Salamina Mosese spreads her wings
Producer and actor talks about her new film and celebrating 10 years of marriage
EVERYDAY WOMEN INSPIRED THE MOVIE
VIEWERS first came to know actress Salamina Mosese (35) when she graced our TV screens at just the age of 14 on Soul Buddyz, an educational children’s show. She has moved up the ranks as she is now a producer of a trending feature film titled Baby Mamas. Salamina also talks to Move! about celebrating 10 years of marriage with her actor husband Tshepo ‘Howza’ Mosese (35).
A DECADE OF MARRIAGE
With the divorce stats sky high, it is still a surprise to see couples celebrate a decade in marriage. Salamina and her husband, who is also an actor, have been married for 10 years and are still going strong. They met on the set of old TV soapie, Backstage. After a few months, Howza was ready to take their relationship to the next level. The producer, and mom to a daughter, has nothing but good things to say about her hubby.
“Tshepo is a wonderful person. He is my best friend and this is our foundation. Our marriage is one where we allow each other space to grow, change and evolve. We encourage each other to better ourselves and we communicate well,” she says. One of Salamina’s favourite things about Howza is that he is a wonderful father.
“He and our daughter have such a special relationship. It’s like they are friends. Whenever we travel as a family, we have such wonderful times. He inspires me daily,” she says.
BABY MAMA DRAMA
Baby Mama, which Salamina co-produced with her friend Stephina Zwane, is a film about four women in different stages of their own baby mama drama. It’s a comedy drama that highlights relationships, parenting, friendship, search for love, balancing life, career, fashion, as well co-parenting and baby daddies. The former Soul City actress says regular women inspired the movie.
“Everyday women inspired the movie, especially single women raising kids and climbing corporate ladders,” she says.
“We know so many incredible women managing life after failed relationships, and still doing all of this with dignity, love and still managing to look great every day. This film was inspired by those women and their stories of motherhood.”
The movie has an all-star cast, with the likes of radio personality Dineo Ranaka, actress and presenter, Thembisa Mdoda, and Salamina, to name a few. The movie hit the cinemas on Friday, 12 October, and has kept social media a buzz.
When asked why South Africans should watch the movie she says, “They will not only see some of their favourite South African actors, but they will also relate to the characters and fall in love with their journeys.
We have had the opportunity to show the film to audiences in Toronto, New York, Lagos and in Durban during the Durban International film festival in July, and in all these places we had great audiences who all connected with the story and laughed from start to finish.”