BET Africa has confirmed that KB will play the Lebo Mathosa in an upcoming docu-series about her life
“ITS OFFICIAL: KB Motsilanyane and Bahumi Madisakwane will play Lebo Mathosa in Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story premiering on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Wednesday, 6 November at 21:30 CAT,” Viacom, which owns BET, tweeted.
Kelly Khumalo was originally pegged to star in the Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story but allegedly changed her mind over a salary dispute.
According to the City Press, Kelly was not happy with what was being offered.
ITS OFFICIAL: KB Motsilanyane and Bahumi Madisakwane will play Lebo Mathosa on Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story premiering on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on Wednesday, 6 November at 21:30 CAT. #LeboMathosaBET pic.twitter.com/W5PZtvXEhg
— Viacom Africa (@ViacomAfrica) October 15, 2019
KB agreed to take over at the last minute and will now play the adult version of Lebo in highly anticipated series
Filing has already begun and KB says that she is thrilled to be taking on the role.
“Walking in Lebo’s shoes is one of the greatest things I have ever done,” she says in a behind-the-scenes video.
KB added that she knows she has her work cut out for her.
“It’s not an easy journey to play this character, because it’s beyond imagination, it is larger than life and every single thing is a new experience.”
Catch up with the production of the hugely anticipated biopic and get to hear from KB and Bahumi, who play Lebo, before the show premieres in November
Airs Wednesday October 23rd at 9:30PM pic.twitter.com/V9ydOGCdVa
— Kgopolo Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) October 15, 2019
KB’s fans are thrilled about her new role.
“KB as Lebo Mathosa [heart eye emoji]. She was born ready! Mamesadi wala!”
KB as Lebo Mathosa😍😍😘 she was born ready! Mamesadi wala!
— Sbaban’ Ska Bafo💫 (@Magleesta) October 15, 2019
But some people are not sure if she will do Lebo justice
One of those people (unsurprisingly) is Ntsiki Mazwai.
The poet and singer wasted no time shading KB.
“KB may have white people connections but she doesn’t have the Lebo Mathosa energy… not by a LONG SHOT,” Ntsiki tweeted.
Kb may have white people connections but she doesn’t have the Lebo Mathosa energy…….not by a LONG SHOT 😣
— #Qhawe 25 October 2019 (@ntsikimazwai) October 15, 2019
One Twitter user claimed that KB was too old to play Lebo.
Nywe nywe KB is too old to play Lebo Mathosa….honestly I don’t care as long as it’s not Kelly Khumalo who is refusing to name the person who murder he babys father🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮
— Joy 💛 (@phly_jellow) October 15, 2019
Here’s a look at what others had to say:
I’m not sure how I feel about KB Motsilanyane playing Lebo Mathosa in the upcoming biopic… pic.twitter.com/yXeAbvpsec
— Bonolo Harmony (@nolin_bee) October 13, 2019
Oh so if not KB, who do yall want to play Lebo Mathosa?
— Ausi Pre (@prentuli) October 15, 2019
— BET Africa (@BET_Africa) October 15, 2019