Amanda’s going places with art

2016-04-07 06:00
 Amanda Ntambo and her work

Amanda Ntambo and her work

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Amanda Ntambo has always been dreaming of becoming an actress and a singer.

Amanda,18, from Lower Crossroad in Philippi East, realised her potential while studying arts at Chris Hani High School in Khayelitsha.

Her passion for acting and singing was influenced by her Shakespearen performances at the high school festivals in 2003 and 2004.

Her class teacher, Darlington Sibanda, described her as one of his best drama students and that she was born to be a star.

“The biggest challenge since I started this art career is that my family never supported me. This frustrated me a lot and I could not concentrate properly at school.

“But I told myself that it’s my life and I will do what I want,” she said. Amanda said art is the most beautiful thing that one can’t really explain.

“I’m fulfilled when I perform because I express myself through art. My life is on stage,” said Amanda.

She has performed abroad and at the annual Grahamstown Arts Festival. “These achievements, together with the medals and certificates I have won, make me happy.”

When Amanda completed her matric last year she obtained a distinction in drama. “Despite this, my family still wanted me to choose a different career. My aunt, Pamela Sasa, is the only person who believes in me and she is my role model. “She has been supporting me financially and emotionally from day one. “She gives me money to go to performances and she treats me like her own child. “I sometimes worry about becoming a burden to her. I study at the City Varsity. Even though my fees are expensive my aunt pays for everything,” she said.

“I want to see myself on the big screen. I also dream of owning an acting agency where I could pass on skills and help young aspiring actors. “Youngsters my age should hold their heads high and follow their dreams.

“Don’t let anyone stop you from doing what you want in life.

“And don’t stop praying. And have faith in what you do,” added Amanda.

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