She’s made her way into the hearts of many South Africans through her classy yet humorous portrayal of Gracious “TGOM” Mabuza in Mzansi Magic's The Queen. Her departure left viewers and fans disappointed and wondering what was next for Rami Chuene.
You asked, “What's next for TGOM?” and she delivered – beyond anything anyone could have expected and she doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon.
Here we look at 4 moves Rami has made since her departure from The Queen, and how she continues to do good, and not only in the entertainment industry.
1. Butterfly UniverseIn March, the actress announced that she's part of an initiative called Butterfly Universe. This was her first move since her departure from the telenovela.
"What's next for TGOM, you ask? Well, we've been cooking and now #ButterflyUniverse is here. Let's change the way you've been doing business," she said. There's not much we know about this corporate move, but Rami is part of the brand marketing and public relations team.
2. Rami Says webinar
Rami took to Twitter to share some information on how the entertainment industry works from a financial perspective. This was well received and left people wanting to know more, which prompted her to launch Rami Says, a webinar series she hosts on Tuesdays.
"After my thread on my entertainment industry the other day, I was inundated with calls and messages to do an online masterclass/conversation. Why not?" she announced.
Since then, she's hosted a few webinars on issues such as ageism and colourism, as well as the roles and importance of support actors, extras and backing vocalists.
3. BET Africa's Isono
A new hit series is in the works. BET Africa’s first original daily drama telenovela, Isono, boasts household names such as Nthati Moshesh, Charmaine Mtinta, Bongani Gumede and Hamilton Dhlamini.
Rami will play the role of Jumima. This is her first role after Gracious, whom she portrayed for almost three years.
The show is set to air from Monday 27 July.
4. Rami Chuene Foundation
The actress took to social media to announce the launch of Rami Chuene Foundation, which is aimed at doing good and making positive changes, no matter how small or big, in the community.
"This is us. This foundation is genuine and is all about making a positive and fulfilling change. With the current state of affairs, a global pandemic, economic recession and just lots of losses. We noticed that we can make a difference and add some joy and good to someone's day,” she said.
It's proving hard to keep up with Rami these days, but we can't wait to see what else she has in store! Congratulations on all the new ventures!