Top Actor Africa says goodbye to two contestants

2016-04-13 17:00


Farrell Drew and Uriel Oputa. (Photo: Top Actor Africa)

Johannesburg - The search for the next Top Actor Africa continues with the departure of Farrell Drew and Uriel Oputa from the show.

The theme for this week was “Crime Drama”, with the contestants working alongside Kimberley Stark and director Sechaba Morejele as the Director to create an ensemble piece covering different aspects of the crime genre, such as “Crime Scene”, “Crime Lab” and “Courtroom Trial”.

The contestants were fortunate enough to be joined by Hollywood heartthrob Jay Ellis from BET’s The Game to mentor the contestants through the challenge.

Uriel said: "I’m extremely honoured to have been part of such a great show. It’s a bitter sweet feeling to leave so soon, but I am happy to have made it this far. Since I have been on Top Actor Africa I have grown in my craft and the show has taught me to let my guard down. Through my participation in the show I now have courage and drive to pursue endeavours in television production and plus-size modelling."

See highlights from the episode here:

Farrell added: "Top Actor Africa has opened up the doors of opportunity and prosperity. Every inch of knowledge, the tiniest of experiences on set and the people I was surrounded by have allowed me to gloat in happiness, walking away with my head held high, regretting nothing, grateful for the entire journey. I have been moulded so gently through the course of the show and I'm certainly confident it has made me a better actor."

Still in the battle ring are Alex Khayo (Kenya), Tobechi Nneji (Nigeria), Ifeanyi Dike (Nigeria), Shamilla Miller (South Africa) and Jesse Suntele (South Africa) who remain contenders in this competitive reality series.

Tune into episode 8 of Top Actor Africa on BET (DStv channel 129) Tuesday 19 April at 19:30 where the contestants visit the Eastern Cape for the Wild Coast Sun-Commercial (TV Commercial). With the many opportunities that may arise, the aspiring actors might be asked to endorse a place or a product. Their biggest task is having to understand and deliver the exact message the client wants to convey.

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