Over the past five years, actress - Omuhle Gela has cemented a place for herself in the industry, but she's also learned a lot of important lessons on how to deal with the pressures of being in the public eye.
Being in the public eye mainly means that most, if not all your life is everybody's business because if you don't post or let your followers know what you're up to, it's easy for them to forget about you and replace you with someone more relevant. During the few years that Omuhle has been in entertainment, one of the biggest lessons she's learned is how to deal with trolls on social media and how to protect her private life.
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During an interview with TshisaLIVE, Omuhle opened up about how she learned the hard way that people on social media aren't your friends.
"It may sound bad, but people on social media are not your friends, so I've just learnt to filter what I share on social media about my private life," she said.
Omuhle admitted that she has faced her fair share of drama on social media and that it taught her how to avoid being caught up in drama-filled situations.
"Anyone who knows me on a personal level knows that I am a very opinionated person, but I would rather voice my opinions to my friends and family because they know the real Omuhle."
Omuhle, who scored one of the main roles on the newly launched drama series The Imposter as a kasi girl, Lerato who works at a tavern.
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"I'm enjoying playing Lerato very much and the character has grown so much in just a few short weeks. Viewers will get to see her blossom into more than a girl who sells drinks," she said.
The series which is produced by Ferguson Films tells the story of identical twin sisters who are at war with each other after a moment changed their lives. The one sister breaks out of prison after spending 17 years and takes over her sister's life as revenge for getting her locked up.
Omuhle said that fans of the show could expect lots of twists and turns, as well as a lot more drama. The Imposter has been really well received since it's premier a few weeks ago and recently Multichoice released some statistics that show that The Imposter is the most watched show on DSTV.
Happy birthday Omuhle and we hope bae spoils you loads.
Image credit: Instagram/@Omuhlegela