Muvhango Sets The Record Straight

But aspiring actors are not happy

By  | Feb 04, 2022, 09:26 AM  | Duma Ndlovu  | Top of The

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SABC 2's popular soapie Muvhango has distanced itself from the post that has been making rounds on social media.
The post claims that the show is calling hundreds of young actors to audition to be part of the show.

Setting the record straight, Muvhango shared a statement on social media rubbishing the fake news.

"Kindly note that this is fake news! #Muvhango is not currently casting and we will never request money to cast anyone," the show announced on Instagram.

However, the news was not received well by the aspiring actors who are eagerly waiting for an opportunity to join the show.

In the comments section, they expressed their disappointment saying that they were already looking forward to the auditions.

@zebtheboza said people are falling for these scams because they are not getting enough opportunities to get into the industry. He wrote, "These scammers won't stop coz industries are not opening up and these people know that we are all stranded so obviously we will believe everything they post then regret later. Open up for people to avoid this kind of predicament. Amen, Ndaa!"

"I understand it's fake news, but we haven't seen any poster for an audition but every month you gave us a new face," Aubrey also responded.
Great news though for aspiring actors, Muvhango boss Dr. Duma Ndlovu's performing arts school 'Duma Ndlovu Academy also known as DNA will be holding auditions next week for the class of 2022.

According to DNA's Facebook page, the auditions will be held at Joburg Theater from 9 AM to 3 PM.

"Please arrive early to be able to register, registrations are crucial so that we can strictly observe all COVID protocols," the academy stated.

It is also stated that anyone between the ages of 20 and 28 can audition. However, preference will be given to those with degrees and diplomas from performance arts institutions or students who are yet to complete their Drama and Performance Studies at tertiary institutions.

"Graduates and students of tertiary institutions should bring a monologue from published authors in addition to the script below, and the following authors are highly recommended: Athol Fugard, Zakes Mda, Ntozakhe Shange (coloured girls), August Wilson, Tennessee Williams (Street Car Named Desire)" shared the academy.

Dr. Duma Ndluvu has previously made it clear that he is most unlikely to hire actors without degrees. 

"I am very unlikely to hire someone who does not have an acting diploma or degree unless it is somebody who has been in the industry for a very long time," he said speaking to  Sunday World back in 2020.

He also mentioned that it is impossible to be a medical doctor without going to school and getting a proper qualification. He added that it is important for aspiring actors to get formal training.

"I feel very strong about this and I talk about it all the time. If you want to be an actor go to school and study drama, that's it. That is why there are universities. If you want to be a doctor go to medical school, a law school if you want to be a lawyer, and so on," he told the publication.

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