By Tendai Mukaro
Popular Zimbabwean socialite and comedian, ‘Madam Boss’ has bagged a big acting role in the neighbouring South Africa.
Madam Boss is set to feature in uBettina Wethu series as Aminatha.
The comedian was recently in Nigeria where she was shooting ‘The Off Spring’ a Nollywood production.
The actress broke the news on social media via her Facebook page.
Madam Boss appreciated the role played by her casting agency Becky and appealed to her to also assist many Zimbabwean actors and actresses to follow her footsteps.
“Hie guys I am so excited I have been cast to feature on SABC 1 new telenovela @Ubettinawethu as Aminatha, thank you Becky casting please help some of my fellow actors and actresses here in Zimbabwe please.”
“Becky, I beg you,” read the post.
Madam Boss went on to thank her ever supporting husband for standing by her side as she conquers Africa in the acting industry and rasing the Zimbabwean flag high
“Thank you my husband Mhofela for allowing and supporting my dreams,” she posted.
Becky Casting agents also posted on social media congratulating Madam Boss for the achievement as they described her as talented.
“Guys help me to congratulate this amazing and talented lady!, She has been cast to feature on SABC new telenovela Ubettinawethu as Aminata.”
“@madambosszim well-done, come and show SA your talent, we are proud and humbled to represent your phenomenal talent,” read the post.
Madam has become one of the inspirational women in the country who rose to fame through online skits which she used to showcase her acting prowess as she was acting as a maid.
The show is the South African adaptation of the international smash hit show Yo Soy Betty La Fea, also known as Ugly Betty.
The hugely popular series holds the Guinness World Record for the most successful telenovela and has been adapted in 19 territories, aired in 180 countries, and dubbed into 15 languages.
The South African adaptation will be the first globally to feature a black Betty, and a majority-black cast.
uBettina Wethu’s main premise follows the journey of a wholesome, intelligent, but gawky, people-pleaser with a dated unsophisticated sense of style, who finds her self-worth and image challenged when she is employed at Nubia, a brand management company, a place where at times people value image over substance.
Bettina Sikhakane is a kind-hearted, smart, career-focused woman, with a dream of running her own company but when she lands a job as the PA to Nubia’s new MD, she has to contend with her colleague’s assumption that because of her quirky style and kindness, she must be stupid; all the while battling her growing love for her boss which clouds her already blurred boundaries posing a risk to a job that means everything to her
uBettina Wethu is co-produced by Viu South Africa and local production company, Known Associates Entertainment, with Tshepiso Sello as producer.