South African well-known actor Obed Baloyi has opened up about the financial struggle after the Mzansi Magic telenovela, DiepCity, was canceled.

As quoted by TshisaLIVE, the canning on Diep City dealt the actor a big blow as he now relies on side hustles to feed his family.

“It’s bad, really bad, and I have all the time in the world now. I bump into people in the streets and they stop me to ask, ‘When are you coming back? We want you, we miss you’.

“I know people miss me and I also miss being on TV. Acting is my life and I wonder what more should I do to prove to the producers that people want me.

“Nowadays I get projects as a side hustle just to survive because I’m a father and I need to put food on the table.

“Sometimes people tell me all this is happening because of the tribe I’m from. If I was Sotho, Zulu or Afrikaner it would’ve been better. It hurts what’s happening to me, but those are people’s views.

“I thank Mandla N and Martin Koboekae for always checking up on me and answering my calls because others no longer answer my calls.”

Obed Baloyi has been featured in various notable South African shows, including Soul Buddyz and Shaka iLembe.

In 2023 he spoke to King David Studio about navigating the South African entertainment industry.


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