Larona Moagi (born 13 March 1997) is a talented South African actress known for playing Tumi (Itumeleng) on The River. In the Telenovela, she is a fierce young woman who refuses to be silenced when elders fall into greed. Many might not know, but this is the only role she has played on television so far. However, aside from acting, she’s also a lawyer and this article we will look into 5 things you probably didn’t know about her.
1. She’s only 26 years old as of 2023
While most were wondering how old Larona Moagi was. The answer is she’s only 26 years old. The young actress was born on the 13th of March in 1997 in Pretoria North, South Africa. One of the few actors to come from Pretoria.
2. Larona is a lawyer in real life
The young actress attended her high school in Pretoria North until 2016. Then after graduating, she enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand. However, she was confused about her major, as she was interested in both studying drama and law. So, initially she opted to study acting.
However, after two weeks, she changed her mind and took up law. But, while still studying, she auditioned for a role in The River and was lucky enough to bag it. So, it’s not quite if she finished her law degree or she’s still studying. But, we do know that law is something she’s really into and will be practicing soon.
3. She’s not Master KG’s sister
Despite the widespread speculation of Larona being Master KG’s sister. The truth is, she isn’t. In early 2022, speculations about Moagi being Master KG’s sister flooded online.
The speculations were because they often commended each other on their respective social media platforms with celebratory and appreciation posts, as family would. But some think she is his cousin. But despite the speculations, none of the two has come out to confirm or deny the relationship allegations.
4. Was she really getting R15 000 for her role
While there are many sources talking about her salary. Larona Moagi herself, would not be caught dead discussing her salary. So fans could only speculate about how much it is. The word out there is that her salary is $1k. We think it is much higher than that, though. But that’s the all round speculation. And her net worth? That’s estimated at around $100k
5. She’s a fan of amapiano and gqom among others
Four days ago, Larona was interviewed by Timeslive and when asked which music she was on to. She said, Amapiano and gqom were at the heart of the SA music scene at the moment and if she wanted to dance she would turn up her favourite tracks and have a good time.
She is quoted saying “My fave gqom track is “iGhost” by Que DJ ft. Babes Wodumo and my fave amapiano track is “Possible” by DBN Gogo. Such club bangers! I enjoy “good time” music and I don’t have to be at a club. I just need to be in a good mood or having a good time with friends.”
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6. Controversy with Moshidi Motshegoa
She was intrigued by acting, so she started pursuing a professional acting career while still in school. Luckily for her, it was easy to balance school with acting, and she never had to drop out or give up her acting career. But, her luck didn’t come without some minor backlash from industry icons.
After exiting the River, the actress Moshidi Motshegoa had some very controversial things to say about Larona. Claiming that the actress was given a very huge role and it was hard to work with her. In her own words: “It was very difficult to work with Larona. We can’t cast people from Instagram, give them a huge role and not give them support. I even said at the meeting with our producers that Larona is struggling because she is not an actress and has been given a huge role to play. This is a craft. It is a skill.”