Born of an Italian father and a Zulu mother in Soweto’s White City , Angela Sithole had a childhood that was not particularly a loving or pleasant experience, being raised by her mother after her father dumped her and her mother when she was just six.
Her love for the performing arts quite from an early age set the odds in her favor, determined not to allow her upbringing which came with a lot of bullying due to the racial mix, stand in her way.
Angela is one of the most prominent actresses not just in South Africa but in Africa as a whole, with a number of acts to her credit, and prominent among which is her role as PR Guru, Terry Ramotsetsi, on Mzansi Magic’s soapie Zabalaza as well as her stint in South Africa’s romance flick “All About Love.”
“Al About Love” was one of the top films in 2016, in which she worked alongside Nomzamo Mbatha, Katlego Danke and Zenande Mfenyana.
”All About Love came at a time I didn’t expect. I planned and hoped to break into film in 2018 only, but blessings fell upon me and I became a part of this great film that showed in Nigeria, Ghana and even Kenya.” Sithole says.
Her latest character, Kedibone, which she plays on SABC’s Mina Nawe is by far her craziest character
Kedibone is a young, crazy, go getter and an overall people’s person – traits that Angela says can relate to. The young actress who is determined to make it big in the industry says as part of growing as an actress she’d like to see herself working in big productions like Generations and the Mzansi Magic Fergusons Films production ‘The Queen.’
“I wanna work alongside more well-established actors and actresses, I also want to play every character possible because I still want to find my niche, ” she said.
Although she doesn’t see herself singing beyond the shower curtains at home, Angela played the role of Angel on season 1 of the popular e-kasi drama – Hustle.
In “Hustle,”Angel’s character is that of a go getter who left home and changed her name to Tai Chi and was determined to do whatever it takes to get to the top in her singing career. The 24-year-old admits that singing is not her thing though.
’’I don’t see myself doing anything else besides acting, on the set of Hustle I was told that I could sing which to this day I don’t believe but I knew that I needed to pull up my socks and just do it, I was even proud of myself when I sat back and watched myself.”.
The go-getter (who is usually the clown in her circle of friends) actually grew up with local fashion influencer and blogger, Sarah Langa after Sithole moved to Yeoville during her high school years. Their biracial backgrounds brought them together.
The two hit it off as young girls and became friends because they were both outcasts in the hood and have remained friends ever since