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new #OPW face Jessica Nkosi received a baptism of fire featuring a Nigerian couple's


Nkosi, popularly known as Qondi on the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya, received a baptism of fire when she had to present an episode featuring a Nigerian couple's wedding last week.
"It was quite challenging. It was not easy at all but because of my tough upbringing and the fact that I can take the best out of a difficult situation, I managed to pull it off," said Nkosi.
"Don't get me wrong, I have Nigerian friends and I love Nigerians like any other person I've had close encounters with. Actually, there was no culture shock or anything of that sort. I'm used to the Nigerian way of life."
Nkosi (26), who confesses that she adores weddings, said the only person who was difficult to work with was the bride. "She was not at ease. She gave the whole crew the run around. She was a bit difficult.
"But the groom was lovely. He was all chatty and wanted to get things going even when the MC failed to arrive on time.
"I did expect some drama because I've been watching the way Thembisa Mdoda (who is on leave) handles tricky situations," she said.
Tonight is Nkosi's second and last episode as Thembisa's sister Anele Mdoda takes over for the next two episodes.
She will be in Sandfontein, in North West for the wedding of Keketso Mojalela and Roderick Leriba.
Leriba first laid eyes on Mojalela at a funeral last year and because Mojalela appeared to be a stranger in the area, Leriba was determined to get her attention.
A year later, Leriba is full of praise when he talks about Mojalela, adamant that he is a better man, all thanks to his wife.
Nkosi, whose biggest break was being cast on Isibaya, said her current role playing a queen has uncovered a trait she was unaware of - that she could be gentle and tolerant.
"It's not bad at all playing a queen. I have to behave and carry myself in a certain manner to earn the respect of my subjects. I have to keep the royal aspect of things real."
The Vuzu's aYeYe actress also revealed she was busy shooting her new project that she didn't want to talk about as it was early days.
"I don't want to sound like a diva but everything has to be kept under wraps until the time is right."

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