In her own words, Abena Ayivor

By Drum Digital
26 March 2015

I still believe in love -Abena.

WE will always remember Abena Ayivor for her diverse character, more especially when she kept us glued to our television screens while playing the role of Lerato Modise almost a decade ago.

Till this very day the image she portrayed during the role of being an alcoholic and drug addict is still trapped in our minds. DRUM caught up with her and here is what she has to say:

When I meet people, they’re often surprised by who I am and they always say, ‘You’re so much nicer than I thought.

I just wrapped up a powerful role on Rhythm City playing Anna Sexwale, a lawyer representing Miles Vilakazi in his murder trial. It was such a great role.It was of a strong woman, which is one I always love playing.

I’m currently busy with voice-overs and have a few international roles I’m negotiating.

When I go for auditions, people mostly want me to play an English-speaking character, which means I can play any woman from any part of Africa. My brother Kwame died on 1 January 2014. It’s been very hard to move on. The pain is still fresh. I still have him as my Facebook profile picture. Although having never married or had children ,I’m still a firm believer of love and life. I have a happy life and I’m looking forward to living it well. FULL story and shoot first published in DRUM magazine 

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