Life after fame: Mapula Mafole opens up about battling depression as she struggles to make ends meet after Rhythm City
Mapula Mafole is one of the most phenomenal actresses to have come out in Mzansi. She ventured into the entertainment world in 2012 after bagging a gig at Generation as a supporting actress. After winning the gig, she showed us flames resulting in her bagging a lead role on Rhythm City.
She joined Rhythm City in 2015, and her charming way of keeping Mzansi glued to their screens has made her a household name in the entertainment industry. On Rhythm City, she portrays the role of Maphula, a teenage orphan who was the deputy parent to her siblings. Although she lived in a depressing economy, she ensured to put food on the table for her siblings.
After Rhythm City was expelled from caring, Mapula became jobless and broke. Her acting career was her only income source, so she struggled to make ends meet after Rhythm City. She played her role for six years, and Rhythm City was canned, replaced by Isibaya.
Mapula Mafole opens up about battling depression as she struggles to make ends meet after Rhythm City
Mapula made headlines after her video spinning decks went viral. Mzansi called her names for being an unorganised celebrity who did use her fame to build a business empire outside fame. Mzansi’s reaction got into her, leading her into depression. Things were hard for her leading her to do the unthinkable.
During her interview with Timeslive on the 14th of June, Mapula Mafole opened up about her depression. In her own words, she said:
I struggled with depression after Rhythm City was canned. There is a lot of completion in the entertainment industry and getting a new job is very hard. However, fortune favours the bold l recently won a gig in the Season 3 of Unmarried that airs on 1 Magic.
It looks like Mapula’s storm is over as she recently bagged an acting role in season 3 of Unmarried. We wish her well on her new journey and can not wait to see her show off her extraordinary acting skills.