South African actress, voice artist and production manager, Farieda Metsileng recently announced that she is joining season 5 of Uzalo.

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Farieda Metsileng is best known for her starring role as Kandy in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Isithembiso. This was her first starring role in television.

Farieda worked as a production manager at Red Pepper Pictures. She also had several acting roles, first appearing as the character Lindiwe in the first season of the drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls in 2010.

In her previous interview, Metsileng talked about how she has always wanted to be an actress.

“I wanted to become an actress for a very long time, it’s been my life long dream but couldn’t go through the avenues that were needed to get an agent to go through to auditions, so after having studied at AFDA for a year, I was like ok…Can’t continue, let me get an internship. I got an internship at Red Pepper and then I stopped working in 2015.”

Farieda’s former boss is the one that encouraged her to follow her dreams.

“My former boss said to me, what’s happening with your acting career, and I said, no one wants to hire me and she said well…use your social media platforms, create a character and that’s how it started.”

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