South African actress, artist, playwright and script writer Nomonde Mbusi is best known for her role as gospel singer Brenda on the SABC1 drama series Usindiso, from 2007-2008. Nomonde was born in Durban, Kwa Mashu on March 29, 1976.
She attended Southlands Secondary School, Havenside after which she proceeded to the University of Zululand where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Dramatic Arts. After graduation, she relocated to Johannesburg to pursue a career as an actor.
Nomonde began her acting career while in secondary school with her first professional performances in children’s theatre with AREPP (African Research and Educational Puppetry Programme), from 1997. She has made several appearances on television including supporting roles on the mini-series Ubizo (The Calling) as Ayanda, Tsha Tsha IV as Ziyanda and a brief appearance on Generations as Mokopi. All the above shows were on SABC1.
In 2012, she had a guest starring role as Felicia in the e.tv drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls.
She has done numerous theatre productions appearing as Fikile on Flipping the Script (2004-2007) at the Market Theatre, Grahamstown and Cape Town.
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Nomonde is also a voice artist for radio and television commercials, The Magic Cellar (SABC2) and Yo TV Land (SABC1). She is a playwright, an in-house scriptwriter for Urban Brew, a human rights activist and artistic director for Black Onyx Productions.
In 2017, she was nominated for Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as “Thobeka” in Vaya.