Actress and singer Neliwe Sibiya has won her very first award in acting. The 28-year-old actress popularly known for her role as Dr. Mbali on Durban Gen won The Best Actress in Africa award at Zikomo awards in Zambia.
Nelisiwe was nominated alongside Amanda Oruh, Tersia Lesekane, Brun Njua and Nodula A Hainane.
Sharing the exciting news with her followers, the Nomathemba hit-maker posted a video of her trophy on Instagram with a caption that read: “Thank you so much for voting. I got my first award in acting from @zikomoawards in Zambia. Best Actress Africa.”
She said her award is dedicated to all black African girls who have dreams.
“This award is for all the young black Africans who have nothing but just a dream. All those who never sleep trying to reach their goals. All those who have to work 10 times harder because they are the ones who must change their lives and of their families. Thank you for voting for me. Ngyabonga.”
Her fans and fellow celebrities took over the comment section congratulating her, Nomcebo Zikode wrote: “Wow congratulations angel.”
Patmagibela: “That’s great news for all of us behind the voting. Congratulations are in order.”
Nelisiwe shot to fame soon after she was discovered by Black Brain Pictures boss Mandla N who asked her to audition for his popular drama series titled Lockdown . she is currently starring on Durban Gen as Dr. Mbali.
Speaking about her Durban Gen role on Instagram last month, Neliswe said it reminded her of her mother’s last days in the hospital.
She shared a video of one of her scenes with a caption: “Shooting these hospital scenes was so close to my heart. And now they affecting my family. I went all OUT bringing this to life as They were always reminded of my late mother’s last days at the hospital, how much she fought sickness which was said to be cancer. She fought ey. She honestly thought she would be better Kanti no Death was too stronger than her. It was time.”
“Yesterday I got a text from my sister that broke my heart so bad. She told me that since I started being in the hospital she stopped watching Durban because I look exactly like my mother and it reminds her of those last days. Mind you she passed away in her hands. I got sick the same time and now I am on my way home to recover and be with my family,” she added.
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