Fort Beaufort actor lands role in top TV series

Poliswa Plaatjie

EASTERN Cape-born singer and actor Thobani Mseleni is making a name for himself.

Mseleni will appear on our TV screens next month when the popular, award-winning drama series Intersexions returns for a second season.

Intersexions, produced by King William’s Town- born TV and film director Rolie Nikiwe, examines issues relating to love, sex and relationships. The educational series shows how people’s lives criss- cross in ways unknown to most of them.

Mseleni, 25, from Fort Beaufort, moved to Johannesburg in 2009. He enrolled for a marketing and administration course there but pursued his dream of becoming an actor.

He said he was discovered by Diana Genu, co- founder of Imbokodo Productions, and signed by the company as an actor. “I started out as an extra on Generations from 2009 until last year. I also made several guest appearances on SABC shows.”

In 2010 Mseleni returned to Port Elizabeth where he enrolled at the acclaimed drama school, Stage World Theatre School, to receive voice training and sharpen his skills in drama, singing, poetry and radio.

After a year, Mseleni returned to the City of Gold to pick up where he had left off.

Last week he appeared on Sesotho show Moferefere Lenyalong on SABC2.

He auditioned for a role in Intersexions in July last year and a few months later they started shooting at Port St Johns. Mseleni said it was overwhelming at times to work with some of South Africa’s best actors. “I had the best experience while working with such big names and such talented people.”

He has released two singles from his upcoming 12-track album, Sekufike bani.

“One of the songs is Andisakufuni that features one of the Bala brothers, Phelo, and the second one is Sekufike bani featuring Phindile Vuso,” he said.

The album will be released later this year.

The dates Intersexions will be aired on SABC1 next month have not yet been confirmed.

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