Madam Boss’s stardom continues to rise after the comedienne landed a role on a South African telenovela, uBettina Wethu, when already Zimbabweans are anticipating a Nollywood production she recently starred in.
The good news was announced on social media by the Actress’ South African-based casting agent, who congratulated Madam Boss on the new role.
“Guys, help me to congratulate this amazing and talented lady. She has been cast to feature on SABC 1’s new telenovela, uBettina Wethu as Aminata.”
Madam boss expressed her delight at this breakthrough, highlighting that only a few women are currently representing Zimbabwe at this stage and she is simply grateful to be one of them.
“It’s a milestone achievement, I think I’m not the first Zimbabwean to have achieved such but I’m one of the few women and that’s exciting to me because I know I’m inspiring some young girl somewhere.”
Madam Boss’ career began with her comedy skits, which due to her tremendous talent and viewership materialized into commercials for major corporations.
Primarily known for comedy, madam boss’ new roles are relatively conventional film parts, a transition that may take her out of her comfort zone, but she, however, feels her talent will suffice.
“Honestly both roles need one to have some acting characteristics, needs one to be talented and focused and I believe I’ve proved that I’ve those characteristics and so the transition was not that hard,” she said.
This latest continental stage she has entered has undoubtedly brought with it new dynamics of content production which she was previously unaccustomed to. To her the major change is the size of the crew she now has to work with, and how everything has to be scripted and rehearsed.
“…the hard part maybe was that on my comic videos on my social media platforms are not choreographed, “hapana vana cut, start again.” We sometimes just use my phone but on TV production there is a lot that’s involved,” the actress said.
Madam boss says she will not abandon her comedy career, but that she has simply broadened her portfolio to include both her roles as a comedian and an actress.
“I’m not changing anything about what I do but I’m simply diversifying my career. I am an actor as well as a comedian. I f you think of it those two are related, most comedians eventually feature in movies and that’s where I’m going.”
She is scheduled to depart for South Africa as soon as possible to begin shooting.