Bahumi Mhlongo made her debut as young Lebo Mathosa on her BET biopic called Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story last week on Wednesday. She warmed the viewer’s hearts with her wit and dance moves while portraying the late Kwaito singer. As the daughter of famous parents Somizi Mhlongo and Palesa Madisakwana, she is slowly building her own name in the entertainment scene. There is more to Bahumi than being the daughter of famous parents, here is why we are crushing on Bahumi.
It was on a dull autumn Sunday afternoon in March that I first got a hunch that Bahumi Mhlongo would play Lebo Mathosa.
The 24-year-old daughter of famous parents Somizi Mhlongo and Palesa Madisakwane was anxiously waiting to audition for the role of a lifetime. I had tried to reassure her that the audition would go well since she was particularly nervous about getting the dance choreography she had rehearsed right.
“I’m a black girl with rhythm, I’m not like, 5, 6, 7, let’s hit it. It takes a lot to do that,” she told me at the time. The feeling I got wasn’t because of her uncanny resemblance to the late firecracker but rather the fire and hunger in her eyes to play the role.
Now six months later, she has landed the role to play the younger Lebo in BET Africa’s much anticipated six-part biopic Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story.
In other news – This is what we love about Mmabatho Montsho -Pictures
We first got introduced to Mmabatho Montsho as a young Lumka Dlomo on Generations. It was not only her beauty that caught our attention but also her love for the arts in general.
Mmabatho is not really a person who considers herself a celebrity and tends to shy away from the spotlight, especially if it involves her private life. But when it comes to filmmaking and the arts in general she can go on and on about her favourite films, sculptures and more. Read more