Intriguing South African Drama Series “Nkululeko” To Premiere January 2018
Ready to hit the South African screen by January 2018 is new drama series “Nkululeko”.
“Nkululeko” is co-produced by Bomb and Dumile Films, it is a coming-of-age story set in the windswept streets of Khayelitsha, South Africa. Fast rising actor Aphiwe Mkefe will be playing the role of Nkululeko Zwai, the lead character in the series, who is a talented mathematician preparing for a competition that could change his life and destiny forever. When he makes an impulsive decision in a moment of blossoming love, he suddenly finds himself in deep trouble and everything he has worked so hard for falls apart – leaving his future in jeopardy.
Sibu, the daughter of Khayelitsha’s prominent Brigadier is a smart and intelligent young lady whose relationship with Nkululeko changes both their lives forever. She’s identified as the girl at the center of Nkululeko’s unraveling.
Nkululeko’s best friends, Mandla and Buhlehese play a major role in helping him come to terms with his life choices despite facing their own demons. While Buhle is a street hustler from a poor background who believes money is the answer to all his problems and can dabble into criminal activities to acquire it, Mandla is a “Cheese Boy” who is struggling to find where he belongs.
Nkululeko’s father, Thami Zwai, a caddy at a golf course whose wife left him for greener pastures is brought into the picture. His primary focus is to give his son all the opportunities he never had.
Sibu’s father, the Brigadier, is a protective man who would stop at nothing to protect his daughter, especially from the influence of the troublemakers.
Other casts in the intriguing series include: Tina Jaxa, Abongile Matsai, Andile Mxakaza and Jet Novuka.
Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net, has this to say: “Through the life of the youngsters like Nkululeko, we’ll delve into the dynamics of society to explore the complexities of the journey to adulthood in modern day S.A”.
“Nkululeko” premieres on Mzansi Magic on the 7th of January, 2018 at 20h00.