“In this industry you have to be more than just a pretty face”, Meet Luthando, the dazzling one
Paving her way into the Television industry, Makwange is impacting the world one script at a time. When you hear the words clip, clip, action then cut well that’s what Makwange is all about, she creates, writes then edits quality curated content.
The future of television is seemingly very bright as a pool of talented, vibrant and creative youngsters like Makwange are inching towards the television trajectory. This ambitious and creative novice was born and bred in Centurion, Gauteng. She is only 19 years of age and is currently pursuing Television and Live Performance studies at the Africa Film Drama Art (AFDA) institution.
She says she strongly believes that when you’re in the industry you have to be more than just a pretty face. Makwange is very bold and fearless, she has her whole future ahead of her and she is clearly a jack of all trades as she has collaborated with several successful South African brands at the mere age of 19 while simultaneously being a You-tuber. The brands include Lost Couture Worldwide and African Luxury. Just recently, she was chosen as one of Shimmer Beauty’s ambassadors, which is a proudly South African black owned make-up brand that offers 100 percent animal cruelty free products.
Young as she is Makwange has mastered the imperative skill of multi-tasking, she is a teenager but her mindset is positioned for bigger things and she stays on her grind.
Being a versatile and a charismatic personality that Makwange is, she has attracted tons of success her way. It’s crystal clear that Makwange is all about securing her bag as she’s also a very successful You-tuber, her channel Shawty Creations has gained so much momentum and following and is continuing to grow massively.
Being a flexible and a fascinating person that Makwange is, Shawty Creations is a tool and a vessel that explores as she doesn’t stick to one content, her interests chops and changes. Shawty Creations is a very versatile channel, it doesn’t just focus on one specific thing, and it accurately chronicles and incorporate different but solid content. Her channel depicts accurately just how much of a fascinating and a magnet Makwange is. She moves very fluidly within it. She has effortlessly tackled triggering and sensitive topics that people are usually afraid to engage in by hosting other people to her channel and ask them questions pertaining a specific topic.
Makwange keeps elevating and effortlessly climbing the success ladder. Where her YouTube channel is concerned Makwange highly advices people who are curating content on YouTube to be consistent and be unique because that’s what sets her apart from the rest. She says she doesn’t want to be boxed nor confined which explains why she also does modelling for local clothing brands such as Lost Couture and African Luxury.
More than anything, it clearly shows that Makwange is capable of being a media personality and will grow rapidly in the foreseeable future. When asked about why she chose the television path, she said initially she wanted to go into acting straight but she was exposed to another side of the industry as she ended up being the head writer for their television show.
“I never really saw myself as a good writer. I mean, I was always good at academic essays but I wasn’t so sure about storytelling, so going into this course I didn’t have high expectations of myself and I was scared. Within my crew production I ended up being the head writer and writing for our TV show”.
“What I love about AFDA is they show you that you never know if you can do something unless you try it. And now I’m so in love with TV writing”.
In addition, Luthando Makwange is both a fascinating and alluring individual. She is a natural host, she embodies that effortlessly and moves fluidly within it. It’s hilarious but very solid and genuine. She isn’t afraid to be raw and open herself to her subscribers and show to them that having your life upside down or feeling down at times is okay all that matters is your power to bounce back up. She has also engaged in live conversations pertaining all things Mental Health.
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