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Meet Ronnie Nyakale- His Life, Career And How He Came To Be The Best At Thug Roles

Ronnie Nyakale was born in Soweto, Gauteng. He is a South African actor best known for his award-winning role as gangster Papa Action in the first season of the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo, in 1999.

He was a cast member of the soapie Rhythm City and played the role of gangster, Ding Dong.

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He is married to Lebogang Mashilo.

The film business realizes that if you are searching for the best assumed hooligan parts, Ronnie Nyakale is the man for that. Watchers have seen him convey extraordinary exhibitions on TV screens and he makes everything look so credible. He assumed his first hooligan part as Papa Action in Yizo season 1 and he has never thought back from that point forward.

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Ronnie is a solid adherent of obtaining from his goals in life. Generations PR chief, Gaaratwe Mokhethi, says Ronnie and Cosmo are not all that different from each other. “In each township there is a Cosmo, that is the reason many people can relate and trust his character. However, one thing the vast majority don’t think about Ronnie is that he can borrow from himself, when he plays Cosmo. There is a touch of Ronnie in Cosmo with the goal that makes them comparative, however Ronnie is an unassuming and fair person,” says Gaaratwe, including the two are defensive of their families.


His acting creates a lot of emotions for the viewers and some become angry as others feel attached and moved by his roles. In order to master a role as Ronnie does, it doesn’t only take practice or skill but a lot of research as well. “He does a lot of research about that particular character. He has played in different stories and whenever he gets a role, he puts in a lot of practise to master it,” says Gaaratwe. Ronnie has played Ding-Dong on’s Rhythm City, featured in A Place Called Home, End game, Fallen and he found himself in the race to win a Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama Series.


“He learnt that the industry should be taken like any other career. And that there is nothing special or different about it except that you are under a microscope. But one of the most important things is never to neglect the art,” says Gaaratwe.


Written by How South Africa

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