Generations And Skeem Saam Actors Support Mrekza’s Studio Launch
Generations The Legacy’s Paballo Vundla who played Jerah and Skeem Saam actors such as Eric Macheru who plays Leeto Maputla, Clement Maosa who plays Kwaito Seakamela, and many more celebrities came in full swing to celebrate and support the multi-talented; Kope Makgae’s launching of Wyza Media Film and TV Studio in Polokwane, Limpopo this weekend. Here are some snaps from Skeem Saam and Generations actors who attended the launch.
The Wyza Film and TV Studio will be under the Wyza Media Academy which is based in Seshego’s industrial and the first of its kind in the province was founded by the actor and launched in January. Makgae is a comedian, actor, businessman and musician who was born in Lebowakgomo (Limpopo province) and graduated from the University of Limpopo with a degree in media studies.
Makgae’s vision for the media company is bringing Hollywood to Limpopo while exposing Limpopo to the world.
He had this to say when he was interviewed about the academy: “I opened the academy to bridge the gap between Limpopo and Gauteng as well as to localize quality education in the industry. We have got our own premises which will handle the practical and theoretical aspects of film and television.
This will localise job opportunities and create employment. Look at Muvhango, Giyani: Land of Blood and Skeem Saam, those productions all use the backdrop of Limpopo but they are shot in Gauteng. That does not help us economically; neither does it provide opportunities for locals.”
Makgae says he wants to bring back old storytelling such as Bophelo ke Semphekgo which was written and produced in Limpopo’s own villages.
“We want to put life back into the film and television industry in the province by shooting and producing our own documentaries, movies and soaps to tell our own stories. Authenticity is lost when production is taken to Gauteng and that is part of the reason why we started Wyza Media Academy. We want to offer the youth equal opportunities so that they do not have to go out of Limpopo to get the same education,” he told another publication.