One of the two, between villain Noluntu Memela of Generations and Mamello Kotsokoane of Muvhango deserves to win the “outstanding female Villain” category at the Royalty Soapie awards pioneered by Generations actress, Winnie Modise, says Tilo ngwana Rashaka.
When I first read that Tsholofelo Monedi has been nominated for the awards, I jumped up and down with unprecedented excitement, making a hullabaloo loud enough to wake the dead, while shouting “yeah! Finally, she’s nominated.”
It’s not a secret that Tsholofelo Monedi is my number one favourite actress in South Africa, and arguably, she’s the best actress (followed by Joyce Skefu) Muvhango has ever produced since the show’s inception in 1997.
Since she started portraying the role of scheming and manipulating Meme on Muvhango, many have forgotten that she is not the original cast. Prior to Tsholofelo portraying the role of Meme, Pontsho Mokoena was playing the part of Meme.
But because of her exceptional, outstanding talent, Tsholofelo Monedi has won the hearts of millions of South Africa with some of her memorable story lines include, KK-Meme abuse, manipulating Thandaza and Pheko, singing at jazz lounge and many others.
On the other hand, Zenande Mfenyane was not my favourite because she was (overly) great at portraying Noluntu Memela. I started warming up and realizing her true talent when Noluntu resorted to drugging Mawande. Wow! what a talent. She won my complete support and her mean and cold attitude secured her the second position in my favourite list after Tsholofelo Monedi.
Maybe I must admit, I like villains. That’s why Liteboho Molise who’s also nominated for “outstanding newcomer” category is my favourite and her on set arch rival is my least favourite.
Whether people consent to it or not, Zenande Mfenyane is great at what she does and we love to hate the character she portrays. If it was up to me, from the bottom of my heart, I would really like too see Tsholofelo Monedi winning the award but after having considered many different factors, I would say Zenande Mfenyane should win this award. Yes, I endorse Zenande to win the award.
other nominees in different categories include:
Outstanding Lead Actor
Menzi Ngubane as Sibusiso Dlomo for Generations
Siyabonga Twala as Mpiyakhe Zungu for isiBaya
Kevin Smith as Frank Xavier for Isidingo
Siyabonga Twala as Busani Mojalefa for Muvhango
Shona Ferguson as Itumeleng Tladi for The Wild
Outstanding Lead Actress
Odelle de Wet as Delia Richter for Binneland
Thembi Nyandeni as Mkabayi Zungu for isiBaya
Linda Sokhulu as Nikiwe Sibeko for Isidingo
Nthabi Tau as Meiki for Muvhango
Shaleen Surtie-Richards as Fran Jacobs for Villa Rosa
Outstanding Male Villain
Andre Odendaal as AJ/Andries/Dries Richter for Binneland
Bheki Mkhwane as Samson Ndlovu for isiBaya
Robert Whitehead as Barker Heins for Isidingo
Aubrey Poo as Lebata for The Wild
Darren Kelfkens as Roberto Martinelli Snr for Villa Rosa
Outstanding Female Villain
Jo da Silva as Gita McGregor for 7de Laan
Marisa Drummond as Alexa for Binneland
Zenande Mfenyana as Noluntu Memela for Generations
Tsholo Monedi as Meme for Muvhango
Khabonina Qubeka as Maxine for The Wild
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Hennie Jacobs as Diederik for 7de Laan
Ramey Short as Quinton Meyer for Binneland
Bongani Gumede as Mandla Ndlovu for isiBaya
Sdumo Mtshali as S’bu Ndlovu for isiBaya
Ty Keogh as Jack for The Wild
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Annelize van der Ryst-Hattingh as Matrone Netta Nortje for 7de Laan
Sorina Erasmus as Die Flooze for 7de Laan
Xoli Zondi as Zodwa for Generations
Nomzamo Mbatha as Thandeka Zungu for isiBaya
Kgomotso Christopher as Katlego Sibeko for Isidingo
Pierre van Pletzen as Oubaas van Zyl and Annelisa Weiland as Hilda de Kock for 7de Laan
Sandi Schultz as Jennifer Adams and Gert van Niekerk as Patrick Myburgh for Binneland
Sdumo Mtshali as S’bu Zungu and Nomzamo Mbatha as Thandeka Zungu for isiBaya
Ayanda Ngubane as Phumele Zungu and Celeste Ntuli as Siphokazi Zungu for isiBaya
Tema Sebopedi as Lerato Tsotetsi and Motlatsi Mafatshe as Sechaba Moloi for Isidingo
Simoné Nortmann as Nadia for 7de Laan
Anga Makubalo as MJ Memela for Generations
Jessica Nkosi as Qondi for isiBaya
Liteboho Molise as Teboho for Muvhango
Hayley Owen as Angie for The Wild