Veteran Actor Tsepo Desando Joins Hit Telenovela ‘The Queen’

After successfully executing his charismatic role on season 2 of the series ‘Unmarried’ recently, veteran actor Tsepo Desando has now joined yet another Ferguson Films production, The Queen. Tsepo makes his debut as Charles Matshikiza, the ex-husband of NomaPrincess ‘Noma’ Matshikiza, a role played by award-winning actress Brenda Ngxoli.

“I am extremely excited to be part of one of the best productions in the country. Ferguson Films not only creates amazing work but they also create an atmosphere that allows actors to flourish. I am also honored to work alongside award-winning actors,” Tsepo says.

We have seen Tsepo grace our television screens for as long as we can remember. This year, Tsepo celebrates 30 years of working in the entertainment industry. A journey he describes as full of many wonderful ups and some lesson-learned downs.

“It is humbling to know that I have come so far and still aiming high. I have worked on many projects and productions along my journey and through the years I have honed my skills. I am proud of what I have achieved so far but I would like to do more and work with more people.”

Tsepo is a talented and versatile performer. He started his journey in the entertainment industry at the South African State Theatre as a young boy where he performed in Opera productions such as De Zauberflote, AIDA, Faust, and Rigoletto. He then worked in musical productions such as Kippie Moeketsi, Milestones, and Black Age to name a few. It then became a natural progression for him to transition from theatre to television when he entered the presenting space. He presented on Mamepe, Africa Within and Into Africa. From there, he worked on various soapies such as Muvhango, Scandal, and The Wild; and series such as Maseko Ties, Grit, Imposter, and much recently, Unmarried.

“I am very blessed to have worked in different areas within the entertainment space because this allowed me to showcase my artistry in various ways,” Tsepo adds.

His artistry and extensive experience have equipped him to also wear different creative hats behind the camera as a writer, director, and producer.

Looking at this track record, it is safe to say Tsepo Desando is successfully making his mark and proving that he is a force to be reckoned with. A force we are looking forward to watching on The Queen.

Tsepo did not want to reveal much about his upcoming role on the popular telenovela but he did give us a juicy sneak peek about Charles, an estranged ex-husband of Noma who made wrong choices and moves in business and relationships. He returns into Noma’s life to try and win her back and hopefully make up for the past mistakes he made with her and the Khozas. Will all go his way?

“All I can add is that there will be lots of drama for the viewers,” concludes Tsepo.

Tsepo’s character makes his debut on Monday 11th January 2021.

The Queen plays on weekdays at 9 pm on Mzansi Magic channel 161.


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