Fikile Mthwalo

Fikile Mthwalo (born 1989) is a South African actress who grew up in the landlocked country of Lesotho. She began acting when she was 8 years old, always involved in school plays, pantomimes and choir activities. At 16, Fikile became the TV host for Lesotho’s first ever-current awareness show, Little Things.
In 2009 Fikile enrolled for film studies at the University of Cape Town focusing majoring in film production. Not neglecting her performance roots, she joined an acting agency and has subsequently featured in local, and international commercials as well as acted in short films. After 5 years in Cape Town, Fikile relocated to Johannesburg in order establish herself as an actress in a more vibrant and dynamic film and TV industry.
Early life
Fikile was born on the 13 April 1989 in Maseru, Lesotho. She was the first-born child of her Tanzanian mother and Mosotho (Lesotho) father. She always had a flair for performance, entering pageants and featuring in plays from the age of 8. Although she was shy, she came to life when performing.
Fikile attended primary school at Maseru Prep School (M.E.M.P.S.) and then went on to complete the first phase of her secondary education at Machabeng International College. She finished her matric in South Africa, at Saint Michaels School for girls in Bloemfontein. Thereafter, she attended film school at the University of Cape Town where she completed her undergraduate degree in Film Production and post graduate degree (honours) in film studies.
Fikile has always been an ambitious and hard working young lady. She started working at the age of 15 and knows that nothing comes without a vision and hard work. Her first break in the entertainment industry came when she was 16 and asked to host a current awareness show called Little Things for LTV (Lesotho Television). She has subsequently featured in local and international commercials and has acted in short film. She is currently working on a new television endeavour. She is currently casting on Isidingo as Zak.
TV hosting
Fikile started her TV hosting career at the age of 16, hosting a current awareness show for Lesotho Television. The show was immensely popular and was one of the driving factors in Fikile’s decision to remain within the TV and Film industry despite strong opposition from her father.
TV Presenter
In 2013 Fikile was a finalist in the Online Presenter Search powered by Samsung, ranking amongst the top 20 contestants beating out over 600 competitors. Fikile also entered the MTV Base VJ search.
Social Commentator
In light of the release of the Nelson Mandela film, Long Walk to Freedom, Fikile Mthwalo has expressed her own frustrations. Through her popular video blog "H8 Post" she gives, not commentary on the film itself, but the happenings behind the scenes. As a South African actress, she details in the video her constant dissatisfaction with the portrayal of South African (and African) icons by non South African actors. Although she looks up to established actresses featured in the Mandela movie such as Terry Pheto, Fikile Mthwalo still has the feeling that this is not enough to adequately tell African stories and represent acting talent in South Africa.
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