About Me

Hi my name is Sphelele Mzimela, so nice to meet you and welcome to my blog! I am an actress, writer and musician, loving big sister, loving daughter, loving friend, born again Christian and raging feminist. I currently work as an actress on the Mzansi magic soapie Isibaya, have you seen Kentucky?:-)  Yes that’s me, KFC fried chicken should sponsor me already.
I feel so blessed to find myself working with such talented actors and actresses, praise be to Jesus.

I’ve been known to be a drama queen( I honestly don’t know what people expect from me), I love music, I dance a lot, I am always writing songs and singing my lungs out , I laugh way too much and way too loud and can never seem to stop myself from buying make-up. I don’t want to talk about clothes; I have a really questionable sense of style.

I am inspired by women like Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis, and as of late Celeste Ntuli.

On this here blog I want to share my experiences on life, love, work, God, and being a black woman. This blog is just the start of a dream and vision I have in my head of the very many things I want to do with my life and for the glory of God, that while I finesse the hell out of my acting career.


Recent Posts

June 13, 2018
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I don’t want my children paying black tax, says Isibaya’s Sphelele

Isibaya actress Sphelele Mzimela says that she is working towards a future where her children will not have to support her or pay black tax, because she believes that too many relatives are just chilling and waiting for a handout. Read More here
June 7, 2018
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My Dj Sbu breakfast Show interview

May 15, 2018

Meet Sphelele Mzimela – a.k.a Kentucky

Sphelele Mzimela’s Isibaya character has one of the most amusing nicknames on TV right now… And we’ve always wondered what the reason behind the name is for this naïve rural girl on one of the most watched soapies in the country. Manqoba Mphazima@ManqobaMphazima Kentucky laze lamfanela legama #Isibaya 8:41 PM – Apr 4, 2018 1 See Manqoba Mphazima’s other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy Melz@carmelcatin So vele vele this ones name is Kentucky lol #Isibaya 9:21 PM – Sep 14, 2017 2 See Melz’s other Tweets Twitter Ads info and privacy instagram.com Having grown up in the KwaZulu Natal countryside of Gingindlovu, she […]
February 14, 2017


I am not one for public auditions, they actually make me very nervous and fill me with self-doubt, remember the Rhythm City audition? Well, after much pressure from my colleagues I decided to give the MTV Shuga audition a shot and to my surprise I was shortlisted and eventually got a role, how amazing is God’s favour? 1400 people and I am in the top 6 of those people? God God God and nothing but GOD!!!!! Have a look at this article by MTV! ‘Hold up Shugafam, there’s more… Remember the open and public auditions we held last year? In […]
January 31, 2017

Woman, Don’t worry.

The pass few months have marked a significant change in me, I have felt myself go through a metamorphosis and let go off feelings and grudges I thought I would never be able to get over. As you may know sometime in 2016 I accepted Christ as my Lord and saviour and haven’t looked back. This decision came at a time where my life seemingly wasn’t moving forward and I was struggling with so much personal turmoil. I took some time to re-evaluate myself, my choices till that point, what kind of woman I wanted to be and most importantly […]
December 13, 2016

Yes I am a CHRISTIAN woman and raging feminist

Yes I am a Christian woman and raging feminist. Upon having a look at my blog my friend Motlalepule had a couple of questions for me, she was mainly interested in how it is possible for me to be a born again Christian woman and a raging feminist at the same time. In the midst of our conversation I realised that in her mind feminism meant direct disrespect and hate towards men, I took time to explain to her what feminism means or atleast what it means to me. For those of you who don’t know, Feminism is: The advocacy […]
October 12, 2016

The Rhythm City audition

So Rhythm City had a national acting audition for a new character that they were introducing to the show and I made it to the top 12,top 12 out of the very many fine actresses in this country. I am writing about this particular experience  because it stood out for me this year, I realised that I hate competitions (It felt like a competition to me) which is really stupid because  with every audition that an actor attends they are essentially in competition with someone else for the role, like it or not. We had to read a script, make […]