Whether he’s playing a dazzling advertising executive on one of the country’s biggest soapies, or being cast as the confidant of one of television’s classiest she-devils, Sello Maake Ka Ncube is one of the finest and more refined acting talents that this country has seen.
As a veteran actor, his range is truly impressive. Here are our top three roles that Maake ka Ncube played, that certainly made us sit up and pay attention.
Sello as Archie Moroka
This is probably one of his most memorable roles because, for the longest time, Generations was a major part of our everyday lives.
We felt every pain and trial the fictional wealthy family went through because we felt like we know them. And of course, Archie Moroka was dazzling and handsome. And he had gorgeous dreadlocks. Swoon
Sello Maake ka Ncube with Connie Ferguson. Photo: Supplied
Sello as Kgosi
This is a role that the veteran actor started playing early this year, where he plays the brother of The Queen Harriet Khoza (Connie Ferguson), Kgositsile. Speaking about the role earlier this year, Maake ka Ncube said the role had challenged him as an actor but has most importantly excited him.
He’s quoted by Move! saying: “I feel like I am reborn as an actor. Playing Kgositsile has really rejuvenated my passion for acting. Honestly speaking, it’s exciting and liberating to play the role,” he said. The role is also the first time we experienced Connie and Sello together since their Generations days.
Sello as Can Themba
Here, Maake Ka Ncube slips into the life of the teacher of the newsroom, Canodoce “Can” Themba in the one-man production, House of Truth penned by Siphiwo Mahala.
The play is set at 111 Ray Street, Sophiatown - Themba’s apartment - which he later dubbed the House of Truth. The production is a tall ask, its extremely word heavy, and requires a focus like you won’t believe. But each time I’ve seen the production he’s gotten better and better at it, which speaks to his desire to always push himself a little further to make his performances more memorable.
Sello Maake ka Ncube as Can Themba. Picture: Matthews Baloyi/ANA Pictures
And it’s for this reason, that Sello Maake ka Ncube businessman ad veteran actor is our #ManCrush on this Monday!