South Africa - New local music drama series to air on this September


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 80s.

Hustle features a range of Mzansi talent. Award-winning Brenda Ngxoli takes the lead as Kitt Khambule who 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).

We are certain that this epic one hour drama series will keep our viewers intrigued, says Marlon Davids, MD at Channels Division. Fireworx Media executed the story amazingly, showcasing Mzansi s musical talent. Hustle is a bold drama series inspired by real South African tales.

Series producers Fireworx Media previously produced Mzansi Love, which aired on in 2014. The self-assured, yet gritty approach to the narrative, coupled with the sheer impact of the talent on screen, makes one sit up and take notice, says series director Jahmil Qubeka. Read the full article on Screen Africa here: