From model to advocate

By Drum Digital
14 August 2015

Former DRUM cover girl and renowned model Nakedi Ribane's career has taken an inspiring turn.

She's come a long way since she first appeared on the cover of DRUM in 1978 wearing a midriff-baring T-shirt that revealed her toned tummy.

At the time, Nakedi Ribane told us that she dreamt of becoming a model, journalist and lawyer.

Now, 37 years later, when we meet her at a pizza place in Morningside, north of Johannesburg, sh'es achieved all those lofty goals.

Her global modelling career opened doors for acting jobs and many people still remember her as Senthaolele in the 1980s Sepedi television drama Bophelo ke Semphekgo.

In July, Nakedi passed her LLB law degree through Unisa and was accepted as an advocate by the North Gauteng High Court.

Read more in the August 20 issue of DRUM

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