Mzansi Gets To Know Lebo M In New Reality Show

Nants’ Ingonyama. Here comes a lion

By  | Sep 22, 2020, 01:01 PM

 When you think of The Lion King it's hard not to think of Soweto-born Lebohang "Lebo M" Morake's voice on Hans Zimmer’s Oscar-winning soundtrack.

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Lebo M's achievements will leave a person gasping for air, he has won a Grammy, been nominated for a Tony for his work on the highest-grossing Broadway production of all time, executive produced the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, had his songs streamed over 250 million times on Spotify alone and won the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice 1Life Legend Award.

Now South Africa will get to see a different side of the legendary producer in Showmax's next original reality series, Lebo M - Coming Home.

The 10-part show will give fans a front-row seat to his career as he creates new music with the likes of Zahara, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Judith Sephuma, and his daughter Refi and Mzansi will see more of Lebo M's family life.

Lebo M has been married three times, with each of his romances making headline news, he has helped raise nine children along the way, one of whom tragically passed away.

Lebo M - Coming Home will show him living in an equestrian estate in Blair Athol with his third wife Angela Ngani-Casara, his 90-something mother; and four of his children.

Lulo is his five-year-old daughter with Generations: The Legacy star Zoe Mthiyane, Letti is his nine-year-old daughter with Angela and Mthunzi and Ketso are Angela’s teenage children from previous relationships.

“I was initially sceptical about a reality show,” says Lebo M. “But having recently learned no one really knows who I really am in South Africa, my beloved home country of birth, I’ve become romantic about opening up and having my fans and audience here hang out with Angela and my kids via this conversation in 10 episodes.”

On the reality show, viewers will get to know more about how Lebo got his musical break as a nine-year-old, his memories of the 1976 Soweto uprising and going into exile in Lesotho by mistake as a teenager. Lebo's hardships will also be shown such as his time living on the streets in the USA and staying sober for the last 15 years after overcoming his alcohol addiction.

Lebo M - Coming Home is the debut reality series from Dopezuluboi Productions, founded by Teddy Geldart, who directed two seasons of Being Bonang and was executive producer of the SAFTA-winning Living The Dream With Somizi S4 and this year’s other hit reality show, Kwa Mam’Mkhize.

The Showmax original Lebo M - Coming Home will make its debut on Showmax in November 2020.

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