It’s a great era to be active in our local entertainment industry, with production houses giving each other a run for their money as we see different drama series been launched ever so frequently. E.TV viewers are soon to be introduced to Hustle, a star-studded drama series set in the volatile music industry, showing just how far some people will go to reach Number 1.
Hustle follows has-been music diva, Kitt, who has lost her mojo after a long and successful career. Kitt released hit after hit to her adoring fan base and performed to sold-out crowds on the biggest stages in the 80s, but now, her career has crashed. She started – off like many great artists – in a performing group with her sister and best friend. Her extraordinary voice and hot ambition made her stand out, and when the chance came to go solo, she grasped it – without looking back.
That fame is a distant memory now, but Kitt is trying to make a come-back. Hustle is the chronicle of her bid to return to the top of the charts. Shaking the ‘has-been’ label proves tougher than she thought – the modern music world is very different to the one she ruled in the 80’s.
Hustle is brought to life by some of Mzansi’s most talented actors. Award-winning star Brenda Ngxoli takes the lead as Kitt Khambule and shares the screen with Masello Motana (Neo Sithole – Kitt’s sister and Bra X’s wife); Zolisa Xaluva (Xolani ‘Bra X’ Sithole); Andile Nebulane (notorious record label owner Duma Nkosi); Dineo Ranaka (Duma’s wife Kedibone Nkosi); Lungelo Lubelwana (talented boy from the streets, S’bu); Mothusi Magano (manipulative journalist Maxwell Motene); Carlo Radebe (music promoter Jacob); Angela Sithole (celebrity wannabe Angel); Lethabo Bereng (Kitt’s best friend, Pretty) and Mandisa Nduna (artist, Thuli).
Actor Spaces is anticipating great performances in each episode.