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In cinemas now: She is King

Text: Meg van Eck

She Is King
She is King, the new film by Gersh Kgamedi features some of South Africa’s favourite female celebrities. The film stars queen of bling Khanyi Mbau, award-winning actor and choreographer Khabonina Qubeka, rising star Gugu Zulu (from Idols) with up and coming rapper Mandisa Nduna to name a few.

Against the glossy backdrop of the City of Gold as the Broadway of Africa, the film tells the story of Khanyisile (Gugu Zulu), a talented singer, dancer and actor who wants to be a star. She travels from her home in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal, to audition for a new musical to be staged at the Joburg Theatre based on the life of powerful Zulu Queen Mkabayi ka Jama. The musical celebrates the powerful woman that she was and how she helped shape her nation.

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