When Lebo Mathosa died at the age of 29, a deep void was left in the music industry which few could fill. The singer was known for her outlandish sexy outfits, blonde weaves and wigs, outgoing personality and powerful voice. Now actor Sello Maake Ka Ncube seeks to fill that void with the production of a theatre play based on the singer's life.
Maake Ka Ncube has already hosted auditions for several roles in the show, but came up short in Pretoria. According to www.sowetanlive.com Maake Ka Ncube intends to bring the auditions to Johannesburg in hopes of finding the next Lebo Mathosa. The play is set to be titled Drama Queen: Lebo Mathosa Tribute and will show at the State Theatre in August.
Maake Ka Ncube told the news website: "It's actually inspired by Mama Mia and We Will Rock You [Queen], and how their music is kept alive by turning them into stage musicals."
Mathosa was part of the local music group Boom Shaka. She later went solo and enjoyed immense success with her singles. Her album Lioness garnered her four Sama awards and solidified her position as one of the best entertainers of the time.
Mathosa died in 2006 in a car accident.