- Thuso Mbedu is definitely a rising star in the South African entertainment industry
- She recently spoke out about the industry, questioning some practices
- She spoke about how roles are cast based on social media follower stats and not talent
Thuso Mbedu recently challenged the industry she is very much part of.
In an interview with Kaya FM she spoke candidly about her own success and then touched on the fact that many of her varsity friends, who are incredibly talented, have still not found work.
She shared how she feels the industry is no longer about talent but rather about followers on social media, reports ZAlebs.
“Again, I still have varsity friends who are great, who are talented that I went to school with, who are still without work four years later. Our industry isn’t about talent, it really isn’t about talent. Angithi we cast according to followers, according to social media. And again, it’s such a frustration, it’s an ongoing debate because nakhona people talk about opening up the industry, but what are we opening up the industry to?”
Briefly.co.za captured Thuso’s 27th birthday and reported the event with some beautiful photos.
She hosted a small and personal celebration which was filled with a lot of love. It looks like the party was hosted in a high-end restaurant, but the exact location has not been confirmed.
We learnt that Thuso celebrated her late twenties over the weekend and it seems that everyone who attended had a really great time.
There is nothing more special than family and friends. A lot of pics and videos of the celebration was shared over social media. From dance-offs to warm embraces, it was all captured.
A sweet video of Thuso and friends ‘breaking it down’, gave us all a good laugh.
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