Nyaniso Dzedze is a South African actor, dancer and choreographer best known for his starring role as Tsietsi Namane, the eldest son of the Namanes who happens to be their favourite son, in the e.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes.
Nyaniso has performed in a number of theatre productions including Uhami Aji (directed by Thabo Rapoo and Nthati Moshesh), Wounded Bull (directed by Thato Cele), Notes to Beverley (directed by Khutjo Bakunzi) and Thirst (directed by James Ngcobo).
Dance theatre productions he has appeared in include Unknown Equations, Reach Our Soul (directed by Yann Lheureux), Closer Apart (directed by Mlindelwa Mahlangu) and Façade (directed by Baily Snyman).
Films he has appeared in include Ukhamba (directed by Magalela Mtshali), Hear Me Move (directed by Scotness Smith) and the short Trapped By My Wife, directed by Sanelisiwe Faba. In 2015 he was one of the original starring cast members of the e.tv telenovela Ashes to Ashes, which was his first credit television role.
About the character (Tsietsi)
Tsietsi also happens to be his parents favourite. He’s good-looking, smooth, charming, and is the heir and head of the family and business. Deep down he’s a sociopath and narcissist who is all about self-gain and power.
Watch Nyaniso Dzedze as Tsietsi in Ashes to Ashes is on e.tv Mondays to Fridays at 20:00.