Local actress makes it big in Johannesburg

2018-02-21 06:01
Nonkululeko Sithole of Imbali is now an actress.PHOTO:supplied

Nonkululeko Sithole of Imbali is now an actress.PHOTO:supplied

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BORN and bred in Imbali Unit 18, Nonkululeko Sithole is making a name for herself in the acting industry in Johannesburg.

Speaking to Echo, Sithole said her decision to move to Johannesburg in July last year was based on her passion for acting.

“I realised that in KwaZulu-Natal there are few agencies that can help you grow your talent in acting. I wouldn’t have been able to travel to Johannesburg every time I had to meet with my agency,” she said.

Since her relocation, Sithole has appeared on several soapies such Isibaya and Generations The Legacy.

She is also busy shooting for Ring of Lies which is expected to air next month. “I am so grateful for my achievements in such a short period of time because I only started acting in 2015. My first role was in video of a love poem that was done by Golide.

“It is not easy to crack into the acting industry and it is not guaranteed how long you are going to be relevant for. If you decide to enter this industry you must not enter because you want to be famous or you want money.

“What is most important is that you must put education first. You need to have some back-up plan. Finish school, go to university, find a stable job and then do your acting. That way, you will not suffer when the industry hits you hard,” she said.

Sithole said she wants to initiate a theatre school in Pietermaritzburg one day where she will be teaching all who are interested in acting. “For now, I can host workshops during school holidays when I am in Pietermaritzburg. It will be my way of giving back to the community and thanking them for the support and the love that they have given me since I started my acting journey.”

She also revealed that she will be appearing in a new movie called Wasted Legacy, which will be airing on Mzansi Magic (Chanel 161 on DStv) next month. Apart from acting and working, Sithole is also a model and a student.

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