Conversation with Ayakha Ntunj

Cast of Youngins S1: Image supplied

Conversation with Ayakha Ntunja, Amo Mosweu on Youngins

Actress Ayakha Ntunja joins the cast of a fresh new series, Youngins. The 20-year-old shares some insights on the role of Amo.

Conversation with Ayakha Ntunj

Cast of Youngins S1: Image supplied

Having made her breakthrough in 2023 for her role as Thembi in Season 3 of MTV Shuga Down South, Ayakha Ntunja is back in a teen drama series on Showmax called Youngins. The 20-year-old shared why she decided to take on the role of the smart, beautiful and ambitious Amo Mosweo, who knows exactly what she wants out of life. 


Ayakha wanted to work on a project that was youth focused and when the role landed on her lap, she could not have been happier. 

Not only did she fall in love with the different storytelling which she feels gives a new perspective to high school life. Having never led a story before, Ayakha is hoping the story resonates with viewers. 

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“Working on this project has been a beautiful experience. I’ve been enjoying it so far and there haven’t been any significant difficulties, just continuous learning experiences. 

The storyline! Everytime I received a new script, I was shocked and intrigued and kept wondering, ‘What are we doing now?’

Playing this role took me out of my comfort zone and I believe it does the same for Amo. I am learning alongside her, making this season both exciting and endearing. 

Trust me when I say we do not know what’s happening next, it continues to shock us. I’m genuinely excited about the unpredictability of the storyline.”

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Apart from a hot cast which includes, Kealeboga Masango from Rhythm City, Loyiso McDonald from The Queen, Thabiso Ramotshela, and Gomora star Sana Mchunu, the biggest drawcard with Youngins is according to Ayakha the storyline. 

“I believe that this show will entice you from every angle. It gives an exciting storyline, incredible actors, and moments where you’re drawn into the characters which allows you to understand where they’re coming from. 

I feel like we’ve put in a lot of hard work to create a beautiful story, aiming to convey that we’re having fun, we’re young, and there’s excitement in the air. 

However, I also believe that we are educating our audience along the way. 

There are some deeply profound storylines that will resonate with certain viewers, storylines we have handled with care. It’s a testament to our commitment to continue fighting for people.” 

Season 1 of Youngins is currently streaming on Showmax with three new episodes every Thursday.

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