Veteran performers Sello Maake ka-Ncube, Tina Jaxa, and Darlington Michaels are set to star in “Vula Vala,” Mzansi Magic’s new soccer drama series. Maake ka-Ncube will bring to life Bra Rex, a retired soccer player-turned club owner.
Sello Maake Ka-Ncube is considered to be one of South Africa’s most esteemed actors and voice actors. Albertina Jaxa is a South African actress. Jaxa began her career with roles on the television soap operas Generations and Isidingo. Actor Darlington Michaels is well known for his role at Isidingo.
Sello Maake ka-Ncube to star in new Mzansi Magic drama ‘Vula Vala’
Sello Maake ka-Ncube plays a ruthless businessman whose past life catches up with him as he tries to revive The Warriors, his struggling soccer outfit. This soccer drama series set in Kwa Thema in Ekurhuleni will take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride where the family meets football, business, crime, and betrayal.
Produced by Black Brain Pictures, “Vula Vula” is a story of a young man in his 20s, who leaves Ladysmith to go work for his uncle and to find a better life in Johannesburg.
The plot twists after the young man, Mzi, an aspiring soccer player, finds himself playing for The Warriors. The Warriors are owned by Bra Rex, and an old secret is revealed to everyone’s dismay.
“In this classic football family tale, the past meets the future with a star-studded cast that will dribble their way into the hearts of all Mzansi viewers.
This drama will introduce viewers to what happens behind the scenes of a family-owned football club. The pursuit for happiness and to old wounds being open,” said Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
Actress Tina Jaxa will play Thembi, Bra Rex’s wife who is hellbent to keep her family together. While well-known actor Darlington Michaels will play Gab, a township thug who gets entangled in their business affairs.
“Vula Vala” premieres on Mzansi Magic DStv channel 161 on the 4 October at 20:00