Arts & Entertainment
The Five Minute Call Show
Tumelo Candice Modiselle is a woman who loves the arts. She describes herself as an actress, storyteller, host and social entrepreneur. Tumelo is the executive producer and host of The Five Minute Call Show on YouTube and is the founder and chief executive of Sellé Jewellery.
The entertainment scene has always been part of Tumelo’s character. The 29-year-old recalls being seven years old and standing in the lounge in front of her mother and older sisters impersonating musicians and reading out the Lotto instructions as if she was a game show host. “They were my first and best audience to date,” she says.
Tumelo uses the The Five Minute Call Show to create a space for emerging creatives that encourages growth and transparency in the entertainment industry. This is done through guest interviews and educational episodes and promotes an attitude of diligence, discipline and respect in an industry that’s often overlooked and undervalued.
Her career as an actress includes being part of the leading cast of the first African Disney Plus Anthology, Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, an animated science fiction anthology that draws on the continent’s histories and cultures. She also worked on Generations and acted in Netflix’s Jiva.
Tumelo’s career milestones as a presenter include hosting the first Forbes 30 under 30. She went on to host the 2022 South African Craft Awards, the 2022 Feather Awards and the South African Film and Television Awards. As an entrepreneur she was a recipient of the Panache Woman of Wonder Awards.
- BA Dramatic Arts (Honours), University of Witwatersrand
- Executive producer and host of The Five Minute Call Show on YouTube
- Founder and chief executive of Sellé Jewellery Career
- Hosted the first Forbes 30 under 30
- Hosted the 2022 South African Craft Awards and the 2022 Feather Awards, alongside my sisters Bontle Moloi and Refilwe Modiselle.
- Recipient of the Panache Woman of Wonder Awards.
- Part of the leading cast of the first African Disney Plus Anthology, Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, an animated science fiction anthology that draws on the continent’s histories and cultures.
Entertainment has always been innate to my character. From as young as seven, I recall standing in front of my mother and older sisters in the lounge, impersonating my favourite musicians and reading out the instructions of the lotto tickets to them, as if I was a game show host. They were my first and best audience to date.
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Imagine a South Africa centred on enabling and equipping the youth. A society committed to moulding, forming and fashioning the unique potential of each and every young person. School policies are modelled on shared values, principles and respect for others. Making kindness cool again. To rewrite a narrative where they do not seek their identities in the fickle standards and ever-changing goal posts created through social media. Exposure to the plethora of options they have is vital for a better-informed society.
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