- Studying to be come a lawyer takes many years and a lot of hard work
- Cracking it in the entertainment world also takes many years, lots of hard work and quite a bit of luck
- Clement Maosa, better known as Kwaito from Skeem Saam has done both
Any parent will try to persuade their child who wants to go into showbiz to study something serious so “they have something to fall back on.”
Many times people never end up going on to act, sing, or dance, and instead go into more traditional careers. The dream of performance is relegated to singing in the shower or car.
Briefly.co.za gathers that Clement Maosa made the choice to forgo the legal profession and instead pursue his acting career. Maosa’s choice has delighted audiences of South African TV show, Skeem Saam, even if it has proven to be the legal fraternity’s loss.
Academic success isn’t something to sniff at, especially for someone who, like Maosa, lost his parents when he was only a teenager. Many South Africans never have the opportunity to study.
Doing his bit to inspire black excellence, Maosa also works as a motivational speaker and brand ambassador.
Mostly well known for his role on SABC1’s hit soapie, Skeem Saam, Maosa feels good about taking the leap of faith needed to go into showbiz, although he is also a qualified lawyer.
“I started acting when I was very very young and growing up I always knew it’s a calling. Though nobody believed in me, even parents forced me to study law, I never gave up on the dream,” he said on social media.
Of course having the legal qualification meant there were more options to earn even when roles were few. “When it was dry in the industry I tried working in the legal field but only lasted 3 months. Then left and came back because you can’t run away from your calling.”
Check out the Briefly.co.za YouTube Channel where you can like subscribe or share our videos like this one about the five richest men in South Africa.
Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story, or follow our editors on Twitter @BrieflySA, for live updates on breaking news.
To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.