Chi Mhende Macro Influencer

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Macro Influencer, Chi Mhende, is an actress, director with a significant South African & Pan-African social media reach.  She made waves in surprising audiences with her convincing male portrayal of ‘Wandile Radebe’ on the South African soap opera Generations. The show became a hit and continued to 4 seasons including 1000 episodes.

In 2006, Mhende moved to Cape Town to study at AFDA. She started theater acting with the role ‘Lady Capulet’ in an ArtsCape production Romeo and Juliet. With the brilliant performance in it, she was selected for many theater plays such as K. Sello Duiker’s The Quiet Violence of Dreams, JM Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and Richard III. S

She later worked with organisations such as the ‘Bonfire Improv Theatre Company’ and the ‘Zakheni Arts Therapy Foundation’ and contribute to the drama in South Africa. She is also renowned as the voice of ‘Siyaya’ and Al Jazeera’s global health series ‘Lifelines’. In 2014, Mhende made her maiden cinema appearance with the film Love the One You Love. The film had its premier at the 2014 Durban International Film Festival where she has played the role ‘Sandile’ where she became the Best Actress. In 2015, she was nominated for Promising Young Artist award at Africa Movie Academy Awards.