Masoja Msiza biography, age, wife, divorce, children, education, career, Uzalo, Net worth
Masoja Msiza is a South African poet, musician and actor famous for his role on the SABC 1 soapie Uzalo playing the role of Nkunzi Mhlongo.
Full name: Masoja Msiza
Date of birth: 5 October 1964
Age: 59 years old
Place of birth: KwaThema, Gauteng, South Africa
Wife: Innocentia Msiza
Children: 3 (three)
Masoja Msiza’s early life, age
Born and bred in KwaThema in Gauteng, South Africa, Masoja is now 59 years old and still impressive on the small screen.
The veteran actor thrived under challenging circumstances but persevered to put food on the table for his family.
As a young man, the veteran actor found a job in a mine where he worked for some time.
Things went wild, and Masoja became one of the strike leaders at a mine, which made him lose his job there.
Fortunately or unfortunately, his firing from the mine might be why we celebrate his acting skills today.
Masoja Msiza’s wife, divorce, children, and family
A long time ago, Masoja married his longtime lover Innocentia Msiza, and the two stayed together for a long time.
Together they had three children before things turned south a few years ago.
Indeed, they tried to keep their divorce a secret until it got the best of Masoja himself. Speaking of his family on Instagram, he said:
“I miss my kids‚ I miss all those close to me. I see them when I come to Johannesburg‚, like in the December holidays. I am used to that because my relatives raised my siblings and me. I would see them at Christmas time. I wanted the cycle to end with me. I have suffered and thought it would end with me, but I did not think it would happen to my children‚ that I would go through a series of divorces. It was beyond my control”.
Masoja Msiza’s academic qualifications and education
The veteran actor finished his matric with good grades, which made him get a job at the mine many years ago.
He, however, did not pursue any further education since then.
His love and natural talent in arts had been carrying him this far.
Masoja Msiza’s career, acting, music, and poetry
His love and passion for art are evident for everyone to see.
The celebrated star pursued his music and poetry when he entered the entertainment business.
He developed his skills over a long period before good things started coming his way.
In 2004, he wrote poems for the South African National Football Team during the AFCON tournament in Tunisia.
He also wrote and performed promo poems for the largest radio station in South Africa, Ukhozi FM.
On June 22, 2019, Masoja Msiza, alongside Dudu Khoza, presented the first annual Cothoza Music Awards hosted by the multi-award-winning A cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Below is a list of his poems and songs
- Time to Rhyme
- The Click Poem
- The 8th Man
- Hamba Nami
- My Love
- My Skin
- Women and the Ocean
When it comes to acting, things had not been so smooth for him until he joined Uzalo.
However, his debut came in a gig play called “Mfowethu”, directed by Gibson Kente.
He has appeared in notable films such as Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu and A Million Colours.
However, his most prominent role is his portrayal of the ruthless crime lord Nkunzebomvu “Nkunzi” Mhlongo on the most viewed television show in South Africa, Uzalo.
He has also appeared in several TV series such as Scandal!, Threads and Dreams, Rhythm City, Intersexions, Sokhulu & Partners, and Making Cents with the Sitholes.
In 2016, he got his first starring role in a telenovela called “Ring of Lies”.
Below is a list of his appearances in film and television roles
- Sokhulu & Partners (2011) (as Mthethwa)
- Zama (2012) (as Oliver)
- Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu (2016) (as Rev. Ndlovu)
- A Million Colours (2011)
- A Place Called Home (Hudson)
- Inkaba (as Goodman)
- Intersexions (as Mhinga)
- Isibaya (as Bhodlimpi)
- Isidingo (as Saul)
- Jozi Streets (as Vusi)
- Mfolozi Street (as Mandla)
- Mthunzini.com (as Bheki)
- Rhythm City (as Joe Malefane)
- Ring of Lies (as Mandla)
- Shreds and Dreams (as Msoja Msiza)
- Umlilo (as Welcome)
- Zabalaza (2013) (as Larry)
- Zone 14 (as Thomas)
- Ya Lla (as Gate Guard)
- Uzalo (as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo)
Masoja Msiza’s net worth
As of 2023, Masoja Msiza is estimated at R4 million.