Poor planning locks Brenda Wairimu out of BET acting contest

Poor planning locks Brenda Wairimu out of BET acting contest

Acclaimed Kenyan actress, Brenda Wairimu,failed to participate in BET’s Top Actor Africa auditions in South Africa despite being invited for the prestigious game show.

The actress turned down the auditions, which would have given her exposure to some of Hollywood’s top talents scouts, because they gave her “too short a notice”.

The auditions are scheduled to be on Friday; however Brenda only got communication a day to the event.

Two days ago, Wairimu could not keep her excitement at bay when the officials of the show communicated that she had been nominated to participate in the auditions in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She went on to share the conversation on Instagram with her fans asking them to keep their fingers crossed.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!!! Visa, ticket, all by Friday??? Keep em crossed lol!

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For her fans, this opportunity would see her open doors that could see her follow in the foot steps of Oscar Award winner, Lupita Nyong’o.

However, on Thursday, she admitted that it was impossible to get both the visa and ticket to fly to the destination by Friday.

She announced that she had to forfeit her spot, but thanked her fans for the support.

Top Actor (South Africa) is hosted by one of South Africa’s finest television and film stars; Zikhona Sodlaka (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom; Generations).

12 of the best up and coming actors in South Africa are selected to battle it out on camera for title of Top Actor SA, in front of big industry names hailing from Hollywood and South Africa.

Living under one roof, drama ensues in the house and on the screen as contestants compete on actual film and television sets for a career-launching prize package.

The package includes: R100, 000 Cash Prize (Ksh1 million), management by a Hollywood agent and a potential role in a Hollywood movie or television show shot in South Africa.

Every week, the young hopefuls face elimination based on their performance in the various demanding challenges.

Even though Wairimu dropped out of the contest, Kenya will be represented by numerous aspiring actors.

The actress, who is Juliani’s “baby mama”, went quiet after she gave birth to her daughter. After numerous rumours about their breakup the celebrity couple refused to discuss their relationship with the media.

Things are looking up for the Mali actress, she has hinted at new projects on social media.


She is set to be a guest at the Mr. and Miss Kenyatta University event on Friday 16th October.