Sello Maake Ka-Ncube joins Skeem Saam as Ntate Kganyago. He has been dupped as the godfather of small screens. With an illustrious career spanning years, he has managed to wow, Mzansi with his unmatched acting flair. From making all sorts of headlines with his lead role on Generations as Archie Moroka to nailing his Kgosi character on The Queen. However, in the mix of things, he has also wowed Mzansi and the world at large with his on-screen characters as Mufasa in the production of The Lion King and Shakespeare’s Othello.
Well, it seems as if the drama series is not holding back. However, the International celebrated actor is topping trends after it was revealed that he would be joining Skeem Saam. He will be gracing the streets of Turfloop as Ntate Kganyago on Skeem Saam.
The actor has since confirmed his latest gig in the mix of things. Confirmed reports say he has since joined the drama series set and has been part of the shooting. No doubt Mzansi awaits his much-talked-about debut that is slated for 11 October.
“Every character is different on each show. You are venturing into exploring different circumstances of a different persona that you take on. It depicts a different human condition from the one you played in the previous show and is always exciting. And I am happy to be still getting work,” he says.
“Another great thing is that some characteristics that are dormant in me may be dominant in that of a character I play, allowing me to explore different personalities.”
Veteran actor Sello Maake Ka-Ncube joins Skeem Saam as Ntate Kganyago
However, in the mix of things, he has been involved in several fallouts with showrunners, including Connie Ferguson of Ferguson Films. In 2019, Vatiswa Ndara fired shots at The Fergusons for ill-treatment and unprofessional conduct, especially on The Queen. While other actors such as Keke Mphuti and Mara Louw also joined in the bursts, no one thought Sello would also drop a bombshell. He accused her long-time partner Connie Ferguson and Ferguson Films of underpaying him and owing him a substantial amount of money.
He scooped several acting awards over the years, but these do not measure the amount of success or effort he put into acting. Sello mentored several actors in South Africa and inspired many more in the African continent. His awards are listed below;
1994 – DALRO Award for Best Actor for The Suit.
2000 – Pan African Heritage Broadcast Achievement Award for Drama.
2001 – FNB Vita Award for Best Performance in a Comedy by a Male for Call Us Crazy.
2002 – FNB Vita Nomination for Best Ensemble Performance in Musical Theatre, Best Script of a New South African Play, and Best Director.
2019 – SAFTA for Best Actor in The Herd
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