'Legacy' actress, Lalla Hirayama

‘Legacy’ actress, Lalla Hirayama. Image via Instagram @lalla_hirayama

Lalla Hirayama confirms her role on M-Net’s ‘Legacy’

TV personality Lalla Hirayama will already appear on ‘Legacy’ from this month.

'Legacy' actress, Lalla Hirayama

‘Legacy’ actress, Lalla Hirayama. Image via Instagram @lalla_hirayama

Japanese-born model and actress Lalla Hirayama, who’s popularly known for presenting on Vuzu’s V-Entertainment, has just joined M-Net’s telenovela Legacy.   

Sources from the telenovela have confirmed that the 33-year-old actress has already begun shooting and will start appearing on the show this November.   

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Entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela, announced the news on his Twitter account this morning (10 November).   

The South African-based media personality also confirmed the news on Mphela’s post when a fan congratulated her.   

Hirayama replied to the fan’s congratulatory message with:  

“Thank you.”  

Hirayama is the third actor to join the cast of the show this season after three 7de Laan actors, Vinette Ebrahim, Nico Panagio, and André Lötter.

The actress-presenter also made an appearance on Isono season one where she played the role of Destiny and acted on Rhythm City as Felicia (Sizzle).  

The South African will provide more information about her character once details become available.  

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She currently stars on SABC 1’s comedy show, African Dreams, a fictional show shot as a reality show.   

On the show, Hirayama acts as an influencer who is looking for a wedding events company and shortlists five different companies.   

She stars alongside Isidingo’s Ilse Klink, Muvhango’s Thabo Malema, and Generations: The Legacy’s Tarina Patel on the fictional reality show.  

Hirayama is also a presenter Mzansi Magic’s music TV show, Massive Music SA, alongside 5FM’s Smash Afrika and former The River’s’ Anele ‘Ney’ Zondo.  

The show offers artist interviews, studio performances, and a weekly music chart.

Also read: ‘7de Laan’s’ Vinette Ebrahim has joined the cast of ‘Legacy’