Uzalo Actors With No Qualifications But Still Killing It in Their Roles
Uzalo has become Mzansi’s most-watched soapie, pulling over 11.3 million views in a month with its interesting storyline, let alone its superbly talented and qualified actors. Unlike back in the day when the entertainment industry was occupied by actors with talent and experience, not educational qualifications, nowadays, it is the only qualification that gets one a job.
One would expect Uzalo, one of the best shows on the soapie scene has its crew armed with the best educational qualifications for the entertainment industry, but, sadly! A number of the show’s best actors do not have educational qualifications. Some do have the relevant degrees, while a few have totally irrelevant degrees for the acting roles.
Masoja Msiza AKA Nkunzi
He’s perhaps the most loved baddie in the show at the moment. Nkunzi aka Cool Kruger is playing perfectly the role of evil but a perfect super anti-hero. He has managed to stay relevant in the show since its initiation due to his experience and quality acting skills.
One would guess right that his character on the show is that of someone uneducated. Mr. Msiza did not further his education after finishing high school. Instead, he left school for a job in the mines only to get into the entertainment industry years later still with no educational qualifications.
Nompilo Maphumulo AKA Nosipho
Nompilo Maphumulo plays Nosipho. She’s one of Uzalo’s best actresses who’s killing at his role as MaNgcobo’s daughter. She however could not further her education after doing matric. Instead, she left for a waitress job in Durban, then later worked as a sales agent at a renowned call center before taking up the acting job.
Nyalleng Thebedi AKA Zikhethelo
Zikheyhelo stormed the industry without any relevant qualifications related to the field. She’s qualified with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. But later studied an acting course in New York during the course of her acting career.
Uzalo Actors and their Qualifications
Despite having a number of seasoned actors at their disposal Uzalo boasts around with a number of Actors who have mastered the art of acting on their cast. Dawn Thandeka King who plays Mangcobo graduated with a specialty in Drama at the Durban University of Technology. The seasoned actor has won a number of accolades and this year she headlined Royal Soapie the annual awards.
Wiseman Mncube who plays the character of Sibonelelo graduated with a diploma in Drama from the Durban University of Technology in 2011. Whilst Thuthuka Mthembu as Nonka graduated from the University of KZN and is currently furthering her studies with AFDA. The star actress got enrolled earlier this year in February.
Nkanyiso Makhanya who plays Njeza is one of the finest ace Uzalo boasts around with. Makhanya has a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Zululand. Melisa Mchunu who plays Fikile has thrilled many with her master class acting and no doubt that she has a strong media background. Mchunu is a graduate of Media Studies at the University of Witwatersrand.
Shockingly Simphiwe Majozi who plays as Sbusiso has no media background that ties him to his field but despite this, he has kept many glued to their tv screens with his acting. Majozi holds a Marketing Management degree with Universal College Outcomes in Pietermarizburg. Tee Xaba as Sphilile is a drama student at the University of Kwazulu Natal.
Sibongiseni Shezi as Hleziphi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Live Performance Cum Laude at the AFDA. Gugu Gumede as MaMlambo studied Acting and Drama at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Rumor has it that Siyabonga Shibe who plays Qhabanaga was fired from Uzalo after a fallout with the production team. The veteran actor studied Drama at the Technikon Natal /Durban University of Technology. Noxolo Mathula as Lilly has a degree in Live Performance with AFDA Durban