The political science degree graduate from The National University of Lesotho (NUL) auditioned for a role in the SABC 2 soapie Muvhango in 2014, a job which has since changed her life for the better.
The auditions were held in Lesotho.
From playing the villainous Tebogo on Muvhango to the vulnerable and traditional Mosotho woman, Seipati on Lingashoni, the versatile actress is quickly becoming a household name on SA television.
However, she observes her new role in Lingashoni which began premiering on 1Magic DStv channel 103 from March 22, at 19.30pm from Mondays to Thursdays, as not challenging enough.
"I feel like I’m always playing the rural girl from Lesotho, and I want to move away from that. I would like to tackle a role of a serial killer, something that pushes me to the limit and is unexpected from me. I wouldn’t mind playing a role in a musical as well, something along the lines of Sister Act or Dream-Girls – I think that would be so much fun," she chuckles.
"I’d also like the challenge of playing the role of a lawyer much like Sandra Stein.
“I want to have my own production company one day and act in a show I created myself. That would be the ultimate achievement.”
Lingashoni has a star-studded cast which includes Patrick Mofokeng, Thuli Thabethe and Thato Molamu, among others.
The show is about a man who has amnesia and after 10 years as a farmworker, he realises that before his memory loss, he was actually a successful tenderprenuer.
After witnessing a murder by a prominent politician - Joburg mayor, Robert Nondumo (Luzuko Nkqeto), monied ‘tenderpreneur’ Mandla Cele (Patrick Mofokeng) goes on the run. He survives a murder and losses his memory in the process.
He is discovered by Seipati Moeketsi (Liteboho Molise), a farmworker and her two children along a riverbank and he (Mandla) starts a new life with them as Themba.