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Things to know about Masoja Josiah Msiza

Masoja Josiah Msiza (born October 5, 1964) is a South African actor, poet and musician.He is best known for portraying "Nkunzi Mhlongo" in the award-winning telenovela Uzalo.

Masoja Msiza


Masoja Msiza

5 October 1964 (age 56)

KwaThema, Gauteng, South Africa


South African



Years active


Notable work


Sokhulu & Partners


Early life

Msiza was born in Kwa-Thema, a township in the South African province of Gauteng. His love for acting started when he was 9 years old and he enjoyed participating in art and drama classes. At the age of 14 he participated in a drama competition in his school which he won.After finishing school he found work as a miner and he eventually ended up being fired along with other miners who were involved in a strike.Following his dismissal, he decided to pursue his dream to become an actor and his debut gig was featured in a play called "Mfowethu" which was directed by Gibson Kente.


Msiza began his career as a poet and later a stage and television actor, musician and storyteller. He has appeared in a number of notable films such as Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu and A Million Colours.[9] However, his most prominent role is his portrayal of the ruthless crime lord Nkunzebomvu "Nkunzi" Mhlongo on the most viewed television show in South Africa Uzalo.He has also appeared in several TV series such as Scandal!, Shreads and Dreams, Rhythm City, Intersexions, Sokhulu & Partners, and Making Cents with the Sitholes.

In 2016, he got his first starring role in television in a telenovela called "Ring of Lies".

In 2004, he wrote poems for the South African National Football Team during the AFCON tournament held in Tunisia. He also wrote and performed promo poems for the largest radio station in South Africa Ukhozi FM.

On June 22, 2019, Masoja Msiza alongside Dudu Khoza presented the first annual Cothoza Music Awards hosted by the multi-award-winning A cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Film and television roles

Sokhulu & Partners (2011) (as Mthethwa)

Zama Zama (2012) (as Oliver)

Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu (2016) (as Rev. Ndlovu)

A Million Colours (2011)

A Place Called Home (as Hudson)

Inkaba (as Goodman)

Intersexions (as Mhinga)

Isibaya (as Bhodlimpi)

Isidingo (as Saul)

Jozi Streets (as Vusi)

Mfolozi Street (as Mandla) (as Bheki)

Rhythm City (as Joe Malefane)

Ring of Lies (as Mandla)

Shreds and Dreams (as Msoja Msiza)

Umlilo (as Welcome)

Zabalaza (2013) (as Larry)

Zone 14 (as Thomas)

Ya Lla (as Gate Guard)

Uzalo (as Nkunzebomvu Mhlongo)

Poems and songs

Time to Rhyme


The Click Poem


The 8th Man

Hamba Nami

My Love



My Skin

Women and the Ocean


Personal life

Msiza is a father of three, one son and two daughters.

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