Isidingo actor, Motlatsi Mafatshe, is more than just a handsome face.
Motlatsi, who plays smooth talker Sechaba Moloi, says there's more to him than meets the eye.
We caught up with him to find out about his plans to take over the music scene and his character on the popular soapie.
You character Sechaba is a fan favourite. Do you have anything in common with him?
Sechaba is just a character on TV. I'm a very quiet person; I mind my own business. We have a few similarities though. We both are very driven and passionate about people being treated fairly. But I kind of wish I was a guy like Sechaba, who doesn't care. But shame, Motlatsi cares!
What don't your fans know about you?
I am into a lot of things like music and soccer. I'm passionate about filmmaking but I am mainly passionate about young people achieving their dreams and believing that they've got what it takes to get what they want. So I'll go around the country speaking to young people and telling them to just wake up and follow their dreams. I am also a businessman at heart.
You are also a musician. Are you working on any new music?
I've got a band called Mo and the Dark Knights. We only perform at corporate gigs. We've been busy building our studio so that we can start recording. We are just taking our time because we want proper sound and a proper plan when we go out there so that we last forever. At the right time, the music will come.
What's the one thing you can't live without?
I can't go a day without my music. I listen to music all day, every day. Even when I shoot my scenes, I listen to music just to psyche me up and put me in the right frame of mind.
You've managed to stay out of the tabloids. How do you avoid the drama of the entertainment industry?
I try not to be caught up in things that cause drama. I always chill at home for example. I think God is also on my side and I'm very fortunate. I can't say there is a way to escape tabloids; if someone wants to go out there and get you, they kind of do go out and get you, but with God on my side it can be against them.
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