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Innocentia Manchidi speaks on 13 years of playing Rendani and being pregnant in real life.

Innocentia Manchidi speaks on 13 years of playing Rendani and being pregnant in real life.Innocentia Manchidi, who played Rendani in the SABC 2 drama series Muvhango, is expecting a girl with her husband.The actress has been portraying Princess Rendani, King Azwindini’s sister. After spreading the news of her growing family, Innocentia may be absent from the screen while on maternity leave.The happy expectant mother is thrilled to tell Truelove about this new chapter in her life. She claims she and her husband, Mpho Manchidi, kind of planned this pregnancy.


 

 

 

“So, it was semi-planned, I could say, because we had spoken about starting to try later on in the year.”

Despite having her dream come true a little bit earlier, she is still grateful for the experience. “We are actually thanking the Lord that He actually did it for us,” she said, alluding to the fact that her baby girl’s name has something to do with “glorifying God.”While the couple is excited for this new chapter in their lives, Innocentia admits she and her hubby are also nervous. “We were nervous because a part of me still feels like I’m a child myself. I remember joking saying we’re going to forget this child at the mall,” she jokes.Surprisingly, she admits that she has been looking forward to the morning sickness, cravings, and other pregnancy-related side symptoms since she learned she is pregnant.Innocentia was open to having either a boy or a girl, with first preference being a baby girl. Mpho, on the other hand, hoped and prayed for a baby girl.

Innocentia praises Word of Mouth Pictures and the Muvhango crew for their love, support, and aid throughout her pregnancy.”They have provided incredible help. Everyone was overjoyed from the moment I announced my pregnancy.”

Even though she was feeling worn out as she was about to take a break from the soapie, the Muvhango team had taken wonderful care of her, letting her to rest in between sets, giving her permission to leave early if she became tired, and enabling her to film some of her scenes sitting.After playing the character of Rendani for 13 year’s, the actress says not having to immediately prepare for work every day has been an adjustment.”So, I have been working back-to-back since I was in matriculation, all my life until now. It’s quite weird to wake up and be like, ‘Oh no, you don’t have to wake up; sleep again’.”Innocentia was 18 when she was cast as Rendani on Muvhango, a job she describes as extremely gratifying.

“It’s been amazing, especially because I got to grow with Rendani. When I was in matric, Rendani was in matric, when I started varsity, Rendani started varsity. We literally walked this journey together.”

“I always say that my pregnancy was not a secret, just private,” she shares, explaining how her loyal fans who asked to take pictures with her when she had not yet announced her pregnancy, respected her wishes and did not circulate images of her being pregnant before she had announced it.

The issue now is: When will Rendani return to our screens? “I’m working on pushing out a baby, how’s about that?” She laughs.Innocentia acknowledges that she is eager to pursue new opportunities and advance her profession.

“I will take it one step at a time and I’m looking forward to just a whole lot of growth this year. I do radio and I am looking forward to growing with that as well. I’m looking forward to growing as an actress, I’m looking forward to growing in every avenue of my life. Growth is, I think, the theme of my year.”

Uzalo actress Noxolo Mathula’s side hustle of cooking, selling hotdogs, and a few other fast foods is growing significantly.

According to the ‘Uzalo‘ actress Noxolo Mathula , who plays Lilly in the SABC 1 drama, some people still criticise her for selling street food.

She founded the company in late 2020, amid the lockdown, due to a labor shortage in the industry. Many people are still surprised to discover about her ‘selling Hotdogs side business.

 

 

Noxolo Mathula has seen immense growth in her side hustle in the past few months.The Uzalo star started her side hustle of cooking by selling hotdogs and a few other fast foods to her fellow cast members.

Nobody, including Noxolo, could have predicted how large the company would become in such a short period of time.Noxolo is a multi-talented lady who can elevate anything she touches to excellence.Her music speaks for itself, her acting is visible to all, and she has won awards.

Noxolo documented her entrepreneurial path from humble beginnings to prominence on Instagram.When she announced her progress, most of her former fans came out in force to applaud her hard work.

With her heart filled with so much gratitude, Noxolo spoke of how she started her business and how it is going.“How it started >>> Swipe left to see how it’s going🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿 @hotdogsbynoxolo I’m so proud of this baby. Your go-to catering company. We cater for TV productions, Commercials shoots, and PR Shoots🎬💃🏽our main aim is to provide quality meals for Cast and Crew that work so hard to bring you the best entertainment on your screens @hotdogsbynoxolo remember that name!” she said.“We literally did not have bread at home, and we couldn’t work,” she explained to Drum magazine. Noxolo was inspired by the street cuisine she ate in New York on a trip in 2019.

According to the Daily News, the actress is unafraid of her business.

“I am never ashamed of myself. My mother told me that doing honest work should never make you feel humiliated. There’s nothing to be ashamed of if it brings you money and happiness. It’s my side hustle, I own it, and no one can tell me what to do with it. It is a brand that I am quite proud of. “I’ll never be ashamed of it,” she told the magazine.

