The women who made me

Glamour (South Africa) - - Contents - By Moshe Ndiki

En­ter­tainer and ac­tor on Mzansi Magic’s The Queen, Moshe Ndiki is one of SA’S f avo u ri t e ris­ing stars. Here he talks about the five women who have been his big­gest source of in­spi­ra­tion.


She has taught me that God’s de­lay is def­i­nitely not God’s de­nial, and that all good things are worth wait­ing for. Her con­stant sup­port for me and my craft is al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated, and she’s for­ever ready to cel­e­brate ev­ery big or small vic­tory. Her friend­ship and love means a lot to me.


My big­gest role model in TV pre­sent­ing, Bo­nang’s abil­ity to be her­self on TV is amaz­ing – not to men­tion the con­fi­dence she ex­udes when she walks into a room. Her work ethic, which is like no other, and has made me a proud mem­ber of the ‘B Force’. She has also so­lid­i­fied her brand in an ad­mirable way.


As a sin­gle mom, it didn’t al­ways come easy rais­ing me, but she came through; con­sis­tently sup­port­ing my dreams and my sex­u­al­ity. She taught me a lot about busi­ness, car­ing for your fam­ily and how to look pre­sentable. But most im­por­tantly, her love and lessons on for­give­ness has made me con­fi­dent, and in­spired me to be a bet­ter per­son on a daily ba­sis.


I grew up watch­ing Con­nie on TV, and would con­stantly read about how she re­spected the peo­ple she worked with in the in­dus­try. Now I’m work­ing with her! Her level of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and all her achieve­ments make me want to aim for the stars. When I started on The Queen, she held my hand and guided me un­til I found my feet de­vel­op­ing my char­ac­ter. She’s an ab­so­lute won­der woman.


Pearl helped open the doors to the in­dus­try for me. When I was in­tern­ing at Metro FM, she was my men­tor, ad­vi­sor and friend. She would al­ways keep it real with me. I also ad­mire her work ethic and con­sis­tency in this game. Per­son­ally, she’s such a great friend and is full of love to give.

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