His face is still one of the faces which are fresh in the entertainment industry. He is a rising star with his hand in a lot of things in the entertainment industry. Let’s get to know Msizi Njapha ‘Khulekani’ from Umkhokha in real life.
The actor is a 29-year-old man who was born in uMbumbulu in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Growing up, he was raised by a single mother who struggled to make ends meet while raising five children independently. Growing up in EThekwini, he was a naughty boy like most children and played a lot. His love for music was evident at a young age, and he loved listening to the likes of Brenda Fassie and Joe Mafela. That is how he knew he wanted to make music when he was older.
After High School, Msizi enrolled at the Tshwane University of Technology and graduated in Musical Theatre. He has toured the world doing theatre, and he went as far as Spain. He got his first Fleur Du Cap award for best supporting actor performance for his role as Boston in Tsotsi the musical.
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Get to know Msizi Njapha as a musician and actor
Msizi also has a hand in music as an artist. He is popularly known as Msizi World in the music circles. Msizi is signed to Arie Records. He released his first album called Breaking Out in 2013 while working with Arie Records. His sound can be described as vocal house or amapiano that has a more profound message. After that, he stopped working on music to focus on acting. He recently dropped a single called Livumile.
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As an actor, the star has landed several minor roles on TV. He played Tyrel in the film Dipuo, Executive in Generation the Legacy and Boots in High Rollers. His current role is that of Khulekani in Umkhokha. He is the second son of Kwazi Mthembu, the founder of a church called Ithempeli Lenkosi. Khulekani wants nothing to do with the church, and after his father dies, his mother asks him to step in and fill his father’s shoes, but he refuses. However, he is a born again Christian and works as a police officer whose only dream was to have his parents’ attention growing up under the shadows of his troublesome big brother.