Latona Moagi is a seasoned South African actress who is best known for playing the role of Tumi in The River, one of the popular South African soap operas. Larona Moagi became active in the entertainment industry in 2018, and she has already gathered a huge fan base as viewers of The River TV series have come to love her and the way she brings her role to life.
In reality, Larona Moagi is just as bold and determined as we know her to be on screen. She is a very hardworking goal-getter who is now living her dreams. We have gathered a couple of things about her that you may want to know. Meet Latona Moagi, Tumi from The River.
What Is Tumi From The River’s Real Name?
Tumi from The River’s real name is Larona Moagi. Her character in the South African soapie has almost overtaken her real name. This is often the case when actors and actresses fit into their roles so well. It becomes very easy for viewers to start addressing them by the name of the character they portray.
For Larona, she is usually referred to as Tumi from The River. This is because The River is the first production the actress featured in, and she played the role of Tumi from season one to three so well.
How Old Is Tumi From The River?
Larona Moagi, or Tumi from The River as she is fondly called, is 26 years old. She was born on March 19, 1996, in Protea North, Soweto, South Africa. She is yet to reveal details about who her parents are and what type of childhood she had.
However, she has revealed that she has always been passionate about acting since high school. While in high school, she was a member of the school’s drama society and has always believed in her talent. Thankfully, it is paying off today.
Larona Moagi Has a Degree in Law
Although Larona Moagi was always passionate about acting, she also knew she wanted to study Law. After high school, she had to choose between getting a degree in drama or Law, and she chose the latter. She planned to pursue a degree in Law while attending acting classes and auditioning for roles. Despite choosing to study Law, she did not want to kill her passion for acting.
As part of the plan, she auditioned for ‘The River’ and hoped to get a supporting or minor role. But to her surprise, she was allowed to play one of the lead roles. She had to juggle school activities and featuring in the TV series and was successful as she graduated with a BA degree in Law from the Wits University in 2019. She attributed her success to her hard work and the support of her loved ones
Larona Moagi Played The Role of a Fearless Young Lady in The River
Larona Moagi Played the role of Itumeleng (Tumi) in The River from seasons one to three. The River tells the story of a ruthless diamond mine owner, Lindiwe, who was about to go bankrupt before discovering a mine called Khanyisa Diamonds.
This mine is located in a river that runs through the poor township of Refilwe and Silver lake, where the affluent reside. Khanyisa Diamonds were discovered by Thato Mokoena, Tumi’s adoptive father, while he was fishing.
After the worth of the mine is valued at $45 million, Lindiwe murders Thato and wants to take over the mine. She employs Tumi to work as the CSR Officer of the mine. Tumi discovers Lindiwe’s plan and will not allow her to pull through with it without any effort to stop her.
Along the line, she realized that Lindiwe killed her adoptive father and is her mother. But was still determined to avenge the death of her adoptive father. Tumi finally found evidence to nail her mother as she realized that Lindiwe was responsible for her father’s death and three other people.
After several efforts to nail Lindiwe for her crimes, Tumi gets murdered by her mother, who saw that as a way to protect herself from going to jail.
Featuring in The River was a Validation for Larona Moagi’s Dream
Larona Moagi played the role of Tumi so well, even though it was her first on-screen production. Viewers were so shocked when season three came to an end with her murder. She was excited to have been chosen to play a major role in the series as it allowed her to work with big names in the industry like Sindi Dlathu, Hlomla Dandala, and Presley Chweneyagae.
She did not allow herself to get intimidated by the experienced actors and actresses she had to work with in the series but instead saw it as an opportunity to do her best and make a name for herself. In 2020, she was nominated for the award of Favourite rising star at the DSTV MVCA Awards but did not win. Notwithstanding, she was grateful to have been nominated.
Larona Moagi Keeps Her Private Life Away From The Public
Larona Moagi is not one of the celebrities who are open to the public as she keeps her private life mysterious. This is evident because no one can point to anyone she is in a relationship with.
Scrolling through Larona’s Instagram handle, you would see pictures of Larona in a beautiful wedding gown. Those pictures were taken from her wedding scene in The River, as she got married twice in the series. But in reality, she is single and has not been married.
Larona Moagi is a Social Media Influencer
The fame Larona Moagi gathered from The River has earned her over 267k followers on Instagram, where she shares pictures of herself. She also makes use of her Instagram handle to endorse brands. She has worked with brands like:
- Olmeca Tequila
- Kotex South Africa
- Celltone South Africa
- Standard Bank South Africa
Details about Larona Moagi’s body measurements are not available to the public. Still, from her pictures and videos, you can quickly tell that she is beautiful and has a lovely body statue.