June 19, 2024

Sophie Ndaba makes TV comeback

Sophie Ndaba is coming back on TV

Almost forgotten actress, Sophie Ndaba, is making a comeback on the small screen. Her fans still refer to her as Queen Moroka, a character she played on Generations. 


Ndaba is part of the new Showmax drama series, 016FM that depicts youth culture in the Vaal. The title of the show is taken from the dialling code of the Vaal, 016. The new show also features a star-studded cast like Nthati Moshesh, Sello Motloung, Mapula Mafole, Mapaseka Koetle, Katlego Mabote, Noni Mafani and Mbasa Msongelo. 

Ndaba told ZiMoja that she was headhunted to be part of the show. "They called me and asked if I'd be interested in doing a self-tape for the character and they loved how I emulated the character and confirmed to me that's the role I'll play in a few days," said Ndaba. The seasoned actor, who was one of the prominent actors to be fired by Generations creator Mfundi Vundla, has brought experience to the team. Actor Mpho Sebeng who died in a fatal car accident last month, is also part of the series.


Ndaba has appeared in different shows like Isidingo, House of Zwide where she made a guest appearance, Gog' Helen, Lockdown. About her new role, she said, "Being a great actor is not about doing a one take in all scenes, but rather bringing the character to life and working seamlessly well with your co-actors. We worked well on 016FM. Working with the new team is about sharing how they respect and feel honoured to have an opportunity to share a space/ stage with you, especially the new kids on the block. It was awesome on 016FM from the producers, crew, and talent. They truly made my experience on set great and memorable."

Ndaba is still surprised that the name of Queen is still attached to her brand. "Most of my fans still call me 'Queen'. The name has been in their hearts, minds and homes for a long time. You can't just delete her. It's amazing to watch how they still refer to me as her. She (Queen) truly made and left that mark in their lives. I have no issues with that."

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