The thuggish actor everybody adores

In action,actor Kenneth Nkomo
In action,actor Kenneth Nkomo

Kenneth Nkomo is one of the actors who undoubtedly contributed to the success of Itshireletse, Botswana Television's (Btv) popular crime prevention show. The actor who has somewhat become the unofficial face of the engaging show has a chat with Showbiz correspondent GASEBALWE SERETSE

Kenneth Nkomo plays a character viewers cannot help but adore whether he portrays villain or victim.  The characters he plays always tread closely on the line between love and hate.  It is a talent he credits to his enthusiasm to amuse. "I loved attention as a young boy and used to entertain people around me," says the 44-year-old Nkomo, who is originally from the border village of Ramokgwebana in the northern part of Botswana.

The actor says that he spent his early childhood in Pimville, South Africa and started acting in plays while still at pre-school.

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