- Gomora star Siphesihle Ndaba opened up about how she drew inspiration from US media mogul, Oprah Winfrey
- The actress, who plays the character of Mazet on the hit drama series, attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls from Grade 10
- The stunner said she also drew inspiration from her mother, who raised three children on her own
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Gomora actress Siphesihle Ndaba has opened up about how she drew inspiration from US media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
The star, who plays the character of Mazet on the hit drama series, said she attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls from Grade 10.
Siphesihle told TshisaLIVE that she was grateful that Oprah took a chance on her and afforded her an opportunity "to do great things".
"I am inspired by Oprah Winfrey a lot. She gave me the opportunity to attend her school and experience things and learn so much that I wouldn't have had she not opened that school. I am so grateful for that and so my inspiration also comes from the idea that I want to create that world for somebody else.
"Somebody else took a chance on me and afforded me the opportunity to do great things and I want to do the same and be that person in somebody else's life."
The stunner said she also drew inspiration from her mother, who raised three children on her own.
"So many things inspire me, I don't think there's one thing that inspires me. Something that keeps me going is my mother and how much of a selfless leader she is and how much of a compassionate person she is.
"We didn't have much growing up. A single mother raising three children and she worked a housekeeping job and obviously earned minimum wage."
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Siphesihle, who got a little creative and turned her grandmother's garage into a boujee studio, said that her mother did all she could to ensure that she didn't feel like an outcast because they weren't well-off compared to other children.
Briefly.co.za reported that another Gomora star, Siya Xaba, opened up on anxiety of filming during the Covid-19 pandemic. The actor, who plays the character of Langa, said life on set is filled with a bit of anxiety and a lot of caution.
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