Back of the Moon Cast

Richard Lukunku “BADMAN / BRA MAX”

Richard Lukunku is a tall, dark, handsome 29 year old Congolese-born South African actor. He graduated with a BA in Live Performance at AFDA Johannesburg  and speaks English, French, Swahili, Afrikaans, Setswana and Zulu.

This multi-lingual actor is known for many roles in a range of TV series : “Inkaba”, “Mshika-shika”, “Ashes to Ashes”, “The Mirage of Life”, “The Quest”, “Rhythm City”, “Isidingo” ,“The Road”, “Trueurgrond”and  “The Girl from St. Agnes”. International TV series “Strike Back”, “Flight of the Stocks” and “Black Sails”.

The big screen has been blessed with Richard’s art in films such as “Blink”, “Night Drive”, “History of America”, “Superhelde”, “Invisible Children”, “Skyf the Movie”,“Mister BOB” ,“Thina Sobabili”, South Africa’s official entry to the Academy Awards in the category Best Foreign Film for 2016, and in the hit romantic comedy ‘Happiness is a 4 letter word’.

Richard Lukunku “BADMAN / BRA MAX”

Richard Lukunku as Max

Moneoa Moshesh “EVE”

Moneoa Moshesh “EVE”

Moneoa Moshesh as Eve

Moneoa Moshesh is from the bright and sunny shores of Durban; radiates a scintillating 29-year-old, South African born singer and songwriter, poised to make the world her own. Moneoa, a dancer by profession, has followed her heart to sing, after her family and friends made her realise that her voice glides across chords as swiftly as her feet through detailed choreography. Her voice is paradoxically chilling, yet soothing and her music is an interesting blend of afro pop/neo soul delivered through a rare, vulnerable emotional catharsis. A real product of postcolonial 1994

South Africa that resonates with her audience. Moneoa covers a plethora of topics that are notably taken from personal experiences. With her stories, she talks to the listener in the first person. Her singles, “Is’bhanxa” and “Pretty Disaster” took top spots on various radio charts throughout the country including the song of the year charts. Her song “More than you” which covers “the resilience and self-empowerment regardless of people and circumstance”, is one of her most memorable songs.

Moneoa is the youngest South African female to have earned 5 World Music Awards nominations including “World’s Best Song”, “World’s Best Entertainer”, “World’s Best Live Act” and “World’s Best Video” and “World’s Best Female Act”, competing with fellow nominees Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and more.

Moneoa is one of 5 African artists that were selected to be part the Global Goals campaign. The campaign is founded by the U.N and distributed through UNICEF. Last year’s campaign involved the likes of Meryl Streep, One Direction, Stephen Hawking, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Lawrence, D’banj, Stevie Wonder and many more. The campaign, entitled “What I really really want”, sets out to empower young girls across the globe with a remake of the Spice Girls hit “Wannabe”. The hashtag by the same name as the campaign made news around the world on magazines and news empires such as Rollingstones, Vogue and CNN, making Moneoa an international asset,

Moneoa is also a talented actress. She has landed roles on the popular TV series,“Rhythm City” and Mzansi Magic’s masterpiece “The Road”. Having been offered a few short movie roles, she finally landed her first major role in Back of the Moon. Bomb Productions is the production house that is responsible for successful shows such as Isibaya, Yizo Yizo, Jacob’s Cross, and more.


Lemogang Tsipa “GHOST”

Lemogang Tsipa made his film debut in the film ‘Felix’ (2013) and his first South African television role was in ‘Forced love’ (2012-2016).

His first major international supporting role was in the British thriller ‘Eye in the Sky’ (2015). In the same year he landed another international supporting role alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in ‘Wallander’ (2015).

His body of work consists of ‘Alien Outpost’ (2014), ‘Homeland’ (2014), ‘Traffic’ (2014), ‘The Golden Rule’ (2014), ‘Cape Town’ (2015), ‘The Book of Negroes’ (2015), ‘Lazy Suzan’ (2015), ‘Jamillah and Aladdin’ (2015), ‘Black Sails’ (2016), ‘Jab’ (2016), ‘Roots’ (2016), ‘Oasis (2017), ‘Amandla’ (2017), ‘The Number’ (2017) and ‘The Dark Tower’ (2017). Recently, Lemogang starred in the BBC/Netflix series, ‘Troy’.

Lemogang Tsipa "Ghost"

S’Dumo Mtshali “Strike”

S'dumo Mtsahali "Strike"

S'dumo Mtsahali as Strike

S’dumo Mtshali is a South African actor who whose first leading role was in the Peabody Award-winnng series ‘Intersexions.’

He has had roles in ‘Rhythm City’ as well as ‘Tempy Pushas’ and ‘Isibaya.’S’dumo also features in Netflix series ‘Shadow’ (2019).

Thomas Gumede “NAT”

Thomas Gumede is a South African actor and comedian best known for his role as Siphiwe in the SABC1 drama series ‘A Place Called Home’, from 2006-2009.

He is also known for being the co-host of the SABC1 youth talk show ‘The Cypher’.

He had a starring role in the SABC1 drama series ‘Bay of Plenty’ and other television series he has acted in include ‘Gothia Caper’, ‘’, ‘Backstage’, ‘Home Affairs’ and ‘Soul City’, among others.

He has performed at numerous live comedy gigs.
In 2013 he had a starring role as Zanele, a guy with a girl’s name who is over-emotional, wildly romantic and neurotic, in the SABC1 sitcom ‘Single Guys’. In 2015 he hosted the Mzansi Magic reality series ‘Love Back’.

He went on to direct the Mzansi Magic TV Drama, ‘Abomama’.

Thomas Gumede “NAT”

Thomas Gumede as Nat