If you are familiar with MTV Shuga, then you surely would know about Thuso Mbedu – the award winning south African actress who just made the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2018.
This Wits graduate raised South Africa’s flag high when she was nominated in the ‘Best Performance by an Actress’ category at the 2017 International Emmy Awards for her role as Winnie on Mzansi Magic’s TV drama, Is’thunzi. She made her on-screen debut in 2014 in the Mzansi Magic drama series, Saints and Sinners.
In 2014, she had a small recurring role in yet another Mzansi Magic soap Isibaya, before landing her a high-profile role as journalism student and wild child Kitso on local soap Scandal! Mbedu has also starred as Ipeleng in the international TV series MTV Shuga.
Under the mentorship of Amanda Lane, one of South Africa’s greatest writers and directors, she is currently working on developing a feature film funded by the KZN Film Commission.
“Furthermore, I am editing the script of a series I wrote called iDRIVE. iDRIVE, a crime action series set in the digital space. It is fast-paced and thought-provoking and I was fortunate to film the pilot in April with money I received from my role as Ipeleng in MTV Shuga.”
She has also made her first international debut on the Danish TV series Liberty. It seems there is no stopping her.
Culled from Forbes Africa