Actor Siyabonga Shibe used to ride around in a taxi with his cap over his face and often hidden from view, trying to avoid that dreaded and awkward question: “Why are you riding a taxi, if you are famous. When Siyabonga Shibe got his role in Uzalo, he had to up and leave his home in Johannesburg, taking his young son with him
I always try to remember who I am and the sacrifices that it meant. I have seen too many people fall to drugs and alcohol. I have sat at the table with people doing it and I have had to ask myself if this is the route I want to go. Eventually you lose those friends.
It has become all about the flash and the followers and the art has died a bit. If you want to be famous, you can be famous but it is more difficult to be talented.
When did that become the currency of talent? I only recently got on to social media because as much as I didn’t want to, it’s become the norm.”