Things we didn't know about Nandi Nyembe

She's probably one of our favourite Aunts on television right now.

By  | Dec 06, 2018, 01:43 AM


And with a television career that spans over twenty years, Mam' Nandi Nyembe still has a lot to offer and teach for all you aspiring actors out there.

Here are a few things we've come to learn about Nandi Nyembe

  • She is currently 66-years of age but doesn't look a day over 50
  • Mam' Nandi was born in Kliptown Johannesburg but also grew up in various places like Botswana and East London.
  • During an interview on Bona Magazine, Mam' Nandi shared how she used to always be cast as a maid because of the apartheid regime which angered her deeply. This led her to do more protest theatre with fellow black artists.
  • The actress has appeared on many television drama series such as Gaz'lam, Generations, Hillside, Isithembiso, iSthunzi, 4 Play: Sex tips for girls, Yizo Yizo, Jacob's Cross, Soul City and The Road and Isibaya.

  • She is a real sangoma and so is her daughter. Although she no longer practices as a sangoma she does assist her daughter with her own sangoma duties.
  • Apperantly she also enjoys rapping alongside with her grandchildren as well.

Here's to more years of seeing Mam' Nandi on our TV screens.

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