Mandla N celebrates 25 years in film with a new comedy show about divorce

Mandla N celebrates 25 years in film with a new comedy show about divorce

Mandla N celebrates 25 years in film with a new comedy show about divorce.

The hardest part of 2022 for Mandla Ngcongwane was accepting the end of his telenovela Diep City. The actor and director is thrilled to be going back to his comedic beginnings in honor of 25 years in the South African cinema and television industry, despite having had many previous successful projects.

“Diep City came to an end despite it being one of the biggest shows but at least the highlight was the inception of Black Door and people are still speaking about it today.

“It’s been a whirlwind of emotion, from when I started to how it’s grown we’re always creating new exciting content … I started when I was 19 now years later it’s quite a humbling experience.” he told TshisaLIVE.

Mandla N celebrates 25 years in film with a new comedy show about divorce.

With a new 13-part comedy series on Mzanzi Magic titled Lenyalo Ha se Papadi, Black Brain Pictures creator Mandla is returning to where it all began. Mandla’s first successful show was the comic City Ses’la, which entertained audiences for two seasons between 2005 and 2007.

“It’s the lighter side of divorce … so you will get some heavy moments, a lot of South Africans will relate. I relate heavily because I’ve been through that entire process so it’s a personal story that can help find healing for a lot of people … the beauty about it is that we’ve got some nice fresh faces and legends.”

The comedy series is set to star Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong and Meshack Mavuso.

“I was in the drama space now everyone is doing drama, so the content is starting to look the same. When we were doing comedy people were moving towards that trend … no one is doing comedy right now, so maybe now when we move into the genre people will be inspired by that.

“I know comedy and understand it because that’s where my roots are. So this is going to be very different, it’s not like the comedy they used to do back in the day. Always looking at where the trends are going is what kept us right at the top. People were craving to see people like SK Khoza and we gave them that. So for us, we listen to the masses then we execute. It’s constant alignment.”

Lenyalo Ha se Papadi is set to air every Monday, from January 9 on Mzansi Magic (Channel 161) at 8pm.

 

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