One To Watch: Actress Mapaseka Koetle

Each year few faces join the spotlight in our industry. Many fade out just as quickly as they peaked but a selected few have the rare honor of actually showing some staying power. This year Mapaseka Koetle has emerged on my radar as one of the few stars to watch. She looks set to become a big name soon. 

The 24 year old Bloem rising star is making waves. No surprise given the fact that she has had to earn her stripes in this business. She is a performing arts graduate. She has theatre experience with a lead role ‘Lesedi’ in the hit play ‘Show Off" under belt.

Her crack at screen acting came with a role on Mzanzi Magic’s local film ‘Second Chances’ produced by Andile Ncube.

Now Pasi, as she is known, has solidified her path to her dream of having a sustainable career with a role on etv's popular soapie Scandal, playing Dintle.

My opinion on why she is one to watch: Firstly she is a very humble. Having watched her at few events over the year, I noticed that she also takes pride in her appearance.

She comes across as very aware of the work that one has to do beyond just the job to build a sustainable brand in this business.

But, don't take my word for it. Here are some few questions I asked her so you can get to know her better;
  • What inspires you?
Everyday life inspire me, people who have the fighting spirit,  people who don't give up or feel sorry for themselves.. Now that's an inspiration.
  • Who do you look up to in the industry?
 People like Nthati Moshesh,  she is so talented and she's humble.. I just love her.
  • What do you hope to have achieved in 5 years?
5 years time I see myself in movies, stage plays,being a successful business woman.


  • Are you a "change 5 times before deciding on an outfit" kinda girl or you go to the closet and immediately know what to wear for that day/night?
I always decide the night before,  but sometimes it doesn't work out so yeah I do change 3 times before deciding on what to wear.
  • Which local designer are you just dying to wear on the redcarpet?
David Tlale ... I just love him


  • Which song is on constant repeat on your iPod or Phone right now?
 Beatenberg- Rafael I love the song wow.
  • Last albumn you purchased and when?
Toni Braxton and babyface - love, marriage and divorce. This was in February
  • What is your feel good song?
The commodores - Night shift man I love this song.


  • Beside your own show, what else do you watch on tv when you have time?
I love reality shows just to name a few : Dineo's Diary,  The Real Housewives of Atlanta, I also love Rhythm City.
  • Who is your favourite actor/Actress of all time?

Hugh Jackman

Finally, What are your 3 Guilty Pleasures that you are embarrassed about?

.... eating things I'm not suppose to like chocolate , spicy food and pizza.  I know they not good for me but they taste so good.

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