Sebeng's final role to be savoured

First-look at Mpho Sebeng's final work: 016FM. Picture: Supplied.

First-look at Mpho Sebeng's final work: 016FM. Picture: Supplied.

Published Jun 12, 2024


Showmax has released the first trailer for the 016FM, a drama series featuring the late actor Mpho Sebeng in his final role as DJ Whiskey before his untimely death in May 2024.

The first look showcasing Sebeng's final work has added to his rich list of remarkable work, a sombre reminder that the media fraternity has been robbed of great talent.

He gained popularity through his performances in popular TV shows like Saints & Sinners, Ring of Lies, and Savage Beauty among many others.

Shedding light on his portrayal of DJ Whiskey, he revealed that he is driven by the desire to be the alpha in every room they enter, primarily interested in the limelight.

In his last work, which he said made him appreciate Vaal, two polar opposite DJs prepare to compete in a kwaal, a radical battle on-air to save their much-loved community radio station in Vaal from closing.

They know it will be a fight to reclaim the hearts of listeners and advertisers, but they don’t realise they will also have to oust a dangerous, shadowy syndicate that has infiltrated the station.

Showmax Original drama series, which premieres on June 26, 2024, with new episodes every Wednesday, features a star-studded cast that includes Nthati Moshesh, Sophie Ndaba, Sello Motloung, Katlego Mabote, Noni Mafani, Mapaseka Koetle, Joseph Sedibo, and Mbasa Msongelo.

His final interview was shared with The Star, where he spoke about 016FM and explained why viewers must watch the show.

He further implored people to watch the series, explaining that it’s not just entertainment but a story about community and holding each other accountable.

“My stance as an actor is that the majority of the time it isn’t necessarily characters that I’m drawn to, but mostly the story—the storyline has to stick. I want to always be on a set where the story that we tell has a strong, resonating message that everyone can connect with and a story that people can somehow find healing from.”

Asked what sparked his interest in becoming part of the show, he said, “In addition to my character, DJ Whisky, and most importantly, the storyline, what piqued my interest in 016FM is that it’s a story that is about the Vaal. I feel like there haven't been many stories that have shed light on this particular part of the country. For me, the Vaal is such a melting pot of culture, fashion, and language, which was something I was very drawn to while doing my research about the area.”