'How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding': Meet Busi Lurayi, Clementine Mosimane and the rest of the cast from Netflix's African series
What’s more terrible than going through Christmas with your whole family? Having a wedding simultaneously
Hallmark and Lifetime have an entire slate of films lined up for Christmas and even Netflix, the streaming giant, is set to cash in on the holiday. Netflix's South African series 'How To Ruin Christmas: Wedding' is almost here, with the first three episodes. The show focuses on a young woman who has to join her family's Christmas celebrations and due to her reluctance, she ends up ruining her sister's wedding. How can she make things right before Christmas? Well, that remains to be seen.
The show is directed by Katleho Ramaphakela and Rethabile Ramaphakela ('Seriously Single'). Executive Producer, Rethabile says: “I don’t think the African continent has seen a Christmas show quite like this before. “What makes ’How To Ruin Christmas: The Wedding’ so great is the fact that every single person across Mzansi and the world can relate to at least one of the many colorful characters from the show and we’re excited to showcase our creativity on a global service like Netflix."
The official synopsis reads, " When family rebel and disappointment, Tumi Sello, begrudgingly joins her dysfunctional family for the first Christmas holidays in years, it’s not the merry return of the prodigal daughter everyone was hoping for. She manages to ruin her younger sister’s Christmas wedding before it even takes place, and spends her next 6 days frantically trying to get things back on track."
Here's all you need to know about the cast of the show:
Busi Lurayi as Tumi Sello
Busi plays the role of Tumi Sello, who is the protagonist. Busi is known for 'City Ses'la' (2005), 'Wild at Heart' (2006) and 'ER' (1994). Speaking to Glamor, Busi said: "It's such a lovely extension to my career so I’m excited to move internationally and to do a body of work that is entertaining, fun and relatable."
Clementine Mosimane as Dineo Sello
Mosimane is a veteran in the South African entertainment industry and is famous for her roles on screen, including 'Soul City' and 'Wild'.
Thando Thabethe as Beauty Sello
Thando has done a few romantic comedies and feature films in the same genre, including the Ramaphakela siblings’ very first series, ‘My Perfect Family’, for three seasons. Speaking to Glamor about the show, she said: "I think we can all relate, we all have either the drunk uncle, the misfit cousin, or the sister you know will mess everything up…it really doesn’t matter where in the world you’re from, you’re able to identify either yourself or somebody in your family. It’s the dynamics that make the show so colorful."
The show stars Yonda Thomas as Khaya Manqele, Sandile Mahlangu as Sbu Twala, Motlatsi Mafatshe as Themba Twala, Saint Seseli as Vusi Twala, Charmaine Mtinta as Valencia Twala, Rami Chuene as Aunt Grace, Trevor Gumbi as Siya Twala, Nandi Nyembe as Gogo Twala, Desmond Dube as Uncle Shadrack, Keketso Semoko as Aunt Moipone, Swankie Mafoko as Lydia Twala, Lethabo Bereng as cousin Bokang, Dippy Padi as Thando, Nambitha Ben-Mazwi as Refiloe, Kate Normington as Candice Harden and Seputla Sebogodi as Edmund Mokoena.
'How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding' release time is expected to be at midnight of December 16, 2020. People in South Africa can watch the show from 10 am on December 16, 2020. Subscribers of Netflix in Mexico can tune in to Netflix at 2 am on Wednesday to watch 'How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding' series on Netflix.