Reason why Mbali left etvScandal revealed
South African actress Nolwazi Shange Ngubeni has announced her departure from eTV’s award-winning soapie Scandal!. She has played the ambitiously manipulative Mbali Kubeka, also known as Lady M, for several months, leaving viewers in anguish over her mysterious behavior. The actress has bid farewell to her role, saying that the journey has been one of the greatest joys of her career.
Shange Ngubeni’s talent and hard work have earned her a place on television screens both locally and abroad. She became a household name when she was awarded a SAFTA for her role in the 2008 production A Place Called Home. In 2011, she was featured in the drama film Otelo Burning, earning two nominations for Best Actress at the South African Film and Television Awards and the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (best actress in a feature film).
In addition to her acting career, Shange Ngubeni is also a casting director and producer. She has acted in productions such as Single Guyz, Nothing for Mahala, and Mzali Wami. At the same time, she has carried out her profession as a casting director in productions such as The Chemo Club, Farewell Ella Bella, MTV Shuga, AboMama, Umlilo, and the multi-award-winning soap opera Rhythm City.
As she leaves Scandal!, the multi-talented thespian will continue her journey as a casting director in the new season of Mzansi Magic’s telenovela Umkhokha while also acting in another production that is yet to be announced. Shange Ngubeni’s departure from Scandal! marks the end of an era, but with her impressive portfolio, her journey in the entertainment industry is far from over.
Head Writer and Creative Producer at Scandal!, Grace Mahlaba, spoke highly of Shange Ngubeni, saying: “Nolwazi carried the weight of Mbali’s schemes with such conviction and dedication and brought layers to the character that were an absolute delight to watch on screen. The Scandal! team is sad to see the end of Mbali Kubeka, and we appreciate the time she spent with us.”
Tweeps have praised Shange Ngubeni for her effortless portrayal of Mbali, showing their appreciation for her talent and hard work. The actress has received numerous accolades for her acting, including the SAFTA award, which recognized her performance in A Place Called Home.
Shange Ngubeni’s talent as a casting director has also earned her recognition. She has worked on a variety of productions, including The Chemo Club, which tells the story of a group of cancer patients who form a support group. The show explores the challenges faced by cancer patients and their loved ones and has received critical acclaim for its sensitive portrayal of this difficult subject matter.
Farewell Ella Bella is another production that Shange Ngubeni has worked on as a casting director. The movie tells the story of an aspiring singer who sets out on a road trip with her estranged father to scatter her mother’s ashes. Along the way, they encounter a range of interesting characters, including a handsome stranger who catches Ella’s eye.
Shange Ngubeni has also worked on MTV Shuga, a television drama series that focuses on the lives of young people in Africa. The show explores a range of important issues, including HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and teenage pregnancy. Shange Ngubeni’s work as a casting director on this show has been widely praised, and she has played an important role in helping to create a realistic and engaging portrayal of African youth culture.
Nolwazi Shange Ngubeni’s departure from Scandal! will undoubtedly leave a significant void on the show. Her talent, dedication, and hard work have earned her a place in the hearts of viewers who have watched her grow as an actress. It’s not hard to see why she has been a valuable asset to the Scandal! team, and we can only imagine the great things she will accomplish in her future endeavors.
As Nolwazi prepares to embark on the next phase of her journey, fans eagerly anticipate the new projects she will be involved in. With her extensive experience in casting, acting, and production, there’s no doubt that she will continue to make a significant impact in the South African entertainment industry.
In conclusion, Nolwazi Shange Ngubeni’s departure from Scandal! marks the end of an era for the show and the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the talented actress. She leaves behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and excellence that will undoubtedly inspire future generations of South African actors and actresses. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors and look forward to seeing her continue to shine on and off-screen.