Emoyeni is a South African supernatural anthology miniseries which follows the journeys of individuals plagued by loss, fear, guilt, pain and desire whose lives are turned upside down when they encounter supernatural experiences.
It was the first in a supernatural anthology miniseries strand which aired on SABC1 in 2018, entitled "Woza Nazo".
Each of these people must confront their fears and embrace the supernatural - or suffer forever. The four stories are as follows:
directed by Pheello James Makosholo
The story of Kitso, a grieving widow saddled with her cheating husband's illegitimate son. Starring Nozipho Nkelemba as Kitso and Sayitsheni Mdakhi as Skhumbuzo.
directed by Perivi Katjavivi
The story of Phakamile, a once-successful drunk responsible for his daughter going missing. Starring Mothusi Magano as Phaks and Tumie Ngumla as Kholeka.
directed by Thishiwe Ziqubu
The story of Zen, a water spirit who desperately wants to be human. Starring Mandisa Nduna as Zen, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane as Kwame, Motlatsi Mafatshe as Zero and Nomonde Mbusi as Ma.
directed by Mmabatho Montsho
The story of Bonga, a popularity-hungry fashionista running away from a calling. Starring Thabo Rametsi as Bonga, Bokang Phelane as Lilly and Ferry Jele as Mme Monare.
Emoyeni was created by Thishiwe Ziqubu and Bridget Pickering and is produced by Fireworx Media in association with Ngonyama Kapital. Ziqubu is the creative producer and head writer; Pickering a producer. Dan Jawitz and Neil Brandt are executive producers.
Karabo Lediga is a writer and Pheello "PJ" Makosholo a director. The title music is by Gregory Nottingham, with other music compositions by Coco Lupu.
Season 1 Cast
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Nozipho Nkelemba ... Kitso
Sayitsheni Mdakhi ... Skhumbuzo
Mothusi Magano ... Phaks
Tumie Ngumla ... Kholeka (as Tumi Ngumla)
Mandisa Nduna ... Zen
Ebenhaezer Dibakwane ... Kwame
Motlatsi Mafatshe ... Zero
Nomonde Mbusi ... Ma
Thabo Rametsi ... Bonga
Bokang Phelane ... Lilly
Ferry Jele ... Mme Monare
Recurring / Guests
Molobane Mbatha ... Penny (as Malobane Maja)
Keke Mphuthi ... Marang
Mpolokeng Chabane ... Mikateko
Nqobile Ndlovu ... Angie
Uzulakhe Funani ... SJ
Blaque Madoda ... Mjabs
Simphiwe Zulu ... Marang's Friend
Elsie Oliphant ... Nurse
Sunnyboy Dube ... Older Uncle
Nombongo Ngcanga ... Matron
Siyabonga Raymond ... Yolo
Nokuthula Shabangu ... Featured Extra
Palesa Bibiya ... Featured Extra
Tsholo Maseko ... Bandile (as Tsholofelo Maseko)
Simpho Mathenjwa ... Kukhanya
Vaughn Lucas ... Tony Sole
Khanya Ralarala ... 12 Year Old Bonga
Asanda Hanabe ... Bonga's Mom