Weekend Post (South Africa)

Famous family’s daughter set to make it on her own

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BAHUMI Madisakwan­e is determined to show the country she is more than just the daughter of Somizi and the granddaugh­ter of Ndaba Mhlongo and Mary Twala.

The 22-year-old student recently scored an acting gig on the SABC 2 telenovela Keeping Score and is excited about her new role.

But if you thought she got the gig because of her famous family‚ think again.

Bahumi said she had to undergo some gruelling auditions for the role and was determined to make it on her own.

“I’m blessed to have parents who really care about my future,” she said.

“My mom and dad are my inspiratio­n and considerin­g that they have been in the industry for so long alongside my grandparen­ts . . . I will also excel in my own right.

“I am not going to live under their shadow‚ but I am going to make sure that I also build a name for myself‚” Bahumi said.

According to Drum magazine, Bahumi impressed the makers of Keeping Score enough for them to give her the role of Zola on the show. – Tshisalive

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