'The Wife' actor Sipho Ndlovu.

‘The Wife’ actor Sipho Ndlovu. Image via X @spholaseven

‘The Wife’ star Sipho Ndlovu joins ‘Queen Modjadji’

‘Isitha: The Enemy’ and ‘The Wife’ actor Sipho Ndlovu has secured the role of General Phaahla in ‘Queen Modjadji’.

'The Wife' actor Sipho Ndlovu.

‘The Wife’ actor Sipho Ndlovu. Image via X @spholaseven

Actor Sipho Ndlovu who portrayed the role of Sambulo Zulu in The Wife has joined Queen Modjadji.

SIPHO NDLOVU: NEW ROLE

Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela reports that actor Sipho Ndlovu will portray the role of General Phaahla in Queen Modjadji.

IOL reports that Ndlovu’s character is the cunning General of the Bapedi Kingdom. He will act alongside legendary actor Putla Sehlapelo who plays Ramulodi, the keeper of the secret and the king’s keeper.

Actress Makoma Mohale who portrays the character of Tlhogi in Scandal! portrays the leading role of Queen Modjadji, The Rain Queen.

Bona reports that beauty queens Shudu Musida and Ndavi Nokeri, who hail from the Limpopo province will play queens in the upcoming drama series

Nokeri will portray Muthanoni Khensani, who is one of Queen Modjadji’s wives from the Tsonga Royal Family. While Musida portrays Muthanoni Mulalo, another wife of the wives from the Venda Royal Family.

Ndlovu is best known for his characters in Showmax’s The Wife and Isitha: The Enemy. He’s also starred in Mzansi Magic’s The Queen and Isibaya.   

SOUTH AFRICANS CONGRATULATE ACTOR

@MalevuMandisa: “Being multilingual is working out beautifully for Sipho Ndlovu. One minute he us on The Wife speaking IsiZulu, next minute he is on Isitha speaking SeSwati, now he is about to add another language on Queen Modjadji.”

@whoistroniiq: “One thing about Sipho Ndlovu is that he’s a versatile actor. #QueenModjadjiMzansi is grabbing my attention every single day.”

@sirbongz_za: “This guy is a great actor; I’m seeing more of Sipho Ndlovu on my screen, and I love that for him. Well deserved.”

@LuckyMahloane: “Sipho Ndlovu acting skills are so on point. First saw this guy act ko The Wife.”

BACKGROUND OF ‘QUEEN MODJADJI’

Sipho Ndlovu will also star alongside The River actor Wiseman Zitha in the upcoming drama series, Queen Modjadji.

Zitha will portray the role of Mamaila while Ngelekanyo Ramulodi will portray the character of Young Queen Modjadji.

DStv reveals that the series is produced by Rhythm World Productions, who’ve produced Sibongile and The Dlaminis, My Brother’s Keeper, Umkhokha: The Curse and many more. The production has consulted tribal leaders, and academic experts.

Muvhango creator, Duma Ndlovu who is the leading production says: “The earth, the elements, and the energy of humans connect in ways that are both physical and spiritual, both obvious and unseen.”

Queen Modjadji was a living embodiment of this, and so we will explore what this royal title, and the women who’ve held it, have lived, sacrificed, lost, and achieved.”

The upcoming drama series premieres in July on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).