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 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.
The sad part is everyone looks at how many followers you have and not at your talent. 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.”