Apart from a handful of school plays Gift Mokhampanyane had no other acting experience when he landed a part in Soul Buddyz.
A drama and art student at the National School of the Arts, Gift speaks English and Sotho.
He is a continual source of entertainment to his mother who says he is, “cute, funny and makes me laugh.”
He is a fan of local music, movies, soccer and watching TV.
He admires Isidingo’s Zeb Matabane, Karabo and Simphiwe from Generations and Doris Mokoena from Muvhango.
Gift plans to make it big in Hollywood by winning an Oscar for best actor, but for now he’s content to learn some skills from great movie stars like Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Jackie Chan, Mel Gibson, Chris Tucker and Sean Connery.