Candy Magidimisa on living her dream and entrepreneurship

Candy Magidimisa on living her dream and entrepreneurship

She’s evolved into the person she’s always wanted to be. She’s given her craziest dreams life through her words.Now that her acting career is well established, she has ventured into the world of business.

She started it all in preschool, getting ready for her very first theatrical performance. At eleven years old, she realized acting was her true calling.She was inspired by SABC 1 at 8 p.m. and SABC 2 at 9 p.m, according to Drum

Candy Magidimisa would watch Connie Ferguson play Karabo Moroka on Generations, Sindi Dlathu play her iconic character of Thandaza Mukwevho on Muvhango and like most, she fell in love with the art instantly through them.Ezoic
“I remember telling my mother that I will be an actress one day and I will start working on Muvhango and go overseas and have my own production,” she recalls.Little resources were available to her as a young child from the Venda community of Shayandima in Limpopo to further her aspirations. She continued to pursue them despite that, though.
The young lady from the township packed up and moved to the City of Gold to pursue her studies after high school. She signed up for a course that would help her get a “stable” job.

“My mother finally allowed me to go and study what I love, which is a Bachelor of Arts in live performance, majoring in acting [at AFDA]” and she got her degree.


 

 

 

 

 

She never would have imagined that her epiphany would come from her hometown of Venda, where she was born and reared. She had traveled to Johannesburg because she felt there was a place where the pieces of her puzzle would fit together.Playing Sharon on Muvhango has been a full-circle experience, despite her humble beginnings.
“I started acting on Muvhango as a Vendashian, Mpho’s friend who was just a model supporting Mpho’s storyline. But my character grew as I became Gizara Mukwevho’s daughter, a Royal member. Then I became Dukathole manager and now I’m a businesswoman in my own story, owning Waterside restaurant. And only God knows what’s next,” she tells Drum.The actress believes that young girls may also pick up some tips from Muvhango’s Sharon, who began her career as a waiter before becoming a restaurant owner.Since Candy recently started her own business, she’s really not all that different from Sharon. She attributes her current state of being to her mother.

“My mother, Rose, who is now late, played a major role in the woman I’ve become as she was an independent woman who taught me everything I know. I am a strong spiritual believer and I enjoy helping people because of her. She taught me to be strong and have courage and to trust God with all my heart and not to lean on my own understanding.”

She doesn’t fear challenges. In her acting career, she goes for strong, challenging roles that “help me grow my career and perfect my acting skills. I find easy roles very boring and not challenging; they just don’t serve a purpose.”Even though she’s ventured into business, Candy will never give up her first love—acting , sources revealed-Drum