Celeste Ntuli Stars in New Romantic Comedy Film – Looking For Love
‘looking for Love’ stars Celeste Ntuli, one of South Africa’s favourite actors and comedians, in the role of ‘38 and single’ Buyi. She is an often inappropriate workaholic who is under pressure to find love. Also featuring in the star-studded cast are Trevor Gumbi, Lillian Dube and Phindile Gwala.
The film is by a Nigerian-born filmmaker Adze Ugah and portrays some of the perils of the local dating scene for women who are almost 40.
What’s unique about the film is that it’s an adult comedy, which we believe is a first for SA cinemas
It tells the story of an average South African girl who is doing her best to get by and has no choice but to use her wits to navigate the complex maze of relationships, while also figuring out a career path. Traditionally, films of this nature feature a female lead with attributes that make her extremely desirable, but our character is stripped bare of that. She could easily be someone we meet on the street
A stellar cast
Ntuli is an award-winning, full-time stand-up comedian who first captured the public’s attention on SABC’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’, where she came third. She’s a household name today and one of the few female comedians at the forefront of the male-dominated South African comedy industry. She won the Mbokodo Award for Best Comedienne in 2015, and was a nominee in the SA Comics Choice Awards for 2015 and 2016 (voted for by peers in the industry, including Trevor Noah and Loyiso Gola). She has performed at some of the country’s biggest comedy events, including the Comedy Central International Festival, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, BET Experience Comedy Festival and the Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Ross. Ntuli attributes her success to the fact that no subject is taboo as far as she is concerned. She can be seen daily on television as one of the main characters, Siphokazi Zungu, in ‘Isibaya’, on Mzansi Magic, which has a viewership of more than one million.
In the role of Greg is Trevor Gumbi, one of SA’s top comedians, writers and actors. A well-known face on television, Gumbi has appeared at several major comedy events in the country, including Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, King-size comedy jams, Blacks Only, Laugh out Loud and Arts Alive Comedy Festival. He has gained voice over experience on e.tv’s animated series ‘Jozi Zoo’, can be heard on 5fm, as ‘The black guy at a braai’. In 2016, he replaced DJ Sbu as host of the SABC1 game show Friends Like These, beginning with the fourteenth season. He also starred in his own dark comedy/drama series ‘The Sober Companion’ on SABC3.
Fans of actress Phindile Gwala, who is famous for her role in the soapie ‘Muvhango’, will see her in a different role, that of Lindi, a serial blessee living a lavish lifestyle. Lindi thinks about men all the time, even going to church to look for potential blessers.
In the role of Buyi’s mother Mrs Dube, is veteran, multi-award-winning actress Lillian Dube, most fondly known for her role as Sister Bettina in the SABC1 drama series Soul City – a role she played for 15 years.
‘Looking for Love’ opens at cinemas nationwide on 31 August 2018. The film is distributed in South Africa by Indigenous Film Distribution (IFD).
SEE PICS: Unathi Nkayi Looks Hotter than Ever At 40!
PHOTOS – Unathi like you’ve never seen before!
We recently spotted Unathi Nkayi on the set of Moja Love TV’s daily panel talk show Show Me Love debuting a much slimmer frame.
Ever since her body transformation, the 40-year-old has been slaying the social media scene with her hot body and we must say she looks like a mouth-watering snack!
Unathi loves flaunting her African curves as much as possible and it’s no brainer that she spends most of her free time at the gym.
Let’s take a look at Unathi’s hot body looks:
Considering how flawless she looks in every post, you will catch her either hitting the treadmill in her sportswear or taking a quick snapshot before showtime, this beaut sure knows how to work the camera.
Fitness is probably her greatest obsession, Her fitness posts scored her a cover feature for the Women’s Health magazine last month.
The singer showed off her incredible figure in a sweet pink skin-tight dress during the filming of Idols South Africa. The beaut has maintained her curves including her perky booty!
How smoking hot is she in this bright yellow number from Mayluxe?
All I ever wanted was to feel comfortable in a bikini but you make me feel like AFRICAN ROYALTY. I’ll choose you EVERYTIME,
She wrote on Instagram.
Quick about Unathi:
- She used to play hockey and was a first-team squash player in school.
- The Idols judge took part in the Unlimited Dusi canoe marathon and had a great experience.
What do you think of Unathi’s body transformation?
Let us know in the comments section below.