Samukele Mkhize is a South African actress who has stolen hearts with her on screen character, Mabuyi in Isibaya. Mabuyi has been quite the evolving character on screen from her relationship and miscarriage with Sbu, falling in love with Duma, her shooting her rapist and now going head to head with Sizakele for Sbu’s love and affection. In real life, Samukele isn’t as dramatic as Mabuyi but here are interesting real life facts about Samukele Mkhize.
Real life facts about Isibaya’s Mabuyi
Music is at the heart of Samukele. Viewers fell in love with her voice when Mabuyi chose to pursue her music career. In real life the actress has spent time jamming with Thee Legacy.
In addition, the actress has a pending single with Linda Gcwensa. A RnB queen in the making. Samukele Mkhize says she never envisioned herself as a musician but has always been in love with music. Apparently she does get cast members singing along behind scenes.
Samu’s acting career goes back to her days in theater. Her acting career began with a role in a musical, Madame President Musical. Samukele initially auditioned for a role in The Road. Unfortunately things did not go her way as she didn’t get the role. However Bomb Productions called her months later with a different role that they thought she would be suited for. That is how she ended up playing Mabuyi on Isibaya.
The Isibaya actress keeps her lovelife well hidden and under a lock and key. Although she could be in a relationship, we have no idea!
The one common denominator between Mabuyi and Samukele Mkhize is the simplicity. Samukele Mkhize refers to herself as a village girl and is pretty much a simple but stunning human! We must say, we love both versions of her – the on screen and off screen version.