Ntando Zondi, the talented young actor who portrays the character of young Shaka in the show ‘Shaka Ilembe’, says that being part of the production is a life-changing experience for him.
Ntando Zondi: ‘I am So Grateful’
The 15-year-old actor, who is currently in grade 8, tells Sunday World that he can’t believe he’s part of the series. “Being part of this production is an honour and very special to me and my family. I cannot believe that I am part of a series that is so epic and telling an important story. I am so grateful for the opportunity and taking on the big role of young Shaka Zulu who grows to become a formidable King in the future. For me, this is a life-changing experience.”
DID YOU KNOW??? 🎥#ShakaiLembe rising star ” Ntando Zondi”
The young lad is 15 years & was born in KZN.
Out of hundreds of teens, Ntando was the chosen one to portray young King Shaka.
He’s currently in grade 8.
He dreams of becoming an entrepreneur & international actor. pic.twitter.com/mevfSekZuE
— Entertainment (@TvblogbyMLU) July 18, 2023
Awards and Recognition
In addition to his role on ‘Shaka Ilembe’, Ntando has also been awarded certificates in drama, Arts and Culture, and Academics in his final year of primary school.
Being Chosen for ‘Shaka Ilembe’ Role
According to DStv, Ntando was selected to play young Shaka out of hundreds of young actors, despite having no formal training in acting before joining the show. The Bomb Production casting team reveals that they were looking for a young teen who had talent and looked similar to actor Lemogang Tsipa, who plays the adult Shaka.
Fans Show Support
Fans have taken to social media to show their support for Ntando. One wrote, “What a talented young man. He is killing his role as little Shaka.” Another commented, “He’s only 15 years old, but he’s already showing a lot of talent. I love this for him.” Others expressed their hope for his future success in the industry and praised his natural talent.
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