Nolwandle from Isibaya has to be one of the most fascinating characters on screen. The character is played by actress, content creator, comedian and script writer, Wendy Gumede. There’s nothing more fascinating than watching “Sbutubutu” make Fezile and Jerry sweat and of course she’s a whole package! Here are a few facts about the 28 year old Wendy Gumede in real life that you may find interesting.
Nolwandle the actress and scriptwriter
If you thought Wendy merely plays the character of Nolwandle on Isibaya, think again. Wendy is part and parcel of the Isibaya script writing team! Her journey with Isibaya began last year when she joined the script writing team before finally scoring her role as Nolwandle. Should the soapie be cancelled, we will definitely miss her!
The definition of ilwa ntomboo
You know people who create their own doors when doors won’t open? That is the definition of ilwa Ntombi. After graduating, Wendy turned to satire online, creating content that we gladly gobbled up. Her role as “Our Zulu Mom” has fast become a favourite and she is now popularly known as the Black Wendy.
And that was how Wendy opened doors for herself, ultimately leading to her career at Bomb Productions and her role as Nolwandle.
Since then Wendy has been partnering with various brands in creating content that keeps us entertained, brands that include DStv and Netflix SA. If this isn’t the definition of “Mama I Made it”!
A very serious Wendy
While she is all smiles and jokes, Wendy does get serious and when she does, we listen. She continues to speak out on issues surrounding women and self love and we love her for it! “Nolwandle” has used her huge 60k following to educate followers on matters that are of serious concern such as contraceptives. The actress also made her contribution to #ZimbabweanLivesMatter earlier in the year.
Clearly a beautiful woman on and off screen!!