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Nay Maps explores his range through Setswana character, Tshireletso, on Muvhango

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Nay Maps has made his debut on Muvhango, assuming the unexpected role of Tshireletso, a Setswana-speaking character by the isiZulu actor.

Nay Maps took to Instagram on Monday, 13 September 2021, to confirm his then imminent debut as part of the SABC 2 flagship show, Muvhango. Nay Maps, who is also currently on’s Imbewu: The Seed as Zenzele Maphumulo, is arguably attempting to showcase his range as an actor. This is as his previous roles have all been in his assumed home language, isiZulu.

However, Maps described Tshireletso as “a Tshwana man born and raised in Pretoria and Limpopo” who “enters the world of Muvhango on a quest to find his heart’s desire.” Considering that Maps’ breakout role was as the lead on SABC 1’s Uzalo as Mxolisi, it will be of interest to see if the actor can successfully execute the role and embody a dialect which reflects the character’s Pretorian and Limpopo heritage.

Maps made his debut on Muvhango on Monday, 13 September 2021. Muvhango airs every weeknight on SABC 2 at 21:30.

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Where is Muvhango shot?

Muvhango consists of two worlds that are predominantly in Johannesburg and Thathe. However, the show’s interior shots are always shot at the SABC studios in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. As a result of the split production locations between Limpopo and Johannesburg, the location shoots of Thathe are shot in various parts Limpopo.

What is the commonly spoken language on Muvhango?

The primary language spoken on Muvhango is Tshivenda, as the story follows the life and times of the Mukwevhos, a traditional royal Tshivenda family. However, there is the inclusion of languages like isiZulu, Sesotho, Xitsonga and English. That being said, the primary language of communication on the soapie has always been Tshivenda.

Who is the owner of Muvhango?

The executive producer of Muvhango is the acclaimed Duma Ndlovu. Ndlovu owns the production company behind the soapie, Word Of Mouth Pictures. Although Muvhango has been the flagship show for the channel since its inception in 1997, the production house is also responsible for’s Imbewu; The Seed. This is through a collaboration between Word of Mouth Pictures, Videovision Entertainment Group, Grapevine Productions and Luyks Productions.

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