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Netflix Reveals New Faces for Second Season of ‘Blood & Water'

Netflix South Africa has shared the new faces joining 'Blood & Water' for the highly anticipated second season.

Netflix South Africa has revealed the new additions to the popular original series Blood & Water. This comes ahead of the highly anticipated second season which is reportedly set to premiere later this year. Netflix South Africa's shared a fun video of the cast dancing behind the scenes and fans immediately spotted new faces. The video, which has close to 200 000 views, has Blood & Water followers excited for the second season.


Read: Netflix's 'Blood & Water' Set to Return for Second Season

According to TimesLIVE, the new faces joining Blood & Water are Leroy Siyafa, who will play Sam, a new love interest that is set to cause chaos. Katishcka Chanderlal and Alzavia Abrahams will play new characters, Pauline and Zayd. The other addition is Reece, played by Greteli Fincham, who will be getting more screen time in the second season.

Netflix South Africa has shared the video of the new fresh-faced cast members dancing with some of the season one cast members including Ama Qamata, Natasha Thahane, Cindy Mahlangu, Arno Greeff, Dillon Windvogel and Khosi Ngema. The new cast announcement follows Blood & Water director, Nosipho Dumisa's mission to open up the South African TV and film industry.

Blood & Water was the first-ever original African series to be ranked first in ten different countries including the U.S and Nigeria. The hit series was South Africa' second Netflix original after Queen Sono. The teen-led high school drama follows the lives of wealthy South African teenagers and the shocking scandals that they are embroiled in. The series has also been noted for its stellar soundtrack which has featured Nasty C and Rowlene.

Watch the Blood & Water season two cast dance it out in the video below.

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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple — and in the US — and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists — from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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