Nyaniso Dzedze talks about the screening of the Black Is King movie

Nyaniso Dzedze talks about the screening of the Black Is King movie

Nyaniso Dzedze  talks about the screening of the Black Is King movie

South Africans were glued to their screens on Saturday 1 August as Beyoncé’s visual album, Black Is King, premiered. Yet the main target wasn’t just on Queen B but on the various familiar faces closer to home.

Actor Nyaniso Dzedze is one among those faces, portraying a grown Simba within the visual album.

“It started with an unexpected call last year where I used to be asked me to vary my second honeymoon trip. I said yes and therefore the rest is unfolding as we speak,” the actor says.

Some of the things the actor enjoyed about the project were “taking a step back after being a part of creating it, watching it and watching the planet receive it”.

Nyaniso, who some may know from his role as Jack Mabaso’s chief assistant Luzuko in Generations: The Legacy, remains to find the instant surreal.

“To be honest, I still haven’t landed from the magical whirlwind that’s Black Is King and that I haven’t made sense of it for myself either. It just feels very divine. Bigger than me and larger than everyone who was a part of it. Yet at an equivalent time, it needed every single being who contributed to form it what it’s,” he says.

The actor and dancer was also a neighborhood of South African dance movie Hear Me withdraw in 2014. He played protagonist Muzi, the son of a famous street dancer, who is trying to get the reality about his father’s tragic death. Nyaniso also played Tsietsi Namane in e.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes.

Let’s get to understand the actor better and find out what else he has planned for 2020.

The actor and dancer was also a neighborhood of South African dance movie Hear Me withdraw in 2014. He played protagonist Muzi, the son of a famous street dancer, who is trying to get the reality about his father’s tragic death. Nyaniso also played Tsietsi Namane in e.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes.

Let’s get to understand the actor better and find out what else he has planned for 2020.

Nyaniso studied at the Wits University where most of his performance skills were crafted. “As for a way I got into acting, I might say it got into me first once I found myself on stage performing during a major theatre production in high school. Since then one door has led to a different and I’ve found myself working with people I like, and still do so,” the 34-year-old says.

He has been keeping busy during lockdown by starting Facebook group Acting with Nyaniso Dzedze where he offers free acting tips to aspiring actors, and being a neighborhood of his friend Ayanda Makayi’s Lockdown Heights Instagram drama series.
Nyaniso Dzedze  talks about the screening of the Black Is King movie

“Lockdown has been a chance for tons of self-introspection and addressing whatever wounds come to my attention to heal. With lockdown removing the activity we usually have, I need to realize how blessed I’m. From friends and family to my wife and career.
“I also need to see the sweetness in supporting men who are able to heal the pain and struggles of being men in another Facebook group I curate called Vela Tata: Awakening Men – that one especially is dear to my heart.”

Nyaniso says the page may be a platform for men who are able to face the items that hurt them. Space is for men to heal, support each other, and call each other out when one among them goes astray. “The mantra there is: ‘Become the person you would like your child to be raised by’,” he explains.

One thing many of us don’t realize the performer is that he’s also an emotional healing practitioner which he’s deeply spiritual. “I’m trained in using certain tools to heal people’s emotional wounding (traumas).

“Connecting with ancestors may be a big part of my daily reality. However, this doesn’t disconnect me from the Christian God that my mother raised me to understand. In fact, this helps me fill within the many blanks I’ve experienced growing up.”

Nyaniso has had a fruitful 2020 despite the pandemic that’s taken center stage. Black Is King isn’t the last of his major career moves though.

“2020 has been an enormous mirror! It’s showing me every nook and cranny in my life that I want to seem at so as to grow within the direction I feel called to. Just once I least expect it, something as big and delightful as Black Is King finally lands and demonstrated just what proportion I’m living my purpose. “I’m already performing on two projects. One the planet already knows about, Generations: The Legacy. The second the planet is yet to seek out out about, and therefore the rest God will divulge to me in time,” he says.

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