Actress Shoki Mmola reveals project after ‘Skeem Saam’ exit. Image via Instagram @shock_star

Actress Shoki Mmola reveals next project after ‘Skeem Saam’ exit

Legendary actress Shoki Mmola, who played Celia for a decade in ‘Skeem Saam’ reveals she’s joined ‘Ruined’ after exiting the SABC1 soapie.


Actress Shoki Mmola reveals project after ‘Skeem Saam’ exit. Image via Instagram @shock_star

Popular actress Shoki Mmola, who is famously known for playing Celia Magongwa in Skeem Saam has revealed that she’s gone back to the theatre and scored a role in an award-winning play titled Ruined, alongside The River actor Thapelo Sebogodi and Skeem Saam actor Molefe Monaisa and many more actors.  

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The former Skeem Saam actress Shoki Mmola revealed on her Instagram account that she’s happy to have joined the second superb installation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play titled Ruined after exiting the role of Celia.   

Mmola, who’s nominated in the Best Actress category at this year’s SAFTAs also hinted she’s playing the role of Salima in the play, which will debut at the Market Theatre on 9 August.  

“Here: Ruined. A beastly body of work. There are times when I completely doubt my empathy towards Salima… Simply because I fear what I may find if I completely peel off the layers. She leaves me completely vulnerable, and I fear vulnerability. I also fear doing her injustice because this piece, forces me to take a journey that boldly amplifies the shadows on our backs. All I ask, for now, is an opportunity to access Courage, and tell Salima’s story, with Honesty and Care. Thank you @markettheatre @clivemathibe @lynnnottage. I submit.”  

The actress told Drum Magazine last month (July) that she was already working on new production and thanked everyone who has grown to love her role on Skeem Saam and appreciated the support.    

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According to the Market Theatre, the play Ruined is a Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize award-winning play which will showcase at the Market Theatre from 9 August to 4 September 2022 and is directed by Clive Mathibe.  

The award-winning ensemble also includes actors Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Fulu Mugovhani, Samu Maseko, Edward Nkumishe, Anele Situlweni, and Vaughn Luca  

According to the site, the play is set in a small mining town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and follows the life of the tenacious Mama Nadi, a businesswoman who is trying to stay afloat in a world torn apart by civil war. The war has ravaged her country, especially the young girls who have literally been torn to pieces by soldiers on both sides of the conflict. 

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