Noxolo’s hotdog industry has expanded dramatically in the last two years. From selling hotdogs for R700 on her first day to having her own mobile kitchen and winning catering contracts on a film shoot.

Her company also makes delivery in and around Durban.

“I’m frequently asked why I’m out on the streets selling hot dogs when I’m a TV celebrity. People are oblivious to the fact that things are difficult. I don’t sell hot dogs on the streets for fun, but it’s one of my side jobs… “No matter how much money you have, a single salary will never be enough,” she told the Daily

‘Generations’ star Moopi Mothibeli joins ‘My Brothers Keeper’

Talented actor Moopi Mothibeli, who’s famously known for his Generations: The Legacy character has landed a role on My Brother’s Keeper.

 
MOOPI MOTHIBELI: NEW ROLE
Entertainment commentator, Jabu Mcdonald reports that the former Generations: The Legacy actor has debuted on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela, My Brother’s Keeper.

TshisaLIVE reported in 2022 that Mothibeli also landed the role of Mohau Kabi on S3’s canned telenovela, The Estate.

Mothibeli, who made his TV debut on Generations: The Legacy also landed a leading role in Hotel on The Koppies which aired on Prime Video.

The star also scored a lead role in Charlie Vundla’s Hotele Lerallaneng, Night Shift and also guest appeared on Netflix’s series Justice Served.HIS ROLE IN ‘GENERATIONS: THE LEGACY’
Moopi Mothibeli made his TV debut on Generations: The Legacy as Smanga Moroka and exited the show in 2020.

The actor revealed in a 2019 interview with Sowetan that his character’s storyline that highlighted male abuse was challenging to tackle.

His character had been on the receiving end of domestic violence from his girlfriend Zitha (played by Zoe Mthiyane).

Innocent Masuku: Bobo from Yizo Yizo, where is he now?

Celebrated actor Innocent Masuku is trending in the backdrop of his now-viral video, leaving many trying to connect the dots about his whereabouts.


 

However, little is known about when the now-viral video was taken. The video has undoubtedly gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on the internet.With an illustrious career spanning years, the bubbly actor was one of Mzansi’s most sought-after on-screen darlings, but everything went south. Innocent Masuku wowed many with his on-screen character of Bobo on the hit series ‘Yizo Yizo.’

Fame and drug addiction took a toll on his career, and the actor once confirmed that he was down and out. Despite being off the hook for years, he hogged headlines in 2022 when he resurfaced online thanks to EFF’s Youth Month campaign against drug abuse and addiction.

He opened up about his woes and his fall from grace. Innocent Masuku also had the opportunity to share his woes on ‘Podcast and Chill with MacG.’

Against these interviews, Innocent Masuku returned to the spotlight with a series of TV campaigns against drug abuse and addiction. However, in the backdrop of his newfound fame, he disappeared again from the spotlight again.He hasn’t been active on social media, and his last posts date back to early 2023. Innocent has yet to make any big public appearance since 2022. Earlier this week, he set social media abuzz with his trending video.

Rumour mill had it that he was considering rehab and was working on bouncing back to small screens. Despite the rumours, Mzansi has yet to connect the dots about Innocent Masuku’s whereabouts. Against the trends, Innocent Masuku has yet to address the daring videos making rounds on the internet.

CAREER
Over the years, Innocent Masuku has starred in several drama series, which include:

Zone 14
Rhythm City
Honest
Soul City
The Road
uBettina Wethu
Tshisa
Isithembiso
Yizo Yizo

The Wife star, Siyabonga Shibe revealed in an interview with King David that a Scandal! producer cost him a R300 000 gig.

The Wife star, Siyabonga Shibe revealed in an interview with King David that a Scandal! producer cost him a R300 000 gig.

SIYABONGA SHIBE: ‘THEY TOLD ME I’M NOT A GOOD ACTOR’
Actor Siyabonga Shibe says a Scandal! producer killed his confidence when she fired him and told him he’s not a good actor.


 

“In this production, I was told by a producer. I was on Scandal! and a lot of things were happening, actors leaving. I had an international advert that I had to do. It was paying for two days, R300 000.”

“That was not common. So, I asked, the following week, please can I be off, and they agreed. We were supposed to fly to Dubai.”

He adds that the producer changed her mind the following week and told him, he’s not going anywhere and showed him his contract.

He was heartbroken when a month later he got fired on Scandal! as Kila after losing R300 000 from his international gig.

“This person says you’re not a good actor. She looked at me in my eyes and said you’re not a good actor. We believe we can get someone else.”

“At that moment, everything shut. A second felt like three years. Don’t be fooled by people on Facebook complimenting you. It doesn’t bring numbers here. I was heartbroken. Whenever I saw this woman on the corridors, it was hate.”