BET Africa is doing a call casting for Lebo Mathosa's bio pic, the auditions will be held at Skyrink Studios in JHB CBD on Sunday 31 March from 8AM.
About Lebo Mathosa
Lebo Mathosa is a South African pop legend. Having had her influences on street fashion and music with her 90s hip hop group Boom Shaka to having a fruitful solo career. Mathosa was born in Daveyton in the East Rand where she began singing in her local church choir at the age of seven. At the age of fourteen, Mathosa was discovered by music producer, Don Laka who put her in the group Boom Shaka alongside four other members, Thembi Seete, Theo Nhlengethwa and Junior Sokhela.
Her first solo album titled Dream, went gold within weeks of its launch. The album earned her the best dance album and the best female vocalist awards at the 2001 South African Music Awards (SAMA). Her next album Drama Queen enjoyed as much success, also earning a SAMA for Best Dance Album. She topped the charts in 2004 and also made history when she was nominated in the Best African Act category of the UK’s Music of Black Origin (MOBO) awards. One of her most memorable performances was at Nelson Mandela’s 85th birthday party. On 23 October 2006, Mathosa was travelling with her driver when he lost control of the car, leading to them crashing into a tree. She is said to have died instantly.