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
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.
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’