It has now been confirmed that multi-award-winning actress, Motshidi Motshegwa, is returning to television to join the cast of Isono on BET_Africa.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela previously reported that Motshegwa is returning to TV without announcing the name of the show with a snap of the actress shooting on a set of the telenovela. Mphela has now confirmed the show in this tweet:
“Casting news: Motshidi Motshegwa joins Isono. The award-winning actress was spotted by my sources on the set of the @BET_Africa telenovela shooting scenes for the show.”
Motshegwa hasn’t appeared on our screens since she was let go on The River.
Fans of Motshegwa were delighted to hear their favourite, multi-award-winning, talented actress is back on their screens
Here are some of their reactions:
“Will #IsonoBET have S2? Cause only 25 episodes left?”
“It’s 260 episodes, don’t stress yet.”
“Well she can play anything. Listen if you told me she was going to be the next James Bond, I would believe you. She’s that good.”
“She’s one the best in the game …role well deserved.”
Motshidi had an extremely busy year last year as she took the honour of being the first and only actress from Mzansi to star in three international series’ in the same year. According to Mphela she starred in Letter to the King, Vagrant Queen and Good Omens which was shot in 2019 and aired last year on BBC.
There were some tweeps however who were not happy about their favourite actress joining Isono because they don’t like the show:
“Haibo, another big name on this bad show. But I love her. Hopefully the show gets better because of her. #IsonoBET,”
“Yaz. I’m also struggling with this show. Maybe something is about to change.”
Isono has some of Mzansi big names such as Mos veteran actress, Nthati Moshesh who plays the role of Mother Mary, Rami Cheune who plays the role Jumina, Natasha Thahane who plays the role of Millicent, Fezile Makhanya who plays the role of a politician dating a mother a daughter, Bohang Moeko who plays Mother Mary’s son,Gabriel, Senzo Radebe, Didintle Khunou, Tokollo ‘TK’ Sebothoma, and Anga Makubalo.
The show is BET Africa’s first original drama, produced by Clive Morris Production which is also behind the upcoming soapie on SABC 3 called The Estate.
It’s still unclear her Motshegwa’s role, how long she’ll be with the show or when she’ll start appearing on the show.