- Zuluboy has joined the cast of popular soapie Uzalo
- The actor made his debut appearance on Wednesday and plays the character of typical township gangster Last-Namba
- He says the role reminds him of his childhood
South African hip hop artist and actor Zuluboy has joined the cast of popular SABC 1 soapie, Uzalo. The musician made his debut appearance on the telenovela on Wednesday. The star is playing a character called Last-Namba, the younger brother to thug and pimp Amos. Amos is played by Ernest Msibi, who also makes his return on the small screens.
In an interview with IOL, Zuluboy said described his character as a typical township gangster who is grounded in the upbringings of the townships and feels indebted to his brother. Last-Namba would do anything to please Amos.
“I am excited to be joining the show. The first role I ever landed was on Soul City and I was entrusted to play Zakes, without any educational background. Now, taking on this role, it fills my heart with so much joy to do something that is based in KwaMashu as I am also from there too. That is where my excitement stems from,” said Zuluboy.
The multitalented star says playing this role reminds him of his upbringing. He says there were a lot of gangster’s that came out from KwaMashua and he grew up looking up to them. Zuluboy also added that he draws his inspiration from what he sees around to bring the character to life. However, he insisted that he was nothing like the characters he plays.
According to TVSA, Mxolisi "Zuluboy" Majozi is a South African hip hop artist and actor best known to television audiences for his role as Zakes in the SABC1 drama series Soul City, in 2009. He also starred as the gangster Scarra in the Mzansi Magic crime drama series Mshika-shika, in 2012.
Growing up with the township rhythms of Nutzuma, north of Durban, "Zuluboy" was destined for a career in music. Choosing to hone his skill on hip hop, he soon topped the charts on Metro FM’s unsigned top ten artists with Mam’ghobozi, his unreleased single.
His popularity grew and he was only one of 17 artists to perform at the First African Hip-Hop Summit in 2005. This performance earned him a spot at the Global Hip Hop Mainstage Concert, in Vancouver, Canada in 2006.
Later that year, Zuluboy released his debut album Masihambisane – Da 1st Hip-Hop Lesson. He is a regular performer at several festivals including Macufe, Oppikoppi, the Soweto Festival and Arts Alive.
In 2012 he hosted the SABC1 music variety show Fan Base. He also had a guest starring role in the eighth episode of the SABC1 science fiction series Room 9, as a Zombie Bandit.
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