Ferry Busisiwe Jele is a 40-year-old South African actress, singer, dancer and voice artist best known for her role as Tina in the television series Mzansi. She also starred as domestic worker Florence Malinga in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba, from 2012-2013.
Ferry Busisiwe Jele got her National Diploma in Drama in 1996
Jele graduated from Natal Technikon in 1996 with a National Diploma in Drama & Theatre. And, has featured on television with stints on Muvhango, Backstage, Orlando, Mzansi and Generations. As young as she looks, Jele is an old school actress. It’s almost as if she is immune to aging.
Ferry Busisiwe Jele worked as a writer for Tsha Tsha
While most of you enjoyed Tsha tsha, the TV series? She was a workshop writer for that TV series. And on stage and has performed in theatre productions. Such as Blues of Biko, Milestones, Bozzoli, Of Cats & Dogs, Shattered Dreams, Maru, Julius Caesar, Enquiry, Madiepetsane, Stockings and Stilettos, Lest We Forget, The Third Coming and King Lear.
In 2007 she could be seen in the mini-series Society and the drama series Jacob’s Cross, playing the role of Busi Makhubu. Ferry has also done extensive corporate theatre work. In addition, she was the performance coach on the e.tv soapie Rhythm City. And once had seasonal cameo appearance on etv’s Scandal as Beatrice.
Ferry Busisiwe Jele marriege and kids
Ferry Jele keeps her relationships private. Although she is married, she has never given her husband’s name. She nevertheless has two daughters. And the eldest of them, Neo Paulus, adopted acting as a career. Jele also has Kitty profile page on instagram for her cat. Which you may or may not count as part of her family.
Ferry Jele directed The river
In South African television productions, Ferry Jele has become increasingly significant. She got her start working as a performance coach for the director of the award-winning Telenova, “The River,” on the Etv soap opera “Rhythm City.” South Africans praised Ferry for his superb directing work on 1Magic’s “The River.”
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The River had just won a record-breaking 10 South African Film and Television Awards at the 2020 (SAFTAs). Ferry Jele also won the Golden Horn Award for Best Directing Achievement – Telenovela. She stated, “I am really affected and overwhelmed by the amount of love everyone has shown me, in response to the cheers. I cried reading my timeline. I will always be appreciative. Many thanks.”said the actress showing much grattitude.
What was her first TV role or theatre role?
I entered the industry when I starred in a musical called Mild Stones, directed by Jerry Mofokeng. I was then cast on a TV a show called Orlando, but I think my first major role was on Muvhago in 2002, when I portrayed an advocate called Sizakele Ndlovu.
Ferry Busisiwe Jele chose the Veronica role because it was just “fun”
“Veronica is an insane person! She’s a carefree con artist who is also quite shady [laughs]. The only thing I’ve been doing since landing the part is having fun. There are absolutely no similarities between us!”
“Aside from the fact that Veronica enjoys playing just as much as I do. She doesn’t even somewhat resemble my personality in terms of her appearance, attire, and mannerisms. Since there is a character just like MaVero from the neighborhood, and I drew inspiration from those characteristics when I was growing up, being born and raised in the township has helped me give MaVero more life.” Said Ferry when asked why she picked the role.
The river was a reunion between her and Sindi Dlathu
“It has been the most wonderful journey, compared to all the other acting roles I have had. It’s a lovely production to work for, and I’m acting alongside brilliant people. We have a transparent relationship with the director, where we can just sit, talk and have healthy conversations about work.
Sindi and I have done theatre productions together in the past, and we’ve also worked on Muvhango. So being on set with her again after so many years is absolutely wonderful! The other person I got to work with and learn from, and I’m having such a great time with, is Moshidi Motshegwa and the other youngsters on set.” Said the actress.