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.
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. 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.
Masoja Msiza is one of the richest musicians in South Africa with an estimated net worth of $5 million, according to the list of South Celebrities and Net Worth