So, I’ve just been reflecting and find it interesting that three of my roles this year have been primarily within the Afrikaans market.
While 7de Laan can be considered to have a more diverse viewership (heck, my mom is an avid fan!), it is predominantly an Afrikaans soapie.
Next up was the Molly en Wors Movie, a big hit on the Kyknet channel, an Afrikaans channel.
And then there’s the music video for Robbie Wessels’ newest release. Mr Wessels has a strong Afrikaans following with his hits Leeuloop and Los Lappie.
Most recently, I also auditioned for a role in another big Afrikaans production but I haven’t heard anything back from them as yet.
Needless to say, the Afrikaan viewership is quite big and it’s certainly doesn’t hurt getting exposure in that market. I haven’t needed to speak any Afrikaans in any of the productions, bar a single line in my opening scene of 7de Laan. It’s still early to say but I do trust that this exposure will create a nice, strong fanbase. 🙂