Siphesihle Ndaba has won the hearts of many South Africans with her stellar performances on the hit TV drama, Gomora. The show has been on air for about two months but Siphesihle, who plays the role of Mazet on the soapie, has been praised for being one of the people who have made thousands of viewers fall in love with it.
Siphesihle Ndaba is not just a pretty face but she is she is a natural when it comes to acting. She is a newcomer to Mzansi small screens but has gained a large following on all her social media pages.
Briefly.co.za explores five interesting facts about the stunner as she celebrates her birthday on Tuesday, 4 August.
1. Age and place of birth
Siphesihle is 22 years old. She was born and bred in Soweto, Johannesburg. Apart from her natural acting skills, the star is also a Rhodes University graduate.
2. Theatre roles
Siphesihle featured in a lot of theatre productions before bagging her role on Gomora. She has been part of the cast of Race by David Mamet which was directed by Tisetso Mashifane. Siphesihle also featured on Roald Dahl's The Witches - directed by Coba Wilsenach, among other theatre plays.
3. Aspiring director
Siphesihle is an aspiring director/writer. She directed Skinned at the National Arts Festival. According to ZAlebs, Skinned is described as an exploration of finding and creating black female joy, living in a marginalised and public body in the South African context.
4. Interest in music
Just like many of of our entertainers, music is also one of Siphesihle’s passions. She was a member of the Oprah school's jazz band. Maybe one day, Mzansi will get to listen to her voice if she decides to drop her own music.
5. The Oprah school
The rising star matriculated from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. She started attending the prestigious school from Grade 10 until matric.
Briefly.co.za reported when she opened up about how she drew inspiration from US media mogul, Oprah Winfrey. She expressed 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."
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