The 27-year-old actor gave everything up to join Skeem Saam when the opportunity arrived because he had been denied the chance to play a black man before.

“I got to a point where I almost felt like I was wasting my time when auditioning for a black male role. How could I be told that I wasn’t black enough just because I am few shades lighter than what Europeans have tagged as black? But I got over that and when Skeem Saam gave me the black character another channel previously denied (me)‚ I grabbed it with both hands. I dropped everything and gave it my all‚” said the Sowetan LIVE Mzansi’s Se_xiest 2018 finalist.

The actor plays shrewd and manipulative businessman Lehasa in the popular SABC soapie. Although his initial contract was for six months‚ his hard work payed off and his contract was extended‚ giving him the chance to grow with the character.