Nomfusi Gotyana lands movie role

HAPPY: Nomfusi Gotyana portrays the late Miriam Makeba in a movie set for release later in the year. PHOTO: Jon Cottam
HAPPY: Nomfusi Gotyana portrays the late Miriam Makeba in a movie set for release later in the year. PHOTO: Jon Cottam

THOUGH she only features in one scene in the movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom actress and singer Nomfusi Gotyana is grateful for the opportunity.

The talented artist, who is known for her high-pitched voice, says though its likely to be viewed by most as a short-lived experience, she learnt so much from the role.

"I play a scene in which the young former President Nelson Mandela comes to an underground bar to enjoy good music," Gotyana explains. "I am happy to have to relive an era that really appreciated good live music."

Gotyana says filming the movie was a first-time experience for her and she would not mind doing it again.

"I am a performer and would not turn down opportunities to perform, be it singing or acting."

Gotyana, who returned from Germany this week after performing at the Music for Goals concert, says she cannot wait to host her second solo show in Munich, Germany, in July.

"Though I was in Germany to perform at the Music for Goals concert, which creates awareness about racism, I was also there to put plans in motion for my own show."

The young singer says she is still happily married and does not have any immediate plans to start a family.

"We will start making babies when the time is right. For now we are enjoying our own company."

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