Everything You Need To Know About Mzansi Magic’s Queen Modjadji


Get ready for a captivating new drama that promises to take South African television by storm. “Queen Modjadji” is set to premiere on Mzansi Magic, bringing with it a blend of intrigue, culture, and compelling storytelling. Here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming series that has everyone talking.

1. Premiere Date and Channel

“Queen Modjadji” is set to premiere on Mzansi Magic, one of South Africa’s leading entertainment channels known for its high-quality local content. The show will debut on Sunday, July 14th, 2024, at 8:00 PM, and will air weekly.

2. Plot Overview

“Queen Modjadji” follows the life of a young woman who unexpectedly finds herself thrust into the role of the Rain Queen, a position steeped in tradition and power within her community. As she navigates the complexities of her new role, she must balance her responsibilities, confront political intrigue, and protect her people while uncovering secrets from her past.

3. Cultural Significance

The series is inspired by the real-life Balobedu people and their legendary Rain Queens, known for their rain-making abilities and revered as spiritual leaders. “Queen Modjadji” offers a unique glimpse into this rich cultural heritage, blending historical elements with fictional drama to create an engaging and educational viewing experience.

4. Cast and Characters

“Queen Modjadji” boasts a stellar ensemble cast featuring some of South Africa’s most talented actors:

  • Ngelekanyo Ramulodi (young Queen Modjadji) – Ngele made her first appearance on Mzansi Magic’s S’phiwo, and you might recognise her from Fatal Seduction and Noughts & Crosses on various other platforms. In the series she plays the young Modjadji, 14-year-old Maselegwani.  
  • Masutang Rasekele (Dzugudini) – Masutang is a fresh new face on the screen and will play Dzugudini, the daughter of the Rain King and the mother of Queen Modjadji. Dzugudini is a crucial part of the Lovedu history as she is instrumental in saving the kingdom from a catastrophic drought. 
  • Helen Lebepe (Raisibe) – Helen, who has several acting roles under her belt, including one on Mzansi Magic’s Saints & Sinners (now on Showmax), will play the role of Raisibe. In the story, Raisibe, assists Modjadji to get a view into the real world of her people and grows to become her confidant.
  • Thabo Bopape (Mambo Mugodo) – Thabo is a Mzansi film director and producer who is also a familiar face on screen having appeared on numerous television series, feature films, commercials, and stage shows. He plays the Supreme Mambo/king of the Kharanga Kingdom, who is obsessed with becoming the greatest rainmaker and is racing against time to fix his mistakes, restore the balance as required by his ancestors, and end a severe drought.   
  • Shudu Musida (Muthanoni Mulalo) – Former Miss SA Shudu Musida will be making her screen acting debut in the series, portraying the role of Muthanoni Mulalo as one of the king/queen’s wives from the VhaVenda royal family.
  • Ndavi Nokeri (Muthanoni Khensani) – Ndavi is also a former Miss SA winner who was crowned in 2022 and represented SA in the Miss Universe Pageant during the same year. She plays the role of Muthanoni Khensani, another one of the king/queen’s wives from the VaTsonga royal family
  • Wiseman Sitha, Ngelekanyo Ramulondi, Masutang Rasekele, Helen Lebepe, Thabo Bopape and Warren Masemola are also part of the dynamic cast, bringing depth and nuance to their respective roles.

5. Production Quality

Produced by one of South Africa’s leading production companies, “Queen Modjadji” promises high production values, including stunning cinematography, authentic set designs, and culturally rich costumes. The show’s attention to detail aims to immerse viewers in the world of the Rain Queen and her kingdom.

6. Themes and Storylines

The series will explore various themes such as power, heritage, identity, and resilience. It will delve into the complexities of leadership, the clash between tradition and modernity, and the personal growth of the protagonist as she rises to meet her destiny. Subplots involving romance, betrayal, and political maneuvering add layers of intrigue to the main storyline.

7. Why You Should Watch

  • Cultural Insight: Gain a deeper understanding of South African traditions and the legendary Rain Queens.
  • Compelling Drama: With its mix of historical inspiration and fictional drama, the series promises to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
  • Talented Cast: Watch some of South Africa’s finest actors bring their characters to life with powerful performances.
  • High Production Value: Enjoy a visually stunning series with meticulous attention to detail in every aspect of production.

8. Viewer Engagement

Fans of “Queen Modjadji” can look forward to engaging with the show beyond the screen. Follow Mzansi Magic on social media for behind-the-scenes content, cast interviews, and interactive discussions. Use the hashtag #QueenModjadji to join the conversation and share your thoughts on each episode.


“Queen Modjadji” is poised to be a landmark series for Mzansi Magic, offering a unique blend of cultural heritage and dramatic storytelling. Mark your calendars for the premiere on July 14th, and prepare to be captivated by the tale of a young queen’s rise to power. Don’t miss out on what promises to be one of the most talked-about shows of the year!

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