Muvhango Mpho’s Facial Scar Almost Derailed Her Acting Career
Despite her stunning looks which saw her being crowned Miss Thohoyandou, many film producers passed over talented actress Azwimmbavhi Rambuda because of her facial birthmark.
Azwimmbavhi is popular for her role as Mpho on SABC 2 soapie, Muvhango.
Narrating her struggles Mpho said,
“I’d get rejected for only one reason. We like you but how do we cover that scar? The question was on the lips of each and every agent I met”
Whenever she tried to correct the agents by saying that it was actually a birthmark and not a scar, the agents would say,
“Your birthmark won’t get you any jobs, sorry we can’t take you.”
The actress went on to say that it was devastating for her to be told that she could not get a role that she auditioned for because of the facial birthmark.
“To hear all this afteryears of drama school and performance training killed me inside,” she said.
However, Azwimmbavhi never gave up on herself or on her dreams and continued persevering.
Azwimmbavhi who is a real-life Venda princess auditioned for a number of roles on Muvhango which she failed to land. Despite the setbacks, she continued auditioning for other roles and eventually landed the role of Mpho.
Since making her debut as the younger, sassy and stylish concubine of Chief Azwindini of Thathe, Azwi has shown that she is a force to reckon with in the entertainment industry.
Azwi is a living embodiment of tenacity, self-belief and talent and we look forward to her powerful performances.