‘Scandal! actress Nomvelo Mkhanya. Images via Twitter @etvScandal @_mvelomakhanya

What you didn’t know about ‘Scandal!’ actress Nomvelo Makhanya

From playing Lindiwe Ngema in ‘Scandal!’ to winning a SAFTA in ‘I am all girls’, here’s what you didn’t know about actress Nomvelo Makhanya.


‘Scandal! actress Nomvelo Mkhanya. Images via Twitter @etvScandal @_mvelomakhanya

Actress Nomvelo Makhanya, who shot to fame as Lindiwe Ngema-Maseko in e.tv’s soapie Scandal! recently scored a SAFTA for her role as Ntombi in Netflix’s film I am all girls. 

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The award-winning actress Nomvelo Makhanya has also appeared in numerous TV shows such as The Bald Prima Donn, African Reflections, and Maybe This Time and also acted in TV shows such as Isibaya and Soul City before bagging the popular role in Scandal! as Lindiwe Ngema, according to iHarare,  

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Makhanya received a SAFTA for Best Supporting Actress as Ntombi in the Netflix feature film I Am All Girls alongside Masasa Mbongeni, Hlubi Mboya, and more. She tells Daily Sun that it still feels surreal and exciting that she won the award.    

“It is still very surreal. But it was a very exciting time and a very validating moment.”   


According to iHarare, Makhanya who hails from KwaZulu-Natal, says even though she did not grow up in a wealthy family, that did not stop her from following her dreams as she landed her first TV role in e.tv’s Scandal! in 2012 at 16 years.    

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The award-winning actress Nomvelo Makhanya, who played the fan-favourite character of Lindiwe Ngema in Scandal! for a decade bid farewell to the character on Thursday night’s episode, 10 November.    

“Surely people didn’t expect me to stay in one space for more than 10 years, did they? I’m still very young. There are a lot of places and things I want to explore. Nothing but greener pastures.”    

“The past 10 years for me have been amazing. Scandal! gave me a platform to showcase my talent and I’ll forever be grateful. I had so much fun, and I learned a lot and had so much fun. I got to work with legends. It’s been nothing but a privilege.”    

When Daily Sun asks the actress what are her plans after Scandal! she replies: “Just watch this space.”     

According to The Citizen, the actress Nomvelo Makhanya revealed on her live stream on her Instagram account that she was leaving the show for greener pastures but wouldn’t say exactly what that was.