Uzalo Actors Who Are Also Musicians
Actor, Wiseman Mncube who plays the role of Sbonelo on Uzalo shocked everyone last year when he released an Amapiano hit song which is titled, Pick and Choose. He collaborated with Durban-based artist Vukani! Like art imitating life, Wiseman took in the steps of his on-screen father Nkunzi played by Masoja Msiza who also released a song last year.
Actor and musician, Simphiwe Majozi, who plays the role of Sbu, launched a song during the lockdown last year titled, Nizobona Ngomophu (You will reap what you sow), which was aimed at creating awareness about Covid-19. Though his song has received a positive response from the public, which has pushed the TV star to release a full album, the actor recently revealed in an interview with Daily Sun that he’s bothered that people can’t separate Simphiwe and Sbusiso.
“My single Nizobona Ngomopho is doing well. Sometimes when I perform my single I can feel that the crowd things it’s Sbusiso on stage. That bothers me.” He also stated in an interview with Sowetan Live: “I have always wanted to release my music but I could not because when you are a TV star people think that you are taking chances, they don’t think you are talented. Music has always been part of my life and I started singing while I was doing theatre.”
The actor is also a PR consultant for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, when he’s not acting and singing.
Masoja Msiza who plays the evil role of Nkunzi on Uzalo also released a song to fight GBV. The actor revealed in an interview with Sowetan Live that he was inspired by the growing number of cases of violence against women and children in society and wanted to get through to men through his song.
“When the idea of the song started I knew that poetry alone will not work on this song. I brought in Xolani to add voice so that the song is catchy. I have realized that fathers are absent in terms of actions in their sons’ lives.
You see, women have problems it is easy [for them] to share their pain with others and be comforted. But with men they bottle a lot of pain and frustrations because there are no platforms where they can speak about their pain. We live in modern days where there is lack of family structures which could assist in such situations.”