Jessica Nkosi opens up about losing her father

2017-11-21 11:55
Jessica Nkosi (Photo: Supplied)

CONVERSATIONS on the importance of fathers usually revolve around sons but the story of the gorgeous Jessica Nkosi shows that daughters also need their fathers. Jessica shared a very close bond with her father and his passing was not easy on the actress.


Jessica lost her father when she was in Grade 11 to a rare cancer called Hodgkin’s disease. “He was my best friend, so it was not easy to let go,” she says. Her father might be no more but the 26-year-old still carries him in her heart wherever she goes. Having faced some challenges in life, Jessica says without her faith, she wouldn’t have gotten where she is today.


With only a few years in showbiz, Jessica has managed to build a name for herself as an actress. The star, who was born in Esikhawini, KwaZuluNatal, says she is grateful for all the opportunities she has been getting. Not so long ago, she stepped into shoes of Thembisa Mdoda as the new host of Mzansi Magic’s most loved reality show, Our Perfect Wedding, and viewers welcomed her with open arms. Admitting that her new role comes with challenges, the TV star says she is very excited to be hosting the show. “Presenting something that is reality is very exciting. It has its challenges but the travelling and the different couples I’ve met on the show have been great. I’m growing every day I’m on the show,” says the 2016 YOU Spectacular Best Actress winner.  “I’m fortunate to be doing what I love. I just loved acting even before I knew I could act. I just had a natural love, passion and interest in it,” she says. 


Jessica is known to many for her character, Qondi, on Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya. She portrays the character of the sick queen mother so well that her fans were recently devastated when her character died but they were over the moon when she came back to life. “My fans have been so supportive. They all freaked out about the death of Qondi. The reception of the story was beautiful and I appreciate it,” she says. “Isibaya is one of a kind. It is original and breaks boundaries all the time with a gripping storyline. It tells of a story of how people live in the rural areas,” she says.