'The Wife' actor Bonko 'Mqhele' Khoza says he's grateful for great reviews

17 November 2021 - 06:00 By Constance Gaanakgomo
Bonko Khoza is grateful for the nod he got from Actor Spaces.
Bonko Khoza is grateful for the nod he got from Actor Spaces.
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It's actor Bonko Khoza's time to shine as more and more people are warming up to Mqhele - his character on The Wife.

The telenovela outperformed all Showmax shows when it smashed the records for the most first-day views, most hours watched within four days of launch and it outperformed the launch of any movie and series that has ever aired on the platform.

The actor has been named actor of the week by Actor Spaces whose main aim is to celebrate excellence in the African film, television and theatre industry.

Each week they choose an actor whose work they admire and this week it's Bonko. 

When preparation meets story, the actor's job is to deliver a true portrayal of a vision that we can all relate to. Through Bonko's performance we see and believe that Mqhele exists and from that we engage. He displays the fundamental rule of enjoying a character which allows for beautiful variation, the dialogue is delivered well with perfect timing. Audiences that have read the books have been raving about this precise reflection of character, he is real and here, true process of character development,” they said as they celebrated the actor.

Bonko took to his Instagram to express his gratitude for the nod he got for his role as lead actor in the series. He knew that people who have read the books were a tough crowd to please.

“Wow. I'm speechless. This is an accolade I've seen been given to my idols and all the amazing actors I look up to. I see this as yet another expression of God's grace over my life and I want to share that grace with you and the only way I know how is give you lo Mqhele enimaziyo.”

He said he has promised himself to be fully immersed in the character

“Thank you @actorspaces for the nod. The day I got this brief in my email I promised myself I would give myself completely to this character. Ngase ngazinikela ngokuphelele. I'm grateful to be able to share my craft with you. Ngiyabonga.”


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