Interesting things to know about Rhythm City actress Nompilo Gwala. After a career as a model, gracing the pages of such local -South African- and international titles as Truelove, Oprah Magazine, Glamour, ELLE and walking the runways of local brand SunGoddess, Nompilo landed her first acting role in 2012 on Mzansi Magic’s, and South Africa’s, first Telenovela, iNkaba.
She honed her acting skills on iNkaba working alongside legendary South African actors such as John Kani, Magic Hlatswayo, Baby Cele and Ernest Ndlovu. This lead to roles in SABC 3’s long-running daily, Isidingo, where she played Amuhle, and later a Mzansi Magic drama series, Saints And Sinners, in the role of Phindile Khumalo. The latter being her most notable role to date, after three seasons. Her film career began when she was cast in a lead role, in an Arabic comedy, starring alongside Egyptian actor and comedian Ramez Galal, titled “My Wife And My Lady”(2014).
In 2014 she landed the role of Thandi in a Portuguese and English action film titled Diaz Santana, which is an Angolan and South African collaboration shot in Cape Town and Luanda, Angola. The film, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and released in 2016 , also stars Rapulana Seiphemo, David O’ Hara and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.
In 2016, while doing an interview, she revealed publicly for the first time that much like her character Phindi , in Saints And Sinners, she too was a rape and a suicide survivor. Which lead her to want to use her platform to speak to young women just like her, who have suffered with issues relating to abuse, self-esteem, depression and suicide. Which is her passion outside of the arts.
In other news – Lootlove heavily claps a Troll – Go be an @sshole somewhere
When will tweeps learn their lesson NOT to mess with Luthando Shosha aka Lootlove. The radio & TV presenter is up there with the best of the clap back queens and dares say anything about her or her friends or family, best believe she’s coming for you!
One tweep learned the hard way when he took a jab at Reason, Loot’s partner and baby daddy. The troll went as far as to claim the Loot was to blame for the rapper’s lack of hits. He even made the dumb mistake of tagging them too! Read more