She has been making all sorts of headlines of late. Her unmatched talent has seen her winning hearts as she nails her on-screen character of Dintle Nyathi on Scandal. Mapaseka Koetle is a South African actress best known as Dintle on Scandal! We can all agree she is that star actress we all hate to love. She might be one annoying character, but her determination is off the charts.
Currently, on set, she is connecting the dots and trying to fix the mysterious equation of who killed her husband, Quinton Nyathi. However, apart from acting, she doubles as a blogger and entrepreneur.
The 32-year-old actress was born in 1989, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Just like those before her, she managed to break into the acting industry at a younger age. At the age of 13-years, she was already starring on small screens, and little did she know that was her road to fame. She attended her education at AFDA but then completed her studies at City Varsity.
A few years later, she bagged a gig on Show Off, and the rest is history. Later on in life, she joins etv’s most-watched drama series, Scandal as Dintle Nyathi. We can all agree she is a jack of all trades and a master of all. It’s surprising that the star actor also doubles as Scandal’s social media manager, well who knew this after all?
Onset, Dintle always has some scheme to pull from her old bag of tricks. Very unapologetic, she is always right and never lets anyone’s voice be heard. Annoying as she is, Quinton’s baby mama is one character you wouldn’t want to miss on the show.
However, many questions have been asked about how much does the star actress earn from Scandal. In recent years Scandal has kept salaries of their cast under wraps, but it seems as if it’s a thing of the past. No doubt Scandal has the plug and has proved it in recent years. With it, one of the most-watched drama series, every actor’s dream is to be part of the cast. Despite all being said, a star-studded cast does not come cheap, and it’s a well-known fact.
Despite salaries being paid depending on variables such as experience time on scenes and role prominence, that’s not the case Dintle Nyathi. Rumour has it that she is one of the most paid actresses as of 2021. How could this be possible given the fact that she is just a lead actor? Apart from being a lead actress, she runs the social media pages of Scandal and happens to be the drama series Social Media Manager.
Rumour has it Scandal pays Mapaseka Koetle a whopping R150 000 per month for her actress and Social Media Manager roles. She beats the likes of Leleti Khumalo and Sindi Dlathu, who are paid around R120 000 despite working as Co-directors in their respective drama series.