Zimbabwean Actress Sibongile Mlambo Lands Recurring Role in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' Season 4

Zimbabwean actress Sibongile Mlambo lands recurring role in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan', showcasing the growing presence and success of African actors in Hollywood.

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Zimbabwean Actress Sibongile Mlambo Lands Recurring Role in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' Season 4

Zimbabwean Actress Sibongile Mlambo Lands Recurring Role in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' Season 4

Zimbabwean actress Sibongile Mlambo has secured a recurring role in the upcoming fourth season of the American crime drama series 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' on Starz. Mlambo will portray the character of Imani Okoye, described as a smart, confident, and business-savvy executive at a boutique record label.

The series, which serves as a prequel to the original 'Power' series, explores the early life of the villain Kanan Stark. In addition to Mlambo, actor Paul Ben-Victor has also been cast in a recurring role for season four, playing Phil Russo, a new crime boss in Jersey. 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' has already been renewed for a fifth season, with Sascha Penn set to return as showrunner and executive producer for the fourth installment.

Mlambo's casting marks another milestone in her successful career in the United States film industry. The talented actress is known for her notable roles in various television shows, including Netflix's sci-fi series 'Lost in Space', Freeform's mermaid drama 'Siren', and The CW's 'Roswell, New Mexico'. She has also appeared in films alongside popular actors such as Chadwick Boseman and Andrew Garfield.

Why this matters: Sibongile Mlambo's recurring role in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan' highlights the growing presence and success of Zimbabwean actors in Hollywood. Her casting showcases the talent and versatility of African actors on the international stage.

Mlambo joins a growing list of Zimbabwean actors making their mark in Hollywood, including Rick Cosnett, known for his roles in 'The Flash' and 'The Vampire Diaries', Danai Gurira, who gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal of Michonne in 'The Walking Dead', and Tongai Chirisa, who has appeared in series such as 'iZombie' and 'Another Life'. "It's incredible to see Zimbabwean actors like Sibongile Mlambo continue to make strides in the international film industry," said a representative from the Zimbabwean Arts Council. "Their success serves as an inspiration to aspiring actors in Zimbabwe and showcases the immense talent our country has to offer."

Key Takeaways

  • Zimbabwean actress Sibongile Mlambo joins cast of 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan'.
  • Mlambo will play Imani Okoye, a smart and business-savvy executive at a record label.
  • Actor Paul Ben-Victor also joins the cast, playing a new crime boss in Jersey.
  • Mlambo's casting highlights the growing success of Zimbabwean actors in Hollywood.
  • Zimbabwean Arts Council praises Mlambo's success as an inspiration for aspiring actors.