SEE: Legendary actress Connie Chiume gives back
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actress Connie Chiume who is best known for her role as Mamokete on Rhythm City
is set on changing the world of acting by giving back to the industry as well
as to her fans.
award-winning actress has taken it upon herself
to inspire upcoming actors and actresses through a series of workshops that she
plans to conduct across six provinces.
focus of the workshops will be youth based and seek to assist young artists by
equipping them with as much skills and information as possible. The workshops
will touch on items such as acting skills, business management, brand
management and social media management, amongst many other various topics.
Eastern Cape, North West, Mpumalanga, Free State and Northern Cape are where
the workshops will be conducted. Chiume said that she chose these specific
provinces because she feels as though they are neglected by the mainstream
media as far as arts development is concerned.
in her venture will be Skeem Saam actor, Buhle Maseko (Nimza) as well as other
theatre and film practitioners who are part of the younger generation of actors
in the industry.
Chiume is grateful to the National Department of Arts and Culture for the
support she has received from them through the M.G.E.
to the Department of Arts and Culture for giving this idea the wings it so
deserves. I just can’t wait to get out there and offer myself, my journey and
my experiences to the most neglected section of the country’s youth who aspire
to be in the entertainment industry but do not see themselves achieving their
dreams primarily because the industry is very far from their own reality” the
veteran actress said.