'Gqeberha: The Empire'

‘Gqeberha: The Empire’ actress Kamvelihle Bikitsha. Images via Twitter @Bandz_sa

Kamvelihle Bikitsha plays the third wife in ‘Gqeberha: The Empire’

Actress Kamvelihle Bikitsha plays Nozuko Mxenge, the loving and ambitious third wife in Mzansi Magic’s Gqeberha: The Empire’.

'Gqeberha: The Empire'

‘Gqeberha: The Empire’ actress Kamvelihle Bikitsha. Images via Twitter @Bandz_sa

Talented actress Kamvelihle “Kay” Bikitsha plays the loving and ambitious third wife Nozuko Mxenge to the wealthy Luzuko in Gqeberha: The Empire.  

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The Eastern Cape-born actress Kamvelihle “Kay” Bikitsha reveals to Sunday World she was surprised that she got the Nozuko role in Gqeberha: The Empire because she was nervous and sweating in the audition room.  

“I was overwhelmed when I finally auditioned for this show. I first auditioned for Nobomi a couple of times and remember getting a call that I will audition for Nozuko.  

“When I went through the brief, I thought I could not do this. Even just reading the description of her, it was like “this is an unstoppable woman”.  

“She felt it was overpowering and I thought I couldn’t carry her to the best of my ability because she was just something else, overpowering.  

“I didn’t think that I could do her justice, I didn’t think that I could be as authentic as I could because I was already scared to play her, scared of her as a character.  

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The actress Kamvelihle Bikisha, who is the youngest star of Gqeberha: The Empire also tells Sunday World that she prayed for the role of Nozuko.  

The 22-year-old star shares the stage with big names such as The Wife star Zikhona Sodlaka and The Queen star Zandile Msutwana.   

“Bikitsha added her role was the most nerve-wracking experience for her as she felt playing a character six years older than she would be a hassle for her, especially considering that she characterises someone who is deeply in love and facing womanly issues that she has not faced yet”, reports Sunday World. 

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