- Thuso Mbedu took to social media to address the issue of cultural complexities
- Thuso explained how she, as a multi-cultural person, understands the difficulties that come with being so
- One of the best things Thuso said that she ever did was to explore her multi-cultural background and understand her identity
Two-time Emmy-nominated actress Thuso Mbedu has come forward to address the issue ofcultural complexities that many South Africans face. Being a part of a multi-cultural nation can be challenging.
With it having just been Heritage Day, the topic of culture is fresh and a topic that has been discussed a lot lately. Mzansi is so culturally rich and beautiful but that comes with its own set of problems too.
Briefly.co.za saw how Thuso took to social media to talk about cultural complexities. It is not easy to blend cultures and often these multiple cultures can clash – something we all need to be aware of living in a multi-cultural society.
Thuso explained how she, as a multi-cultural person, understands the difficulties that come with it. Breaking her name down, Thuso shared her multilayered cultural background: Thuso (Sesotho), Nokwanda (Zulu) and Mbedu (isiXhosa).
One of the best things Thuso said that she ever did was to explore her multi-cultural background and understand her identity. It was a process that did not happen overnight but was worth it.
Taking to social media, Thuso told her story and how this journey of identification defined her. Understanding who she was made Thuso a stronger and more confident person.
It all started when Thuso was asked what kind of Thuso she was.
“Being in Joburg and people immediately communicating in Sesotho was always awkwardly funny because I had no clue what they were saying! It would only be when they stopped to catch their breath that I’d say 'I don’t understand what you’re saying' that they’d then snap and say 'What kind of Thuso are you?'
"(They) would want to call me 'Nokwanda' because, to them, that’s more fitting. I always declined because Nokwanda is reserved strictly for my family.”
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Thuso Mbedu is living her best life and loving every minute of it. The beauty turned 29 and made sure to do it big by putting together a dance video to celebrate.
In the video, Thuso rocked several different looks included in clips from events and places that she's been to over the years. The actress also thanked everyone for the birthday well wishes that she had received.
"Thank you guys for your kind words and blessings. It has been a beautiful day filled with a lot of love. I look forward to closing the leap year calendar. Kuzobamnandi (It's going to be nice). I appreciate y'all. Stay blessed. Stay safe."
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