Nomvelo Makhanya

Actress Nomvelo Makhanya. Image: Facebook@Nomvelo Makhanya

‘Scandal!’ star Nomvelo Makhanya launches music career as a DJ

Award-winning actress Nomvelo Makhanya who played Lindiwe in ‘Scandal!’ has launched her music career as a DJ.

Nomvelo Makhanya

Actress Nomvelo Makhanya. Image: Facebook@Nomvelo Makhanya

The South African Film and Television Award (Safta) winning actress Nomvelo Makhanya has ventured into DJing.   


The actress Nomvelo Makhanya tells TshisaLIVE she’s been wanting to enter the music scene since working with DJ Black Coffee’s former record label Soulistic. 

Makhanya was in the studio trying to get her vocals and she decided to figure things out in the studio.

She adds that she was learning from different people. She was part of Soulistic, who was her management, but she’s since parted ways with them.

The actress-turned-musician also says her fans will get to know her sound of choice through her singles released.

“The music inspired me, and [it] doesn’t matter whether I’m singing, acting or DJing. I’m healing people through that. My talent in acting would heal people in their homes and educated viewers. The same goes for my music or DJing career, it delivers the same energy.”

She plays Afrotech and Afrohouse, and the time has come for me to release a single or two. People should stay tuned to my social page for my soon-to-be-released single.”

Makhanya who’s taken a break from acting after playing Lindiwe in Scandal! for nine says she needed to release the character.

She says the award was something she needed to do personally for herself. She needed to release the character.

“But I’m back attending auditions. I miss acting, I’m crossing my fingers for something.”


The musician-actress Nomvelo Makhanya received a SAFTA for Best Supporting Actress as Ntombi in a Netflix feature film I Am All Girls.      

IOL reports that the talented actress expressed gratitude to everyone who supported her in her craft.

Makhanya says the award is for the little black girl sitting at home needing their dreams to be validated.

“This is it; this is our moment; this is our time! I’m eternally grateful. Little me is happy to have fulfilled my, our childhood dream.”

She starred alongside actresses Hlubi Mboya-Arnold and Erica Wessels, who were both nominated in the best actress in a feature film category.