Khanyi Mbau on how it was to play Lebo Mathosa

By Drum Digital
08 June 2016

I had zero confidence at the time - Khanyi

In 2012 media personality Khanyi Mbau played the role of late legendary songbird Lebo Mathosa in the state production Lebo Mathosa tribute musical. Her portrayal of the late singer was met with mixed reviews and recently Khanyi opened up to talk-show host Pearl Modiade on her show Zaziwa about playing the role.

"The role came at a time in my life where I was confused, I didn't know whether I was coming or going, I had been through such a dark period in finding myself that when this came along it was like, I was given a chance to come out of my grave and claim back my life," Khanyi says.

Khanyi explains that at that time her confidence was below zero. "When Ubab Sello approached me he said, 'I think you can play this because you know her pain'".

"I love Lebo and playing her was amazing. I would do this over and over again," Khanyi added.

Source: Zaziwa

Picture: DRUM archive

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