'DiepCity' actress Lebohang Mpyana as Khelina

‘DiepCity’ actress Lebohang Mpyana as Khelina. Image via Twitter @Bianca_Ngomane

‘Khelina is easy to play’:’DiepCity’s’ Lebohang Mpyana on her nomination

Lebohang Mpyana who is nominated for a Royalty Soapie Award in the Best Newcomer category says Khelina is exactly like her aunt.

'DiepCity' actress Lebohang Mpyana as Khelina

‘DiepCity’ actress Lebohang Mpyana as Khelina. Image via Twitter @Bianca_Ngomane

Actress Lebohang Mpyana who plays the role of gossipmonger Khelina in Mzansi Magic’s telenovela DiepCity says she’s excited to be nominated for the Outstanding Best Newcomer Award in the Royalty Soapie Awards.

Mpyana who usually researches her characters when she gets the scripts told Daily Sun that she found it easy to get into Khelina’s role because she had a Khelina at home.

”My aunt is exactly like Khelina. “

“She’s very loud and into other people’s business, bubbly, so when I got this role, I just imagined how she’d react to a particular situation.”

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The actress says the only thing she has in common with Khelina is that they’re both hustlers as she’s more reseverd.

She also states that she is generally a people person but doesn’t interfere in their business.

“Khelina has a life of her own.”

“She’s loud and likes minding other people’s business.”

“I’m nothing like her.”

Mpyana says she’s more reserved, but also works hard, just like Khelina.

DiepCity is Mpyana’s big break though she’s been in the entertainment industry for 19 years.

She spent a lot of time doing theatre because it sharpened her acting skills and she’s grateful for the experience.


She’s also been getting support from fans across the country and from Thandi Moroka who is an MEC in her home province (Limpopo).

“I’ve seen big posters rooting for me.”

“I’ve also seen people across the country supporting my craft.”

“This is humbling and means my hard work is being recognised.”

Other DiepCity actors who are nominated for the Outstanding Newcomer Award include Chrispen Nyathi who plays the role of pastor Charleston and Nompumelelo Vilakazi who plays the role of Sne.

Winners will be announced on 18 September and viewers will be able to watch the red carpet and awards ceremony on 2 October at 20:00 on SABC1 (DStv 191).

The public can vote from 1 September to 14 September and voting lines close at 18:00.

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