After weeks of speculation, creators of the highly-anticipated Lebo Mathosa biopic have confirmed who will play the iconic star.
Viacom on Tuesday announced that the role will be played by KB Motsilanyane and Bahumi Madisakwane.
ITS OFFICIAL: KB Motsilanyane and Bahumi Madisakwane will play Lebo Mathosa on Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story premiering on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Wednesday, 6 November at 21:30 CAT. #LeboMathosaBET pic.twitter.com/W5PZtvXEhg
— ViacomCBS Networks Africa (@ViacomAfrica) October 15, 2019
Bahumi will play the younger version of Lebo, while KB will play the adult version.
Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story premieres on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on November 6 and is based on the life of the star.
The announcement follows reports by City Press last month that Bahumi and singer Kelly Khumalo were set to star on the project.
Some fans were not impressed by Bahumi getting the role and claimed she did not have enough experience.
In the wake of the Twitter storm, Somizi wrote a letter of encouragement to his daughter.
“Listen! Never ever question why you get certain opportunities in life. You deserve everything and you must take anything and everything they said you would never have. f**k the haters. It’s not your fault that you’re my daughter.”
Kelly was set to be part of the project but the publication reported this week that she wasn’t any longer. It is still not clear whether she pulled out or whether she was fired.
Several attempts by TshisaLIVE to get comment from Kelly were unsuccessful by the time of publishing this article.