Idols finalist takes on acting

By Drum Digital
16 January 2012

Noluthando Meje is no stranger to our television screens. She shocked her fans when she recently appeared as an addition to the local comedy cast of Stockvel.

The sassy 24 year old plays Kuki, a breadwinner and nerd from the Eastern Cape who’s come to Joburg to pursuit her dreams and make something of herself. She gets a job as Pinkie’s PA played by Lele Ledwaba.

Nolly as affectionately known describes Kuki as a selfless person who puts everyone’s needs before hers. But she warns that we should not be fooled by her personality at first glance, “she (Kuki) is full of surprises and also very talented.”

It is clear Nolly and Kuki are different people and Nolly says, “I had to find a nerd within me” when asked about how she managed to execute her character. “Getting into the character was easier because I’ve seen people like her around,” she added.

She admits that the team she was working with taught her a lot. “The most profound thing I learnt in this industry, the more humble you are people appreciate you and working with them (Stockvel) was the best thing,” said lovingly about her colleagues.

Nolly has featured in Home Affairs 2, Interrogation Room 3 and Shooting Stars 1 prio to this role. She presented T.V show Keeping it Real, What’s Your Story and Destination.

But that is not the end of her CV as has been trying singing and worked with DJ and Producer Miza and entered three seasons of Idols.

She promised it’s not the last time we see her in the music industry. We’ll watch as she keeps soaring.


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