Profile / Biography
BIRTH NAME: Masoja Josiah Msiza
DATE OF BIRTH: 05 October 1964
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kwa-Thema, Gauteng
OCCUPATION: Actor, Poet and Musician
Masoja Msiza is a South African actor, poet and musician best known for acting as Nkunzi on SABC1 soapie drama Uzalo.
Early Life and Background
Masoja Josiah Msiza was born in 05 October 1964 in Kwa-Thema (Ekhuruleni), Gauteng. Masoja began his career as a poet and later became a stage and television actor, musician and storyteller.
Masoja Msiza is also known for his role as Bhodlimpi on the Mzansi Magic soap opera isiBaya and as well as for his recurring role as Welcome on the e.tv drama series Umlilo.
He has appeared in numerous television series including Jozi Streets, Mtunzini.com, Scandal!, Isidingo, A Place Called Home, Sokhulu & Partners, Shreds and Dreams, Intersexions, Rhythm City, iNkaba, Zabalaza, Ya Lla and Mfolozi Street.
His film credits include A Million Colours, Zama Zama, The Saints and Kalushi. Theatre credits include Voice from Kilimanjaro, Antigone, amaWashas Asegoli, Once Were Free and Biko: Where the Soul Resides.
Masoja also wrote and performed promo poems for Ukhozi FM and for Bafana Bafana during the 2004 AFCON tournament in Tunisia. In 2016 he landed his first starring role in television in the e.tv telenovela Ring of Lies, playing the role of Mandla.
He is the brains behind the Lentswe Poetry Project spots on SABC2 and has published two collections of poetry entitled The Voice of Hope and Avalon.