I know its been a flurry of 11 on 11s and if I could I would stop them but it’s been too much fun so, nope they’ll keep on coming.
On today’s 11 on 11 we have Nkosilesisa Kwanele Ncube and she’s been keeping herself quite busy, she’s a trained journalist, screenwriter and aspiring television producer whose interests lie in story telling through whatever medium. She has written full length and short form films and has also written for television. She also interned at the national weekly newspaper “Sunday News” for a year and had a short stint as editor for an online entertainment magazine “Urban Culxure”. She is currently with the Multichoice Talent Factory where she is working towards improving her skills in film. In her spare time, Nkosi runs a personal blog Words by Nkocy. And her other skills include public speaking and concept development.
Among the organisations she has worked with are Film and TV Resources, Multichoice, DSTV and the United Nation’s Pause Campaign. In 2020, she published her debut book, Drafts: 100 Letters I Will Never Send.
Here’s Nkosilesisa’s 11 on 11
1.Well…Who are you?
I am Nkosilesisa Kwanele Ncube. I’m a writer, a content producer and a blogger. I’m a lover of words. An introverted introvert, basically an old lady trapped in a 20 something’s body.
2. What drove you to start a blog?
I have about a billion thoughts a day and I never have anywhere to put them. Human interaction also doesn’t come easily to me so I’m always more comfortable writing things down than saying them.
3. What else draws your heart and drives your interest?
It’s the people around me, there’s a story in literally all of us, I plan to tell as many of those as I can. There is so much inspiration around us, you just need to look long enough.
4. Your most cherished achievement and your greatest adversity?
Greatest achievement: Getting a book published. I wanted to for so many years but I never got to it. I finally did last year and Drafts:100 Letters I Will Never Send is my proudest work yet.
5. A book, a movie and an album
6. Do you have a mantra, quote or idea that you live by?
“And when my time is done, have I done enough?”
It’s a line from the song from Who Lives, who dies, who tells your story from Hamilton.
7. Describe how it feels and how it looks when you’re in your element
It’s really just a thousand voices in my head talking and yelling and promising and loving. Stories have a way of just telling themselves. And when they do, all I do is start aggressively poking at my keyboard.
8. If you could travel to three locations of your choice then finally sit down and have a heart to heart with one person, where and who?
First, Broadway. If I never get to visit Broadway, I will take it personally.
Masai Mara in Kenya, apparently you can sleep in a hot air balloon there.
And Disney World, you’re never too old.
9. If you were to describe your life, passions, and ideals in aesthetics what would it be?
Purple rose aesthetic. I have a giant collection of those on my phone. Purple rose, delicate enough, honest enough, soft enough, hard enough, regal enough.
10. What time period would you visit in history?
The 80s. I always say I was born in the wrong decade. The music was great. The clothes were interesting. And everybody just let everybody else be.
11. What is the closest thing to real magic?
Learning people. There is so much beauty in so many people. And when they open themselves up to somebody else, it’s pure magic.