Double trouble in ‘iKhaya’ proves a hit
FOLLOWING the release of Mzansi Magic’s iKhaya, South Africans have taken to Twitter not only to commend the show for its good production quality and acting but also to poke fun at the truth of double lives that many South Africans live.
The show, which first aired on Monday, replaced the hit prison drama Lockdown, which screened on Monday at 8pm.
Two wives, two lives, too many secrets – not so picture-perfect is how Mzansi Magic has described the latest drama to hit South African screens.
iKhaya, which translates to “home”, follows the life of Eddie, who is played by Saint Seseli, a family man leading a double life, caught between his wives Raisibe, played by Molobane Maja-Mbatha, and Cebile, who is played by Nqobile Sipamla, and the two families he has created.
While juggling his families based Daveyton and the Limpopo village of Ga-Modjadji, Eddie is forced to create different personas, quickly transforming from Joburg businessman to Limpopo truck driver.
This telenovela promises to be as exciting as Eddie’s secrets. Many viewers hope it will answer the many questions they have been asking: How does he manage to keep his double life secret so well, and will his living on the edge backfire?
M-Net director of local entertainment channels Reneilwe Sema said: “As Mzansi Magic, we want to tell stories that are authentic and challenge our viewers while creating meaningful conversations. iKhaya is a compelling and captivating story that the audiences will appreciate.”
With a topic so popular in South Africa, there is little doubt that this show will be a nail-biter, and perhaps it will bring a serious kind of humour to an uncomfortable topic.
The production of the show has been applauded by people on Twitter, with @mrhlongwa saying: “The quality looks absolutely amazing. I’m very impressed. #iKhaya #iKhayaMzansi #MrHlongwaReviews.”
Other Twitter users were not expecting the show to be so relevant to their own lives.
@segopedi1 tweeted: “My uncle’s life exactly, he was a truck driver with 2 families who didn’t know #IkhayaMzansi.”
@Penelop39690473 said: “Believe me this happens in real life #iKhayaMzansi.”
The logistic nightmare of living a double life was what @ Nobuntu_Daba was most concerned about, tweeting: “So much admin, Eddie, driving far, switching cars, switching clothes, switching rings, switching languages, even switching lifestyles kunzima guys!! #ikhaya”
Based on the excitement from the first episode, many viewers will be anxiously waiting for the drama to explode.
New drama has audience captivated