Napierville girl lands role in ‘Isibaya’

2018-01-17 06:01
Alicia von Locherenberg.PHOTO: supplied

Alicia von Locherenberg.PHOTO: supplied

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POSTING videos of her speaking Zulu on social media not only helped her get 1 000 000 views, it landed her a role in Isibaya.

Alicia von Locherenberg (17), from Napierville made her debut on Isibaya as Lulu last Thursday.

Isibaya airs on Mzansi Magic Channel 161 on DStv from Monday to Friday at 8.30pm.

Alicia told Maritzburg Fever it has always been her dream to be in the entertainment industry, but didn’t think it would happen so soon.

“When I received a call from an agency last year telling me they had seen my videos on social media and Isibaya directors wanted to meet with me, I was so shocked.

“In December I flew to Johannesburg to meet with Isibaya directors.

“After the meeting I was given the script and told I had landed the role of Lulu.

“I am so excited. I will continue to post my videos on social media like I have been doing all the time,” said Alicia.

Alicia, who shot to fame last year after sharing a video of her saying qhubeka Londeka on YouTube and social media, said this is her first acting debut.

“My first day on set I was scared and cried a few times. Being the youngest actress working with big actors and big actresses can be scary.

“However, I am enjoying it. I know the entertainment industry is tough, but I will keep pushing.”

Alicia, in Grade 11 at Linpark High, said although her videos were only recognised last year, she started recording and posting them in Grade 8.

“I was happy with the 50 views. My aim was for people to see my personality - it needed to be felt,” she said.

In primary school Alicia took Zulu as an additional language because she wanted to learn it.

“I grew up around Zulu-speaking people and it was easy for me to grasp it. My friends are Zulu-speaking.”

Alicia is back in Pietermaritzburg and continuing with her studies, however, she will travel to Johannesburg to shoot scenes.

Alicia is also a model under Irene’s Model Agency.

To see more of Alicia’s video follow her on Instagram: @Alicia_vonl and Facebook: Alicia von Locherenberg.

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