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Actor Melusi Yeni has embarked on a new journey that promotes healthy living among men

2018-05-29 09:15
Actor Melusi Yeni

MANY actors are doing charitable work outside of the entertainment industry, which sees them impacting lives beyond the characters they play on screen. One such actor is Melusi Yeni, who has embarked on a campaign to raise awareness on the importance of men caring for their health.

CHANGING MINDSETS 

Melusi says while he was busy with his campaign which aims to raise awareness on drug abuse and the blesser lifestyle, he was approached by Brothers for Life to partner on a campaign that will raise awareness on men’s health. Brothers for Life is a social and well-being movement aimed at mobilising men to take responsibility for their own health. “I have partnered with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and Brothers for Life on the campaign, which sees us visiting various communities and educating men, especially young men, on the importance of taking care of their bodies,” says Melusi. He says it is important for men not to wait for their health to act up, but to take better care of themselves at all times. “Most men don’t want to see a doctor or go for a simple check-up at the clinic. There are men who are always saying they are fine or that they are not sick until they do get sick and end up in hospital. It’s really important to stand up for our health to continue living better lives,” says the former Muvhango actor.

STILL AN ACTOR

Melusi has appeared in various soapies and TV dramas including Sokhulu and Partners. In a previous interview with Move! Melusi opened up about his unpleasant past and the wrong decisions that almost destroyed his career. Even though fans aren't seeing much of him on TV, the former Generations actor says he is still an actor. “I will never leave the craft as it’s my bread and butter. I am currently working on two movies, with one of them being based on the life of former president Nelson Mandela. But I don’t want to get into too much detail about the movie as we are still busy with it. Among other things, I am running my campaigns, which are my focus for now. People will see a lot of me in the limelight as the plan is to return to TV. But I'm in no rush,” he says.

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