Sekela Ngamilo

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Sekela is a 20-year-old British actress and performer who began performing professionally when she became part of Shakespeare’s Globe's first professional young company - The Globe Young Players. Playing both a comedic page in ‘The Malcontent’ and a troubled princess in ‘Dido, Queen of Carthage’, Sekela was also the Dance Captain and performed solos in various original songs written for the company. During her time there, she began working on the screen leading to her having lead roles in short films ‘Gas Station’ (University of Westminster) and ‘Anemone’ (BBC Films) and a commercial for Coca Cola Africa. She has also worked as a supporting artist in feature films Teen Spirit and Farming.

 

Sekela had a screen test for the role of Shuri in Black Panther. Sekela enjoys singing and dancing and as part of a choir helped compose the musical piece 'Seven Seeds' that they performed along with a super choir at the Royal Albert Hall. In addition as part of the Hillsong London Dance Team meaning I would regularly dance with the company at the Dominion Theatre and twice at the O2 as part of their popular Christmas Carol's service. Sekela was also part of the Boadicea Ladies Dance Crew performing at events like Move It. Sekela is highly intelligent and achieved top grades while studying Drama in school as well as the award for best Drama student two years in a row.

 

She studies Jurisprudence at The University of Oxford, while being an active part of student theatre, organising and performing in productions while writing performance poetry, scripts and screenplays. She also enjoys freestyle rapping. She trains as an Elite Member with Dominique Moore Arts. She can currently be seen as a Foster Child in the feature film Farming.

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