- Mzanzi star Warren Masemola has a real fear of being broke
- Growing up poor has kept Masemola grounded when it comes to money matters
- Masemola loaned money from a loan shark when he was young and says it was the scariest few weeks for him
Being jobless and homeless are big fears for almost everyone and it’s nice to know that stars are no different. In an interview with Metro FM, Warren spoke of one of his greatest fears. He shared that he is terrified of having no money and of having to do without.
Warren spoke openly about the struggles of being a freelancer stating that when he left school he realised he would be a contract worker for the rest of his life. He recalled one time in particular when he came close to having nothing.
When interviewed by Anele Mdoda, Warren spoke about his childhood, about growing up poor and about the materialism in the circle he was a part of.
He commented that the pressure of needing things to keep up with those around him led him to desperate measures where he borrowed money from a loan shark to buy things.
With the rising rate of unemployment in South Africa, many believe a greater focus should be placed on empowering our youth to become entrepreneurs. Briefly.co.za recently focused an article entitled Proudly South African: A teen’s hot sauce is so good, it's hot. In the article, teen Daniel Herbst took control of his financial situation creating a business that has begun making big money.
Warren is best known for his role in Mzansi and doesn’t really find himself in a position where he is worried about money now, but it’s good to that, as a star, he still values the struggles of everyday life.
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Ah, African proverbs. Such a vast selection of meanings. A wonderful cultural study. Many of us were taught proverbs before we could even talk properly. Which basically means our elders, parents, uncles and aunties are always finding ways to scold us with a suitable proverb. Some are hilarious and witty, some are more cryptic. All of them remain relevant today and teach us about our heritage. Today, we’ll Explore the Meaning of Unique African Proverbs.