Masoja Msiza Biography: Age, Poems, Wife, Net Worth, Series, Uzalo


Masoja Msiza (born 5 October 1964) is a veteran South African actor, musician, and poet. He is popular for playing the role of Nkunzi Mhlongo in the South African telenovela Uzalo.

He is also prominent for playing the role of Bhodlimpi in the soap opera isiBaya. His debut was in the second season of the Mzansi Magic soap opera.

Another role he is well-known for playing the recurring role in Umlilo. He was cast as Welcome in the drama series. 

Masoja Msiza
Masoja Msiza is a South African actor, poet and musician popular for his role as Bhodlimpi on isiBaya.
Background Information
Full Name: Masoja Josiah Msiza
Born: 5 October 1964 (age 57 years old)
Place of Birth: KwaThema, Gauteng, South Africa
Ethnicity: Black
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Wife: Not Revealed
Notable Work: Uzalo
Years Active: 1992-date
Occupation: Actor • Poet • Musician
Net Worth: $400,000
Profile: Instagram

Early life

He was born on 5 October 1964 in a township in the South African province, Gauteng called Kwa-Thema. He fell in love with acting at the age of 9.

Then he was attending art and drama classes and enjoyed them. When he was 14, he entered a drama competition hosted in his school. He came out the winner of the competition.

After graduating from school, Masoja started to work. He got a job as a miner. After embarking on a strike, with other colleagues at work, he was fired with those involved.

The actor then decided to enter the entertainment industry and that was when his acting career was born. He landed his first acting gig and appeared in the Gibson Kente play titled Mfowethu.


Mziza started as a poet, later he tried out stage acting and finally television acting. He is also a storyteller and musician. 

The actor has entertained South African viewers for decades. He was cast in many popular films including Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu and A Million Colours.

The actor is best known for playing the crime lord Nkunzebomvu “Nkunzi” Mhlongo in the South African television show Uzalo.

He has also landed roles in other notable television series like Scandals!, Shreads and Dreams, Rhythm City, and Intersexions. He is also known for his roles in Sokhulu & Partners, and Making Cents with the Sitholes.

His debut starring role on set came in 2016, he played the role of Mandla in the telenovela titled Ring of Lies. In 2004, during the AFCON tournament in Tunisia, Masoja Msiza wrote poems for the South African National Football Team.

As a poet, the actor has written and had a performance for Ukhozi FM. He performed promo poems at the largest South African station. In June 2019, with Dudu Khoza, Masoja Msiza presented the Cothoza Music Award. The event was hosted by the Acapella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Personal life

Masoja Msiza was married to Innocentia. Reports have it that the couple has divorced. In one of his statements, he said that he misses his children and all those close to him. He claimed that he had suffered a lot and wouldn’t want his children to undergo a similar experience. 

The renowned actor grew up in Kwa Thema township, springs east of Johannesburg, South Africa. The actor speaks several languages but Zulu was self-taught.

Social Media

Masoja Msiza is active on social media. His account reads that he is an influencer, MC, actor, poet, producer, storyteller, and writer. On social media, he shares content and pictures about his lifestyle and work. On Instagram, he has over 116k followers.


  • Time to rhyme

Poems and songs

  1. Time to Rhyme
  2. Babulawelani
  3. The Click Poem
  4. Nokuthula
  5. The 8th Man
  6. Hamba Nami
  7. My Love (Condomly)
  8. Hallelujah
  9. Mbali
  10. My Skin
  11. Women and the Ocean
  12. Nokuthula
  13. Judas

Net worth

According to Ghana Admission, Masoja Msiza is estimated to have a net worth of $400,000. He has garnered this fortune through acting, singing, and poetry.

He has built a strong fan base online and gained a huge reach not only in South Africa but in the world. 


Zabalaza (2013)Larry
Zone 14Thomas
Ya LlaGate Guard
Sokhulu & PartnersMthethwa
Shreds and DreamsYoliswa’s Father
Scandal!Pastor John
Ring of LiesMandla
Rhythm CityJoe Malefane
Mfolozi StreetMandla
Jozi StreetsVusi
A Place Called HomeHudson

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