Isibaya's Sphelele says today's youth need to focus on school, not fame

Isibaya's Sphelele says today's youth need to focus on school, not fame

Actress Sphelele Mzimela feels that South Africa's youth should focus on their education and not on becoming famous. She's been in the entertainment biz long enough to know how youngsters struggle with the pressure of fame.

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Sphelele Mzimela, known for her role as Kentucky in Isibaya, says the youth should keep their focus on their school studies and not think about fame and fortune.

According to a report by TshisaLIVE, Sphelele has been in the entertainment industry long enough to have witnessed youngsters fall victim to the many pitfalls of fame.

Fame can swallow you if you're not focused. If you are thinking about the money and the popularity, if you are trying to get into the industry for fame, you will find it very difficult and be disappointed very quickly. You have to love your art.

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Sphelele says she has 2 younger siblings that she wants to mentor and encourage to study further.

The actress wants her siblings to go to Johannesburg to study.

I don't know what the plan is with the elders back home, but I would like my siblings to come up to Joburg and study. I think that is the best thing you can do for yourself. Even if it is just to get a degree to fall back on. You have to focus on these things in life because they are important.

Sphelele is known for thinking ahead and considering the future. Briefly.co.za reported earlier that she works hard to make sure her children won't one day have to pay 'black tax'.

Black tax is very real for so many South Africans - they have to give money to every family member until there is not a cent left for them.

I don't want the same for my children. I want them to just live their lives because it stagnates our progress a little because we always have to look back. You can't really look forward because you're always looking back and dragging others with you.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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