Celebrity businesswoman, healer, and transgender activist, Tyra “Gogo Manzini” Sindane recently launched KOS Casting Agency, a boutique agency for actors, models, voiceovers, TV presenters, and models. On 13 April 2024, the agency will launch its first official public auditions open to actors, dancers, models, voice-over artists, and creatives looking to be represented by a professional and established agency. “We want people to come in numbers to share their talent with us,” Tyra says. “We want the aspiring stars to give it their all, and we will pick those that best fit the agency.” After auditions, the agency will find opportunities for rising and established stars. “We are also opening up the auditions to those who have also been in the industry and have struggled with negotiations for their talents. We want to not only find jobs but train people in business and running the back end of their talent.”

Khayakazi Kula is a SAFTA nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film. Known for her role as Marth of The Queen, Khayakazi has established herself a true thespian. Born in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, South African actress, she starred as Lizeka in the SABC1 drama series Intsika. In 2020 Khayakazi was casted in Blood Psalms, the most expensive series South Africa has ever produced. She plays the character of Ncedisa, a servant to the royal monarch of the Akarchi Kingdom. She was also part of The Estate cast in 2020-2022 playing the role of Faniswa Mbuthuma. Her first TV role was as Tyhileka on Mtunzini.com in 2008, and her first lead part was as Lizeka in Intsika in 2009. She starred in Tshisa, a SABC1 youth drama series, where she was cast as Pinky. Khayakazi has also starred alongside Nunu Khumalo, Lerato Mvelase, and Gontse Ntshegang in the real-life television drama Soul City in 2014. Then was cast in the SABC1 drama series Kowethu as Palesa. In 2016, she starred alongside Zandile Msutwana, Thamsanqa Mbongo, and Sivenathi Ntshwanti in the Xhosa television drama series Isikizi as young Nomazwe. She starred alongside Loyiso MacDonald, Themba Ndaba, Zenande Mfenyana, Thembsie Matu, Sthembiso Khoza, and Shona Ferguson in the 2016 series The Queen as Martha Ndlovu, from season 1 until 3. She went on to do Grass Roots portraying the character of Nolwazi Mpofu. After shooting Grass Roots in 2019 she was cast on an Amazon feature called You’re My Favourite Place playing the role of Cwaita, a film directed the award-winning Director, Jahmil X.T. Qubeka.

Brian Sindane is an actor and co-founder of KOS Talent Management, He is passionate about the arts. From humble beginnings as a teenager selling chicken feet on the streets and outside night clubs. Brian worked his passion, attending auditions and working on his talent, and landed his first TV role on Mzansi Magic’s new drama series Icala, playing the role of a criminal named Scarry Man. He has since made strides in the entertainment industry, as a versatile thespian. Growing up in Soshanguve, North of Pretoria, Brian draws inspiration from his upbringing. He has remained fixated on solidifying his name in the acting industry. His hustling spirit and passion for the arts, combined with hard work, has seen him and his wife Tyra wish to nurture other talents through the agency. He sees himself opening doors for other aspiring actors on local and international stages. Also, a queer activist, Brian feels equal opportunities should be created for all in the arts.

Actor, Abdul Khoza has received several accolades for his acting skills, such as Favourite Actor award at the DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards (DMVCA) in 2022 for his role as Nqoba Zulu in The Wife. This was his first award ever and his first nomination in his career. He has also been awarded a SAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap/Telenovela in 2022. In 2018, he was nominated for the SAFTA Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap/Telenovela for his role as Qaphela in Isibaya. He rose to fame after winning the second season of the SABC1 reality competition Class Act in 2011. He has since starred in several popular television shows, such as IsibayaKings of Jo’burg, and The Wife. Born on 14 August 1987 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is the younger brother of Sthembiso Khoza, who is also a well-known actor, musician, radio presenter, and TV host. Their father is the National President of the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union. Abdul Khoza completed his schooling in KwaZulu-Natal and then joined the South African army, where he served for four years. He later worked as a fireman for three years before pursuing his passion for acting. Abdul Khoza entered the Class Act reality show in 2011 and won. This allowed him to showcase his talent and land his first acting role as Two Step, a rising soccer star, in the second season of the SABC1 drama series Intersexions in 2013. He then went on to play many roles, such as Qaphela, a ruthless son of a taxi boss, in Isibaya; Lester, a gangster, in Kings of Jo’burg; Khutjo, a boxer, in Ring of Lies; Detective, in Tempy Pushas; Bheki Buthelezi, a drug dealer, in The Road; Doctor, in Uzalo, Nqoba, in The Wife and Cija in Shaka Ilembe. Apart from acting, Abdul Khoza is also a whose stage name is Shemeni. He is a fitness and wellness fanatic who loves sharing images of his toned physique. He also posts pictures of himself doing martial arts, and yoga.

Emelda Gininda (32) is a Model, Creative Director/ Founder of Ndalwenhle. With her vast experience in the modelling world, Emelda has walked the ramp for SA Fashion Week and was the face of Constitutional Hill.  She has been part of several TV commercials, such as Nescafe, and VW, and modelled in editorial work for DStv. She was one of the models in the Tresor ft AKA (Electricity Night) music video. Emelda has shot fashion spreads for Destiny Magazine, and Elle Magazine 2018. With both local and international strides, she has been part of the Hair show in Italy for Davines. She did a TV commercial for the Desperado Tequila Beer and she continues to soar. A few years ago, she launched her headwear brand Ndalwenhle which has been adorned by stars and clients across the world.

Audition Date: 13 April 2024
Venue: AMPD Studios, Newtown Junction Mall, Johannesburg
Times: 09:00 until 15:00

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