Popular actor and TV presenter, and father of two Sthembiso Khoza takes five minutes of his time to chat about his life.
You and your fiancé Morna Phatudi have a busy schedule. After work and spending time with your family, how do you make time for each other?
Having a nanny works in our favour. We get someone to look after the children, then take time to be a couple. It’s important to always make time to be with each other. So, once in a while I spoil her and we go on dates. It’s important to show love, not just on Valentine’s Day but every other day.
Being fit is a priority for you. What tips do you have for people who’re trying to maintain their fitness?
I got to the gym regularly. However, I don’t think that doing exercises is the only way to keep fit. You must exercise and eat healthy foods; food plays a big role when it comes to fitness.
Now let’s talk about Ayeye; apart from the party life, what do you hope people learn from watching the series?
People should not focus on the party life that is part of the story line. More than anything, Ayeye is a drama series that should inspire people to build themselves. By watching it, they need to learn that you must stand your ground when it comes to your career and your dreams. In that way, people will respect you for your hard work and not take advantage of you.
This was your first television acting role; will we be seeing more of your acting talent soon?
Most definitely! I would love to do more acting roles, perhaps even feature in an international movie.
Has acting been something you’ve always wanted to do?
Many people don’t know this, but I first worked as an actor in theatre before I was a television presenter. I had never studied drama or anything, but was confident enough to believe I could do it.
What advice do you have for those interested in acting?
Never think you can do it alone. There are people who can help you; sign up with an agency and go to auditions. Every job that I ever got was through an audition. If you really want that acting or presenting job, you have to audition and nail the part.