Sugar, Spice and all things packaged in a picturesque pixie. Kanyi Nokwe born in Uitenhage, Eastern Capeis a Naledi Theatre Award Nominee for Best Newcomer 2018. She started training as Triple Threat at the tender age of six and has never looked back. Ms Nokwe completed her Matric at the National School of The Arts having specialised in Classical Music: Voice and Saxophone, having completed her Grade 6 in Classical Voice,Theory and a Grade 1 in piano through the Royal Academy of Music. Kanyi obtained a diploma in Worship Ministry from Rhema Training Center in 2011 and completed her Bacculaureus Technologiae in Musical Theatre at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) in 2015.
At the age of sixteen years old, Kanyi had the pleasure of opening for international gospel group, Hillsongs. She has since performed in various productions including TUT’ s Parade, Legally Blonde and 9 to 5 The Musical. In 2014 she was part of the marketing team for Mbongeni Ngema’s one man show, The Zulu. Ms Nokwe has performed in Sarafina In Black and White (Soweto Theatre) directed by Josias Dos Moleele , Lerato la Daddy Directed by Nkoto Malebye and Nnyana Madumo (Woman In Theatre Festival) . She has performed at Caxton Magazine (BONA Magazine) events around the country for the past six years, entertaining the readers. Ms Nokwe has featured in television commercials for ,P&G( Head & Shoulders Africa), Barclays and SABC.
In 2015 she graced the stage of The Annual Bidvest Awards directed by David Bloch, choreographed by Debbie Rakusin and Musical Direction by Bryan Schimmel with a star studded cast including Broadway Hit Musical Chicago’s Amra Faye and Broadway Stars, Christina Bianco and Patrick Boyd. In 2016 Kanyi performed at the Olympic Farewell Banquet for the Rio 2016 Olympics as well as having portrayed the iconic role of Dorothy Masuku in the tribute musical ‘Divas Of Kofifi’ directed by Princess Mhlongo , choreographed by Joyce Hopane and musical direction by Mark Cheyne at The Market Theatre, performing live with music legends Dorothy Masuku, Abigail Khubeka and Thandie Klassen.
In 2017 Kanyi starred as the title lead of Janice Honeyman’s ‘Pinocchio’ Pantomime at the Joburg Theatre. She also landed her first feature role in the multi award winning SAFTA television drama, ‘Tjovitjo’ and features as a guest presenter on Selimatunzi ,SABC 1. In 2018 she starred as ‘Rosalina Kumalo’ in the production ‘Gone Native’ directed by Joburg City Theatre Creative Director, Makhaola Ndebele with Music by Hugh Masekela.
Kanyi has collaborated with musicians across varies music genres , featuring on songs with artists such as Tweezy, Truey Donatello , J-Steeze, Breeze, Tumi Tladi, Alfakatlago,Phantom,PDotO and BlakSuga to name a few. She has worked with music producers such as King Beat Maker, Beat Mochini, Gobbla, Instro, Ron Epidemic, Etu Beats, Mercedes and Gez The Tyrant. Kanyi works as an independent entertainer, recording artist and creative consultant in Africa and around the globe.
Height: 1.55m Waist: 28 Hips: 30 Shoe: 3/4 Hair: Black Eyes: Brown