amanda kunene

Amanda Kunene, is a passionate, hardworking and dedicated individual who believes in going the extra mile when it comes to what she loves. Being able to share stories through acting, singing and dancing has inspired Amanda to continuously give it her all when she is given the chance to be on stage or on screen. Amanda fell in love with performance in general at the tender age of 6- years- old and has never looked back. She started singing in choirs from Primary School and High School, participated in every school show and drama productions and has entered local competitions winning Gateway to Fame in 2010 at the age of 16 years and has worked with well recognized directors and Artists in South Africa. She landed her first professional Theatre production as one of the lead roles in “Suessical: The Musical” directed by renowned Theatre Director and Actor Steven Stead at the age of 17- years old. At the age of 18 years, she won the South African competition focusing on achieving being a “Triple Threat” ACT/DALRO Performing Arts Scholarship in 2012 to study at any university of her choice. Amanda furthered her studies in the Arts 2013-2015 by majoring in BA Music and Drama Performance Studies at the University of KwaZulu Natal Howard College. Amanda participated in Acting Departmental Honours Productions throughout her degree, she also acted in the Musical Theatre Production called “Our Man Clint” directed by Durban Director/ Actor/Comedian Rowin Moonsamy Amanda believes in being a versatile artist, hence she majored not only in singing and acting in Tertiary level but also majored in Dance and Dance Choreography. Amanda has performed around South Africa performing for corporate events from the age of 16 –years –old till today; as well as live music performances and was given the opportunity to perform abroad in Bangkok Thailand to represent Africa as a continent for the ANOC Olympics 2016 Gala Dinner/Launch in 2014 with the legendary Madala Kunene. Her recent achievements have, been given the opportunity to perform at the Simon Sabela Film Awards 2016 where she honored the South Africa legendary Film "Sarafina" alongside the original cast: Leleti Khumalo, Somizi, Mbongeni Ngema and also being on South Africa’s biggest Singing competition in 2016, South African Idols Season 12 Top 16. By being exposed to Television through the experience of being part of SA Idols Season 12, her love for screen and screen acting has multiplied! Amanda’s love for music and performance never ends as she has performed and shared stages with phenomenal artists just to name a few, from the likes of MICASA, LOCKNVILLE, Khaya Mthetwa, Gcina Mhlophe, AEONEWOLF, Sketchy Bongo. Amanda Kunene is an individual who is inquisitive and intrigued by the entertainment industry, she loves discovering something new about her passion for performance and most of all growing and developing as an artist. As well as being grateful and appreciative of the opportunities given to her in her journey as an artist. “We never stop learning” is something that Amanda lives by and she is very open minded to the possibilities that this gift of artistry can bring. Amanda is ready to take the South African Music and Entertainment Industry by a storm, she is definitely an individual to look out for.

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