In the past few months actor, writer, producer and fitness fanatic Lehasa Moloi has been savoring the rise of his profile in the local arts industry.

Lately, the face of Welkom-born Free State, entertainer has virtually popped up on every new drama series or telenova on the small screen. Now Moloi, 29, a man whose career is definitely on a crescendo, appeared on eTv’s drama series Gold Diggers as Zakes, making his debut earlier this month..

The viewers and his fans were immediately thrilled, starting a social media frenzy, with many showing their love for his talent. The Rockville and Sokhulu and Partners star has also dabbed in several big screen roles, the latest being playing the leading man in local romantic comedy film Mrs Right Guy opposite other big name like Dineo Moeketsi, Thando Thabethe and Thapelo Mokoena.

Telling us about Zakes he says : “He is exciting and it’s difficult to put him in a box. He is not a gangster as many would want to make him out to be. Zakes is the head of a drug operation, he works alone. He took over from his father to become the drug king pin. He has a score to settle with the guy who put him in jail but despite his dark side, he has high value for his family.”