Zimbabwe—South African-based model-actor Jerome Galiao has landed a role in one Mzansi’s biggest soapies, ‘Scandal!”
The Harare-based and bred will appear for his first episode on December 28 as a new character called Dr. Nyasha Mugari.
Galiao’s character is described as a doctor who grew up in rural Zimbabwe who left his home country to further his studies and is to return home.
Galiao made his appearance as an actor on the local drama series ‘Estate Blues’ and was also a presenter on the TV show, “Youth.com.”
The 36-year old, who moved to South Africa 13 years ago said landing a role on Scandal was one of his greatest achievements.
“The production team initially cast for anyone who speaks an African language other than a South African one,” Galiao said.
“So it was Nigerian, Congolese, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Malawians, it was not easy and we all had to audition in our home languages.”
“I made it I got the role of a lifetime as an African actor here on South African television, this is a huge achievement that I have made.
“Like any actor here in South Africa landing a role it’s the ultimate achievement it’s all you look to.”
Galiao said the character Dr. Nyasha Mugari will be speaking Shona in the TV drama.
“So the role you play is Dr. Nyashs Mugari without giving away too much of his role, he is a doctor who grew up in rural Zimbabwe left the country to further his studies and to his return home.
“He will be speaking Shona on the series and the plot is quite epic, to say the least.”
“He obviously meets some twists and turns, as you know in soapies there is falling in love, battles of retuning home and heartbreaks.”
“I have a passion for acting since primary school. I left it during my high school years but it found me straight after and ever since I have had the passion and it has never died.”