The long awaited series Dream: The Lebo Mathosa Story finally premiered yesterday on BET Africa. With KB Motsilanyane and Bahumi playing Lebo, the show had built up some hype in the months before it aired.
At some point the show was also embroiled in controversy. Kelly Khumalo, who was tipped to play the late icon revealed that the reason she couldn’t be a part of the production was because of alleged hygiene issues on set.
The first episode saw a down and out Lebo Mathosa make the choice to pursue her solo career in music after Boom Shaka. In another point of view, viewers were shown a woman who is presumably Lebo’s mother give birth.
The episode did not impress Mzansi viewers who took to Twitter to express their opinions. One Tweep even claimed that Thandi Matlaila would have been better suited to play Lebo.
I dont know what I expected, but this isn’t it. #LeboMathosaBET— Petlo Mokoena 🐼 (@WhoIsPetlo) November 6, 2019
Some shoes are just too big to fill…Feels like watching Rhythm city🚶🏿♀️ #LeboMathosaBET— NEO (@dineo_mkl) November 6, 2019
I don’t question KBs acting, she’s an amazing actress. My issue is the entire production, it seems rushed. A book would have been better. 🤷🏾♀️ #LeboMathosaBET— Danielle Tinyiko (@DanielleTinyiko) November 6, 2019