Look for Madlela in the drama series Amanxeba

The Chronicle

Mbulelo Mpofu, showbiz journalist

EVERY TIME the word Madlela Skhobokhobo is mentioned many, if not all of us, think of a comic book character known for her funny skits and Rhumba songs.

That’s about to change as the 50’s roll out! The singer is set to appear in a new drama series, Amanxeba Season 1, which will air later today on 3Ktv (DStv channel 293).

The drama series takes everyone on a journey to explore patriarchal practices. It features Nompilo being forced into a 7th grade marriage to an abusive husband, ultimately asking the question, “Will she be able to break the chains of patriarchy?”

According to Madlela who plays the role of Ngqabutho kababa Dlamini, the character is about him showing how versatile he can be.

“I’m excited to be part of something I’m not used to doing. A lot of people know me as a funny character because of the different sketches and songs I do. However, the character I play on Amanxeba is that of a man who is in a bad way, like “my way or the highway”. I will be married to Nosipho who is underage.

“It’s indicative of my versatility as a creative. For the first time, I play a character who is a tyrant in a way. It’s very different from what people are used to,” Madlela said.

He said he was grateful to director John Mabuyane for bringing him into Amanxeba’s production team.

“I’m used to doing my own things, but when John approached me and presented his idea to me, I was blown away. The rest is history. I thank him for the platform to show what I can do.

Going forward, Madlela said he will release a single, an album, and other theatrical skits.

“In a few weeks, I will be releasing a song called AmaInternational. The song will feature Noluntu J, Blue Rose, Mjox as well as Basuthu. The idea is to grow their fan bases and brands.

“In September, people should be on the lookout for a rumba album and some theatrical sketches. We will continue to work with companies where we will advertise their products and services as we always do,” he said. [email protected]_49