Winnie Ntshaba who is known as Khethiwe from Generations or Faith Zwide on House of Zwide is a CEO of Royalty Soapie Awards.
Winnie Ntshaba Background
Winnie was born in Eshowe KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. She studied acting at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Growing up, life was not easy for her. In her childhood she remembered how they used to apply cooking oil as body. Those who went through the same difficult understand how to eat pap without relish. Although she is now on top she once ate pap with oranges thats how poor they were. Coming from impoverished village encouraged her to work hard and further her studies. One of her inspirational person was her Sister who inpired her to further her studies.
Winnie was known as Khethiwe Buthelezi on Generations. She is currently acting on House of Zwide, she has role as a starring Faith Zwide. Faith Zwide is the wife of Funani Zwide, the fashion designer.
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How did she founded Royalty Soapie Awards.
The Royalty Soapie Awards was founded soon after Winnie got fired from Generations. It was not only Winnie got fired but all the actors who were fighting to get their salaries increased. At first there was this fear of unknown that what will happen after they got fired. Since another door was closed, the other door was open thats when Royalty Soapie Awards was formed. It was first staged in 2014 and this year 2021 is the 5th Royalty Soapie Awards.
In 2020 they launched the Royalty Soapie Foundation. They go around the communities around the country developing filmmaking skills of disadvantaged youth
What is Royalty Soapie Awards all about?
All the action, all the drama, all the glitz, and glam, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Royalty Soapie Awards. Here, we recognize all major contributors to the South African daily TV drama entertainment industry. Whether you’re an actor, make-up artist, costume designer, or producer, the Royalty Soapie Awards celebrates you!
The Royalty Soapie Awards acknowledges the extensive role soapies play within society and aims to nurture and grow talent, by creating a standard of excellence for the soapie industry and recognising and awarding those who excel.
We inspire growth through education and awareness, building an industry that impacts and shapes the hearts and minds of the nation, fostering a STAR culture!
Royalty Soapie Awards future goals.
Winnie dreamed that they will give prize as money because she strongly believe that celebrating someone’s excellence is to give them something of value.
“I dream of a day where we can give prize money because for me the true sense of celebrating someone’s excellence is to give them something of value.” she said