iKani tells an authentic story of a young artist called Khanya who needs to go through a journey of self-discovery.
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
For the first time in the history of the SABC the isiNdebele language and culture will find adequate expression in the form of a new drama series called Ikani.
iKani tells an authentic story of a young artist called Khanya who needs to go through a journey of self-discovery. She ultimately finds out that she is from an isiNdebele family despite being brought up by her aunt as a Zulu. Now, she must learn about her roots and her culture.
Producer Wandle Molebatsi comments - “iKani was developed to explore the colourful and rich culture of AmaNdebele. It is time to appreciate and celebrate all South African cultures – in all of their different facets.”
In line with SABC 1’s decision to heed the call by the youth to ‘open up the industry,’ the cast of the new drama series will reflect a balance of old and new faces. The lead role is played by 25-year-old actress Thandeka Mdeliswa (as Khanya) together with award-winning veteran actress Florence Masebe (playing the role of Bongeka) and Nomonde Mbusi (as Dinah).
Other leads include Wandile Molebatsi (Vince), Themba Mahlangu (Butho), Nhlanhla Mahlangu (Jonas), Frieda Makoba (Esther) and Sipho Mbele (Charles) together with local Ndebele personalities Sophie Kabini (playing the role of Ouma) and January Kabini (as Khowleza).