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Botswana talent rises to ‘The Throne’

Publishing Date : 27 May, 2019

Author : KEAMOGETSE MOTONE

Botswana is emerging as a rising star on the Southern African film and TV landscape following notable successes in homegrown talent that ply their trade beyond its borders. Yet another home grown talent, Koketso Mophuting, made her debut appearance on The Throne on Tuesday, 7 May on Mzanzi Magic.


The local entertainment industry is sternly demonstrating that it is a force to be reckoned with. Mophuting joined fellow Batswana, Mothusi Maxwell on set and plays the role of Sethunya Releketho who knows how to use her gifts, beauty and charm, to acquire a better life for herself. Ferguson Films, owned by Botswana-born power-couple Connie and Shona Ferguson, is the producer of the much talked about telenovela series. Katlego Arnone, Managing Director of MultiChoice Botswana explained that MultiChoice is proud to support the careers of talented individuals through its platforms that are dedicated to local content.  


“As Africa’s greatest storyteller, we believe in telling African stories that touch lives, celebrate our talent and have the happy consequence of building great futures.  People relate to content that speaks to their country, where they live, their family and themselves.  We hear more and more that people want to hear their own voices, see themselves on television and be entertained by their own stories,” she said.


Set in a mythical kingdom in Botswana, the drama centres on a divided royal family with each member on a desperate quest to serve their own interest.  The Throne airs from Monday to Thursday at 19:00 on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161). Sharing her news around media plartforms, Mophuting shared her excitement on her new role on The Throne. “This is an exciting year for my brand and most importantly my acting career, I hope to have the confidence of my supporters throughout this journey,” she said.


Mophuting is looking forward to securing an international casting agent, as well as implementing a new turnaround strategy for her brand inorder to grow her career. The 26 year-old who was born in Kanye is currently making waves in the South African Television industry.  She has featured on Mzanzi Magic drama series Single Mothers in 2013. She was also a cast on the local television drama ‘Thokolosi’ which used to air on Botswana Television and Mzanzi Magic Isibaya. She is also a music video producer and voice over artist.


Meanwhile, local stars keep flocking the South African film and television industry and making a name for themselves. Connie Ferguson, still remains one of the best actresses making strides in South Africa and she keeps tagging along local talent for her most talked about television drama. Sharon Seno is also making strides in Muvhango and has landed a home in South Africans hearts proving that Batswana are also capable and talented.

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