Abdul’s doing it all for his daughter
Abdul Khoza. (Photo: Facebook)
CELEBRATED actor, Abdul Khoza, who is well-known for his crude character, Qaphela on Isibaya, says he never saw acting as something he would do. If anything, the simple and humble actor says he wanted to be a veterinarian, a doctor who treats animals, because of his love for animals.
However, things went the other way when he won the talent search competition, Class Act, in 2011.
HIS JOURNEY INTO ACTING
He says before his big break in acting, he served four years in the army as a paramedic and then worked as a fireman for three years.
"I loved my job as a fireman. I love helping and changing people’s lives. Unfortunately, I had to resign because of my acting career," says Abdul.
However, he says he went back and forth as a fireman when his acting career wasn’t looking promising, but in 2015 things got better and he resigned as a fireman for good.
"My daughter was only two years old at the time and everything was about her. I wanted to make sure she was taken good care of, so I had to work hard. However, when I got approached to be part of the Mzansi Magic Production, The Road, my girlfriend at the time encouraged me to take the chance, so I took the job," shares the former Uzalo star.
The actor shares with Move! that after The Road, things got a bit sour. "The Road came to an end without us knowing and things between me and my girlfriend weren’t fine. I was then left jobless and single," says the former Tempy Pushas actor.
"Two months later, Isibaya came to my rescue and things have been better since. I’m now happy and confident about my career and with the support I get from older my brother things are easier."
BROTHERHOOD AND FATHERHOOD
Abdul says his relationship with his older brother Sthembiso "SK" Khoza, who is also in the entertainment industry is very great.
"My brother and I are inseparable and we are best friends. We respect and support each other."
He says apart from his brother, one other thing that makes sense in his life is his four-year-old daughter, Azamahle, adding that fatherhood is a bit of a challenge.
"Things are sour between me and my ex-girlfriend and it’s sad because it affects my relationship with my daughter. I don’t see her as much as I would like to, but I’m still fighting for that. I don’t want to go to court, I want to handle things in a more civilised way as I want to be in my daughter’s life.”
He says he wants to work harder so that his daughter can have a better future. “I want to succeed. I’m working towards getting my music out to the people. I will soon release my hip-hop single, which I’m very excited about. I’m also working on getting the film that I wrote out in the entertainment space. I’m now focusing on building my brand,” he says.