Actress heads for decks as music is her true love

Mapula: the DJ in Rhythm City

‘Grew up around DJs and I always wanted to do this thing they do. I highly recommend chasing your dreams while you’re still alive’

Chrizelda Kekana Entertainment reporter
Actress Mapula Mafole is going back to her love for music through her DJ skills.
Actress Mapula Mafole is going back to her love for music through her DJ skills.
Image: Instagram/Mapula Mafole

Rhythm City actress Mapula Mafole has let fans into her journey as she rekindles her passion for music and polishes her DJ skills, and her fans can’t wait to book the good sis for their gigs.

The actress, who is popular for her role on the e.tv soapie, has gone back to her first love since Rhythm City was canned. 

Rhythm City’s finale will air in July after 13 years on the small screen.

Mapula encouraged her fans to always pursue their dreams. “Grew up around DJs and I always wanted to do this thing that they do. I highly recommend chasing your dreams while you’re still alive. If God is for you,  doesn’t matter who’s against you,” Mafole tweeted.

Being a DJ is not a new dream for Mafole. Three years ago, the actress shared her plan to transition from acting to being a DJ.

Speaking to Thembi Seete on Massive Metro, Mafole said she will always love TV but planned to eventually go the DJ route because she always had a passion for music.

“I am going to be on Rhythm City for some time and I want to start producing my own short films and go into films more. I am also learning to DJ. I love music. I like to create amateur music.”

Mafole said she had been practising for six months and created songs on Garageband, but was hesitant to release some of the things she has recorded so far.

“I am so nervous to do it but I know it is like storytelling. You just immerse yourself in it. Music is like acting. You are sharing something with people and you are affecting people. You are making them feel a certain time. My sister is married to DJ Christos, so I have always been surrounded by music.”

Mzansi celebs Lerato Kganyago and Thuli Phongolo made the transition from TV presenting and acting respectively to the decks.


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