Show­biz sib­lings shar­ing the spot­light with one an­other

The act­ing bug bit all of them but you won’t find any ri­valry here – these sib­lings have no prob­lem shar­ing the spot­light

DRUM - - Contents - BY KHOSI BIYELA

IT MUST be in their DNA – that lit­tle ex­tra some­thing that helps them to sparkle and shine when­ever a cam­era turns their way. And a lucky thing they have one an­other too, see­ing as the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try can some­times be a dif­fi­cult place. DRUM catches up with some of the coun­try’s celebrity sib­lings and finds out what makes them tick.

THE MAM­PO­FUS

If looks could kill, this fam­ily would be deadly! Twins Nkokheli “Oros” and Prince (28) and their sis­ter, Lu­nathi (31), are not only ridicu­lously good-look­ing, they’re su­per tal­ented too.

Oros is well-known for his roles in Igazi and Skeem Saam, and Lu­nathi plays the vil­lain­ous Benni in Mzansi Magic’s The Queen.

Prince, mean­while, puts his heart­throb looks to good use as a model and en­tre­pre­neur. The twins en­joy hav­ing fun with their fans. “We act like to­tal strangers when peo­ple ask if we know each other,” Prince says, laugh­ing.

Yet while the twins look alike, their in­ter­ests couldn’t be more dif­fer­ent.

Prince’s great­est in­flu­ence is his par­ents, Nos­abata Rooi (60) and Pa­trick Sitem­bile (64), who have been self-em­ployed in the in­sur­ance in­dus­try since 1983.

Keen to be fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent too, he’s now a tech­ni­cal an­a­lyst in the fi­nan­cial in­dus­try.

Oros, how­ever, has al­ways been in­ter­ested in the arts, and so has big sis­ter Lu­nathi.

The three sib­lings are one an­other’s big­gest fans and are al­ways there for one an­other.

“When we were younger we used to fight about petty things. But I guess we just don’t have time to fight any­more – now we would rather mo­ti­vate each other to be the best in our rel­e­vant fields,” Lu­nathi says.

The temp­ta­tions and ex­cesses as­so­ci­ated with fame have led many young stars astray, but this trio credit their par­ents for their solid up­bring­ing.

“We are not eas­ily swayed by hype. We also had ex­tremely lib­eral par­ents who were open and hon­est with us ev­ery step of our way,” Lu­nathi says.

“We have al­ways been sur­rounded by peo­ple who are con­sid­ered stars.”

‘We are not eas­ily swayed by hype’

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