Multi-faceted performer, Naima McLean has been cast in an all star ensemble stage production by George C. Wolfe called The Colored Museum – opening at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg on the 21st January 2014. Naima, who is well known not only as a prolific singer and poet, has also received critical acclaim for her recent starring role in the big budget Hollywood film production, Vehicle 19, alongside recently passed superstar Paul Walker.
Naima launches 2014 in theatre production, a space she hasn’t played in years and she is excited for the month-long run to be held at Johannesburg’s legendary Market Theatre later in the month. The American-based play directed by renowned James Ngobo and Choreographed by Greg Maqoma, focuses on being an African American and redefines our ideas of what its like to be black in contemporary America – a country that Naima has spent much time visiting over the years. With a sterling cast of 12 young actors, the electrifying play will leave audiences stunned and delighted. This homegrown star was really catapulted into the limelight last year with her exceptional contribution to the world of poetry, music and film. Her single Hero, alongside rapper AKA, charted across radio stations in SA and saw her performing at some of the top venues and events held last year. Her debut album will be released in 2014.
#WCW: Cast Of Baby Mamas
#WCW The Cast Of Baby Mamas.
This week we appreciate the gorgeous cast of an upcoming South African film, Baby Mamas. The motion picture features the outspoken Dineo Ranaka, gracious Thembisa Mdoda, the ever smiling Salamina Mosese and well-bred actress Kay Smith.
Each cast member plays a role that an average everyday woman can identify with, In celebration of the film and of course this week’s woman crush wednesday, we get to celebrate these ladies.
Dineo Ranaka is by far one of the most candid celeb’s in Mzansi and we’ve seen her work behind and in front of the camera. Fans fell in love with her during her youth days at YFM as well as her successful reality TV shows.
Dineo is currently on Metro FM as she co-hosts a show alongside Lerato Kganyago. In the film, Ranaka portrays a character of a fun-loving lady called Joy.
Thembisa Mdoda is no stranger to our screens and on this project she plays a no-nonsense role of a lady called Sandy. The award winning TV star has graced many magazine covers and she still has a lot to offer the entertainment industry.
Salamina Mosese is an amazing mother and wife who has been in the industry for years. She won the Top Billing presenter search back in 2008 and is married to Tshepo ‘Howza’ Mosese. In the film she’ll be playing Toli, a single mom who is on the path of finding love.
Cape Town based actress Kay Smith plays the role of the ever loving Chantel. In the movie, she discovers that she is pregnant and her world is turned upside down. The Magnet Theatre graduate previously played Tarryn on the 7de Laan soapie.
These ladies are on the October cover of Bona Magazine alongside Stephina Zwane. They all open up about working on set together, motherhood and baby daddies.
Check the trailer below: