Salaries: Who is paid more Generations The Legacy actress Lucy Diale vs Gladys Dlamini on Gomora
Generations The Legacy and Gomora rule the roast in their respective streaming channels; the two soapie operas trail behind Uzalo to take the second and third spots, respectively.
Despite increased viewership, Mzansi Magic soapie Gomora comes as a low budget production compared to the longest-serving Generations The Legacy. A disparity in production costs gets reflected in the salaries of cast members. We look at the comparison between Generations Manaka Ranaka, who plays Lucy Diale and Gomora actress Thembi Seete who plays Gladys Dlamini.
Salaries; Lucy Diale vs Gladys Dlamini
On Generations The Legacy, Lucy Diale character is a gangster, shabeen owner married to Mrekza Makhafola – Kope Makgae. As the eldest sibling of the Diale family, Lucy goes all the way to make sure food is on the table and always dominate her younger brother Cosmo (Ronnie Nyakale) in decision making. Like most women, Lucy reached menopause and couldn’t bear children for Mrekza. The couple opted for adoption through Mamsonto’s orphanage; they adopted Mbali (Ditebogo Ledwaba), a school going teenager. Known as the shabeen queen or queen of Alex, Manaka Ranaka is one of the top paid cast members on Generations; her salary amounts to R 95 000 per month.
The two actresses play different roles, but they are celebrated in Gomora (Alex Township) across the storylines. On Gomora, Gladys Dlamini’s character is a celebrated social worker married to Principal Melusi Dlamini and mother to Ntokozo (Ntobeko Sishi).
Over the storyline, she shows undying love for Teddy, Zodwa’s vunerable child, placed under the Dlamini home. She struggles in her marriage and spends time shaking off her husband from going back to Thathi, his high school girlfriend.
Though Glady’s looks clean and straightforward, she holds a secret from her husband that she carried out an abortion behind his back. Despite playing a lead role in a low budget soapie, Thembi Seete is paid more than the soapie’s average. For the Gladys role, she earns R40 000 per month.
With equal talent and experience in the acting industry, Manaka Ranaka and Thembi Seete’s salaries are differentiated by the revenue made by their respective productions.