Bohang Moeko: Be proud of who you are

Bohang Moeko is a South African actor known for his many roles such asKabelo “The Scorpion” Tau on the Mzansi Magic telenovela Ring of Lies, and as Lebone on the drama series Is’Thunzi. Bohang’s first credited television role was as Victor Ndou on the Mzansi Magic soapie Zabalaza, where the character was introduced as part of a new storyline in February 2015.

Born in Johannesburg, Bohang graduated from high school in 2006 and went on to study Quantity Surveying at the University of Free State, graduating with an Honors degree in 2011. While working as a Quantity Surveyor in Durban, he attended the OCA Acting Studio where he trained as an actor and appeared in a couple of independent films.

Bohang has appeared in numerous commercials and was also awarded “hunk of the year” at the 2018 Feather awards.

Since then he has been seen playing Trevor on The Queen and Thabang on Housekeepers (both on Mzansi Magic),as well as Tshepo on Etv’s Scandal! and Lefa Matabane on the popular SABC 3 soap Isidingo. His international television credits include playing Dr. Musoke on the American mini-series The Hot Zone. Bohang can also be seen playing Lunga on the Netflix Original feature film Seriously Single, as well as Gabriel on Isono, BET Africa’s first ever locally co-produced daily drama and the first African daily drama to air to an international market.

Q&A with Bohang

Tell us something about yourself that nobody knows?
In high school I worked as a waiter at a pizza place and then at a coffee shop.

What tips can you share that have helped to shape your career?
Focus on the work, let the work speak for itself. Study, honor and hone the craft.

What is your favourite role to date?
I’d say my latest one, which is Isono on BET Africa. I’m constantly learning and aiming to improve with every performance.

What advice you would give to your 18 year old self in one sentence?
Be proud of who you are, be kind to yourself and take the time to figure out what you really want to do, then go for it.

What was the best advice you were given when you started out?
Stay humble, and always be willing to learn.

With FAME Week Africa being hosted in the Mother City, what do you love about Cape Town?
I love the aura, the beautiful scenery and people, the relaxed pace, the countless coffee shops and restaurants that have their own little vibe, the beaches, the mountains and the fact that there’s so many things to do.

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