Exonia Willemse

Tertiary institution: AFDA Cape Town - the School for the Creative Economy

Field of study: 3-year Bachelor in Performing Arts 

Exonia was raised by her grandparents in Kwanokuthula and by Born in Africa as well when her grandparents moved away! This young lady joined the Born in Africa program in high school and we enrolled her at Wittedrift High were she graduated despite many personal adversities. During her school career it became apparent just how creative Exonia is as a person in various ways.  She loves to act, sing and perform and music is certainly her first love. AFDA was the obvious choice as so many brilliant performers are alumni’s from this prestigious college. The one year course (Higher Certificate in Film, Television and Entertainment Production) she completed in 2021, laid a foundation of basic skills and learning to enter the creative economy at an assistant level. It also enabled her to study a 3-year Bachelor Degree in Performing Arts at AFDA. We wish her much luck for this year as these studies will enable her to secure her place in the world of creative studies.