Tango Ncetezo is a South African actress best known for her role as Lindiwe in SABC1 drama series dubbed A Place Called Home.
The Johannesburg-born Tango Ncetezo was raised in an area east of Johannesburg known to be East Rand. Josephine and Jacob Masegome, her grandparents raised her after her parents left for the United States based on their studies. Tango is a graduate of South Africa’s most prestigious film and drama school called The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance AFDA.
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But then, it was almost unbelievable that she could end up in acting because of her antisocial, soft-spoken and quiet lifestyle. In fact, her willingness to study film in school was counted as a craze when she discussed the plan with her parents because of the kind of person that she was. Before she decided to take a course from AFDA, recalling her early days in life, it took Ncetezo so much time to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. Because of this dilemma, at the time she was matriculating from school, she confessed that she felt that she was not taking her life seriously, and this took the next one year of her life to figure things out. Since she had no plan of what to do yet, a friend of hers came around and told her about AFDA’s film directing and live performance course which she decided to give a shot.
But after she graduated from AFDA, Tango still had to stay at home for close to a year without a job. Efforts to get a job after going to auditions became futile because of her low self-confidence. Eventually, it dawned on her that there was the need for her to be equivocal at auditions and at the same time open up to deliver her lines with confidence, and that marked a turning point for her.
Afterwards, luckily for her, she landed her first job in a hospital drama on SABC3 known as Jozi-H. Based on this offer, she started to relax and find enjoyment in what she was doing. More so, the conviction that she is not in the wrong career began to bubble in her and also infuse more energy to do better. When she played the role of Peggy in the TV series Rockville, she began to gain prominence, and that was after she played the role of Lindiwe in SABC1 drama series titled A Place Called Home. As about her leisure, Ncetezo spends time reading when she is not on set, and she also enjoys being in the company of family and friends with special consideration for her cousins.
This is because she sees her cousins as her “real friends”. Then, she enjoys travelling and her spa days.
She has been featured in numerous TV series that include Inkaba, Sticks and Stones, End Game, Rockville, Zabalaza, Z’bondiwe, Single Guyz, Ke Ba Bolelletse and Mina Nawe, among many others.
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