“Our mission at BET Africa is to engage the black community and truly drive black excellence in our industry and through the stories we tell. The team behind this BET Africa Original is exceptional. And the production companies behind this project are noteworthy and deliver world-class productions.”
Media personality Pearl Modiadie has just bagged a new lead role in BET’s newest telenovela, Redemption.
The star will be joined by a cast of talented actors. The cast for this exciting new telenovela is star-studded; it boasts some of the best thespians South Africa has to offer.
Redemption will have Pearl Modiadie as its leading lady along with legend agents such as Seputla Sebogodi, Themba Ndaba, Tina Jaxa, Yonda Thomas, Sparky Xulu, Sthandiwe Kgoroge and many more.
If this cast is anything to go by – we are definitely in for a ride. We are super hyped to spot our favourite TV stars for BET’s upcoming telenovela Redemption.
Redemption revolves around the highly respected Zikode family.
Set in a mega church, this new masterpiece centres on the Zikode family. After the disappearance of Pastor Simon Zikode (Themba Ndaba), his daughter Faith (Kwanele Mthethwa), who is on the cusp of an international music career, drops everything to come to her family’s rescue.
“As Faith immerses herself in the church and the family’s affairs, she uncovers devastating secrets about those closest to her and is confronted with her own skeletons. Dark truths come to light, and the Zikode family are faced with many baffling decisions as they scramble to salvage the family’s legacy,” reads a press statement from BET.
“Redemption will bring much-anticipated drama; it will ignite fervent conversations around day-to-day experiences of the ordinary South African and shine a light on value systems within African communities. I will be playing Pastor Simon Zikode, a charismatic and powerful man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. The energy on set is electrifying, and we can’t wait to see that translate on screen”, said Themba Ndaba – one of the lead actors in the new riveting show. “Redemption” is a collaborative project between Burnt Onion and Seriti Films.
Speaking on the new series, Monde Twala, Senior Vice President of editorial and General Manager at Paramount Africa and peer lead for BET International had this to say: “Our mission at BET Africa is to engage the black community and truly drive black excellence in our industry and through the stories we tell. The team behind this BET Africa Original is exceptional. And the production companies behind this project are noteworthy and deliver world-class productions.”
“We are very enthusiastic about our collaboration with Burnt Onion and Paramount Africa and strongly believe the co-production has elevated the project. Together we have been able to add something dynamic to the industry,” said Leanne Kumalo, Seriti Films Managing Director and Executive Producer.
“Redemption” will premiere on Monday, September 26, and will broadcast from Monday to Thursday at 6pm with repeats at 9.30pm on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) and later on e.tv.
We can’t wait!
By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku