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Many would remember him for his role as “Jigga” on Generations, and currently  as na├»ve “Scelo” on E-TV’s Scandal . Mbulelo Ndlazilwana 21 Year Old, was born in Springs, Eastrand and is currently a leaner at Benoni High.

The Interview

How and when did your acting career start?

My acting career started in 2004, when my grandparents (Geoffrey Mbenge and Francis) introduced it to me. From then on, I fell in love with it.

What major acting roles have you had?

I’ve had a part in Home Affairs as “Lebo”, in Shreds and Dream as “Nkanyiso”, in Generations as “Jigga” and my current role in Scandal as “Scelo”.

What else do you do besides acting?

I enjoy sports. Like athletics, swimming and I love music very much.

How do you juggle everything?

With help from my parents. I make sure I use my weekends for scripts, so during the week I can focus on school. It’s a matter of using time wisely and as best as possible.

Are you anything like your character, Scelo?

In a way yes, we both have the potential to become great at what we do and will work hard to achieve that goal.

Any new upcoming roles?

At the moment no. As soon as I get more time on my hands I’ll look for other opportunities.

For those young ladies out there wondering…do you have a girlfriend?

Actually no, not at all.

What was according to you, the best role you’ve ever played?
My role in “Shreds and Dreams” as “Nkanyiso”, it was very emotional and real.

Who is the best actor you’ve worked with?

I’ve worked with lots of great actors, but I would have to say Sello Maake Ka Ncube is one of the big ones.

Who is your closest friend on Scandal Cast?

My sister on Scandal, Nomvelo Makhanya, we always have fun working and chilling together.

Message to the young and aspiring stars out there..
My message to young, aspiring actors and actresses out there is to always do your best, be prepared to work hard and most of all, be patient because this industry is tough.

Questions And Answers

Favourite Actor in Mzansi?
Menzi Ngubane

Favourite Actor internationally?

Denzel Washington and Will Smith

Dream Car?
Range Rover Sport, 2008 Model, in black with 20inch mags.

Who do you call most regularly?
Friends, but I’d have to say my mom most.

Durban or Cape Town?
Durban, because of the weather.

What’s your cellphone brand?

Favourite Soccer Team?
Real Madrid

Minnie or Boity?
Oh, that’s a tough one, but I’d say Minnie.

Favourite Quote?
“Do your best and let God do the rest”