FORMER model and actor Daniel Hadebe’s next big project is a locally produced movie earmarked for international release next year.
An old hand in the local movie and TV industry, Hadebe revealed that the movie, titled
was based on convicted Pretoria cash-in-transit robber and mastermind Collen Chauke.
Among the many international movies he has starred in is
We are in pre-production at the moment for the new movie, shooting is scheduled to start some time towards the end of the year,” he said.
Hadebe, 32, is known for being fastidious when choosing the roles he plays on TV, so why did he agree to play Titus in
I realised it was something fresh and genuine, instinctively I could connect with the character,” said the
actor. I enjoy characters that enhance my craft. I like playing roles that are courageous and intense. But I am versatile, if required to play a loving, TEENAGE rapper Charmaine Motlhabi may have landed a cool TV gig, but her first love is still music. Motlhabi, 19, was crowned the new presenter of e.tv’s live hip-hop show, three months ago, but has not stopped her forays in music. I have been doing for three months now and the experience is amazing. I am learning a lot. However, my first love is music and I don’t see myself betraying it any time soon,” she said. The University of Johannesburg first-year law student said she is working on her single that would be released before the end of the year. About the TV show, Chazz Le Hippie, her stage name, says she thinks her experience in the hip-hop industry won her the auditions. She said she developed an interest in presenting after she had been a guest on the show a few times. I had always watched the show and looked up to its presenters but after I went on the show for a couple of auditions, I was like wow I want to join this team as a presenter’,” she recalled. Motlhabi said she got into rap at the tender age of 14, and three years later, she released a mixtape. The mixtape got her a nomination at the South African Hip-Hop Awards in the Best Female category. In the same year, she was crowned the Queen of Street Rap 2014. She took a break from music to focus on her final matric exams last year, and passionate man who has to give his girlfriend all the attention ... I am up to the task. I speak to the masses,” said Hadebe of
fame. He said he was presently concentrating on and has put other projects on the back burner. We are shooting every day,” said the actor and owner of a Pretoria-based casting agency that assists up-and-coming actors get one foot in the industry door. On his role of playing Titus in
, Hadebe said his character was a ruthless gold smuggler who she earned three distinctions.
Motlhabi hails from Kagiso, on the West Rand. She was raised by her grandmother. Her mother died when she was 15.
After matric she decided to move to Joburg because Kagiso felt isolated from a lot of things in the industry.
I wanted to be a big town girl, the township hampered me from seeing the bigger world,” she says. does not trust women. He actually uses them and dumps them. He makes his money through illicit mining and gets away with it. Be warned: Titus does not take no for an answer.
It seems when the script was written the producers had me in mind because I went for an audition once and then I got a call that I am in.”
Hadebe stars alongside veterans Owen Sejake and Tinah Mnumzana, as well as Lehlohonolo Makoko, Matshepo Maleme and Andrea Dondolo.
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