Seasoned actress Kgomotso Christopher spoke to Channel24 about her 2018 Safta nomination and the contribution the annual award ceremony has made to the local entertainment industry. Kgomotso has been nominated in the Best Actress in a TV Soapie or Telenovela category.
For the actress finding out about her Safta nomination was a "bitter-sweet" moment. She explains: "I found out the day we buried our beloved Scandal! colleague, Bra Sandy. As we drove to the cemetery after the service, I got a chance to turn on my phone and in flooded all the messages of congratulations on social media.
"It had been a very somber week for the production. The moment I found out was bitter sweet and surreal."
Speaking about the contribution the Saftas has made to the local entertainment industry Kgomotso says: "Showcasing local content helps to generate and grow South African audiences. The body of work and the practitioners that get to be highlighted also act as a source of inspiration for the next generation of arts practitioners"
She also mentions the actors she looks up to in the industry, saying: "I once had a cameo appearance on Madam & Eve starring Motshabi Tyelele. I met her when I was 20 on that show and to this day, I still get career and life advice from her. She has helped me navigate so many aspects of my career."