Social media users were not impressed by recent reports that actress Bahumi Madisakwane and Kelly Khumalo are set to star as Lebo Mathosa in a biopic titled, The Lebo Mathosa story. City Press reports that the biopic will be released later this year, with Bahumi playing the star when she was young, while Kelly will play an adult Lebo. Bahumi, who is the daughter of Somizi Mhlongo and Palesa Madisakwane only recently made her acting debut.
The paper states that sources close to the production tipped them off about Bahumi and Kelly, but they could not confirm as they had signed non-disclosure agreements. The Lebo Mathosa Story is a six-part docu series which will give the nation an intimate glimpse into Lebo’s rise to stardom.
Shortly before she auditioned for the role, Bahumi told Sowetan that she was a bag of nerves. I am going to walk in there and they are going to say you are ABC’s daughter,” Bahumi said. BET vice-president Monde Twala told City Press that an announcement about the cast would be made soon. We’ll announce and reveal the cast in the next two weeks,” Twala said.
On Tuesday night, Bahumi topped the Twitter trends list as tweeps debated over whether she deserved the role and implied that she got in because she is Somizi’s daughter
Taking to Instagram, Somizi offered Bahumi some words of encouragement.
Never ever question why you get certain opportunities in life. U deserve everything and u must take anything and everything they said u would never have. F**k the haters. It’s not your fault that you are my daughter,” read part of his letter to her.
— Z.K (@ZULU_KOMPURA) September 24, 2019
Personally I’m not really concerned who plays Lebo Mathosa, all I want is for BET to do her story justice. She was a vibrant & dynamic woman, and I would hate for the whole production to undermine the essence of who she was, and still is to those who loved her. #Bahumi pic.twitter.com/x5103d4Bp9
— Pootie Tang (@Mdudemeister1) September 24, 2019
— FanaMini (@FanaMiniOnRadio) September 24, 2019
— Siphosethu (@siphoennie) September 24, 2019
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Social media can be a toxic place – just ask rapper Gigi Lamayne, who knows all too well that women-on-women hate is a real thing. The rapper recently opened up on Twitter about the abuse she had received, and claimed some people were are only “woke” when it suited them.
She then spoke about the verbal abuse she sometimes received, and said often the worst came from women. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Gigi said one of the worst experiences of her life was when TV and radio personality Gugs M reposted one of her photos from a video shoot last year, and zoomed in on what looked like a dirty floor with a cockroach. Read more