DO look out for Tshego Seakgoe
The model turned actress landed her first acting role last year and she’s been setting the screen ablaze ever since.
tshego Seakgoe got her first taste of the spotlight at age eight, when she sang for Nelson Mandela’s 80th birthday in 1998. “It’s one of my most treasured memories and the newspaper clipping is a reminder of why I wanted to enter the entertainment industry,” says the 26-year-old.
Minor stints on YOTV and KTV followed and after matric she went on to study International Relations and Diplomacy. She also started modelling. “My first big campaign was for Legit’s spring/summer 2012 range and then came one of my career highlights: walking for David Tlale at the 2013 Mercedes-benz Fashion Week,” she says.
The last year has seen Tshego returning to the small screen, with roles on Keeping Score and the popular The Queen. “I love the constant challenge of becoming a different person with each character. It isn’t easy, but it’s taught me to be less self-conscious and to keep learning.”
Up next: a role in the locally produced movie Enemy of the State and a part in her first international series, FIFTY, directed by the acclaimed Akin Omotoso.