From eHostela to Uzalo, DiepCity and Isitha, entertainer Thobani Nzuza has situated himself as the go-to driving individual for the vast majority nearby creations – yet it was difficult.
On the e.tv. daily drama Isitha, he is once more starring in a multifaceted role as Lazarus Ncuma.
“Being a craftsman has forever been something that I needed to do. The 30-year-old actor stated, “I played lead in the majority of our performances when I was in primary school.”
“Based on their personalities, the majority of the roles I’ve played are not too dissimilar. I played a gangster obsessed with protecting his mother on eHostela, and on Uzalo, I played a KwaZulu-Natal inkabi concerned about his music career.
“Be that as it may, presently, I play a man who carries on with two lives. He is a finance manager who is family orientated and would do anything for his friends and family however moonlights as a road criminal, who is enamored with a more seasoned lady who he seized in Eswatini.
“Even though he walks around with a fake ID and I don’t, I enjoy portraying both personalities because they feel more like they are a part of me.” “Lazarus is a very complex character that is both challenging and emotionally draining to act out.”
Nzuza was brought up in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). He had always had a deep passion for performance art. After secondary school, he decided to concentrate on show and creation at the Durban College of Innovation.
“There isn’t a lot of inspiration in terms of actors in this profession where I come from.” Being a taxi driver or working in a field other than acting or the entertainment industry is all you can hope for.”
Nzuza spent his early years living with his grandparents in the northern part of Kranskop, KwaZulu-Natal.
He stated, “When I started high school, I went back to Umlazi to stay with the family on my father’s side until I finished varsity.”
“When I was 19 years old, I started my career in the theater. My most memorable theater creation was in 2012. I was extremely energized and thrilled to play out my most memorable play before a crowd of people.
“At our community arts center and again at a large Newcastle festival, I played a miner. In 2017, when I was 24, I did my absolute first expert play which occurred at the Baxter Theater Center drove by the College of Cape Town… I will not fail to remember my premiere night since it occurred on my birthday – May 4.”
Nzuza won the Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film and Television Awards for best actor in a drama in 2018 and again in 2017. Additionally, he has been honored with a prestigious SA Film and Television Award (Saftas).
“Awards mean a lot to me because they serve as some sort of validation for your work and craft. “Acting is hard work, and when you get the recognition you deserve, it means you are seen and will get more work,” he said.
“However, the drawback is that you’re more expensive, which might make it harder for you to get acting jobs, but I always reinvent myself to make producers like me more.”