This year will be one to remember for Enhle Mbali Maphumulo (nee Mlotshwa).
The actress, who recently had a white wedding ceremony with her husband DJ Black Coffee (Nkosinathi Maphumulo), said she was ready to start the year off with a bang.
“This year is going to be very interesting. At the moment I am busy working on a movie and a telenovela. There is so much more that is going to happen.”
Her wedding, organised by actress and wedding planner Sophie Ndaba, was a private ceremony filled with stars, close family and friends at Sun City.
The couple had a traditional ceremony back in 2011.
Maphumulo starred in a number of series, including Tshisa, Soul City, iNkaba and 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls.
Her role as Nandi in Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan caused a racial storm last year when her character had a white love interest.
The usually private 29-year-old shared her thoughts in an Instagram post about the issue, saying she had agreed to take on the role because of the interracial storyline.
Racist slurs started when a photo of the characters kissing was posted on the show's Facebook page.
Maphumulo said working on set wasn't easy, as she also received racial slurs from people she thought were open minded.
When she isn't acting, she is nurturing her business acumen.
In 2015, she launched her own maternity wear label,
SE Preggoz, for fashion-forward women who wanted to be stylishly comfortable. She first launched the label while in New York and received great feedback, selling out within a week. Her hopes for the brand are to extend it across Africa and the US.
The designer also stars in Rockville as Lindi, a good girl-turned-escort trying to find her way again. She said viewers would have to wait to see what will happen to her character, as the drama series is still in the works for season 5.
Maphumulo said that on a personal front, her brand was all about growth this year.
“Over the past few years I've based everything on learning. This year I'm all about growing, and super-excited about the journey.”
The mother-of-two feels that 2016 taught her the greatest kind of love.
“Starting with self-love, it always radiates onto everyone and everything around you. The year 2016 taught me persistence and resilience; and that being content is such a great gift.”
Set hopes to create an impact on her industry this year.
“The year 2017 for me will not only be about being productive and exciting, but it will be the beginning of something special.”