Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting

Did you know Gomora's actress Connie Chiume is of Malawian descent, once pursued nursing and teaching?

Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting

We can all agree that she got the plug and her unmatched acting has won the hearts of many. The seasoned actress has made all sorts of headlines and she has often capped her unmatched stellar performances with awards.

Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting
Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting

Of late she has won several awards. Last year Gomora won big and she was one of the actresses who walked away with several awards.

However not so long ago she made all sorts of headlines after it was established that the Gomora firebrand was leaving the show. No doubt the showrunners had the better of us it seems as if she is still on the radar. Yes, it has been revealed that she took a break from Gomora so that she can shoot Black Panther two.

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Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting
Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting

Connie Chiume is a South African seasoned actress who has wowed Mzansi with her stellar performances. From playing from an amiable and caring role as Mamokete Khuse on e.tv’s Rhythm City to the now toxic crime Queen pin. Currently, Chiune plays MamSonto on Gomora.

We can all agree that the vivacious actress’ unmatched flair has made her a reckoning force not only in Mzansi but the world at large. And her prowess has seen her being recalled for Black Panther 2.

Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting

She is trending yet again after she touched down in American for the big-budget movie shooting. Congratulations Connie Chiume, she really deserves it. It is really exciting and heartwarming to see South Africans doing well for themselves and taking their careers further internationally.

The vivacious actress joins a host of South African star actresses winning big in Hollywood. Firstly it was Thuso Mbedu and now it is the lovely Connie Chiume doing wonders for herself. We can learn a lot from these actresses.

Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting
Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting

However, it was recently reported that South African actresses who kill Gangster roles in soapies. In the last decades’ filmmakers and scriptwriters allocated gangster roles to men as violence, crime and drugs are associated with masculinity.

Award-winning American Actress Angelina Jolie of the Tomb Raider, Mr & Mrs Smith movies took the female gangster/ violent role on another level paving way for fellow actresses to take up the violent gangster roles in scripts.

Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting
Pictures: Gomora actress Connie Chiume in America for Black Panther 2 shooting

Backed by widespread gangsterism in South Africa from Corporate Boardrooms, Political entities, and in the streets pushed local scriptwriters to incorporate local actresses in the gangster and tougher roles. The following list of South African actresses without any order embraced the gangster, cunning and at times ruthless characters in respective soapies.

Connie Chiume

She is best known for the roles in the films Black Panther, Black Is King and Blessers as well as in television for Zone 14 and Rhythm City. On Gomora, she is a heartless criminal mastermind. She plays Mam’sonto who is a gangster shebeen queen.

 

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