Ontiretse Radipade was born 2004, age 18 years old as of 2022. She is known as Martha on the Black Door.
Biography profile of Martha on the Black Door
Name: Ontiretse Radipade
Age: 18 years old (2022)
From: Atteridgeville, Pretoria in South Africa
Nationality: South African
Tv shows: The Black Door on e.tv
Personal life history
Ontiretse Radipade was born in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa, in the year 2004. She grew up in several locations due to her mother’s frequent relocations. Atteridgeville was her first home, following which they moved to Balfour, Mpumalanga, and then to Limpopo.
She completed grades 8 through 10 in Limpopo. She relocated to Johannesburg in 2022 to pursue her goal of being an actress.
Ontiretse wants to be both an actor and a doctor when she grows up.
“I moved a lot because my parents used to fight a lot at that time and | am told that they didn’t want me to get affected by their quarrels,” she said.
Career journey in acting
She made her broadcast debut as one of the children on the bus with Malume on YoTV Land for a brief appearance. She had to leave her dream for a while because she moved around a lot.
In 2022, she received her first television acting job as Martha in the etv drama series The Black Door. With the help of another lady named Happy and actress Bongani Maseko, she obtained this part.
“After my time on YoTV, I definitely knew that being on screen was my calling. I remember meeting up with [actor] Bongani Maseko and another lady named Happy, and asking them for pointers on how I can land my first acting gig, said Ontiretse.
“They promised to scout something for me. A call came through from ausi Happy that I should expect a lifechanging call in February and it did. She just took a chance on me.”
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Martha on the Black Door
Housekeeper for Mam’ Rebs is played by Martha. Martha is Mam’ Rebs’ right-hand lady when she isn’t cleaning, keeping an eye on what’s going on in her house while she isn’t there. Martha also keeps an eye on Boniswa, Rebecca’s daughter, who is battling addiction.
When Ontiretse was younger, most people made fun of her. Some of these individuals were elderly, and they would express their views on what she could and could not do. But she promised herself that she would never let other people’s opinions dictate her fate.
“But I remember one day looking at myself in the mirror and reminding myself that ‘I will never allow people to destroy my life or stop me from achieving my dream’. I grew up under a lot of scrutiny with a lot of opinions about what I can or can’t do.”