THE CITIZEN - BET AFRICA ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED CAST FOR THE CHANNEL’S FIRST-EVER TELENOVELA, ‘ISONO’
‘Isono’ will reportedly be the first African telenovela to air to an international market according to BET.
In another global first for BET Africa, a star-studded local cast has been unveiled ahead of the launch of a gripping and sensational BET Africa Original daily drama titled Isono (The Sin).
According to the channel, their introduction of a telenovela format to their repertoire is a significant investment into the local production industry. Isono will broadcast to audiences across the continent and is set to take African storytelling to the world.
Isono is based on the story of a dysfunctional family and a heroic son who searches within himself for the strength to stand up against a powerful and evil matriarch who will stop at nothing to serve her own needs.
The edgy and fast-paced telenovela features legendary and award-winning actors, Nthati Moshesh and Rami Chuene who bring gravitas to the new show.
Senzo Radebe and Bohang Moeko are cast to play smoking young guns who will bring passion, excitement and betrayal into the storyline. Also joining the cast are celebrated actor and entertainer – Anga ‘Naakmusiq’ Makubalo, rising star Tokollo ‘TK’ Sebothoma and 2019 winner of the Naledi Theatre Award For Best Lead Actress In A Musical – Didintle Khunou. By bringing young complex black characters to the screen, BET Africa continues to do what it’s celebrated for as a black entertainment platform; amplifying and educating global audiences about the richness and nuances of black culture.