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Getting To Know Celia Without Her Skeem Saam Wig

She is popularly known for her Celia Magongwa on SABC 1's youth soapie Skeem Saam, she is usually teased for her wig which makes her look old and unattractive.

Reshoketswe Portia Mmola was born in Tzaneen, Limpopo, she now resides in Johannesburg. She attended Prudens Secondary in Soweto and later graduated from Finland based Tampere University of Technology in 2000.

Shoki as she is well known by her social media followers, is a graduated from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) who holds a degree in drama, she is also traines in fashion designing and she specializes in corseted garments.

The veteran actress have announced that she is a full-time and that she is a graduated and is a registered traditional healer, meaning she can issue sick notes to those she consults.


“I’m practising full-time and I have qualified to give people sick notes. Anyone that comes to me I am registered as a traditional healer. It was quite an achievement,” she said with excitement.

The 42 year old who have survived an abusive marriage refuses to be called a single mother, she also claimed that she have gained some few kilograms after her divorce was finalised, she even said her chicks are now growing.

“I’m not a single mom, I want my lovely daughters to look at me and see a great mom. I'm 5kg heavier, my cheeks are plump, my heart is bigger and the fear levels have gone down. I’m happy," she said with a confident voice. 

Mmola also said she is living a good life which has no drama and fear of getting beaten up by her abusive husband. 

“I don’t have fears about having a restful mind or any drama in my house. I always say anything that happens in your life is a lesson learnt – it’s entirely up to you whether you learn or not.” says Shoki.

According to the Social worker from the Teddy Bear Clinic, Shoki's Younger daughter was too traumatised to even face her own father at court after what he put them through. 

“The accused is well known, loved, respected and trusted. The child displayed intense feelings of fear, anticipating that she might be hurt. The child has a severely limited ability to trust and is traumatised.”


She has been on the sptlight for 20 years and she gathered her experience while working with different prodiction such as:

Death of a Queen: Season 1 - Grace Lerothodi

eKasi: Our Stories: Season 4 - Mapula Mfolozi Street: Season 1 & 2- Matshidiso Mofokeng 

Muvhango: Season 1 - Tumi

My Perfect Family: Season 3 - Dawn Rhythm City: Season 1 - Patricia 

Skeem Saam: Season 1-8 - Ma Kunutu/Magongwa 

Zaziwa - Season 3 - Herself


Apart from being an actress, Shoki is also a casting director, acting coach and and a proud mother of two beautiful girls.

She commands a good number of followership on her Instagram account as she has over 85 000 followers whom she interacts with.

The Limpopo born actress was nominated for the Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a TV Drama. 

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