Can someone give Nkanyamba his SAFTA already?
He’s a witch doctor that is the cause of our many sleepless nights ever since Ifalakhe began. But his evil ways are part of why we admire his performance so much.
Nkanyamba may be evil, but we are impressed by his sorcery
In most cases, evil characters are the least liked in a show; however, Nkanyamba’s role, played by actor Thulane Shange, has left a mark on Ifalakhe viewers.
One of the many aspects of Nkanyamba that viewers have come to love is the jabs he always directs towards Nomvula and her son Busani. Every opportunity he gets, Nkanyamba goes for the jugular with little to no remorse.
These jabs may cause us to cringe, but his raw and unfiltered comments are undeniably entertaining.
Remember when he told Nomvula to sit like a lady because she was spreading her legs all over his herbs? Poor Nomvula wasn’t even sitting inappropriately at all, but we guess that’s what you get for being obsessed with power and constantly nagging a witch doctor for his assistance.
And how about that time he embarrassed Busani when he told the young man that his whole existence was invisible to the gods. Quite a hard pill to swallow after being inaugurated as the next king to rule over your father’s kingdom.
Although Nkanyamba may be scary, viewers have overlooked his terrifying presence by admiring the actor that portrays such a dark-spirited character.
4 things you might not know about Thulane Shange
- Thulane Shange is best known for his roles on Mzansi Magic’s Is’thunzi, iKhaya and iNumber iNumber.
- The actor holds a Golden Horn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama Series.
- Although he is considered one of South Africa’s most talented actors of our generation, Thulane has shared that he used to be very insecure about his acting. That’s quite difficult to believe, considering how he’s just nailing his craft.
- Not only is he an actor but Thulane is also a motivational speaker, voice-over artist and an avid theatre performer.
Ifalakhe is infamous for killing off a lot of characters in every episode. We’re just holding our thumbs and hoping they Nkanyamba isn’t on their hit list any time soon.