Meet Botlhale Boikanyo as Omphile on Scandal!

Botlhale as Omphile
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SA’s Got Talent 2012 winner, Botlhale Boikanyo, talks about her Scandal! debut coming up this Wednesday. Scandal! weekdays at 7:30PM

Botlhale is set to make her first appearance on Scandal! on Wednesday, 30 September at 7:30PM. She’ll play the role of a teenager called Omphile who is Mlungisi Ngema’s daughter.

Q & A

How did you get the opportunity to be on Scandal!?
I got a call from my agent and went to audition. I got called back for a second audition and eventually got the part.

What was your reaction when you found out you got the part?
I was in bed sleeping. It was in the afternoon and I was so tired, in fact I was l sleeping because I had just performed. When I got the call I remember I just jumped out of bed and danced. I was excited and happy.

Tell us more about Omphile?
She’s a 14-year-old teenager who is down to earth, respectful and shy. Omphile is very close to her mom. They come from the North West and are now in Joburg to visit someone.

Tell us about your first day on set?
My first day was very exciting. Everyone was down to earth, nice and very encouraging. Being on set is so much fun.

How has it been playing Omphile so far?
The best thing about playing Omphile has been putting myself in her shoes and getting to know more about her character. I’m the complete opposite. So it’s been fascinating. I love that! The challenge is the fact that she’s calm. I’m very physical and energetic and often had to remind myself to calm down.

What can viewers expect from Omphile on the soapie?
Viewers can expect to go through a very emotional journey. So much happens in Omphile’s life. Some things have been horrible and some are nice. It’s like a rollercoaster ride.

Watch Botlhale’s debut on Scandal! this Wednesday, 30 September at 7:30PM.