- Uzalo's Masoja Msiza has taken it upon himself to be a voice for the women in South Africa
- Seeing so many women suffer at the hands of men, Msiza couldn’t sit back and do nothing
- Msiza expressed the importance of this song and how men need to relearn the importance of their role and what their role actually is
Uzalo's Masoja Msiza has taken it upon himself to be a voice for the women in South Africa who are victims of gender-based violence. Releasing a struggle song, Msiza hopes to encourage change.
Gender-based violence has swarmed our beloved country like a plague. Seeing so many women suffer at the hands of men, Msiza couldn’t sit back and do nothing.
Msiza plays the role of Nkunzi on SABC 1’s Uzalo but is also a poet. So, he decided to team up with soft Afro-pop star and former cast member, Xolani Ncobeni, to make a song that will hopefully evoke change.
The song is called I Am A Father and speaks about the importance of a male in the lives of children and society as a whole. Men are not meant to be evil, they are meant to be the ones protecting women and children from evil.
Speaking to Sowetan Live, Msiza expressed the importance of this song and how men need to relearn the importance of their role and what their role actually is. Something has to change.
“When the idea of the song started I knew that poetry alone will not work on this song. I brought in Xolani to add voice so that the song is catchy. I have realised that fathers are absent in terms of actions in their sons' lives.”
"You see, when women have problems it is easy [for them] to share their pain with others and be comforted. But with men, they bottle a lot of pain and frustrations because there are no platforms where they can speak about their pain. We live in modern days where there is a lack of family structures which could assist in such situations.”
"The song encourages all men to sit down and come up with a way forward on how to stop this. We come to this world through women but it is the same men who kill them..."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Masoja Msiza is alive, well and kicking. The star has taken to social media to dismiss the rumours that he has passed away. Masoja, who plays the role of Nkunzi Mhlongo on Uzalo, was reacting to a fake online news report about his demise.
Masoja shared a video on Twitter and Instagram where he addressed his fans following the disturbing fake report. The veteran actor said the rumours are not true. He captioned the post:
"The rumours are not true, I am very much alive."
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