Uzalo Star Kay Sibiya Recounts How He Went From Being Broke To…


Looking at the flamboyant life led by celebrities, it becomes almost impossible to imagine they were once struggling to make ends meet. Uzalo actor Kay Sibiya is a living example.

Taking our minds away from the A-list parties glitzy lifestyle, we can actually see that a lot of our favourite celebrities started from humble beginnings. Thus, they had to battle obstacles and hardship as they made their way to the top.

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In an interview with DRUM, Uzalo actor Kay Sibiya revealed how he made it to where he is presently. The actor had close to nothing at the time he first arrived in Joburg in 2012 to pursue his passion for acting.

In order to make a living, he tried his hands on many things. From working as a waiter, model, booking agent and a bank teller, Kay had it all before deciding to spend his savings on a bus ticket to Joburg. The decision left him with just R50 in his pockets as he already lost a lot in shares.

“I lost a lot of money in shares and I used the remainder of it to buy a bus ticket to Johannesburg,” he explained.

“After buying the ticket, I was left with only R50 to my name.”

When he finally made it to Joburg, Kay claimed that he had no place to stay. As a result, he squatted all over the place which saw him moving often.

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“I had to squat all over the place. I moved nine times in under a year,” he recalled.

Before his Uzalo gig, Kay garnered recognition after he was announced as the presenter of the first season of SABC 1’s music show Sunday Chillaz alongside Kedibone Mkhabela.