TikTok to TV – Linda Majola on his acting debut on The Wife and breaking stigmas

Linda Majola in The Wife Showmax

TikTok star Linda Majola made his acting debut in last week’s batch of episodes for The Wife, helping the first Showmax Original telenovela trend at #1 on Twitter for the second Thursday in a row (admittedly, Hlomu losing her virginity to Mqhele may have also had something to do with that). ALSO READ: The Wife … Read more

The Wife breaks records on Showmax, beating Uthando Lodumo and Devilsdorp

Gugu Ncube-Zuma The Wife Showmax

Showmax’s first telenovela, The Wife, has broken Uthando Lodumo’s record for the most first-day views of all-time on Showmax, as well as Devilsdorp’s record for the most hours watched within four days of launch, outperforming the launch of any film or series on Showmax ever, including the likes of Game of Thrones, The Real Housewives of Durban and The River. ALSO … Read more

“My people are happy”- Dudu Busani-Dube on The Wife telenovela

The Wife Showmax Original

The Wife topped the Twitter trends chart in South Africa by 6:30am this morning, with fans waking up early to devour the first three episodes of the debut Showmax Original telenovela as they dropped. It’s already at #1 on Showmax’s Top 20, ahead of Emmy winner Succession. ALSO READ: “It’s going to be very different.” … Read more

“It’s going to be very different.” Dudu Busani-Dube on Showmax’s Hlomu the Wife adaptation

Showmax Original telenovela The Wife

The Johannesburg Review of Books calls Dudu Busani-Dube “a publishing phenomenon.” She’s become the face of self-publishing in South Africa, having topped the Exclusive Books charts, and landed four books simultaneously in the Nielsen Bookscan SA bestseller list for July 2021. And that was before Showmax announced they were adapting the series of books that … Read more

Showmax Drops First-Look Teaser for New Telenovela The Wife

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Showmax has released a teaser for The Wife, the first Showmax Original telenovela, premiering on 11 November 2021. ALSO READ: First glimpse of Mqhele and the Zulu brothers in Showmax Original telenovela The Wife When Showmax announced they were making a telenovela inspired by Dudu Busani-Dube’s bestselling novel Hlomu the Wife, overjoyed fans immediately took to social media … Read more

First glimpse of Mqhele and the Zulu brothers in Showmax Original telenovela The Wife

Showmax Original telenovela The Wife

When Showmax announced they were making a telenovela inspired by Dudu Busani-Dube’s bestselling novel Hlomu the Wife, overjoyed fans immediately took to social media to offer their casting suggestions for the lead roles of Hlomu and Mqhele. ALSO READ: Fulu Mugovhani is caught in a love triangle with a twist in Showmax’s ‘Umakoti Wethu’ Now … Read more