Set a reminder this November because Mzansi Magic is bringing The Mayor to town! The first episode of a satirical comedy series, The Mayor will premiere on Friday, 20 November 2015 at 19:00 on DStv Channel 161.
Produced for Mzansi Magic by Gonga 7, The Mayor, features a stellar cast led by Lucky Legodi (OJ Mabunda), Vicky Kente ( first wife), Bianca Le Grange (second wife), Fiona Ramsay (city manager), Ntobeko ‘Ntosh’ Madlingozi (Boy-Boy), Thuli Thabethe (Mercia), Rea Rangaka (Martin Shai) to name a few.
The comedy series is centred around the life of OJ Mabunda, a flamboyant mayor that has to keep a growing polygamous family together while running the fictional city of Johannesburg. Lucky Legodi plays the mayor, OJ Mabunda. Legodi is a legendary actor and educator who rose into prominence in the nineties. Joining him is Thuli Thabethe, who plays the mayor’s right hand lady and spokesperson, Mercia. Thabethe has done extensive work in the television industry, even hosting the first season of Our Perfect Wedding.
Vicky Kente, plays the mayor’s beloved first wife, Ntombi. Vicky Kente has acted in movies such as Born Free: A New Adventure and Winnie Mandela.
OJ Mabunda and Ntombi have two children, the eldest being Boy-Boy played by the hilarious Ntobeko Mandlingozi popularly known by his stage name Ntosh. He is a stand-up comedian who has performed at major comedy events such as; The Heavyweight Comedy Jam, The Blacks Only Comedy Showcase, The 99% Xhosa Comedy Show to name a few.
In the other corner, there is OJ Mabunda’s second wife, Barbara who is played by Singer, pianist, violinist and actress, Bianca Le Grange. Le Grange rose to fame after competing in the first season of South African Idols. She plays OJ’s young second wife who has trouble adjusting when she has to move in the main house with the first wife.
The mayor’s family and Johannesburg are not the only thing on his plate, he has to deal with a city manager who prays to see his downfall. Fiona Ramsay plays OJ Mabunda’s nemesis, Lucinda Le Roux. Fiona Ramsay boasts an impressive acting resume. She has acted in in big films such as; In My Country, The Bang Bang Club, The Three Investigators and The Secret of Skeleton Island. Ramsay is also a theatre and film practitioner, vocal consultant as well a motivational speaker. She has worked in SA and abroad.
Get ready for hilarious and light-hearted entertainment on The Mayor, 20 November at 19:00 only on Mzansi Magic DStv – Channel 161.