Siyabonga Radebe is one of the many artists in the industry with many talents and he chooses to dabble in all of them in order to make a living, but one of his fondest talents amongst the things that he does is his on-screen work, and he does not cease to give the people what they want until the camera goes off.
The 36-year-old actor has been striding in the film industry, appearing on productions like, Rhythm City, Saints and sinners, Ring of lies and much more, and as he is known to be one of the most prolific actors, it’s no surprise that he got a chance to work alongside international actor Idris Elba.
“I think I’m an actor who tries to do the best that he can with everything that he gets...I auditioned, it was a long time ago, it was a very wonderful audition, I worked with him for two months and it was a wonderful experience…” he said in a recent interview on Trending SA.
Speaking to ZAlebs, Siyabonga said that although he gets to work as a standup comedian, musician and director, he identifies as an actor before his other titles: “I am an actor before I am anything else, I am hoping that I will continue to work as an actor, obviously I want to grow as an actor…
Reminiscing on his first experience as a director, Radebe revealed that he shared his first stint with his baby mama actress, musician and director, Lerato Mvelase.
“I had an opportunity to produce a television show called ‘Him, her and the guys.’ I produced for the SABC with my baby mama...it was a learning curve, this was the first time we produced a show, this was the first time I was in the producer's seat. There was so much that I didn’t know and there is so much that I learnt and it is something that I would like to continue with because I know that there is so much we haven’t seen yet on our television."
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