A local drama series set against the backdrop of the lavish fashion world and juxtaposed with the vibrant township culture, Tempy Pushas focuses on two giant fashion houses, two families - a poisonous saga of greed, revenge and buried pasts, as the multi-million rand fashion market lies waiting... for the taking!
Tempy Pushas brings to light the grit and reality behind the fashion industry – going beyond the just the luxury, celebrity and style associated with the industry. Exposing the everyday trials and tribulations and exploring various themes including: realising potential; exploitation; loyalty; complexity of relationships and love.
This is a story about three orphans whose friendship is tested on their way to becoming their own men. The series asks the dramatic question: "Can a brotherhood be broken and if so, can it be fixed again?"
In Season 3 of the series, Kuti, X and Ngulube have lost everything – but we all know you can't keep a Tempy Pusha down! Kuti is determined to win back the House of Bogatsu, but he will need a new power base before he can take on his old nemesis, Dot.Org, who has now reinvented himself more times than Madonna.
Determined to claw their way back to success, the three friends band together with Princess to form a funky new fashion company. They're ready to take on the world – except Kuti develops a secret new obsession, X is lost at sea after his first heartbreak, and Ngulube's grasp on sanity might be unravelling completely.
Season 3 stars Luzuko Nteleko as X, Fezile Makhanya as Kuti, Akhumzi Jezile as Ngulube, Tumie Ngumla as Princess, Lerato Mvelase as Qaqa, Marah Louw as MaGirlie, Richard Lukunku as Rodney and Sibulele Gcilitshana as Dot.Kom.
Camilla Waldman returns as Alex and Luzuko Nkqeto as Detective Zwane.
Tempy Pushas 3 is produced by EndemolShine Africa with executive producer Sam Shale and showrunner Pumla Hopa. The head writer is Julie Hall, with scrip writers Clive Madiya and TT Sibisi. The series director is Que Ntuli. The theme music composer for Season 3 was ZCH.
Season 3 Cast
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Luzuko Nteleko ... X
Fezile Makhanya ... Kuti Daniels
Akhumzi Jezile ... Ngulube (as Akhumzi kaJezile)
Tumie Ngumla ... Princess Bogatsu-Daniels
Lerato Mvelase ... Qaqa
Marah Louw ... MaGirlie
Richard Lukunku ... Rodney
Sibulele Gcilitshana ... Dot.Kom
Recurring / Guests
Camilla Waldman ... Alexia Daniels
Luzuko Nkqeto ... Detective Zwane
Gérard Rudolf ... Foreign Surgeon (as Gerard Rudolf)
Kajal Bagwandeen ... Roshan
Mikhail Trippatoni ... Nurse
Bokang Phelane ... Celia
Nokuthula Jiyane ... Ma Ditaba
Nondalo Ndlovu ... Lolo
Peter Mashigo ... Hamish
Patronella Sello ... Therapist (as Patronella Diedericks)
Charmaine Mtinta ... Noma