PICS: Celebs dazzle at Redemption launch!

Tina Jaxa rocked the red carpet. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Tina Jaxa rocked the red carpet. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe

MZANSI celebs wore their best gangster outfits and walked the Redemption red carpet on Wednesday night.

The new show which will premiere on BET on Monday, 26 September, was launched in Fourways, north of Joburg.

The theme was gangster drip with a touch of black, and iconic actress Tina Jaxa stole the show.

She wore a shirt, jeans, sneakers, a tie and a bucket hat, and brought out the gangster in her.

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Actors who also attended are cast members Themba Ndaba, Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Marjorie Langa, Leera Mthethwa, Kwanele Mthethwa, Yonda Thomas, including Mpho Wabadimo, Themba Mabaso and Palesa Madisakwane.

Rapper K.O and singer Msaki kept the crowd entertained with performances.

Kwanele said her character is the pastor’s kid who moved from home to pursue a singing career. She plays Faith, the lead role.

“Faith is a beautiful young woman who comes from money. She’s always been destined for great things, but obviously the fact that she’s a pastor’s kid disturbed the dreams she had. So, she decided that she would carve her own path, away from the church and the family,” said Kwanele.

“One of her biggest flaws though is seeing the good in everyone and her blind spot mostly is her family, especially her father,” she said.

Newcomer N’kone Mametja told Daily Sun she plays a 16-year-old girl.

“I play Refilwe Mokoena who loves social media. She’s a TikToker and she’s always on her phone, making videos,” she said.

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Senior vice president of editorial and general manager at Paramount Africa and Peer Lead, BET International, Monde Twala, said it was important for them to tell the stories they’re telling, especially about pastors.

“If you look at pop culture, if you look at Daily Sun, it’s different stories about pastors. It’s the pastor who uses Doom, it’s all those things, we went through that as Africans. Hence, we have global award-winning gospel star Benjamin Dube making an appearance on the show. We wanted to reflect the trueness of us and the story. And that’s the responsibility we have as entertainers and storytellers, and BET has been a custodian of that,” he said.

Catch Redemption on BET (DStv channel 129) on Monday to Thursday at 6pm.

Kwanele Mthethwa and Luthando ‘BU’ Mthembu. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Sthandiwe Kgoroge, Tina Jaxa and Kwanele Mthethwa. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Themba Ndaba. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Toka Mtabane. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Palesa Madisakwane. Photo by
N'kone Mametja. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
K.O performs. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Msaki performing. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Redemption cast members. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Redemption cast members. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Peter Mashigo. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Sthandiwe Kgoroge. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Pearl Modiadie and Sparky Xulu. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Marjorie Langa and Leera Mthethwa. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Tina Jaxa strikes a pose. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe
Tina Jaxa rocked the red carpet. Photo by Morapedi Mashashe

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