The take over
There’s mischief and manning up in season 2 of Single Guyz.
Single Guyz Season 2 Mondays SABC1 (*191) 19:30
Finding love in the big city of is difficult. It’s been proved on local comedy Single Guyz (2013- current) in season 1 where Khaya (Thabo Malema), Zanele (Thomas Gumede) and Thaps (Motlatsi Mafatshe) lived together and failed to find love together too. But there’s a new set of tenants who’ve moved in the Braamfontein bachelors flat for season 2: Skhindi (Tumi Matila), Mazi (Rea Rangaka) and Siya (Vincent Mahlangu). They’re trying to juggle busy careers, social lives and looking for love. “This forms a strong bond between the guys,” says Tumi. “They’re supporting each other and building a home together.” And just like season 1, their journey isn’t easy, but the trio somehow keep their bromance alive. “These guys are family. They rely on each other for everything – they’re stronger together,” says the actor.
What kind of guy is Skhindi?
He’s the funny- guy of the house. He’s street- smart and knows how to get around the city. SK lies all the time [Laughs]. He’s been lying to the other guys about his life and he always finds a way to get his roommates into big trouble. But they’re still brothers at the end.
Do you get up to mischief during filming?
It’s fun and filled with many laughs. I’m an actor by day and comedian by night, so it’s a different world that I had to get use to like working with camera-men, make-up artists and other people on set.
What’s your highlight from the season so far?
When SK’s walls come down. He finally opens up to his friends about his real life and tells them about where he really comes from. It’s an emotional side that we don’t always see from him.
What was it like playing that side of SK?
It was a challenge for me. I had to put myself in his position and understand how his mind works. Getting into character is tough but I enjoy every minute of it and the show.
And is there any chance of love for him?
Definitely! SK finds himself in a sticky situation with a lady that he’s been hiding from his friends. He’s secretly in love and has to come clean about it.
The guys (from left): Mazi, SK and Siya.