Siphesihle Ndaba: 'Don't let impostor syndrome cheat you out of your destiny'
Gomora's Siphesihle Ndaba says she is glad she did not let “impostor syndrome” rob her of the breakthrough of a lifetime.
She wrote a lengthy thread on Twitter about the audition for her character in the drama series.
“I saw an open audition advertised on Instagram. I had just graduated so I thought, 'meh, let me go check this out, I have nothing better to do with my day'. I get to the audition venue, I look around and I see some really talented people who are already in the industry.
“I think to myself, 'LOL, if these people are auditioning for this role there’s no way I’m getting it so let me just save myself the trouble and go home'. As I approach the gate to leave and catch a taxi, I stop and think to myself, 'shit, when my mom asks me how it went',” she wrote.
I saw an open audition advertised on instagram. I had just graduated so I thought meh 🤷🏽♀️ let me go check this out, I have nothing better to do with my day. I get to the audition venue, I look around and I see some really talented people who are already in the industry - https://t.co/yjNvWwzvpR— Siphesihle Ndaba🎭 (@ceecee_ndaba) January 31, 2023
Her followers thanked her for the thread.
“What a beautiful thread. There are people who are on the verge of giving up and their hopes will be revived by this. Thank you for sharing,” wrote one.
The star has captured the hearts of Mzansi with her role as the rough woman gangster in Gomora.
Finishing the thread, she shared how she got the role.
“Fast forward a couple months later, after four callbacks I get the role and I am cast as a lead on the most watched show on DStv! Moral of the story: Do not let impostor syndrome cheat you out of your destiny.”
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