Actor Ntobeko Sishi reveals why he left ‘Gomora’
Actor Ntobeko Sishi reveals why he left ‘Gomora’.Oh boy, do we have some juicy entertainment news for you today! If you’re a fan of Mzansi Magic’s telenovela Gomora, you might be wondering why Ntobeko Sishi, the talented actor and musician who played the rebellious Ntokozo Dlamini, has left the show. Well, don’t worry, because we’ve got the scoop right here.
According to Sishi himself, he left the show because he didn’t want to be a “bona fide soapie actor.” Now, before you start clutching your pearls and gasping in horror, let’s hear him out. The 24-year-old star explained to Drum magazine that he respects soapie and telenovela actors because those shows are a lot of work, demanding and draining. But for him, playing Ntokozo had run its course, and he didn’t want to be known only as that character for the rest of his career.
Can you blame him? It’s like being typecast, but worse. Sishi has big plans for himself, and he’s not content with being boxed into one role. “There’s so much more I have to offer, bigger and better stories I want to tell,” he said, and we couldn’t agree more. Besides, he’s got a lot of other talents to showcase.
Speaking of which, did you know that Sishi is also a musician? Yep, he’s been hiding that under his acting hat for most of his life, but leaving Gomora gave him the perfect opportunity to bring his music to the front seat. And boy, did he ever. He started a dancing challenge on TikTok to promote his new nine-track album, ‘A New Night in the Hills’, which dropped on May 12. It’s a paradoxical play, all right – you wouldn’t think a dancing challenge could promote a music album, but hey, it worked.
Sishi’s love for music is nothing new, either. He told Drum that it’s been a consistent thing for him since he was 13 years old. “Every talent show, I’d be there. For every audition, I had to be there. Every day, I had to write a song,” he said. And now, he’s finally able to put all that hard work and passion into his music career.
Actor Ntobeko Sishi reveals why he left ‘Gomora’
We’ve got to hand it to Sishi – he’s a man with a plan, and he’s not afraid to take risks. Leaving a stable gig like Gomora might seem crazy to some, but for him, it’s all about growth and exploration. And we’re excited to see what he does next.
Of course, we can’t help but wonder what’s next for Ntokozo and Gomora without Sishi. Will they recast the role, or write him out of the show altogether? Only time will tell. But one thing’s for sure – Sishi’s departure is bound to shake things up for the show’s fans.
So there you have it, folks – the inside scoop on why Ntobeko Sishi left Gomora, and what he’s up to now. We’ve got to give him credit for following his dreams and refusing to be pigeonholed into one type of role. And who knows? Maybe we’ll see him on the big screen one day, or headlining his own music festival. The sky’s the limit for this talented young star.
All you need to know about Ntobeko Sishi from Gomora
Ntobeko Sishi, born on June 2, 1998, is a South African actor and musician who gained prominence for his role as Ntokozo Dlamini in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Gomora.
Sishi was born and raised in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, where he grew up in a family of musicians. His mother, Nokukhanya Sishi, is a well-known singer and actress, while his father, Mzi Sishi, is a music producer. From a young age, Sishi was exposed to music and performing arts and developed a passion for both.
At the age of 13, Sishi started auditioning for various talent shows and competitions, where he would often showcase his vocal abilities. He was selected to compete in the 2014 season of South African Idols, where he made it to the top 40 before being eliminated.
In 2017, Sishi made his acting debut in the e.tv drama series Broken Vows, where he played the role of Romeo. The following year, he appeared in the SABC1 drama series Skeem Saam, where he played a character named Banele.
Sishi’s big break came in 2019 when he was cast as Ntokozo Dlamini in Gomora, a role that would propel him to national fame. Ntokozo is a rebellious teenager who is involved in various criminal activities and constantly clashes with his mother, played by Connie Chiume. Sishi’s portrayal of Ntokozo earned him critical acclaim and a large fan following.
In an interview with Drum magazine, Sishi revealed that his decision to leave Gomora after three seasons was motivated by his desire to pursue other opportunities and avoid being typecast as a soapie actor. He explained that he wanted to explore other genres and mediums, particularly music, which he had put on the back burner for most of his acting career.
Sishi’s passion for music dates back to his childhood, and he had been writing and performing songs for years. In 2021, he released his debut EP, titled “A New Night in the Hills,” which features nine tracks that showcase his eclectic sound and songwriting skills. The EP received positive reviews from music critics and fans alike, and Sishi has been praised for his versatility and creativity.
Apart from acting and music, Sishi is also an entrepreneur and runs a clothing brand called Ntobeko Sishi Apparel, which offers a range of streetwear and casual clothing items.
Sishi’s talent, hard work, and dedication have made him one of the most promising young stars in South Africa’s entertainment industry. He has proven himself as a versatile performer who is equally comfortable in front of the camera and behind the mic, and his future looks bright as he continues to pursue his passions and grow as an artist.