Ntsiki Mazwai says KB doesn't have the right energy to play Lebo Mathosa
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Controversial poet Ntsiki Mazwai has joined the debate over the decision to cast KB Motsilanyane as Lebo Mathosa in an upcoming docu-series.
This week BET Africa confirmed that the role of Lebo in the docu-series will be played by KB and Bahumi Madisakwane. Bahumi, who is the daughter of Somizi Mhlongo, will play the younger version of Lebo, while KB will play the star as an adult.
Following the announcement, many social media users were happy about the casting but many were not. One of those being Mazwai.
She took to her Twitter account to say that KB does not have "the Lebo Mathosa energy".
Kb may have white people connections but she doesn't have the Lebo Mathosa energy.......not by a LONG SHOT 😣— Ntsikizayiboni (@ntsikimazwai) October 15, 2019
She didn't stop there, after a response from one user Mazwai said that although she liked KB, she felt that "she did not resonate with the role".
I like KB but she does not resonate the role AT ALL https://t.co/83yFIiGhcd— Ntsikizayiboni (@ntsikimazwai) October 15, 2019
She further said that the role of Lebo needed to be played by someone with "crazy energy".
Lots of people can sing and dance hey....they Lebo Mathosa role needs someone with that crazy energy https://t.co/7GDERUmsno— Ntsikizayiboni (@ntsikimazwai) October 15, 2019
*"Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story" premieres on BET Africa (DStv channel 129) on November 6 and is based on the life of the singer.