Not only is he passionate about television, but he also inspires to be a hip hop musician.
He does not like to touch on the subject of being related to his dad.
“My dad has nothing to do with my recognition. I am here today because of my hard work and he never even knew I had passion for media. I studied film without his knowledge.”
“I can sing and do anything musically but I can admit my passion is in hip hop and rap.”
Madlingozi is in disbelief about being shortlisted as one of the Top 6 Sexiest Men in Mzansi ( Top 12 category). “I am shocked to be here, I literally have only been in the entertainment industry for less than a year.
Popularly known for his role on second season of SABC 1’s Intersexions as Zithembe/Zolile he does not know what it means to be sexy.
“I don’t know what it means. I am new and a fresh face in the industry. Maybe I am seen as sexy because of my performance on Intersexions, it has come with a lot of female love.
“But personally I view sexy as having self knowledge, confidence and ambition.” Madlingozi says.
If I do get to the title this year it will be amazing but I a not expecting miracles.”
He wishes to use this platform to make a difference in media.
“People will be looking to see if I am suitable to be the next sexiest guy. This is an opportunity for me to teach and entertain fans about media.”
Being in the spotlight for the 24 year old Johannesburg born actor has not been easy for him.
“I grew up between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth with my grandmother. I spent my life around church and that is where I fell in love with music but now there are challenges with being in public and church.
“Old ladies at church saw me as good and now that I act as ‘a ladies man who gets infected by HIV on Intersexions’ they think the opposite of me.
“They would ask me questions like why do I play around with people? I should have been more careful… they don’t understand that its just acting.
“It gets to me to an extent that it makes me want to stay away. I don’t want to go to church and not praise the way I did. I want to be free and seen as the same person, “he says.
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