Brenda Ngxoli on winning her third Safta: ‘I am so excited’


Actress Brenda Ngxoli (39) has just bagged her third SAFTA award.The talented actress has made strides in her career since her days of playing Vuyo in popular SABC1 drama Home Affairs years ago.And now the actress can finally be referred to as a  3x SAFTA award winner 

Speaking to Move! about her big win, Brenda said, "I am so excited. It is good times!"

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"It must be the eighth or ninth nomination. I am not sure" she jokes. 

With three wins, remaining humble is important to her, she tells us.

This year she bagged the best supporting actress in a TV drama for her role as Nomonde in Mzansi Magic’s Ithemba, a character that was introduced as someone under the spell of a very manipulative and charming cult leader.

Nomonde is soft and down-to-earth, very different from the characters Brenda is well-known for. 

"I have always played these loud characters that have demanded a lot of energy from me. But that was not the case with this one. I wanted to shift from that and show my versatility. In all my roles, I have always tried not to be the same," she says. 

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Brenda is looking forward to turning 40 in a few weeks and continuing to tell stories that need to be told, like the story of Nomonde that made us  understand spirituality on a different level.



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