Meet Simo the entertainer

2017-04-25 07:40
PHOTO:SuppliedSimo Nzama entertains the audience with one of his fans

PHOTO:SuppliedSimo Nzama entertains the audience with one of his fans

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DURBAN’S entertainer and Clermont resident, who was born in Pietermaritzburg, Simo ‘Seemorepossibilities’ Nzama chatted to Fever journalist Nosipho Mkhize about his life and being a well-known entertainer in KwaZulu-Natal.

Nosipho Mkhize: As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

Simo Nzama: I wanted to be a lawyer. Growing up in the ‘ghetto’ inspired the thought due to the fact that one would see irregularities becoming more of the usual scenario like crime. I was the type of person that always helped others so I thought being an attorney would help.

Nosipho Mkhize: Tell me a bit about the work that you do.

Simo Nzama: Simo is an entertainer of note, I do public speaking where I get booked for people at corporate conferences, gala dinners and izimbizo. Being a hilarious person has opened up another door into the programme directoring for high-profiled weddings and corporate events.

Nosipho Mkhize: When did you get into entertainment and what gave you the motivation to go for it?

Simo Nzama: I ventured into the industry in 2009 while I was still working at Ithala Limited as a housing advisor. The passion took me by storm up until I decided to resign in 2011 and pay more attention to the industry.

Simo was inspired by the fact that he would do one gig and it would pay him quarter of his monthly salary. He also read the book written by the late Dr. Myles Monroe tittled ‘Finding the leader within You’, the book taught him about occupying the perfect spot in life.

Nosipho Mkhize: How long have you been an entertainer?

Simo Nzama: I became an entertainer when I was a child. The characteristics of an entertainer were always there at high school in S’thengile JS School, but they were on another level at Mangosuthu University of Technology because

I would just dance at an open space where the entire school come to a standstill. The corporate world toned me down a little bit, but later the whole thing came alive again.

Nosipho Mkhize: Describe your experience in the entertainment industry?

Simo Nzama: It hasn’t been easy especially when you’re not always used to being a public figure. I am a very modest person, with so much respect for other people and the industry has no room for this so-called humbleness. You have got to be jovial and to always be there in order to become relevant.

Nosipho Mkhize: What are the biggest challenges you face as an entertainer?

Simo Nzama: The biggest challenge is that the industry only warmly welcomes you when you are on the airwaves like radio and also newspapers. I am a family man and can only be seen as and when.

Nosipho Mkhize: What do you do in your spare-time?

Simo Nzama: I am more into advertising and also the social entrepreneur where I’m more into promoting the so called social intelligence under the Seemorepossibilities NPO.

Nosipho Mkhize: Where do you see yourself in in the next five years?

Simo Nzama: I will be a well known philanthropist in five years to come, I just want to help to re-define the township including the opportunities that exist in that space, I’m more into lending an ear to those who are less fortunate, the ex-Convicts and so forth.

Nosipho Mkhize: How do you keep your mind on your work without losing focus?

Simo Nzama: Being the head of the family - that requires principles.

Nosipho Mkhize: What advice can you give to those who wants to get into the entertertaiment industry?

Simo Nzama: I would say to upcoming entertainers, they must not focus on making money at first, but they must entertain as if they are doing it for the man above.

They must also pay more attention into the fulfilment they feel after the entertainment until they become the magnetic.

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