‘Lingashoni’ actor Thato Molamu. Image via Instagram @thatomolamu

Actor Thato Molamu discusses playing Papi in ‘Lingashoni’

‘The Estate’ producer and actor Thato Molamu, who plays the role of Papi in ‘Lingashoni’ opens up about his role in the 1Magic telenovela.


‘Lingashoni’ actor Thato Molamu. Image via Instagram @thatomolamu

Former Generations actor Thato Molamu, who produces The Estate and plays Papi in Lingashoni opens up about his character and his business.   

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The talented actor Thato Molamu who’s known for his character Papi in the cancelled telenovela Lingashoni is also running his company, Leaders in Motion Academy as well as producing S3’s telenovela The Estate.  

Molamu, who is still remembered for his popular role in The Queen and his character Nicholas Nomvete in Generations tells Drum Magazine that he’s having a great time off-screen.  

The star recently took to social media to reveal he graduated with a postgraduate diploma in management practice from Henley Business School.  

“A man without patience and perseverance will never discover his real purpose and reach his fullest potential,” he quoted above his photo on social media.  

“Really looking forward to catching up with my cohort as we will be celebrating this on my birthday. What a way to end 2022 in preparation for 2023.”  


The former The Queen actor also plays Papi Zulu in 1Magic’s telenovela Lingashoni, a show that reflects on betrayal, love, and living a double life.  

In an interview with Rise Fm Molamu shares that he loves playing Papi as the storyline is rich and had many layers.   

“Papi wears rings and chains, which is something that I have only done in theatre and not television. That was a great challenge for me because it is in these dark places that he finds himself in that he tries to navigate through. I’m all about challenges so it was something that I couldn’t ignore,” he adds. 

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