homage to African culture’: Sjava joins actresses Sindi Dlathu and Linda Mtoba in ‘Queendom’.

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Multitalented musician and actor Jabulani “Sjava” Hadebe has scored himself an acting role in Queendom – BET Africa’s new scripted daily drama that celebrates the strength, resilience and power of women who shape their own destinies.


In the series, Sjava will be playing Prince Mkhuseli Khahlamba, the first born son of King Banzi.


The award-winning artist, known for hits like Ekseni and uThando, has crafted the title track of Queendom. The song is titled Wena Wamanzi and promises to resonate with the emotional depth of this powerful story.

The acclaimed artist notes that, “Being a part of Queendom has been a beautiful experience. I’m honoured to be part of something that pays homage to African culture and I’m honoured to have been able to contribute a piece of my music to the narrative.


Following the success of Isono and Redemption, BET Africa’s latest original daily drama is inspired by authentic African royal legacy.

Rooted in destiny and centred around the life of Nthandokayise Mthombeni, played by Linda Mtoba, the story presents a world in which women rise, flip patriarchy on its head and reign.

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Queendom explores themes of cultural heritage, tradition, fate, ancestry, power struggles, identity and survival. It tells the story of Nthandokayise (Linda Mtoba), a maverick community leader in Tsakane, who discovers that she is the rightful heir to the throne of Khahlamba Kingdom. Her mother, Tholakele Mthombeni, played by Sindi Dlathu, has been keeping this secret from her for 30 years.

Monde Twala, Senior Vice President and GM Paramount Africa and Lead BET International states, “We are thrilled to present Queendom to our audiences. This daily scripted offering is a testament to the rich cultural tapestry and inspiring narratives that Africa has to offer. Beyond entertainment, Queendom aims to inspire change.

“Our hope is that it will spark conversations, challenging societal norms, as we explore themes of social justice, empowerment and equality. Queendom is set in South Africa but draws from the stories and historic moments from across the continent. Viewers can look forward to a majestic experience that celebrates Culture and the Black excellence that defines BET.”


Queendom brings South African acting royalty to TV screens with a distinguished cast including Hamilton Dlamini as King Banzi Khahlamba, Mduduzi Mabaso as Prince Andile Khahlamba, Pallance Dladla as Prince Mcebo Khahlamba and Dawn Thandeka King as Queen MaNdlovu.

Other prestigious cast include Silindile Nodangala, Themba Ndaba, Mike Mvelase, Lehasa Moloi, Nhlanhla Kenene and Patrick Mofokeng.


Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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