Part in Madiba movie high note for Nomfusi

Dimakatso Motau

THOUGH she only features in one scene in the movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, actress and singer Nomfusi Gotyana is grateful for the part.

The artist, known for the high notes she reaches when she sings, said she learnt a lot from the role.

“I play in a scene in which the young former president Nelson Mandela comes to an underground bar to enjoy good music,” Gotyana said. “I am happy to have to relive an era [when people] really appreciated good live music.”

Port Elizabeth-born Nomfusi said acting in the film was a first-time experience for her, and she would love doing it again. “I am a performer and would not turn down opportunities to perform.”

This week she returned to Johannesburg from Germany where she performed at the Music for Goals concert. “Though I was in Germany to perform at the Music for Goals concert, which creates awareness about racism, I was also there to put plans in motion for my own show.”

She would put on a solo show in Munich in July.

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