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‘I constantly remind myself that this isn’t my talent but God’s talent,’– OPW presenter Vele Manenje

We caught up with actress and Our Perfect Wedding host Vele Manenje to chat about presenting one of the biggest shows in Mzansi and why she never leaves the house without praying

How did you clinch the Our Perfect Wedding presenter gig?

I had been invited to the auditions quite a number of times, including the presenter search. Once, I was forced to drop the presenter search halfway through the process because I had to complete shooting Ring Of Lies. This time, though, proved to be lucky number four because I got the job.

How did you feel when you got the gig?

I had prayed about it so much, that when I heard I got it, my body was literally shaking. I was flabbergasted! Although, I did have a feeling that this time I’d get it. I was really happy and excited.

How did you prepare for presenting the show?

I’ve watched and followed the show since the times of Brenda Ngxoli and Phumeza Mdabe, and have always known that it’s the kind of show that would represent my talent. I’ve gone to every single audition after Tumi Morake left, and never gave up on being an OPW presenter. I guess each time I auditioned, I was being trained and prepared for this blessing.

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