Nothando Mabuza is following her mother’s footsteps in the South African entertainment space. The actress and musician bagged her first leading role in a television series.
Mabuza is the daughter of Black Panther and Gomora star Connie Chiume. Mabuza first appeared on television when she appeared in a minor role as one of the victims of a serial rapist in an episode of The Queen.
With her new role in the Moja Love comedy series Housemaids, Thando plays Providence, a feisty but intelligent girl from Zimbabwe hired as a day helper. She illegally crossed into South Africa with her boyfriend and they are both struggling to get jobs due to their inability to get work permits.
A look at Moja Love’s new series Housemaids
Moja Love is well known for producing the record-breaking Uyajola9/9 starred by Hip Hop artist Jub Jub. They are set to premiere Housemaids as their latest offering in the much competitive market.
Housemaids, produced by veteran filmmaker Bongi Ndaba, is a comedy series about a group of people often seen to be less important, yet they are a vital part of every home.
Housemaids will premiere on Moja Love channel on DStv on 2 October 2021 at 7pm.
A look at Connie Chiume’s career
Connie Chiume’s career reached its peak after appearing in the American film Black Panther.
Besides starring in Black Panther, Chiume also appeared in Black Is King, Blessers, Zone 14 and Rhythm City. She is currently playing MamSonto in soapie Gomora.
She was recently welcomed by the Gomora cast and producers after her return from shooting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Born in South Africa to a Malawian father, Chiume set an example for the rest of South African actors. She recently said she believes South African actors are starting to receive the recognition they deserve after investing a lot of time and creativity in the entertainment industry.