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Friday Profile: Pamela Nomvete talks returning to acting and on being buddhist

17 November 2017 5:15 PM

Acclaimed actress Pamela Nomvete chats to Azania Mosaka about reigniting her passion for the arts and her spirituality.

Veteran actress, Pamela Nomvete became a household name when she portrayed the much power-hungry, manipulative character of Ntsiki Lukhele on popular soapie, Generations.

After her departure from Generations, Nomvethe moved to the United Kingdom where she took up more acting roles.

Fast forward to 2017, much to the pleasure of her South African fans, Nomvethe was reintroduced to the local acting scene when she was cast in the second season of Mzansi Magic's prison drama series; 'Lockdown'.

Nomvete explains to 702's Azania Mosaka that it was fellow cast member, Lorcia Cooper who helped pave her way back on to South African television.

I hadn't admitted consciously that I was nervous about returning to South African television.

Pamela Nomvete, actress

Nomvete goes on to say her relationship with South Africa and the local television industry was tumultuous - glorious on one level and horrendous on another level.

She says she lost her way because at some point she was more focused on her image and less on her craft.

Nomvete says she was introduced to buddhism by one of her sisters and has since become a buddhist. She explains that being a buddhist is about ones authenticity.

Listen to the full #FridayProfile with acclaimed actress Pamela Nomvete in the clip below:


17 November 2017 5:15 PM