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Vicky Kente

Vicky Kente

Artist Profile

Actress, Producer

 

Date of Birth: 30 November 1964

Height: 1.50m  Hair Colour: Black  Eye Colour: Brown

 

Languages: IsiXhosa, English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu, Sesotho, Siswati

Skills: Choreography, Drama Coaching, Producing, Voice Artist, Corporate Communications Consultant, Corporate Trainer, MC

 

Biography:

Vicky started her acting career in the Western Cape at the Nico Malan Theatre. There she mostly did stage productions.

In 1994 she moved to Johannesburg where she started working with Frans Marx  as an actress in Egoli. In the same year she was asked by Charles Fourie to be part of the cast of Vrygrond, which was sponsored by the ATKV and which was invited to all the Afrikaans festivals.

She has qualifications in Drama (UCT), Communications (Unisa).

In 2010 she appeared in Intersexions for Curious Pictures and played a lead in the sitcom, Thysnywerheid directed by Cobus Rossouw.

Vicky is a versatile actress who has also performed in musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar and international film productions like Born Free. She has a worked with David Poole as a choreographer for five years during her stay in Cape Town performing and teaching dance in Guguletu and Nyanga.

She was also a presenter for a few productions on SABC.

In 1996 after performing in Soul Buddy’s under the direction of Bobby Heaney he invited her to be a partner in a joint venture. This was the beginning of a long producing relationship with Bobby Heaney Productions and later Imani Media. Together they have produced Mass Choir Festivals for SABC 2 & SABC3, The Write Stuff, Vander Walts Fault, Erfsondes One, Two and Three.

In 2001 she was invited to Canada by 4Square Production to workshop a joint venture. The meeting culminated into an Aids documentary, which turned out to be a great success when in 2006 SABC Africa broadcast the documentary. She then co-produced a documentary with the same production company called Water! Water. This production was shot in Canada, Namibia. The following year she was invited to attend the Banff festival in Calgary Canada.

Vicky has her own production company where she produces documentaries and corporate videos for blue chip companies. Kente Productions has won tenders to do events for government and blue chip companies in South Africa, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. These include the

The first and second Multi-Choice Vuka Awards; The Inauguration of Tito Mboweni, Kennedy Memorial Road Show in Africa and New York, The international Water Affairs conference, The Tenth Anniversary of the Tutu Foundation and the re-launch of  the Big Hole in Kimberley for De Beers in 2006.

Vicky has also done adverts for Unilever and many other companies for television.

MC

Vicky Kente is a motivational speaker and MC.

She speaks 6 languages and has done voice overs in four of the languages. These languages are Xhosa, English, Afrikaans, Zulu, siSwati and Sesotho. Vicky has done adverts for Unilever and many other companies for television.

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