CASTING: Felix Hlophe is set to star in a new comedy series titled Ekhaya Backpackers

Written by on 16 February, 2024

Prepare for a laughter-filled adventure as Felix Hlophe, the renowned comedian, and Gagasi FM’s #TheUprising radio personality, steps into the spotlight with his latest venture – the upcoming comedy series, “Ekhaya Backpackers.” In this new role, Hlophe brings his unique brand of humor to the character of Malume Mayor, a laidback individual facing unexpected challenges as the Mthembu family attempts to launch their backpackers’ hostel. As a seasoned performer with numerous accolades to his name, Felix Hlophe is set to add another feather to his cap with his foray into the world of television.

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Ekhaya Backpackers introduces the Mthembus, a dysfunctional and seemingly unqualified family who plan to turn their family home into a backpackers hostel to pay off their late mother’s debt. The family comprises two very different brothers, a crazy baby mama, an inappropriate grandmother and an uncle who is too laid back for his own good.
Felix Hlophe is no stranger to the entertainment scene, having earned widespread acclaim for his hard work and dedication, particularly in the realm of radio. As one of the best radio personalities in KwaZulu-Natal, Hlophe has become a household name, captivating audiences with his wit and engaging style. However, with “Ekhaya Backpackers,” viewers will witness a new dimension of his talent as he takes on the role of Malume Mayor. The series promises to showcase Hlophe’s versatility, proving that he is truly a “Jack of all trades.”
From when he was young, he knew he could make people laugh. So it was easy deciding to take up standup comedy. he was lucky to have the support of his parents. So he pushed ahead in the spirit of comedy. In the intervening years, he had not only honed his skills but also emerged as one of the most popular standup comedians in isiZulu. His jokes on radio are a staple for many South Africans.
Given Felix Hlophe’s proven track record in the entertainment industry, the anticipation surrounding “Ekhaya Backpackers” is palpable. Hlophe’s transition from radio to television promises to be an exciting experience for fans and newcomers alike. As a master of his craft, Hlophe’s comedic prowess is expected to elevate the series to new heights, making it a surefire hit among audiences.
As the premiere date of “Ekhaya Backpackers” approaches, audiences can look forward to witnessing Felix Hlophe’s comedic genius in full swing. With his infectious humor, undeniable talent, and the promise of an engaging storyline, this comedy series is poised to be a standout success. Brace yourselves for a roller coaster of laughter as Felix Hlophe proves once again that he is a force to be reckoned with in the world of entertainment.
Ekhaya Backpackers premieres on Showmax from 22 February 2024.

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