Content Creator, Mihlali Ndamase, 25, recently bagged a role on Showmax film, Boxing Day, alongside acting giants Zola Nombona, S’thandiwe Kgoroge, Phumlani Magadla and Hamilton Dlamini. Directed by Black Brain Films co-founder Mandla N, the film is about a poor family that has lost their grandmother and cannot afford to bury her in a dignified manner.
This is not Mihlali’s first acting gig, last year, she had a stint on e.tv’s Rhythm City.
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Your girl landed a role in a movie , check out Boxing Day on ShowMax 🤍☺️ pic.twitter.com/yAVqZxswff— Mihlali Ndamase 🤍 (@mihlalii_n) December 28, 2021
Someone once said, “Do not limit yourself to one thing. Try anything and everything and If you fail, move onto the next.”
While others may agree, not everyone on social media is excited for the influencer getting an acting role while “qualified actors sit at home.”
Mihlali is a good actor the problem is that y'all are comparing her to the likes of me and obviously that puts unnecessary pressure to her, I would to be the first celebrity to congratulate her on her new role.— Collen (@Collen_KM) January 2, 2022
Hayi sisi, I know Mihlali is your fave but please be neutral, yingxaki lento of influencers getting acting gigs when there are actors who even graduated that aren't given opportunities. https://t.co/16FXN9oQms— Bruno Sigwela🇿🇦 (@BrunoSigwela) January 2, 2022
As South Africans we are the one’s driving this trend. Let’s do better & support creativity instead of popularity. Cause in all honesty Mihlali didn’t do anything wrong. She was given an opportunity based on how we as consumers react to popular faces.— Lesedi Nxumalo 🇿🇦 (@LesediNxumalo) January 2, 2022
Audition panel: show us how good is your acting..— ChrisExcel (@ChrisExcel102) January 2, 2022
Mihlali Ndamase: pic.twitter.com/OByGhv54mZ
Can Kim K act? Can Rihanna act? How many times have they been ft on movies? Hhayi niyam’yeka ugirl Shem. I thought all of you wanted to start the year with clean hearts?🤷🏽♀️— Beautiful Sunset🌞 (@NoxoloMhlabane_) January 2, 2022