‘Scandal!’ star Nomvelo Makhanya launches music career as a DJ

Nomvelo Makhanya Ventures into DJing After Success in Acting

Nomvelo Makhanya, the South African Film and Television Award (Safta) winning actress known for her role in the popular TV show Scandal!, has embarked on a new career path in the music industry as a DJ.

In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Makhanya revealed her long-standing interest in music, which dates back to her time working with DJ Black Coffee’s former record label, Soulistic.

The actress-turned-musician shared that she initially explored her vocal talents in the studio but gradually gravitated towards DJing. She described her journey as a period of learning and self-discovery, collaborating with various individuals within the music scene. Despite parting ways with Soulistic, Makhanya is now ready to unveil her musical style to her fans.

“The music inspired me, and [it] doesn’t matter whether I’m singing, acting, or DJing. I’m healing people through that. My talent in acting would heal people in their homes and educate viewers. The same goes for my music or DJing career; it delivers the same energy,” said Makhanya.

She primarily focuses on Afrotech and Afrohouse genres and hinted at the imminent release of her singles. Makhanya encouraged her followers to stay tuned to her social media for updates on her new music.

Taking a break from her nine-year tenure as Lindiwe on Scandal!, Makhanya expressed the need to step away from the character for personal reasons. However, she has not abandoned her acting roots entirely, as she continues to audition and hopes to land new roles.

“But I’m back attending auditions. I miss acting, I’m crossing my fingers for something,” she added.

Nomvelo Makhanya: Scoops First Safta

Nomvelo Makhanya recently received a SAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Ntombi in the Netflix feature film I Am All Girls. The talented actress expressed her gratitude for the support she has received throughout her career.

“This award is for the little black girl sitting at home needing their dreams to be validated. This is it; this is our moment; this is our time! I’m eternally grateful. Little me is happy to have fulfilled my, our childhood dream,” Makhanya said.

In I Am All Girls, Makhanya starred alongside renowned actresses Hlubi Mboya-Arnold and Erica Wessels, who were both nominated for Best Actress in a Feature Film.

Makhanya’s transition from acting to DJing showcases her versatility and passion for the arts, promising exciting developments in her evolving career. Fans eagerly await her upcoming musical releases and potential new acting roles.

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