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Zwai Bala, Loyiso Bala, Phelo Bala, Refilwe Modiselle, Bontle Modiselle, Candice Modiselle (Picture: Gallo)
Cape City – Transfer over Kardashians, these South African superstar households are making strikes and proving that expertise runs within the household.
Whether or not it’s well-known siblings or a household act, we check out our favorite native superstar households.
1. THE BALA BROTHERS
The brothers had been born right into a musical household, their dad and mom are each singers and their grandfather was a choral composer.
Brothers Zwai, Loyiso, and Phelo Bala first landed on the nation’s radar when Zwai joined the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir Faculty in 1988. He turned the primary black member of the group, throughout a time when South Africa was divided by Apartheid.
In 1995 Zwai joined Kwaito group TKZee, and in 1999, Loyiso received his first South African Music Award for Greatest Religion Album. Twelve years later in 2011, Phelo launched his self-titled debut solo album.
In 2006, the Bala Brothers got here out with their first collective launch, B3, and have carried out in international locations like Norway, Germany, Australia and Zambia.
2. THE MODISELLE SISTERS
First-born Refilwe Modiselle is thought for being the nation’s first skilled runway mannequin with albinism. She additionally has expertise within the music business, performing as a backing vocalist for native singer Keabetswe “KB” Motsilanyane whereas at school.
In 2013 she appeared on the Oprah Journal’s Energy Checklist, which kicked off her TV profession.
Bontle is a profitable dancer and choreographer. In 2015, she starred within the dance movie Hear Me Move, for which she acquired an Africa Film Academy Award nomination within the class Greatest Actress in a Supporting Position.
The youngest of the three, Candice is finest identified for her function as Lerato on the Generations: The Legacy. Beforehand she was a presenter on the youngsters present YOTV Reside, on SABC1.
three. THE VAN JAARSVELD SIBLINGS
Bobby and Karlien van Jaarsveld are each superstars within the Afrikaans music neighborhood, and collectively have a following of over 1 million throughout their social media platforms.
Not solely is he a singer however Bobby performed the lead character within the Afrikaans movie Liefling – Die Film, in 2010. He additionally starred within the film As Jy Sing in 2013. He was a coach on the native singing competitors, The Voice SA.
Karlien began her profession as a background singer and guitarist for Bobby, earlier than embarking on a solo profession. Following her success as a solo artist, Karlien tried her hand at performing and starred within the Afrikaans film Platteland with Bok van Blerk, Jay and Lianie Could.
The brother and sister group even have a actuality present titled Bobby en Karlien: In Jou Skoene, the place they spend 48 hours with somebody much less lucky.
A household affair, each siblings, are managed by their mom, Ronel Brink.
four. THE FERGUSON POWER COUPLE
Connie and Shona Ferguson’s whirlwind romance started in 2001, and the pair married two months after relationship.
She is finest identified for her function as Karabo Moroka on the long-running SABC1 soapie Era and Shona for enjoying Dr Leabua on the Venda soapie Muvhango.
The facility couple owns Ferguson Movies and has produced and starred in exhibits reminiscent of The Queen, Rockville and Kings of Joburg.
Connie’s daughter from a earlier marriage Lesedi Matsunyane-Ferguson, can be following in her mom’s footsteps, having joined The Queen earlier this yr.
5. THE RANAKAS
Following the extremely profitable Dineo’s Diary, which chronicled the lifetime of TV persona Dineo Ranaka, VUZU Amp commissioned the spin-off present: The Ranakas – whereby viewers catch a glimpse of this very vigorous family.
Her father Kgotlaesele is an creator and her mom, Siba owns a catering enterprise.
Dineo’s oldest sister Manaka additionally stars on Generations: The Legacy and most just lately appeared in Lockdown season three.
Mpumi is the introvert, Ziggy is seen because the hustler of the household, and the final born Ranaka is a DJ and occasion organiser.
Compiled by Graye Morkel