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Oros Mampofu bags major role on Rhythm City

Blessings come in pairs for talented actor Oros Mampofu. Having recently welcomed a bundle of joy in the form of a bouncy baby girl, Oros now welcomes his second blessing as a new cast member to Rhythm City, the fastest growing soapie in South Africa's TV land.

Mampofu will make his Rhythm City screen debut on 16 May as the character of young Eastern Cape-born Banele, a rural Xhosa man whose family relies on social grants to sustain their daily lives. Banele is fascinated by history, particularly African literature and it is this passion that sees his story unfolding after he secured a bursary to study at the Johannesburg Metropolitan University.

Banele’s story is that of trials; he is the first person in his family to go to university and that becomes both a great privilege and a massive responsibility as his family heavily relies on him for help. Being the sole bread winner is no glitz and glam and Banele quickly finds himself working as a recycler in order to send money back home.

“I am very excited to Join Rhythm City and play Banele. Banele is a representation of what society is dealing with, especially students. So it gives me such an honour to play such a well-thought-out character. Joining Rhythm City is super exciting and I can’t wait to see what the journey has in store for me,” expressed Oros Mampofu.

As the pressure continues to build on the young man, will he survive in the City of Gold?

Catch Oros Mampofu from Thursday, 16 May, at 19h00 on Rhythm City on DStv channel 194 and Openview Channel 104.

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