Phumla turns soapie into hell

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THE se­cond com­ing of Phumla, por­trayed by sul­try ac­tress No­ma­langa Nkosi on is set to turn tele­vi­sion heart­throb Scelo s life into a liv­ing hell and break his vir­gin­ity.

Nkosi (27) will make her ap­pear­ance on April 7 af­ter she was last seen on the e.tv soapie play­ing Lindiwe s friend Mary s mother.

She re­turns as a cougar and owner of a cloth­ing bou­tique who pur­sues Scelo, played by Mbulelo Nd­lazil­wana, turn­ing him into her Ben 10.

My ca­reer started by dab­bling in things like mu­sic fes­ti­vals and the like,” said Nkosi, who was born in Se­bo­keng in the Vaal and did her high school­ing in Three Rivers be­fore mov­ing to Joburg.

I am in the act­ing space be­cause of my love for the arts and ev­ery­thing that has to do with act­ing. I am a prod­uct of the Mar­ket Theatre Lab­o­ra­tory where I did a drama course. Af­ter be­ing away, I re­turn to

to thank Scelo for sav­ing Mary s life when she wanted to com­mit sui­cide. But Phumla be­comes at­tracted to Scelo and his other friends like Hloni. The rest I guess I can­not re­veal. It s for the view­ers to see what hap­pens next.”

But ac­cord­ing to the story line, Phumla vis­its the bar and restau­rant Q s to hand out leaflets pub­li­cis­ing her bou­tique.

Phumla wants Scelo to model for her and he agrees. When she flirts with him, he does not act on it. When she hits on him, he runs away. When they meet up again to talk, they end up in bed.

Scelo hears via the grapevine that Phumla has a hus­band and ques­tions her. She lays down the ground rules for their re­la­tion­ship.

Lindiwe asks his brother Scelo if he has a new girl­friend. Scelo de­nies it but when Phumla fires Scelo as a model, he also hears that she has gone back to her hus­band.

Nkosi, who made her tele­vi­sion de­but in 2013 with a short stint ap­pear­ance on the SABC1 soapie

and SABC2 s holds a de­gree in Fine Arts from Rhodes Univer­sity.

She re­cently fin­ished shoot­ing sea­son three of the SABC1 le­gal drama se­ries and the se­cond sea­son of Mzansi Magic s drama

I also write stage plays. In the past few years my work has been show­cased at the Gra­ham­stown Na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val, plays like

that I wrote and per­formed in 2009 and , a one­han­der, which I wrote and per­formed in 2014.

I would love to do more work on the film side of things. I have so far done one film,

last year, my fo­cus is also to go in­ter­na­tional be­cause act­ing is my life.”

Nkosi s other pro­ject is a men­tor­ship pro­gramme called Girl Un­lim­ited, as­sist­ing young women with life skills through work­shops to help them cope with hard­ships as­so­ci­ated with tran­si­tion to adult­hood.

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