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Penny Ngayo

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tumelo@mehlareng.co.za

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081 4159 364

Penny Ngayo

Height:

1,5m

Hair:

Black

Eyes:

Brown

Languages:

IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, English

Additional Talents:

music, traditional dance

Awards

Matric - Honours Award in Drama

Bio:

Nkululeko Ngayo best known as Penny Ngayo is a South African Actress, Dancer and an entrepreneur/entertainer in the kids Parties industry. Her experience and talent in acting stems from a very young age. She particularly enjoyed organizing dance competitions and directing inter house plays for all grades during her high school years. Drama has always been a part of her life, she even collected an Honours Award in Her Matric year particularly in Drama. 

She then enrolled at Creative Arts College Where she obtained her Diploma in Performance and media techniques. Her most valuable skill was her acting and directing. However she learnt how to turn these talents into a business and how to freelance and most importantly, how to maintain the hunger for performance.

After her three years at Creative Arts she then registered at Durban University of Technology (DUT) where opportunities were endless. On her first year she worked with various directing but one that stood out was Nomalizo the Brave which was performed at Grahamstown, The National Arts Festival. She then went on to doing her second most biggest show in her life in her second year, The secret Valley of Great Kings Directed by the infamous Menzi Mkhwane. Ofcourse there were shows she had done in between.

Her last year was a highlight and a big step into her career. She was cast in a Folk Arts Chinese international festival which she was part of the group selected to showcase South African Dance styles. When she came back she bagged NFVF short Film which she played the lead as Luthando. The Film was titled Grey Matter by Samantha Tobela, which was later screened at the Durban Film Festival. The film is still on Showmax. Originally born and bred in KZN whom is ready to embark on a journey, to showcase her talent to South Africans once again.

Accent:

Nigerian, Kenyan, British, African American

Training:

Drama at Durban University of Technology (DUT), Performing Arts at Creative Arts College

Bio:

Nkululeko Ngayo best known as Penny Ngayo is a South African Actress, Dancer and an entrepreneur/entertainer in the kids Parties industry. Her experience and talent in acting stems from a very young age. She particularly enjoyed organizing dance competitions and directing inter house plays for all grades during her high school years. Drama has always been a part of her life, she even collected an Honours Award in Her Matric year particularly in Drama. 

She then enrolled at Creative Arts College Where she obtained her Diploma in Performance and media techniques. Her most valuable skill was her acting and directing. However she learnt how to turn these talents into a business and how to freelance and most importantly, how to maintain the hunger for performance.

After her three years at Creative Arts she then registered at Durban University of Technology (DUT) where opportunities were endless. On her first year she worked with various directing but one that stood out was Nomalizo the Brave which was performed at Grahamstown, The National Arts Festival. She then went on to doing her second most biggest show in her life in her second year, The secret Valley of Great Kings Directed by the infamous Menzi Mkhwane. Ofcourse there were shows she had done in between.

Her last year was a highlight and a big step into her career. She was cast in a Folk Arts Chinese international festival which she was part of the group selected to showcase South African Dance styles. When she came back she bagged NFVF short Film which she played the lead as Luthando. The Film was titled Grey Matter by Samantha Tobela, which was later screened at the Durban Film Festival. The film is still on Showmax. Originally born and bred in KZN whom is ready to embark on a journey, to showcase her talent to South Africans once again.

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