'Shaka Ilembe'

‘Shaka Ilembe’ star Lemogang Tsipa as Shaka. Image via Twitter @9ice_Ent

‘Shaka Ilembe’ star Lemogang Tsipa unbothered by Twitter trolls

Actor Lemogang Tsipa, who’s been trolled for the role of Shaka in ‘Shaka Ilembe’ says he’s unaffected by Twitter trolls.

'Shaka Ilembe'

‘Shaka Ilembe’ star Lemogang Tsipa as Shaka. Image via Twitter @9ice_Ent

Talented actor Lemogang Tsipa, who portrays the character of Shaka in Shaka Ilembe tells The Citizen that he isn’t bothered by people’s opinions.

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The thespian Lemogang Tsipa, who was interviewed at the red carpet premiere of Shaka Ilembe this past Tuesday, 14 June added that social media trolls don’t know the intricacies of the show. 

“I’m unaffected by that man, all the people that are usually commenters or people that have the most to say have never spent a day on set. They don’t know the intricacies of the film industry and what it takes to really get a great product out.”

Tsipa has been dragged on social media users as he doesn’t have a Zulu name, while some revealed he doesn’t look as intimidating as Henry Cele, who first played the role of Shaka in the 1986 TV show, Shaka Zulu.

He adds that he’s always been focused on the things that got him to the game, which is studying his work and believing in his craft.

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Shaka’s parents is played by actor Senzo Radebe, who plays the role of King Senzangakhona kaJama, while Queen Nandi is played the show’s producer and actress Nomzamo Mbatha. 

Tsipa says there are a lot of lessons on unity that we can learn, as black people and as Africans in general.

“I think the way in which Shaka built a nation and was able to unite people for one common cause is something we really need as a whole world

Fans can watch the 12-episode series from this Sunday, 18 June on Mzansi Magic.

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