Bokang Galane posing for a Jet advertisement in 2015. Picture courtesy of Jet Stores.

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Child performer Bokang inspires and melts hearts

Ogopoleng Mushi

Bokang started showing artistic talent at the age of three – that’s when his father started noticing it.

Bokang Galane striking a pose with his mother Pontsho Dibakwane on a cold winter’s morning. Picture: Vincent Mavala

Name: Bokang Galane
Age: 6 years.
Date of birth: 17 June 2011
Career: Actor and Model
Ethnicity: Motswana
Instagram handle: Bokang_model
Allergies: His eyes darken and swell when he eats cold stuff
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Being a minor, we got permission from both his parents to profile this lovely little man who provides smiles and inspiration to all those around him.
Having started his career at the age of three, Bokang Galane has been doing really well on screen for almost three years now. He is a brilliant young model and actor, a very well-behaved child who does fantastically at school and although always being on TV, he is fairly introverted.

 

Quick snapshot:
Favourite color: Black, Yellow and White.
Favourite food: Pap. “He does have oats in the morning but you can see that he is not totally happy, he likes his pap,” says Vincent Mavala Bokang’s father.
Favourite beverage: Juice.
Bokang started showing artistic talent at the age of three – that’s when his father started noticing it. “He would always remember all the things playing on TV, especially adverts. That was when I decided to join him to an agency”, stated Bokang’s father.
Bokang has since then been a model for clothing stores such as Edgars and Jet Stores. He has also made a couple of appearances on South African television with adverts ranging from McDonald’s, Gaviston to First National Bank and DSTV. Here’s the latest one on your TV screens (FNB Nav):


You might ask yourself how such a young TV sensation manages to be a child performer and a normal kid as well. Allow me to let you in on a few things that keep him well grounded:
His reply when you tell him you have seen him on TV: “Thank you.”
Academic performance: Bokang was awarded an award for the top achiever of his preschool in 2016. He is currently doing very well in Grade R.
“I have taught him to just say thank you all the time when people tell him about his appearances on TV, he is a really good boy,” says proud dad Vincent.
Bokang stays with his mother on a full-time basis but he does not stay far from his father’s house. He therefore gets to go to his dad whenever he wants to. He is an animal lover and adores his dog, Snoopy.
Things Bokang Galane does not like:
• Hats and Caps.
• Playing with other kids. “He is a really shy boy. He does play with other kids, but not for long, he comes back after a few minutes to tell me he is tired,” smiles his father.
Favourite things to watch on TV:
• Cartoons.
• Soccer, especially Mamelodi Sundowns.
• Movies.

Bokang Galane posing for a Jet advertisement in 2015. Picture courtesy of Jet Stores.

 

Bokang has a very good relationship with his father. “What is scary is that I see myself when I look at him,” says his dad Vincent.
Bokang Galane has now joined a music school, learning to play drums. He attends every Saturday for about six hours. There might be a whole lot more to come from this child prodigy, so keep an eye out for what happens on your television!

ogopoleng.mushi@weeklyxpose.co.za

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