Zenande Mfenyana is a South African Actress who stole our hearts a few years ago when she starred in a popular South African soap Generations. Here role as Noluntu brought her into the limelight. She currently still ha our hearts on fire in her role as Goodness Mabuza in The Queen. She is surely a ‘brainy beauty’ who holds a BA in Drama from the University of Pretoria. A quick run into her and we managed to find out what makes here tick. BY Mutsa Margaret Gunda
I’ve always loved performing and it’s always come so natural for me, but I never thought I could make a living out of it, and actually be a professional working actress. I once dreamed of being a dentist and a psychologist, but those dreams soon dissipated as my love for performance took over completely. And as I grew older, I realized more and more that performance is my calling and it’s what I need to do.
My biggest inspiration is my Mom. She is so resilient and so bold and is never afraid to stand up for what she believes in no matter what the nay sayers say. She marches to her own beat and I love that so much about her
The 1st thing on my fantasy list is to go paragliding. I’m acrophobic, so I think I’ll curb my acrophobia in this way.
I’m definitely Daddy’s girl, I love my parents equally, but I have a softer spot for my Dad
The one song that’s always on replay in my mind is “Nice&Slow” by Usher. I love sexy times music and this is one of my faves
The 5 things I would have in my back pack if I was stuck in the Amazon would be: *cellphone *tampons *a book *20 liters of water *deodorant
I’ve been growing my hair for just over 12 years now. I spray my hair daily with water and olive oil for hair (a mixture I make on my own) and I base my scalp twice a week with Moroccan Oil. I treat my hair once a month at the salon.
Knowing that I am loved and that I am healthy and happy.
Believe it or not, my favourite tv show is The Queen. I’ve loved this show even way before I was on it, I’ve loved it from the 1st episode and have been a hardcore fan ever since. So being on it, is truly a dream come true! I’m very hard on myself and I watch myself with a critical eye. I’ve grown a lot from watching myself coz I’ve had to let go of many bad habits, and that’s how I can sharpen my skill even more.
”The best way to get started is to quit talking, and begin doing” – Walt Disney