Unleashing capabilities

Unleashing capabilities
Unleashing capabilities

Africa-Press – Lesotho. An aspiring young actor, poet and former theatre coach at ‘Mabathoana High School, Kabelo Mosito famously known as Scalvator has finally reached the climax of his

career. For decades Mosito has been working towards his success in the entertainment sector. He started acting at the age of 16 during his high school days at Maseru Day,

where he also began his journey as a stage director. He then studied Theatre and Directing as a part-time student at the National University of Lesotho

(NUL). Reflecting on his journey in the entertainment industry, Mosito says he acted in a home

theatre called Shao-Shao theatre temple based in Ha Tšosane, where he started to practice theatre in 2007. In 2010 he attended a high school competition held

at the Examination Council of Lesotho (ECoL) where high school students had gathered to compete for musical poetry. He mentioned that he won the first prize

as the best poet of the year. In the same year, he attended a competition at ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre where he competed under the acting, poetry and

cultural dancing categories. His school won the second prize and he became one of the best actors of the day. In 2012 he became a theatre director at his former school, Maseru Day and started

building leadership and acting skills. After high school he went to Bloemfontein and joined a club called Mookoli Youth Travelling Club, where he was trained to be a professional director and a choreographer.

“This is where I gained and finally made a decision of being a director and a facilitator in

theatre,” said Mosito. He furthered that after the journey in Bloemfontein he became a director at several high schools, universities and clubs. He made seven films with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT)

students in 2015, among those were Horror in the ghetto, Endless end, Mokheseng, Phupu and Lehlabaphio. In the same year he became a member of Mankabelane Theatre Club at NUL.

During his school days, he set plays at Kingsway Road and other streets of Maseru with his fellow crew. He stated that the purpose for hosting small plays in the streets

was for people to know and get inspired by them and unfortunately they did not get the anticipated recognition. As he eagerly tried to navigate the industry, Mosito highlighted that he went to

acting auditions in Johannesburg at the Gallery Estate Theatrical Production in 2017 but was rejected due to the five languages that the gallery requested.

He also took a trip to Botswana in 2019 to learn more about the theatre world as “Botswana is known for good theatre bases and acting”. Mosito, mentioned that being in the arts business is not easy and it needs someone with

utmost patience. “Sometimes people reject you and you feel left out. My advice is that, it starts with a few skills, know your determination because acting is

entertainment and is exciting,” he said. He says he draws inspiration from Israel Makoe, a film producer and actor. Makoe played in the films called Hard to Get and iNumber Number.

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