- Nqobile Khumalo, well-known for her role as fiesty reporter Hlengiwe in Scandal, made us all proud recently
- The actress scooped up the award for Best African Actress in the Netherlands
- For Nqobile, the award affirms that she's on the right path in her life and career
Nqobile Khumalo, Scandal actress, was honoured for her role in the soap when she was given the award for Best African Actress at the New Vision International Film Festival (NVIFF) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Her role showed the world what black tax is and how it can affect a person's life, and the way Nqobile nailed her role is awesome.
She plays the role of Hlengiwe Twala, a reporter with a fierce heart, and she was put under lots of stress to take care of her mother, sister and the sister's two kids. She took a huge loan that had so many repercussions.
The storyline highlighted something that is real for many South Africans - the burden of black tax. A few days ago, Briefly.co.za reported that actress Linda Mtoba addressed the matter, saying that she feels that it's not fair.
TimesLIVE reports that Nqobile feels the award confirms that her dreams are valid and that she's on the right path.
"For me, it was a confirmation that I am on the right path, that my dreams are valid. It also means there is a desire for African stories around the world. The world is watching us.
"I have the great fortune to do what I love, and serve while telling stories. I could not have imagined the world would applaud and embrace my craft. My heart is full."
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