'DiepCity' actor Chrispen Nyathi as Charleston

‘DiepCity’ actor Chrispen Nyathi as Charleston. Image via Twitter @DiepCityMzansi

‘Diep City’s’ Chrispen Nyathi: ‘Charleston is a bit of a crook’

Award-winning actor Chrispen Nyathi says he enjoys playing the role of Pastor Charleston Ncube in ‘Diep City’.

'DiepCity' actor Chrispen Nyathi as Charleston

‘DiepCity’ actor Chrispen Nyathi as Charleston. Image via Twitter @DiepCityMzansi

Talented actor Chrispen Nyathi, who won a Royalty Soapie Award in 2021 for playing Pastor Charleston Ncube in Diep City also says his character is a bit of a crook. 

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The Diep City actor Chrispen Nyathi, who hails from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe tells True Love that winning a Royalty Soapie Award for his role as Pastor Charleston has made his faith in his craft even stronger

“To me, this award is a stamp of confidence in myself because that’s something I’ve struggled with, especially when it comes to working with the big names I’m working with. I’ve always wondered if I’m doing enough.”

“This award has given me the validation that I’m doing well, even though I can do better. It shows that I’m still on the right track. It also gives a sense of hope for young kids who are hoping to break into the industry, whether it’s South African kids or Zimbabwean kids.”

“What makes me different from Charleston is that I’m a genuine believer and he’s a bit of a crook. He’s a different character and not an on-screen character that people are used to and that’s what I enjoy about him.”

Viewers of the Mzansi Magic telenovela are in awe of his character, who is always ready to pray. The star adds that he enjoys Charleston as he often breaks into worship songs at any random moment.

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Actor-producer Mandla N, who’s also the creative director for Black Brain Pictures told Daily Sun that the Mzansi Magic telenovela DiepCity has been a hit on South African television.

DiepCity fans have played a big role in the success of the show over the past two years, and we are thankful for their support.”  

The production company also released a statement that reveals that the show was envisioned for two years and the contract has ended.   

“A deliberate and strategic move by Mzansi Magic, to offer viewers a dynamic show that would keep them glued to their screens and secure that slot.”  

Executive producer Mpumelelo Nhlapo also said the production company has a slew of new and exciting shows in the pipeline that they’re developing with their broadcast partners and that they can’t wait to share them with viewers.  

The cancelled telenovela received nine nominations at this year’s South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

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