A star is born

2017-11-17 16:52
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Following her Our Perfect Wedding presenter search win, Kayise Ngqula will start her gig in January. We caught up with the 26-year-old to find out who she is.


1.    How do you feel about being the new OPW presenter?

I feel so honoured and humbled by the fact Mzansi chose me to be the person they would like to see on their screens every Sunday evening. It’s confirmed that I’m worthy of everything I ever dreamt of.

2.    Did you expect to win?

Yes, I expected to win because I put my heart and soul into my performances by remaining authentic to my craft. But, as in any competition, there are moments of uncertainty because my fellow contestants were just as good. However, I remained focused on what I had to do best.

3.    What have you learnt from the former presenters?

That it’s important to be a sponge and learn from others who’ve walked this journey before you. Also, that it’s important to respect all crew members and guests on set and to always remain humble and enjoy my journey.

4.    Who is Kayise?

Kayise is a performing artist who’s passionate about the creative industry. This has always been what I wanted to do and winning this competition is a culmination of my dreams. I love my God and family with all I am. I love to cook, travel and sing, which people might learn about me in the near future.

5.    What makes you laugh and smile?

Love makes me happy. Performing in whatever shape or form sets my soul alive. It’s my state of being.

6.    Tell us something we don’t know about you.

People would be surprised to know that I’m also an actress and a budding vocalist who loves to dance and laugh out loud.

7.    Whose advice do you trust the most?

My mother – without a doubt. She’s my light, my backbone and ultimate crush. She's conquered this life thing and I would’ve done well if I could be half the woman she is.

8.    What’s been the best and worst things in your life, and why?

Winning this competition certainly will go down as one of the best moments of my life because it has given me an opportunity that could change everything for me. My worst would be dropping out of varsity when I was 19 because I couldn't afford to continue when my mother lost her job. But I’m happy to share that I’m currently pursuing a degree in international relations at the University of Johannesburg.

9.    What do you do for fun?

I love to host friends and cook, unwind and listen to music, watch a lot of TV and attend theatreshows.

10.  What’s your favourite colour?

Blush pink.