From Iconic Roles To Industry Exposé: Actress Vatiswa Ndara Unmasks The Ugly "Truth" Of Showbiz

From Iconic Roles To Industry Exposé: Actress Vatiswa Ndara Unmasks The Ugly “Truth” Of Showbiz

Renowned actress Vatiswa Ndara recently made a significant announcement, revealing her decision to retire from acting.

This unfortunate choice stems from her unfortunate blacklisting within the industry,

Ndara, a celebrated figure in the entertainment realm, has graced our screens with her exceptional talent in notable television series like Muvhango and Igazi.

Why Vatiswa Ndara Is Calling It Quits

In her forthcoming book titled “Unfiltered: My Unglamorous Odyssey in the World of South African Entertainment,” Vatiswa Ndara bravely unveils her momentous decision and sheds light on the hidden “truths” and scandals within the industry.

This tell-all memoir promises to unravel the controversial drama she experienced, particularly involving Connie and Shona Ferguson, the esteemed owners of Ferguson Films.

According to Ndara, she candidly disclosed that she had been presented with a contract from Ferguson Films, offering her a compensation of R110,000 before tax for a five-week shooting commitment.

However, she found this offer to be both demeaning and exploitative. Her contention was that, despite being paid for her work, the production company and the channel would continue to reap financial benefits from the show long after her involvement had concluded.

In her pursuit of justice and fairness, Vatiswa Ndara penned an open letter to the Arts and Culture Minister, beseeching him to intervene in the exploitative practices prevalent within the industry.

Unfortunately, her courageous act did not yield the expected support. Instead, she encountered legal action and faced a wave of backlash from both the Fergusons and other influential figures within the industry.

Ndara revealed that she faced the unfortunate consequences of being blacklisted from the industry when she made an attempt to exit one of Ferguson Films’ productions, specifically “Igazi,” where she portrayed the iconic character of Nomarussia.

Despite fulfilling her professional obligations, she found herself unjustly labeled as “difficult” and “tantrum-throwing” by certain producers.

However, she vehemently denied any allegations of hindering production or causing trouble on set.

Through the publication of her book, Vatiswa Ndara aspires to ignite a spark of inspiration among fellow artists, urging them to assert themselves and advocate for improved working conditions and fair compensation.

Fully prepared for the potential backlash and criticism her book may invite, Vatiswa remains steadfast in her commitment to speaking her truth.

She expresses heartfelt gratitude for the unwavering support and love she has received from her fans and fellow actors, who have played an instrumental role in encouraging her to persist in her fight for justice and reform.

Ndara takes pride in her remarkable accomplishments and the legacy she has built as an actor. However, she firmly believes that it is time to embark on a new chapter in her life.

Despite any challenges she may have encountered, she holds no regrets about her decision to quit acting, recognizing the alleged toxic and unhealthy nature of the industry she once thrived in.

While her passion for acting as an art form remains intact, Vatiswa openly acknowledges her lack of affection for an industry that exploits and mistreats artists.

With unwavering hope, she yearns for a future where the industry undergoes positive transformation, embracing a culture of respect for the rights and dignity of all artists.


By jdt