Dig­ging for trou­ble

New­comer miner Obakeng ruf­fles feath­ers by search­ing for his Hori­zon Deep roots…

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Anga Makubalo’s got a new home on Isidingo. Week­days SABC3 (*193) 19:00

There’s a new face in The Deep on Wed­nes­day 22 June and he’s turn­ing heads, not just be­cause miner Obakeng is played by the good­look­ing Anga Makubalo (Bantu in drama show Igazi, 2016- cur­rent – see more on p67). Turns out the charming miner has “trou­ble” writ­ten across his face – and that’s ex­actly what’s go­ing to hap­pen when Obakeng gets him­self in­volved with the wrong crowd, girls and his new­found family. Here’s what 29-year-old Anga re­vealed about his new role…

Why is Obakeng a trou­ble­maker? He’s a “prob­lem child” be­cause of his past. He was aban­doned at age two and dumped at his fa­ther’s house [which view­ers find out more about on Tues­day 5 July]. Then when he was eight, his dad threw him out on the streets. He had to fend for him­self, take care of him­self. He saw things that no child should, like mur­ders, taxi vi­o­lence and gang vi­o­lence. So when Obakeng comes to The Deep, he lacks dis­ci­pline and thinks that he can do what he wants. He has anger is­sues and he’s not afraid of dy­ing. And why did he come to The Deep? He’s a miner look­ing for a job that can help him make easy money. But he also has family that he isn’t aware of un­til he’s told of his part in the family busi­ness [on Mon­day 25 July]. He’s ob­vi­ously good look­ing… Wher­ever he goes, he causes trou­ble [Laughs] – he un­in­ten­tion­ally gets tan­gled be­tween two ladies [Aphiwe, played by Khanya Mkangisa and Kamo­h­elo, played by Mak­gotso M]. He re­ally likes [older] Aphiwe but younger Kamo­h­elo does ev­ery­thing to get his at­ten­tion… Sounds like this role has been chal­leng­ing. I en­joy the chal­lenge. My Igazi char­ac­ter Bantu is the op­po­site of Obakeng. I won’t say that Obakeng is evil, but he isn’t nice. This role is more juicy and I wanted to get out of my com­fort zone and take on a dif­fer­ent char­ac­ter. And what’s hap­pen­ing to your mu­sic? I’m ob­sessed with be­ing in the en­ter­tain­ment busi­ness and I try to make the best use of my time. I make sure that my Isidingo set days don’t clash with my mu­sic gigs. I have time for my mu­sic and that’s be­cause I en­joy jam­ming [Anga re­leased his de­but house al­bum Love and Mu­sic in 2014].

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