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Monday, 16 January 2023 19:32

Renowned actress Linda Sokhulu headlines new 1Magic dramedy.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

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Seasoned actress Linda Sokhulu will lead a star-studded cast in 1Magic's new dramedy Grown Woman.

Sokhulu will star alongside Nandi Nyembe, Bohang Moeko, Hlubi Mboya and Bahumi Mhlongo. Sokhulu plays the role of Tina Hlatshwayo, who changes the narrative that life begins at 40, as she begins hers at 49.

That's the premise of Grown Woman, the risqué new dramedy premiering on 1Magic on 3 February 2023 at 21h30.

"Friday nights on 1Magic have become the home of edgy, boundary-pushing shows about women taking charge of their lives and narratives. We're excited to keep this genre going and to push it forward with the premiere of Grown Woman, and we can’t wait for our audiences to engage with it," says Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.

After the death of her husband Sbu, Tina – known to many as 'Mrs H' – has to learn a new way of living not just for her two children (Sakhile, played by Mahlangu, and Noxee, played by Mhlongo), but for herself.

Having been married for 25 years, she spent all her time balancing work and home, but with the children grown and her husband gone, it's time for her to look inwards and figure out who she is and what makes her happy.

On this new journey, she encounters a handsome, much younger man, Rakwena (fondly known as 'Ra', and played by Moeko), who helps her rediscover herself and brings about a much-needed sexual awakening. How will her loved ones react to her changing lifestyle?

Grown Woman is the story of self-rediscovery, but it's also the story of family, love, grief, and adventure. Don't miss the series when it premieres on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103) on 3 February 2023 at 21h30. We’re keeping things saucy on Friday nights.