Connie Chiume (born June,1952) is a South African actress of Malawi descent. She is popularly known for her appearance in Black Panther, Soul City, Black is King and Zone 14. She has been in the industry since she made her debut role in 1977, making her one of the experienced actresses South African entertainment industry. Connie Chiume featured in South African soapie on Mzansi Magic called Gomora, which gives her local fame in the country. In addition, she featured in numerous dramas and serials.
The experienced actress, Connie Chiume was born in 1952 in Welkom, Freestate, South Africa but her father is from Malawi while her mother is from South Africa. This gave her the priviledge to claim two nationalities, that is South Africa and Malawi. Her father Wright Tadeyo died in 1983, while her mother MaNdlovu in March 2020. She spent her childhood days in Welkom, where she attended her primary and high school.
Before proceeding to the Eastern Cape, Connie Chiume attended her primary and secondary school in Welkom, South Africa, to complete matric. Sadly, she could not complete her nursing course as she desires to be trained as a teacher. However by determination to be a teacher, she graduated from the teaching school in 1976 with good grades.
Connie Chiume started her career as a teacher, but after years of teaching, she resigned and traveled to Israel. Later, she moved to Greece to kick start her acting career. She made her debut in the industry in 1977, which means she has been in the industry for over 40 years. She played the role of Thembi in the Inkom' Edla Yodwa series. After the success of the series, she was invited to play in the film, Warriors from Hell in 1990, which made her maiden cinema appearance.
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