'The Queen' star Jessica Nkosi in 'Masked Singer'.

‘The Queen’ star Jessica Nkosi in ‘Masked Singer’. Images via X @JessicaNkosi

‘The Queen’ star Jessica Nkosi plans to make her acting comeback 

Former ‘The Queen’ star Jessica Nkosi plans to make her acting comeback after conquering ‘The Masked Singer SA’.

'The Queen' star Jessica Nkosi in 'Masked Singer'.

‘The Queen’ star Jessica Nkosi in ‘Masked Singer’. Images via X @JessicaNkosi

The Queen alumni Jessica Nkosi opens up about her dream role after appearing in Masked Singer South Africa as Ice-cream.


The Queen star Jessica Nkosi tells Sowetan that she plans to make her acting comeback next after a two-year hiatus. 

Nkosi who welcomed a second baby with Uzalo star Ntokozo Dlamini during her acting break is ready to return to acting.

“I’ve been on maternity leave and after this, I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. My foundation was and still is acting. I love acting and that’s what I’m known for, so I think I should come back,” she said. 

“I’m going to listen to this demand [of a comeback] but the reason I was away was because I needed to be present for my second-born and focus on her. Now that she’s grown, I’m ready to come back… the time has arrived.

She adds that she wants to act a role she’s never done before. She’s played a royal queen in Isibaya and an heiress from a corrupt dynasty. The actress has also played a rich mom but the character she’d like to embody is a detective in a legal drama.

“I’ve never seen a female take up the powerful role of an investigator who’s at the helm of the city’s corruption.”

The mom-of-two also reveals that her dream detective role has to be ruthless and very influential. She must manage to get away with being the city’s kingpin who can’t be touched by either the drug world or national force.

Nkosi previously starred in 1magic’s drama series Lavish and Mzansi Magic’s telenovela Isibaya.


The former Isibaya actress Jessica Nkosi exited The Queen in 2022 as Thando Sebata.

The award-winning portrayed the villainous role of Hector Sebata’s (Rapulana Seiphemo) daughter in the cancelled telenovela.

“And just like that… Thando Sebata is out!! The award-winning villain. Really loved this badass chick. Thank you to Mr Sho and @connie_ferguson for trusting me to play Thando.”

“I’ve really had the greatest time with her. Thank you to everyone at Ferguson Films, love you guys. Now…. On to the next,” she bid farewell to the role on her Instagram post. 

The actress was one of the many actors who exited the show before the final episode.

IOL reports that Nkosi earned a Royalty Soapie Award for her villainous character in 2021. She reveals that she loved the “bad-ass chick” character and thanked the producers of The Queen for entrusting her with the character.