For as long as she can remember, Amo has always wanted to be on stage. “But fame was never part of the plan,” reflects the 25 year old who already has well over a decade of experience in various forms of performing arts.
She is quick to point out the downside of being in the limelight though, lamenting the way it robs one of a certain freedom to just be. “Sometimes you can’t even be seen enjoying a Savannah nje! Because you are afraid that someone might just get the wrong shot of you,” bemoans Amo, who admits that she “struggles to find a balance between paranoia and consciousness.”
When did you fall in love with the stage? :It was at a very young age. I grew up obsessed with musicals and the concept of singing, dancing and acting on stage. I wanted to be Annie and always loved to entertain. Fame was never the objective, entertaining was then and still is thee huge passion.
You’ve been Reneilwe on Rhythm City for almost three years now, how has the ride been?
It has been a joy to bring this fun filled character to life. I can’t say there is anything I hate about being an actress but I must say being in the public eye has been a big challenge. Not only the reality of being exposed to public scrutiny and expectations but it has also had a huge effect, both positive and negative, on my friendships and relationships at large.
My all-time favourite actress is Angelina Jolie because I love her versatility. She has an outstanding ability to play so many different roles and not to mention always give a brilliant and convincing performance.
You sing too?
I’m part of a female duo called “Shee” along with an extremely talented vocalist Tshenolo Ntsani. We are currently working of releasing a five track EP but you can always catch us live with our three piece band every weekend in different venues around Johannesburg and Pretoria .
I wish I could speak… French, Shona and Swahili
I’m really good at… Cooking and baking!
If only I was better at… Time management! I’m sooo bad!
Everybody knows this about me: I’m extremely loud, I enjoy a good laugh and I always put God first!
Nobody knows this about me… Dirt and a mess give me huge anxiety! Make sure you clean up after yourself when you’re around me!
My greatest achievement is still underway! But to date, it has to be getting my foot into the entertainment industry.
What have you learned from life so far? Life has taught me to be patient. Patient with others, patient with myself and to always FORGIVE! It has also taught me that it is within our purpose to help others and keep in mind that everybody is facing some kind of struggle so if it is not in your capacity to help them,don’t hurt them!
She has a serious side: Amo has ambitions of starting an arts foundation.
What do you better than acting and singing? Oh geeze! Uhmm, I think I’m a great daughter.
Extra hours in a day or more money in the bank? Definitely extra hours in a day!
In my heart, I always carry… Christ , my parents and all that they have taught me, my siblings and the laughter my friends have brought me.
Your signature drink? OROS!!!! all day everyday OROS wins!!!!!!