From poetry and dancing to being an amazing actress on South African screens. Angel Pooe is one of the South African thespians who on different productions has given South African audience some mind blogging performances. We have digged deep into who Angel Pooe is and her accomplishments thus far, and finding out how she has gotten to where she is in her career.
Angel is not afraid to admit that she draws her inspiration, courage and consistency from God. “He is the centre of my life, I draw strength from understanding that my talent is link to my life’s purpose”. Angel’s journey is really a testament that indeed the timing of God often defies one’s thinking. She has been a mainstay on both the small and big screens for well over 15 years, acquiring a number of TV gigs as an actress and presenter, Joining South Africa’s most loved shows such as Muvhango and The Queen among others. With how things are going for Angel Pooe, it is safe to say she is in the peak of her career. Pooe held numerous temporary jobs during her time in theatre, including playing a lead character in a theatre drama called Intuition which played at Mmabana Mmabatho, Market Theatre, State Theatre, and Grahamstown Arts Festival. Pooe has since honed her acting skill.
It wouldn’t be long before Angel would get her onscreen debut in 2019, playing Lerato on Mzanzi Magic Telenovela “The River”, working alongside industry heavyweights such as Sindi Dlathu and Hlomla Dandala. Having joined one of the biggest production house “Ferguson Films” has helped Pooe to bag other roles that she played just few months after her onscreen debut. Few months later, Angel joined Muvhango’s cast, where she portrayed a character called Masseuse. In 2020 alone, Angel secure three gigs, where she appeared on the same screen with the likes of Connie Ferguson on her role as Shaka Kloza’s side chick on the popular telenovela “The Queen”. She also appear on Rockville, Isiphindelelo, and Muse Media. As if that wasn’t enough, Angel has also earned a gig as a sports reader in Vula Vala on Mzanzi Magic.
Angel’s road to success wasn’t as straight and smooth as it was with most celebrities in the industry who managed to get their first gigs at a young age, however it is a sweet success story by just looking at how far she has come. The TV star was born and bred in Rustenburg, Phokeng in the North-West province where she attended her primary and secondary school. Angel always had a passion for arts and theatre. Although her parents wanted her to pursue a career in chemical engineering, Angel was unwilling to compromise her acting dreams. Upon matriculating, Angel has never looked back. She enrolled in theatre and Arts in Mmabana Arts Culture & Sports in Mahikeng, where she started doing what she always loved including doing poetry and dancing.
Angel is now coagulating her presence in her community with her humanitarian projects with the hopes to lessen the burden of youth unemployment and the challenges of people living with disability.
The award winning entrepreneur and actress uses her detergent and cleaning Service Company called Eana Cleaning wherein she is helping young people to start their own businesses. She has also founded a foundation called Wa Mo Aforika Foundation which focuses on women and Children and those living with Disabilities. In its Six months of existence the foundation cares for over 51 children from the rural areas. The foundation has provided resources to at least five Children living with disability to live better.
Currently, Angel is depending on the money she is making out of her acting career and donation to sustain her projects. “Wa Mo Aforika Foundation and Eana Cleaning services and detergents supply do not have any sponsors nor funding, we are however open to have a seat down conversations with different companies and individuals to better assist and or contribute to helping young unemployed women and men to be able to start their business through Eana cleaning service or the foundation.”
For every humanitarian who finds it difficult to get motivated to pursue their passion, consider this quote that Angel Pooe live by: No one can help everyone, but everyone can help someone”.