The cast of the telenovela Isono reveals the characters behind the BET Original series. Mahlogonolo Manchester Mahapa is the brain behind its creation. Clive Morris Productions are the producers of the series.
|Broadcast on||BET Africa|
|Release date||28 September 2020|
The South African telenovela follows the story of Gabriel, a heroic son. He was born into a dysfunctional family and search for the strength within himself to rebel against a powerful and evil matriarch.
The powerful woman would take out any obstacle on her way to achieving her needs. Set in the township of Vosloorus, also talks about the character Mary Ndlovu, played by Nthati Moshesh.
She has won the heart of her community with her good works that they address her as Mother Mary.
Little did they know that Mary is a wolf in sheep clothing. She pretends to care for unwanted delinquent children. Mary takes them in and caters for them in House of Grace, in Vosloorus, East Rand, Johannesburg.
Yet, behind the deceptive countenance, she is a cold-hearted criminal. She engages in vicious crimes including murder, fraud, children trafficking.
She sees herself to be untouchable.
Even with all that, she tries to outrun a traumatic experience in the past and believes that the past has been buried forever.
She is a staunch Christian and narcissist to the core, still, Mary is involved in money laundering through the church. She is the mother of talented Esther, played by Didintle Khunou. Apart from her biological daughter, she adopted two more.
Her adopted son Simon, played by TK Sebothoma, is also talented, devoted, and troubled. Mary’s favorite son Gabriel, played by Bohang Moeko, is resourceful, brooding, and damaged.
- Creative director and showrunner: Mahlogonolo Manchester Mahapa
- Producer: Clive Morris Productions
- Executive producers: Clive Morris, Dom Gumede, and Lala Tuku. For BET, Khetiwe Ngcobo.
- The head writer: Neil McCarthy
- Team of storyliners: Nas Hoosen, Abena Ayivor, and Nonzi Bogatsu
- Director: Zuko Nodada
- Music director: Mpho “37mph” Pholo
- The title sequence theme: Ambitiouz Entertainment
|Nthati Moshesh||Mary Ndlovu|
|Kevin Smith||Elliot (Kgosi)|
|Fabian Adeoye Lojede||Damola|
|Carla Classen||Arina Lebedev|
|Ernest Ndlovu||Bra Moses|
|Sonni Chidiebere||Private Investigator|
|Sifiso Simamane||Warden Bokwe|
|Sam Medupe||Minister Garane|
|Tessa Jubber||Mrs Nillson|
|Hamilton Dlamini||Msizi Zondo|
|Jo-anne Reyneke||Angelina Duma|
|Natasha Thahane||Millicent Zondo|
|Zenzelisphesihle Xulu||Detective Tuswa|
|Yonela Duze||Lerato’s Voice|
|Anthony Oseyemi||Pastor Abiola|
|Mpho Sibeko||Yanga Ramotswe|
|Dumisani Mbebe||Siviwe Mabongo|
|Fezile Makhanya||Mncedisi Bhengu|
|Charmaine Mtinta||Lillian “Mam Lili” Madikana|
|Bongani Gumede||Pastor Titus Duma|
|Mpule Matlhola||Lesedi Ntshabele|
|Rami Chuene||Jumima Ndlovu|
|Anga Makubalo||Makwande Mabongo|
|TK Sebothoma||Simon Ndlovu|
|Didintle Khunou||Esther Ndlovu|
|Senzo Radebe||Abednego Gumede|
|Bohang Moeko||Gabriel Ndlovu|
|Mayuri Naidu||Dr Rasdien|
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