Umlilo Auditions 2016: Call for actress & actor to join the cast


etv’s popular drama series Umlilo is holding auditions for 2016 and calling hundreds of young talented actress and actors to enter. The drama searching for younger Mnqobi and Cebisile lookalikes to join the cast.

So, you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of Umlilo?

What you need to enter and Quizzical Pictures are giving two South African viewers an opportunity to be part of Umlilo.

In order to qualify the two candidates must be:

  • Zulu speaking male and female
  • Between the ages of 20 and 30
  • Bear strong resemblance to the characters Mnqobi and Cebisile Simelane

The successful candidates will be expected to portray the roles of the younger polygamist Mnqobi and his deceased wife, Cebisile on Umlilo season 4.

How to enter

If you’re a hopeful fan who looks like a young Mnqobi and/or Cebisile Simelane you can enter the competition by doing the following:

1. Upload a picture of yourself to

2. Fill in the required form.

Please note that entries close 21 May and acting ability will be considered for the finalist.

See the video below for more info:


  1. My name is nkuthalo matshange in Eastern cape 27 years of age, i am a xhosa guy and i can speak zulu language.acting is part of my life so umlilo can open doors for me

  2. I am Nokuthula Dladla I am 26 years old I live in pretoria but am from KZN I am a Zulu girl and i am so interested on becoming actress for umlilo . I have an expirience on acting but i have done some movies in ma location back at home,I am also I script writer .acting is my passion

  3. I tried to email my picture but da email is not going through I don’t knw why I would like to be part of umlilo

  4. I’m Slindile Mtshali 29 , I would like to enter for umlilo I like acting and I’m from kzn. I’m a writer, I have some script that I wrote and poems. All I need is help, my number 0732515361

  5. I’m zwelikhona mendu from kzn,i often do theatre even won a promicing actor at inkundla theatre 2014 and I’m also a director i would like to be part of umlilo so will email my photo will also apreciate further assistance my no 0732650572

  6. I’m Nonhlanhla sibeko 20 years of age, I love acting it’s what I love doing and I also love to sing I got the greatest voice ever, I’m sure I can play the role of cebisile very well.
    I’m from KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg
    to get this opportunity would be the best blessing ever.

  7. I am a Zulu speaking male from KZN;Durban this would be my biggest opportunity as I always dream to be an actor. I am 21 years old and am not employed.

  8. I am Zamatolo Maxoki i’m a 21 year old girl i would like to be of these auditions so that i can show my acting skills.thanks

  9. Hi I’m nonkululeko mfusi , I’m 21 years zulu girl and I would like to be part of umililo
    I will be very happy if I can get this opportunity , I have been wishing to act for long time now

    • Hi
      My name is Tshegofatso Hamis am 24 years old. I am from Pretoria. I will be happy to get the opportunity of playing Cebisile. I will like to be part of Umlilo.
      I can speak Zulu .

  10. I’m smiso mendu 23 years of age I’m Zulu girl from Kzn I’m so interested on becoming actress for umlilo this would be my biggest opportunity as I always dreaming of becoming an actress thank you

  11. Im Celamandla vitalis Majola i would like to show my talent at umlilo. I live at actonville men’s hostel my cntact number is 0739813307

  12. Hi,
    I am a young (22) Zulu speaking woman who grew up in KZN. I would really appreciate being one of your cast.Acting is my number one career. Please contact me at 072 342 5127

    Bongekile Mantanga

  13. Greetings. My name is Thobekile Ntuli and I’m 21 years. I would love to be young cebisile as I am a big fan of umlilo, I also believe that I look like Cebisile. I am Zulu speaking.

  14. Hi,I am 31years old lady who is so much interested in acting.I promise once you choose me I am going to blow you away with my raw acting.thanks.

  15. Hy This is Mandisa Dlamini I’m a U. J first year student from KZN I’m 20 years old and very talented in Acting. i find it so hard to upload picture i don’t have a proper phone.. But i would realy apriciate it if you could allow me to show you my talent..

