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Actress Shalate Sekhabi on how ‘House of Zwide’ changed her life

Popular South African actress and singer Shalate Sekhabi said her life is not the same anymore. She believes acting in House of Zwide changed her life.

The 23-year-old from Mahikeng, North West, made her TV debut on 1Magic’s Telenovela The River in 2020. She moved on to play Shoki in the soap opera House of Zwide.

She told the publication being on the show has opened doors for her.

Shalate Sekhabi

“It’s made a huge impact on my life. The fact that the show is so popular has put my name and face out there,” Shalate said.

The actress said the show has taught her a lot of things.

“It has taught me the importance of my brand. It taught me to take myself seriously, be confident, and trust my skills.”

Shalate Sekhabi

Over the years, Shalate has rubbed shoulders with the who’s who in the industry.

“It’s been an amazing opportunity to work with different people in the filmmaking field, including producers, wardrobe personnel, lighting, and all those who contribute to making the show.”

She said working with various people has made her also want to work behind the scenes.

Shalate Sekhabi

Shalate said she’s juggling working on her music and acting.

“I’m settling in and have my footing right. It’s exciting because I’m doing something I always wanted to pursue.”

Shalate promised to drop something soon.

“The album will be more of an introspection – a relationship with myself and not just love,” she said.


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