Bahumi opens up about playing Lebo Mathosa: 'It has been one of the most humbling experiences'

2019-10-16 12:15
 
Bahumi (PHOTO:GETTY/GALLO IMAGES)

Cape Town - A month ago, reports claimed that daughter of media personality Somizi Mhlongo, Bahumi Madisakwane would be playing the role of a young Lebo Mathosa in an upcoming biopic on the deceased star – and now all has been confirmed.

Following an official announcement by BET Africa, Bahumi has taken to her Instagram page to share her excitement about getting the coveted role.

"Words cannot describe…but in their best effort, telling the story I had both dreamed and feared of telling my whole life, has been one of the most humbling experiences and gifts thus far. God Thank You. You are Faithful. May You forever be glorified[sic]," she wrote.

"To each person who has played a role in helping me, guiding me, and pushing me throughout this process, you truly are a blessing. From my friends and my family, to the amazing crew (the greatest appreciation to the choreographers @erasmusmegan and Sis Sbongile for being extreme professionals and encouraging Aunts to me all at the same time), I would not have enjoyed this process with all the challenges it came with if God didn’t choose all of you to walk this with me.Here’s to a beautiful production, a beautiful story, and an extraordinary person I have been trusted to evoke - may her soul rest in everlasting peace," she added.

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Words cannot describe.. But in their best effort, telling the story I had both dreamed and feared of telling my whole life, has been one of the most humbling experiences and gifts thus far. God Thank You. You are Faithful. May You forever be glorified. To each person who has played a role in helping me, guiding me, and pushing me throughout this process, you truly are a blessing. From my friends and my family, to the amazing crew (the greatest appreciation to the choreographers @erasmusmegan and Sis Sbongile for being extreme professionals and encouraging Aunts to me all at the same time), I would not have enjoyed this process with all the challenges it came with if God didn’t choose all of you to walk this with me. Here’s to a beautiful production, a beautiful story, and an extraordinary person I have been trusted to evoke - may her soul rest in everlasting peace. ???? (Clips from the first week of dance rehearsals )

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When news first broke that Bahumi got the role, some social media users accused the star of getting help from her famous dad, Somizi.

Although Bahumi never responded to the backlash, Somizi posted a sweet message to her on his Instagram page where he encouraged her to not care about what ‘the haters are saying’.

READ MORESomizi’s sweet message to Bahumi after backlash at her getting Lebo Mathosa role

 
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