  16. I am Ntokozo Nelson Kubheka. I am 21st ears old and turning 22 next month in June. I am Mnqobis look alike. You would be amazed by resemblance. Pl give me a chance. I just saw the advert now and your lines are already closed but it is still the 21st. Please find attached copy of my picture.

  17. Hy. I am Motselisi Litabana from Maseru Lesotho.I am interested in the casting .I am 23 years old Mosotho lady and this is my 3rd year in Broadcasting at Limkwokwing Lesotho. Below is my photo.

  18. Hello, my name is Evodia Komani and Iam 21 years old. I wanted to be an actress since I was like 10 years old and always want to make my dreams come true . I will be very much happy if u can pick me so that i can finally make my dreams come true at last. Thank u

  19. My name is Thobile Cele am from KZN i speak IsiZulu .. will be happy if you can choose me i always dream about see my self in a stage acting and motivating Young people who have a some dream like me

  20. Am nontokozo promise shongwe am 22 years old and speaking zulu am hardworker, intelligent .I would like to become umlilo star help me so that my dream can come true.

  21. Hi my name is sindi zwane, i love umlilo very much but i wish to be featered in One of your episode but i was unfortunate to miss auditions! Well i am dissapointed.

  22. Hi my name is tshepo and I’ll like to be part of umlilo, I’m not sure if I look alike but I can act in any style, I won’t disappoint

  23. hey my name is theko legote I’m sure there is a resemblance of mngobi in me I would love to audition for the part I’m sure I won’t disappoint please try me I leave I. Carletonville I can speak most of the languages in SA Zulu Xhosa Tswana and I’m good with acting

  24. Hi my name is Njabulo and am interested in acting I promise once u see me you will also be interested in wat I will do and very good in isiZulu

  25. Hi my name is Katlego i would like to be part of Umlilo n trust me im good in acting now as im saying i will be representing SA in America in July.u wont regret

  26. hi my name is Zonke I would like to be the family of Umlilo
    I am good actress and trust me if you can try me I can blow your mind

  27. My name is Patric Mofokeng and I’m doing bachelor in film and television (Afda).I would really appreciate if you would have me as one of your members, your response will really make my dream come true…. My agency is ZERO TO HERO,contact me 0781309597… Thank you.

  28. I’m 19 years I’m interested in taking a part in Umlilo plus i have skills and experience please contact me as soon as you get this request thanks in advance :::my numbers 0630913530:::

  29. hi
    my name is Nomlindo Majija 21years old.i am a young Xhosa lady who would like to be part of would be a dream come true to me if I would be part of media would be an honour to hear from you again.thank you
    email;[email protected]

  30. Iam snothando mtiyane I have been up an down putting my name on auditions but non has replied but my persion is acting an iam good at it iam zulu girl lives at empangeni.I will b very happy if I get this role of cebisile to show south africa my me an my capabilities in acting.0790961637 that u will find me if I made through.

  31. I am Sfundo Xulu, I am having only 17 years old. I really want to become a actor that will be known in South Africa. please just give me a chance to show my self to South Africans residents .here is my parents numbers that you can get me in mother (0760988349), father (0729142138)……….

  32. sanibonani, ngingumzulu ngikhulele e KZN ngineminyaka engu 20. ngingathanda ukudlala indima kamnqobi yize ngikhanya ngokwebala kodwa ngizibona ingifanela lendima. ngingajabula ukuba inxenye yaloluhlelo lwakumabonakude.

  33. I’d like to pass my greetings to the Head of Umlilo soapie I’m also a Zulu guy from KZN Melmoth but ngokomsebenzi ngise Jozi nam ngingaba omunye ongathanda ukulingisa endaweni kaMnqobi on uMlilo if lisekhona ithuba loku joiner
    Thank you

    contact (0790503518)


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