We love the ninja locally, now she is also getting international recognition! We're so excited and proud!
You loved her as Boni on Saints and Sinners and she is getting international love as Winnie on Is'thunzi. The actress has been nominated for an International Emmy Award for her role on popular Mzansi Magic teen drama series, Is’Thunzi. Mbedu plays Winnie, a brave young girl who moves from Johannesburg to Phel’umoya and helps her newly found friends tackle the backhanded claps that life throws at them.
Earlier this year, Mbedu was nominated for a DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Award (#DStvMVCAs) in the best actress category.
However, Mbedu is not new to the rewards of hard work - she studied dramatic arts at Wits and earned a number of awards such as the E J A Loerincz Scholarship (2011), Golden Key International Honours Society Membership (2012), University Council Merit Scholarship (2012) and New York University Summer Programme Scholarship also in 2012.
South Africa’s golden girl changed her Instagram bio, after hearing news that she’s been nominated for a 2017 International Emmy Award. She says she screamed, danced and jumped when she heard about the nomination. She went on to post a lengthy gratitude message on her Instagram thanking everyone who played a part in helping her reach this milestome in her acting career.
We are very proud of the amazing acknowledgement of SA talent at the Emmy’s. Thuso Mbedu is flying the South African flag high with the ongoing recognition at home and internationally.
Don't miss the #IsthunziMzansi season 2 finale this Monday 02 October at 20:00!
Stay tuned to Mzansi Magic DStv channel 161 for the best in entertainment! You can also follow Mzansi Magic and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WeChat. Download the DStv Now app available for Apple and Android to get all your viewing magic on the go.