Don’t need a Man drama series with comedy elements

Koketso Motlhabane

The unique and interesting factor in Don’t Need a Man web series is that the protagonist, Kamo, ‘breaks the fourth wall’ and speaks directly to camera.

  Don’t Need a Man is a drama web series with elements of comedy on You Tube. It is light-hearted content with themes of love and relationships. This is great escape for a world that is reeling from unprecedented challenges.

  The series stars Koketso Motlhabane, Didie Makobane, Mpho Sibeko, Millicent Mashile, Lethabo Bereng and Masego Thobega.

  This is a dramatic story of a woman who insists she does not need a man in her life. An uptight, high end fashion designer Kamogelo Pitso, 30, who has not dated in 10 years, is convinced by her pushy friend and biggest client, Sophia, her bully of a sister Tumi, and her colourful best friend, Stoney to finally go on a date with a man.

  Director Lebohang Motaung is an actor, writer and producer best known for roles such as Jabu on Rhythm City (etv), Detective Mudau on Diamond City (SABC 1) and most recently, Mayor Ramakgopa on Mzansi Magic’s Isithembiso. He directed the Caucasian Chalk Circle as his stage play directorial debut, staged at the Joburg Theatre in 2016 and 2017. Don’t need a Man is his on-screen directorial debut. In 2016-2017 Motaung also produced an online talk show, On Set, and directed the follow up season 2 in 2019.

  He notes that stories about love and relationships never get old. “The most exciting thing about telling this one was the breaking of the fourth wall, with the protagonist, Kamo constantly addressing the camera as if speaking to her friend. The audience, young and old will be able to recognise themselves in some situations where they learn about themselves in the mirror of relationship. This is what we aim to achieve with this story.

  Motlhabane’s theatre experience includes performances in plays The Caucasian Chalk CircleThe Talented TenthAgnes of God, to name a few. Her on screen appearances include Call Centre as Dikeledi, Lady in Red, as Lady in Red as well as The Queen as Doctor. She is a producer of the web series, Don’t Need a Man.

  Episode 6 of the series will be on YouTube, on 25 August 2020. The link is

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