Durban Gen’s Mbali Wins Actress of The Year Award:
Nelisiwe Sibiya has received a nod of great work at the Scream Awards, Africa’s biggest all youth Awards.
Taking to Instagram, the Durban Gen actress announced her win and thanked her fans. She said, “Izithelo zomsebenzi, ukubekezela and prayer are showing 😭🕯🙏🏾Just woke up to these amazing news. My second award As an ACTRESS OF THE YEAR, outside South Africa 😭 which were held in Nigeria 🙏🏾🕯
Thank you so much @screamawards and thank you so much to everyone who voted and always supporting me, My day ones who always fight for me no matter what. Thank you so much @stainedglasstv1 @durbangen_etv @etvonline for believing in me and trusting me with such a huge role 😭🕯🙏🏾❤️
Thank you so much to everyone that’s always praying for me. Ngyabonga guys izandla zidlula ikhanda 🙏🏾🕯 This award is for every Young Black Girl Who Has Nothing but Just a dream!! Keep on keeping Queen. There is no turning back 👑
Angaz noma sengingabhala na ku Bio yami ukuthi AWARD WINNING ACTRESS?? 😂😂 or Ngime kancane batase?? 🤭”
These were some of the reactions on Instagram:
@brendamtambo said, “Bhala bhala, congratulations Neli , seeing you win makes me so happy knowing where you come from , you’re truly gifted and now God is showing off ❤️❤️❤️❤️”
@snezieymsomi said, “Bhala nkos’yami bhala Msindisi lol congratulations babe 🔥🔥🔥”
@gugu_zuma_ncube said, “👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 congratulations! Well done and well deserved! 🥂”
@mabusilicious said, “Ohh wow!! Congratulations Sthandwa sami! 🙌🏽👏🏽🥳🥳🍾🥂You really deserve this ! Hard work pays off!!”
@mpumemthombeni said, “Yes my angel, please bhala nje kubonakale…sigcwele ngawe … futhi syakuhalalisela and siyakuthandazela… qhubeka nomsebenzi omuhle ntombazane!!! ❤️🙌👏👏👏 🤩”
@nomfundo_zondi said, “Congratulations my dallyyy !!! Phuthuma ubale bo yeyi 🤞🏾🤌🏾 from now on ngizokubiza ngegama nesibongo + award winning actress!! 🔥💯”
@_yoyoe_sibanda said, “🎉🎊🎊🎉Yaaaaaay, congratulations Neli.. 😂😂Kulindweni kungabhalwa ngoba imsebenzi iyabonakala..makubhalwe lapho 😂”
In April, Nelisiwe won her very first award in acting. The 28-year-old actress popularly known for her role as Dr. Mbali on Durban Gen won The Best Actress in Africa award at Zikomo awards in Zambia.
Nelisiwe was nominated alongside Amanda Oruh, Tersia Lesekane, Brun Njua and Nodula A Hainane.
Sharing the exciting news with her followers, the Nomathemba hit-maker posted a video of her trophy on Instagram with a caption that read: “Thank you so much for voting. I got my first award in acting from @zikomoawards in Zambia. Best Actress Africa.”
She said her award is dedicated to all black African girls who have dreams.“This award is for all the young black Africans who have nothing but just a dream. All those who never sleep trying to reach their goals. All those who have to work 10 times harder because they are the ones who must change their lives and of their families. Thank you for voting for me. Ngyabonga.”
Speaking about her Durban Gen role on Instagram months ago, Nelisiwe said it reminded her of her mother’s last days in the hospital.
She shared a video of one of her scenes with a caption: “Shooting these hospital scenes was so close to my heart. And now they affecting my family. I went all OUT bringing this to life as They were always reminded of my late mother’s last days at the hospital, how much she fought sickness which was said to be cancer. She fought ey. She honestly thought she would be better Kanti no Death was too stronger than her. It was time.”
Congratulations to Nelisiwe for her win once again. We love her on Durban Gen.