That’s Why Uzalo actress Nelisa Mchunu (Fikile) couldn’t finish school

That’s Why Uzalo actress Nelisa Mchunu (Fikile) couldn’t finish school


From living large at an early age to poverty when life hit her hard, then to living her best dream as Fikile on SABC 1’s most-watched soapie, Uzalo. Nelisa Mchunu has really lived.

The 27-year-old vivacious actress joined Uzalo back in 2016 and has been killing at her role as Sbu’s girlfriend. No wonder she has managed. to attain herself a permanent role on the soapie despite the very fact that she only stepped into the limelight in 2016.

Speaking to Move! a while ago, Nelisa narrated an emotional piece on how she needs to be who she is today.

She really made lemonade out of lemons life threw at her.

Nelisa says she was raised by her single mom because her father – who didn’t accept them – died when she was only 4 years old.

Her nice life in KwaZulu Natal’s suburbs was shortlived after she was forced, at the age of 8, to maneuver to the townships in Inanda.

Talk about the autumn from grace!

This was thanks to the financial problems her mom faced at that point.

“It was a difficult situation to regulate to. I had to awaken at 4:30 am within the morning with great care I can get to high school on time. I also had to use conveyance once I was wont to my mom dropping me off and picking me up. I had to prevent my sports activities because I’d get home late when using the bus, ” she told the publication.