Uzalo Actor Nyawo Loses His Voice [Sad]
Uzalo actor, Cebolenkosi Mthembu who plays the role of Nyawo has apparently lost his voice. The character who used to be captain Nyawo and has now been demoted to detective Nyawo because of his incompetency has become a fan-favourite. He apparently also works for a community radio station; Vibe FM and hasn’t been able to work on radio since his voice is gone.
The multitalented actor and radio personality also studied Electrical Engineering. He was rumored to be working for the country’s power utility Eskom, where he is a technician inspector. It is unclear at the time of publishing this article if he’s still working there or has resigned.
Mthembu has revealed in an interview with Daily Sun that he lost his voice at the beginning of February and this has affected both his acting and radio career. He stated in the interview with the paper: “I was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the beginning of this year. My father was too. He died on 3 January. After my self-isolation, I was cleared of Covid, so I went back to work. But my voice just disappeared this month. I went back to consult a doctor, but he gave me something for Covid. I have tried drinking honey, Vitamin C supplements, but nothing is working”.
“At the community radio presenters like myself hope big radio stations would hire them for their new changes. But honestly, which radio stations could hire someone who is voiceless. I’m scared; I don’t know what to do now. My voice is my everything. Now I have lost it I feel like I’m losing everything.”
Mthembu has revealed that his voice is also affecting his season 7 scenes which will start airing on the 8th of March, season 6 of Uzalo ends next Friday, the 5th of March.