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New drama series: Nkululeko

Written by Shows Editor from the blog Today's TV Highlights on 07 Jan 2018
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Nkululeko

A coming-of-age story set in the windswept streets of Cape Town township Khayelitsha and centered around Nkululeko Zwai (Aphiwe Mkefe), a talented mathematician preparing for a competition that could change his life and destiny forever.

When he makes an impulsive decision in a moment of blossoming love, he suddenly finds himself in deep trouble and everything he has worked so hard for falls apart - leaving his future in jeopardy.

It is at the centre of Nkululeko's unravelling that we are introduced to Sibulele Nginda (Zimkhitha Nyoka), who is the daughter of Khayelitsha's well-known Brigadier.

Sibu is exceptionally smart, independent and while the two are drawn to each other like moths to a flame, it is their meeting that ignites a series of events destined to change their world forever.

Nkululeko's sidekicks are Mandla (Tiisetso Thoka) and Buhle (Abongile Salli) who have to face their own demons while helping their friend come to terms with his life choices.

Buhle is a colourful hustler from a poverty-stricken family. He believes money can end all his problems and is not afraid to dabble in criminal activities to acquire it, while Mandla is a "Cheese Boy" who is struggling to find where he belongs.

Nkululeko's father, Thami Zwai (Chris Gxalaba), is a caddy at a golf course whose wife left him for greener pastures. His primary focus is to give his son all the opportunities he never had, as does the Brigadier (Sizwe Msutu), who's determined to protect his daughter Sibu at all costs - especially from troublemakers.

Other cast members include Tina Jaxa, Bongile Mantsai, Andile Mxakaza and Jet Novuka.

Nkululeko is produced by Bomb.
 
CHANNEL Mzansi Magic (DStv 161)
PREMIERE 7 January 2018
TIMESLOT Sundays, 20h00
REPEATS Fridays, 22h00

 

Shows in this post: Nkululeko

Channels in this post: Mzansi Magic

Tags: Drama



9 Comments

Timone
12 Jan 2018 14:11

I watched it, its promising enought, I'm just not too sure if its Sunday night material.

qavile
12 Jan 2018 14:37

my problem is dt mzansi magic has the same concept and execution . E.g #TheRoad #TheQueen #GreedAndDesire #igazi etc where they kill main character on 1st episode and the entire season killer is getting away with murder. We've seen this million times

max85
12 Jan 2018 15:00

@qavile u are right .its another murder mystery ..i love fresh faces but come on,creatives in this country need to come up with fresh ideas .

Timone
13 Jan 2018 08:38

Yesterday I watched Ikhaya on Catch Up, it’s actually more interesting. I think it would be more appropriate for a Sunday night.....

Goku
13 Jan 2018 19:42

I won't waste my time watching dis thing, actually bomb production are so dull

qavile
14 Jan 2018 20:49

ive just realised they took #SkeemSaam concept and the characters match even the way storyline is going

max85
15 Jan 2018 08:31

I liked the second episode ...true it is like skeem saam on the first season

Snapple
15 Jan 2018 19:57

I'm put off by the teenagers on these new Mzansi shows. It's like everybody wants to make a Soul Buddyz version. 
Quietly waits for Igazi and Mina Nawe to return.


 

pjvv
16 Jan 2018 09:26

Nkululeko,,,shame so boring. 

They killed the brigadier in the first episode. That boy is busy being all romantic with that brigadier's daughter when he actually knows how her father died. 

I hope there will be no season 2. 


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