McHoney revels in acting career

By Shamiso Chiwanire

AWARD-WINNING Afro-fusion songbird Lee McHoney, real name Linda Nyauchi, is revelling in her acting career after she produced a new film titled Wadiwa Wepamoyo, which features veteran actor Ben Mahaka.

Mahaka has played Tom Mbambo on popular soap Studio 263.

McHoney told this publication that she always had a passion for acting, adding that she will not be quitting music for acting, but rather would do both.

“I have always had a passion for acting but I’d never considered taking it up as a career. I enjoy watching drama and being part of it, just like what happened when Derby and Ian, the producers of the show thought my personality would fit well in the acting industry, and I gave it a shot. I believe I’m a multi-talented artist. I will not quit music for anything, though I will venture into other opportunities in the arts industry. I will take both,” she said.

The Bulawayo-based songstress said she was honoured to be working alongside Mahaka as this was her first production.

When he came (Ben Mahaka) on set, I was literally star-struck. I started forgetting my lines and didn’t know how to act around him.He’s an amazing actor. He learnt the script on set yet he did so well. It’s a great experience. No lie, I am much honoured. This was my first major production. I don’t know if In future they will consider airing it on national TV,” she added.

The short film, Wadiwa Wemoyo, was originally shot as a web series and is currently trending on the Internet.

The Skoro Skoro hit-maker made waves in the music industry after the release of her latest video titled Laphokhona, which has received rave views on video-sharing platform YouTube. 

The video also got some attention from international audiences, especially South Africa.