Celebrities far and wide are known for their extravagant lifestyles, A-list parties and flashy whips. However, many started off from humble beginnings and endured a slow climb to the heights of stardom, facing obstacles along the way. Take Kay Sibiya for instance.
Speaking to DRUM, the Uzalo actor revealed that when he first arrived in Joburg in 2012 to pursue his passion for acting, he had close to nothing to his name.
He explained that he worked as a waiter, model, booking agent and a bank teller, before deciding to spend his savings on a bus ticket to Jozi, leaving him with only R50 in his pockets.
“I lost a lot of money in shares and I used the remainder of it to buy a bus ticket to Johannesburg,” he told the local publication.
“After buying the ticket, I was left with only R50 to my name.”
Upon his arrival, Kay claimed that he had no place to stay, which saw him squatting all over the place.
“I had to squat all over the place. I moved nine times in under a year,” he recalled.
Kay first caught the public’s attention when he was announced as the presenter of the first season of SABC 1’s music show Sunday Chillaz alongside Kedibone Mkhabela.
Soon after, he joined Uzalo, which saw him taking on the role of Ayanda Mdletshe, a church devotee.
Source ; Times Live