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Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane showcase their skills as they her bestie – Tashaka (Ziqubu) encourages her to pursue dating. . Khanya Mkangisa and Nick Soul To Dish Showbiz Tips At Looming PUMA Shindig. Reports suggest media darling Nomzamo Mbatha and hunky model boyfriend Maps Maponyane have called time on their relationship. Mzansi's golden couple‚ Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane‚ because she has been through this before in a previous relationship with.
When she shares it with me, her Zulu kicks back in. Go out there, conquer the world first thereafter you can start dating. These experiences she says equipped her for her journey. Adding on to the mayhem, she attended a predominantly coloured school and she also remembers how disorderly it was.
Little did she know that years later she would become an Old Mutual ambassador serving advice on Taxes. On her experience at UCT; Mbatha says university was tough. Inher life took a grave turn. An hour before she was about to write her information systems exam, she received a call informing her that her sister had passed away.
She wrote her exam.
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Only to find that her grandmother was unwell. Her bursary was taken away but she managed to apply for a NASFAS loan while juggling part-time work to keep afloat, she was crashing under the strain of having to use the little she made to help out back home.
Too broke to dress up and hustle a photographer to take her promo picture, She walked into a retail store, picked a cute looking outfit and went straight to the fitting room to take a selfie she would then use as her promo pic, to secure votes for the competition.
What she thought was just a mere dare, turned into a big deal when she made it to the top3. She was doing her final year at UCT and again, traveling was detrimental to her studies. She says the audition was grueling and went on for weeks but she scored big with the role of Thandeka Zungu.
I do believe training makes a difference. She says she has always allowed herself to be the baby. She says although she cringes every time she watches her performance she is forever grateful for the experience.
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You may wonder how she keeps herself grounded with all the publicity she gets. He then went off and wrote some more and received another grant in with which he was able to add more actors to the project. That workshop preceded a two-year writing process and the hunt for more funding. The idea of a love story set in Johannesburg amongst a creative community of people was the initial vision and that always remained the same.
How the characters were developed and what situations they faced, that is what changed over time. Researching the film led me to conclude that the entire project was well thought-out. That is why I brought in someone like Victor Dlamini, the onset photographer because apart from the fact that Victor is a talented guy we have to start to take pride in the work we do. So, the short answer is, Yes. Alll those things are very thought out.
They are story-tellers after all so they would never say no to an opportunity to expand and explore. The team has not yet decided on whether they will be entering the film into any festivals but Akin says they are exploring all avenues.
Ultimately, the film is being made for local audiences. Nothing comes easy and no one is going to hand you anything. When I wanted to become a film-maker, I went and I did the work to get there. It allows him to work with people like Nomzamo Mbatha and Maps Maponyane and that is always good. Bang on schedule, I arrived on set on day 23 of a day shoot and ended up scoring a ton of unexpected but awesome interviews. Rapper, producer and The Principal; Ammunition was the first in that line of unexpected interviews.
Jack of all trades and judging by the rise of his career master of them all, Maps Maponyane has mastered human interaction too.
WeChat arrived on set a little while after we all had lunch sidenote: Excited to his coworkers, especially Victor Dlamini, Maps started by doing the rounds, dispensing hugs and handshakes. He is extremely chatty and quite a breeze to interview.
In the film, he plays the role of Nat Masilo; a model who has never read a book in his life but despite the superficial industry he works in, he wants to be seen as more than his looks.
That is why Maps believes his character falls for Moratiwa — a character that he describes as an aspiring writer who is insanely intelligent and has an incredible mind. He too is thrilled about the fact that our industry is producing and putting out more local content as well as how that bodes well for media and the youth in the long run.