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Zim actor making waves in SA film industry

Story by Patience Nyagato

HAILING from Bulawayo, 28-year-old South Africa-based Zimbabwean actor, Chrispen Nyathi has been colouring the small screen with his unmatched acting flair as he plays Pastor Charleston Ncube on one of Mzansi Magic’s popular drama series, ‘DiepCity’.

Arguably one of the most sought-after actors in South Africa at the moment, the 2021 Royalty Soapie Award winner has been in the industry for six years.

“I started off as a background artist in shows like The Queen and eventually, I landed a role on Ufelani. One of my earliest breakthroughs was when I landed a feature role in the international movie, Rogue, featuring Megan Fox,” says Nyathi.

The versatile Nyathi has not stopped dreaming.

He added, ‘‘I look forward to penetrating the industry internationally even more. One of the things I also want is to expose myself to the Zimbabwean film industry.’’

Nyathi is a two-time Royalty Soapie Award winner after bagging the Viewer’s Choice award for Best Actor in 2021 before being honoured as an Outstanding Ambassador at the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards last year.

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