SABC1’s new mocu-series African Dreams follows the uncomfortable experiences and heartfelt tribulations of a modern-day African woman and her complicated and colourful team of wedding planners starting on Sunday, 31 October 2021 at 19:30.
The series showcases two wedding planning companies, African Dreams, a smaller but passionate black-owned company, and a successful, well-establish, and ultra-elegant Eleganté Wedding Emporium, as they are pitted against one another in a Wedding Reality-Competition.
This is a story of the underdog, set in Maboneng, Johannesburg; it offers a fly-on-the-wall look into the everyday struggles of Thandeka Dlamini and her entrepreneurial team at African Dreams, an up-and-coming wedding planning company. The team’s desire to be the top wedding planners in South Africa is put to the test as a high-profile celebrity has placed them in the final stages of her wedding planning competition, however, the team’s complicated and colourful personal lives may see them lose it all.
We are introduced to the characters such as Thandeka, a natural caregiver, Mosa, a black diamond heiress, Bongani, a down to earth-conscious economist, Delores, a polyamorous, bisexual bike riding pre-marriage counsellor, Thabang, an Intern turned self-appointed concierge at African Dreams, Melisizwe, a catch in every sense of the word and Jana, she is the woke type and can’t stand #AllLivesMatter arguments.
Amongst the cast of African Dreams, we meet BusaBuntu, Tiisetso Sefatsa, Thabo Malema, Ilse Klink, Lalla Hirayama, Craig Jackson, Tarina Patel, Tshiamo Modisane, Thobile Kubheka, Ashleigh van der Hoven and Zolani Hashange.
This new show has been produced by a new Producer Nobuntu ‘BusaBuntu’ Dubazana under the Production Company BusaBuntu Pictures, mentored by Quizzical Pictures. Nobuntu is a force to be reckoned with as she also plays the lead role of Thandeka. SABC1 prides itself on unearthing new talent and new stories. Mzansi is in for a treat, a combination of reality, wedding, a melting pot of emotions, and comedy in one. – Acting Head of Channel Thulisile Nhlapo.