- Kuli Roberts has opened up about the hardships she's had to endure in her over 15 years of working in the Mzansi entertainment industry
- The star said, in the beginning of her career, the industry was extremely white-dominated and it was hard to get gigs because of that
- Now, Kuli said things are made difficult by industry peers who only hire their friends
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Kuli Roberts has opened up about some of the hardships that she's faced in her 15-year career in Mzansi's cut-throat entertainment industry. The actress and presenter said that the industry started off being extremely white-dominated. Kuli told TshisaLIVE:
“I was doing me during a very white period - in this country and in the industry - and it was fine. But, now I'm doing me in this largely black environment and the blacks aren't having it. What has happened is they give gigs to their friends now, and there's not much we can do about that."
Kuli was doing big things long before the "it" girl phase of media and entertainment. The star doesn't believe that she gets enough recognition.
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Kuli opened up about the situation as she sees it:
“I don't think people give me my due credit, at all. It's as if I never existed and I never did what I did in this industry. When I stepped into this industry, the media in this country were using Westerners instead of South Africans. But as far as they are concerned, my work over the years has had no impact in this country whatsoever."
Kuli said she is determined to build generational wealth for her children and she's not placing all her eggs in one basket. Kuli has delved into the property market. She said:
“I'm going to make sure I leave a lot of property for my children and I'm not going to be deterred.”
Kuli can currently be seen on The Queen as the spicy character of Mildred. The star is loving the process and excitement of being on the soapie's set.
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In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Itu Khune and his beautiful wife, Sphelele Makhunga, have once again served up some major relationship goals.
Over the weekend, the flawless Missus Khune showed off her amazing figure and toned abs on her Twitter page. The Bafana Bafana captain could not help but show the mother of his child some love.
Itu and Sphelele have a six-month-old infant daughter. The goalie has said that being a father is the greatest joy he's ever experienced.
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