Kwaito gives himself a pep talk on his 30th birthday

Kwaito gives himself a pep talk on his 30th birthday

- Clement Maosa is celebrating his 30th birthday this week

- Clement took a moment to remember the trials he has overcome to become the man he is today

- Clement reflected over being orphaned and bullied as a child

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Skeem Skaam actor Clement Maosa turns 30 this week, but that is not what he is celebrating first. On the cusp of this big move to a new decade, the actor took time to reflect on his life, his past and the moments that added to his life.

He wrote a letter to himself where he paused and looked back on moments in his life, including being bullied and orphaned as a child. He wrote about being God’s perfection, about how he was born under unfavourable conditions. He spoke about being bullied and the tragedy when his parents, both domestic workers, left him when he was still a child.

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The actor dug deep as he took a moment to remember the darker times in his life, like the two times he tried to commit suicide, and then how he rose from those times to become the man he is today.

Life’s a journey, remember the ride

Life is a journey of ups and downs and there is not a single person who has never faced a hardship. It’s good to pause, to reflect and remember these times because it is these times that craft and build us into the stronger versions of ourselves that we become. Remembering these moments is a celebration of our strength, tenacity and determination. It’s quite beautiful really.

Most importantly, while he looked back, he didn’t stay back and then wrote about how proud he is of himself and of all he has achieved. He gave thanks to God for all He has done for him.

READ ALSO: Man collapses into coma after finding out his wife owns the home they rented for 10-years featured an article on the star called: Law career or acting? Kwaito's choice was all about following the dream. In the article, we gathered that Clement 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.

Happy 30th Clement! May your year add many more memories to the richness of your life.

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