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Makgotso Opens Up About the Struggle to Land Roles in the Acting Space



By Entertainment Reporter


The beautiful actress says that she’s faced discrimination because people say that she doesn’t look “African” enough.

The actress loves her job and the ability to express herself through art but feels like she’s not being given the opportunity to do so.

“I have been told countless times when auditioning for certain roles that I don’t look African or South African enough.
“This is absurd because I am both of those things,” said Makgotso.

Makgotso shared how she grew up in the UK and is grateful for the experience, however getting roles abroad does not come as easily as she thought it would. She shared that she’s been told to accept this because that’s just how the industry is.

“I feel that mainstream media has defined what being African looks and sounds like, which tends to be one specific look and sound. Which is inaccurate because Africa is so diverse,” she said.

She then said that by addressing this problem, she is not taking away from Africans who have a darker complexion.

Makgotso says that she’s just talking about her own pain and experiences in the industry.


Robert Tapfumaneyi