Masoja Msiza Biography

Masoja “Solle” Josiah Msiza: A Detailed Biography

Masoja “Solle” Josiah Msiza, born on October 5, 1964, is a multi-talented South African artist known for his work as an actor, poet, and musician. He gained widespread recognition for his role as “Nkunzi Mhlongo” in the award-winning telenovela Uzalo.

Personal Information

  • Name: Masoja Msiza
  • Nickname: Solle
  • Date of Birth: October 5, 1964 (age 59)
  • Place of Birth: KwaThema, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Occupations: Actor, Poet, Musician
  • Years Active: 1992-present
  • Notable Works: Uzalo, Sokhulu & Partners, Kalushi

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Early Life

Born in Kwa-Thema, a township in Gauteng, South Africa, Msiza’s passion for acting was ignited at a young age. He actively participated in art and drama classes and won a drama competition at his school when he was just 14 years old. After completing his education, he worked as a miner but was eventually fired due to his involvement in a strike. This event led him to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. His debut performance was in a play called “Mfowethu,” directed by Gibson Kente.

Masoja Msiza Biography: Career

Msiza’s career began as a poet, which later expanded to include roles as a stage and television actor, musician, and storyteller. He has appeared in notable films such as “Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu” and “A Million Colours.” However, his most prominent role to date is his portrayal of the ruthless crime lord Nkunzebomvu “Nkunzi” Mhlongo on Uzalo, the most viewed television show in South Africa. He has also appeared in several TV series including Scandal!, Shreads and Dreams, Rhythm City, Intersexions, Sokhulu & Partners, and Making Cents with the Sitholes.

In 2016, he landed his first starring role in a telenovela called “Ring of Lies”. In 2004, he wrote poems for the South African National Football Team during the AFCON tournament held in Tunisia and performed promo poems for Ukhozi FM, the largest radio station in South Africa.

On June 22, 2019, Msiza, alongside Dudu Khoza, presented the first annual Cothoza Music Awards hosted by the multi-award-winning A cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Filmography

Msiza has had a diverse acting career, with roles in various films and television series. Some of his notable works include:

  • Sokhulu & Partners (2011) as Mthethwa
  • Isidingo (2011) as Saul
  • Zama Zama (2012) as Oliver
  • Zabalaza (2013) as Lary
  • Mfolozi Street (2013) as Mandla
  • Intersexions (2013) as Malinga
  • Inkaba (2013-2014) as Goodman
  • A place called home (2012) as Hudson
  • Isibaya (2016) as Bhodlimpi
  • Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu (2016) as Rev. Ndlovu
  • Rhythm City (TV series) (2014) as Joe Mafelane
  • Zone 14 (2015) as Thomas
  • Umlilo (2015-2016) as Welcome
  • Ya Lla (2015) as Gate Guard
  • Rings Of Lies (2015-2017) as Mandla
  • Uzalo (2018–Present) as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo

Poems and Songs

Msiza is also a talented poet and musician. Some of his works include “Time to Rhyme,” “Babulawelani,” “The Click Poem,” “Nokuthula,” “The 8th Man,” “Hamba Nami,” “My Love,” “Hallelujah,” “Mbalif,” “My Skin,” and “Women and the Ocean.”

Personal Life

Msiza is a proud father of three children, one son and two daughters.

Awards and Nominations

Msiza’s talent has been recognized with various award nominations. In 2018, he was nominated for the Best Actor category at the Dstv Mzansi Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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