Nomvelo Makhanya Rebrands As Mvelo to Kickstart DJing Career, Unbothered by the Negativity

Nomvelo Makhanya Rebrands As Mvelo to Kickstart DJing Career, Unbothered by the Negativity

  • Actress Nomvelo Makhanya has transitioned from acting to becoming a DJ, and she has started taking bookings
  • The former Scandal! actress has rebranded to Mvelo as her stage name after she took a break from acting
  • The star notably received some backlash, but she was unbothered by the hate, and she defended herself from naysayers
  • The star spoke exclusively to Briefly News about her career as a DJ and when did she realise her talent for making music

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Nomvelo Makhanya has joined the bandwagon and introduced herself as a DJ. Known for her role in the hit drama series Scandal!, Nomvelo is now looking to cement her name in the music industry.

Nomvelo Makhanya has transitioned from acting to DJing.
Nomvelo Makhanya has started her career as a DJ. Image: @_mvelomakhanya
Source: Instagram

Nomvelo Makhanya is now a DJ

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In December 2023, the rising star shared that she was rebranding after taking a leap of faith and becoming a DJ.

The star poured her heart out in an Instagram post, sharing that she took on therapy to deal with some of the things she went through. She then mentioned that she gained new hobbies when she decided to try music.

"I started new hobbies, which kept me sane throughout the year. I found quite a number of things that I was passionate about, and boy, oh boy… I cannot wait for you guys to experience my heart through the music I’ll sing/play for you. The time has come."

See her post here.

Nomvelo speaks to Briefly News about her career in music

Actress Nomvelo Makhanya shared exclusively to Briefly News that she realised her talent for music from a young age. She said her busy schedule limited her time spent on nurturing the talent.

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"I’ve always known from a young age that I have a talent for music, but it’s something I’ve never really had the opportunity to pursue because of my work schedule. I started working very young and was constantly on set 5-6 days a week, 12 hours a day."

Nomvelo responds to a hater

After polishing her craft, Nomvelo announced that she was open to bookings. A hater expressed disappointment that she chose DJing as a career after making a name for herself in the acting industry.

"From being a good actress to this," the user said.

Not taking the insult lightly, Nomvelo said.

"Oh sweetie, i was born an ARTIST, not confined to just one role. it's amusing that people who don’t even know me from a bar of soap think they can box me into their limited view. i refuse to be constrained by anyone’s expectations, especially from those who don’t pay my bills. maybe you should find a hobby or something meaningful to do with your life instead of criticising mine. Oh, and btw, it’s AWARD WINNING actress. thanksbyeeeee."

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Speaking to Briefly News, Nomvelo shared that she will release new music, and her fans should watch out for that.

"[Fans can expect new music] very soon, actually. I’ve been working and nurturing my sound, and I hope that it’s received with as much love as my acting has."

DJ Boonu launches film production company

In a previous report from Briefly News, DJ Boonu launched a film production company called Swidi Films, but he reiterated that he is not leaving the music industry. The production company aimed to empower young talent in the industry.

Despite this new venture, DJ Boonu confirmed he is not retiring from music and plans to release more projects this year.

Source: Briefly News

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