Artist’s dreams become reality

2017-03-28 06:02
Talent Khanyile has dreams of one day owning a media company.PHOTO: nosipho mkhize

Talent Khanyile has dreams of one day owning a media company.PHOTO: nosipho mkhize

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KWADABEKA artist Talent Khanyile has made a name for himself in the film industry and one day dreams of opening his own media company.

Khanyile, also known as “Mrev”, realised he has a passion for acting while a pupil in Sithokozile High School in 2015.

“In 2013 I met a group who are under Thina Sonke Arts Club in KwaDabeka. They introduced me to the arts and at that time they were preparing for a show called The Journey, directed by Sphamandla Kunene in Gcina Mhlophe Studios in Pinetown at Edgewood Campus.

“The play was my stepping stone and was directed by someone who has been my motivation, Sphamandla Kunene.”

Khanyile has had many achievements under his belt.

“I won the Schools Dream competition in 2014 where I represented Sithokozile High School.

“In 2015 I won another award for the Schools Dream competition. I performed in The Weekend at KK Hall in KwaDabeka and a musical drama called Sobantu at Gcina Mhlophe studios in Pinetown and at KCab in KwaMashu.”

In 2016 Khanyile performed at the National Interface Awards at the Playhouse Opera Theatre hosted by Ithubalethu Events.

“At the National Interface Awards I danced with my team in the opening and closing ceremony. I can dance, sing and act that’s why I call myself an artist.”

Khanyile was also part of the cast in Shake the Milk Out of the Coconut directed by Kunene, performed at the Clermont Hall.

“This year I got a huge break and got a role in a movie called Zulu Love, which is in the process of being filmed and will be out soon.

“I also got a part in Skhura Yani’s production called Broken Reed perormed at the Edgewood Campus.”

He said he is working hard towards achieving the goal of getting big in the movie industry.

“There are many challenges faced by artists. The most common one is not getting support from your family because they expect you to become a lawyer or a doctor not knowing that being an artist is also a career.

“Secondly the community discourages you by telling you you wasting your time.

“I advise the youth who want to become artists, be it to sing, act or dance, follow your passion.

“This industry needs a perso nwho knows how to be patient and brave. Don’t let anyone bring you down, just follow your dreams and you will never go wrong.”

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