Fans were over the moon with the appearance of veteran actress Pamela Nomvete as the newest character on the groundbreaking prison drama Lockdown.
After several years away from the spotlight, the talented star returned to TV screens to the delight local fans who couldn’t contain their happiness.
The former Generations actress shook things up a little bit at the Thabazimbi Women’s Correctional Facility when she made her first appearance as a no-nonsense prison boss, Deborah Banda on Mzansi Magic’s hit drama series Lockdown.
Pamela has always maintained that she never abandoned acting as many thought. Instead, she had to give it a break and re-evaluate her life and relationship with the country before making a comeback to screens.
Apparently, being in this show at this time couldn’t be more perfect for the actress who has been missed by fans in the most adorable way.
Soon after her debut on the show, Pamela became the talk of Twitter town for her outstanding performance. As a result, memes and comments flooded social media. Fans of the show shared how the star gave them goosebumps with her performance.
Here are some of the comments
#LockdownS2..yohhh that entrance from Pamela Nomvethe. ..music played here on another level.
— Ntimi (@Ntimi9) October 9, 2017
#LockdownS2 Meme alert🤣🤣🤣🤣
Pamela Nomvete doing the most!!! Fire!!!
"There's only one Queen here!" pic.twitter.com/JsWkXZOavw
— Cam (@CamModisane) October 9, 2017
— Wanderlust 😏 (@Pixie306) October 9, 2017
— Motaung Mathabo (@ma_thaboz) October 9, 2017
— Portia Mphego (@_Estimator) October 9, 2017
— Liz ʕु•̫͡•ʔु☂⁝⁞⁝⁝ (@Refil0eThibeli) October 9, 2017
— NOMFUSI LENGS (@NomfusiLengs) October 9, 2017
In her memoir, Dancing to the Beat of the Drum, Pamela wrote extensively about her experience as a result of being intent on nurturing and growing in her craft.
In the bid to find herself, she left the country and acted in series such as Coronation Street in Britain. In 2014, she returned to Mzansi, but since her return to the country, Banda is her first big TV role. The journey started when she saw the first season of Lockdown and it appealed to her in a special way. Admittedly, she has always craved for some kind of cop series which she thought would be a reality with Lockdown.
Subsequently, Pamela reached out to Lorcia Cooper, who plays Tyson, and Cooper told the director, Mandla N about her interest in joining the show and the rest is history.
Judging from the love she has been receiving, Pamela Nomvete still got what it takes. Apparently, all the years she spent abroad didn’t corrupt her South African flavour.