Tell Me Sweet Something (South Africa: 2015)


Akin Omotoso

Cast list

Thomas Gumede          Gordon

Maps Maponyane         Nat

Nomzamo Mbatha        Moratiwa

Makhaola Ndebele        Electrician

Thembi Seete                 Lola

Thishiwe Ziqubu           Tshaka

Kagiso Lediga                Katlego

Mandisa Bardill             Robyn



Tell Me Sweet Something is a romantic comedy set in Johannesburg. The film stars Nomzamo Mbatha as Moratiwa, an intelligent young woman who owns a hip bookstore and aspires to be a writer. She goes out clubbing with her friend and is introduced to a man named Nat. Though Nat is a model and has few similar interests to Moratiwa, the two begin to build a romantic relationship. 


Alex Brannan, “Tell Me Sweet Something (2015) Movie Review,” Cinefiles Reviews (online film review collection)

Helen Herimbi, “Movie Review: Tell Me Sweet Something,” IOL (Newspaper)

Smooth Dudes and Fucked Up Kids: Black Men in Two Contemporary South African Films by Nicky Falkof. Feminist Media Studies, Vol 16, Issue 1 (2016), pp 176-178.

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