Lentegeur teen stars in TV show

Mueed Jacobs stars in the new show Melody on SABC 2.

A Lentegeur boy has made it to a local television show on SABC 2.

The new show, called Melody, which airs every Tuesday at 7.30pm, stars Mueed Jacobs, 15, in the role of a young boy in his community showing us the dangers of crime on young lives.

Mueed’s father, Moeniel Jacobs, 42, an actor and performer, has been in the entertainment industry for 30 years.

When Mueed filled in for one of the cast members, the director of the show loved his performance and he was selected to play the character Balla, who is a helper to the merchant in the show, he said.

“It was very challenging at first but I fit right in after some practice. My character shows that people will do anything to survive. It also shows me that I do not need to become like my character in real life,” he said.

Mr Jacobs said: “It is an honour to play alongside my son. To make his first film debut is a proud moment for us.”

Mr Jacobs said when he was growing up, Mueed would stay indoors, and loved being on stage.

He is trained by Abduraghmaan Adams who acted in Suidooster and Bongile Mantsai who starred in Scandal on eTV.

“My son had never shown an interest in acting but when he took to the stage, he was a natural. For the last five years he has been attending plays, and sets with me.

“He was always sitting on the sideline watching. Mr Adams would help with his acting,” he said.

Mueed said his father is his inspiration.

“He taught me how to do my best and be a good actor and I am so grateful to him and the whole opportunity I got to act in a local TV series,” he said.