In another global first forBET Africa(DStv Channel 129),a star studded local cast headlines the launch of agripping and sensational BET AfricaOriginaldaily dramatitled ISONO (The Sin).
ISONO is based onthestory of a dysfunctional family and a heroic son who searches within himself for the strength to stand up against a powerful and evil matriarch who will stop at nothing to serve her own needs.
BET Africahasrecruitedlegendary star power actors,Nthati Mosheshand Rami Chueneto bringgravitas to thenew show.Nthati Mosheshwill play the protagonist andthe antihero Mary, a ruthless woman of faith.Rami Chuenejoins the cast asJumimaaka Juju, an eccentric gossipmongerwhooften buys intooccasional conspiracy theories and getsthe wrong end of the stick bymaking odd connections and pronouncements. Also joining the cast are celebratedactor andentertainer – Anga ‘Naakmusiq’ Makubalo, risingstar– Tokollo‘TK’Sebothoma and 2019 winner of the Naledi Theatre Award– Didintle Khunou.
ISONOwill be the firstAfrican daily drama to air to an international marketand is produced byClive Morris Productions (CMP),whohavesuccessfully produced award winning contentand have a depth ofindustryunderstandingwith accoladesbothlocally and internationally.
BET Africahas aired a number of diverse local format productions from hilarious local comedy sitcom,Black Tax, the successful reality show featuringBoity Thuloand drama series,The Big Secretwith both Khanyi Mbau and Masechaba Ndlovu featuring as hosts.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Editorial for ViacomCBS Networks Africa Monde Twala says“Africans are amongst the most passionate and dedicated viewers of daily dramas. We are proud to be able to contribute to this rich culture of authentic local storytelling. ISONO features an award winning cast who deliver an edgy story line that is set to resonate with local viewers.”
“I cannot express what a milestone this is for the South African entertainment industry. To take such an admiredart form, celebrated by millions of South Africans and put it on a global platform is anaccomplishmentwe can all be proud of. I am humbled by the opportunity and look forward to sharing thispowerfulstory with audiences across the world,”saysNthati Moshesh, lead cast member and one of South Africa’s most revered actresses.”
Clive Morris,founder and CEO ofCMPadded, “We’ve been knocking on this co-producing door for some time now – and it’s wonderful to see it swing wide open with BET. It is a maturing of our industry. It’s a privilege that BET Africapartnered withus to bring their very first telenovelato life.“
Developing young black talent is one of my passions and this project has enabled that in a big way. I watch with pride as new voices are breaking free and taking their gifts of storytelling to the world.
Our COO,Khaylihle Dom Gumedeand MD,Lala Tuku, are working tirelessly behind the scenes to raise the bar withISONO, and we believe that with the dynamic, talentedcast and crew,thisshowwill be a trend setter.”
The ISONO daily dramabrings to audiences the suspense and intrigue of thedual nature of human personalities; the things we reveal about ourselves and the things that make people wonder: “what are you hiding?”.
Be sure to catch the first episode of this suspenseful newaddition to screen. ISONOwill air onBET Africa (DStv Channel 129)daily from27 July at 21:30 CAT.