Johannesburg – Nay Maps is one busy guy. The Uzalo actor who plays Mxolisi on the show has had quite the year and says the last few months couldn’t have gone by faster.
But what fans don’t know is that he is multitalented. Nay has his own fashion label, Nay Maps Clothing, production company, Map Worx, and is set to release his own album at the end of the year. And he’s done all this while also working 12 hours a day on Uzalo, he says.
"We caught up with the star at a lavish hotel while he was in Johannesburg.
How has the year been for you so far?
The year has flown! It’s been great, I think 2018 has been a fantastic year so far. It goes to show if one doesn’t do what they want to do, time just goes by and then you find yourself in the same place ten years later.
I’ve been preparing my music this year. People can expect a variation of style. The album is a combination of trap, soul, hip hop and contemporary pop but there will be an under-base of soul. It should be out by the end of the year.
Hardest part of 2018 so far?
Having to be patient. My patience has been getting tested. Being someone that’s so gifted. God has gifted me with music, acting and the clothing line. Having to juggle that is hard – I’m on set 12 hours a day.
How have you grown?
I have learnt to be patient and believe in myself more. As long as I do not lose hope and trust the process, things will happen. This year I’ve grown even more and I just keep growing.
Are you single?
The way it’s so hard to be in a relationship at this point in my life. My time is consumed so much, I’m on set 12 hours a day and I need to work on my clothing line and music and the other projects I’m working on.
What do girls have to do to date Nay Maps?
If a lady has to date me she really has to have an open mind and be patient and understanding. Yeah, I think those are the major things right now. That’s why I’m not seriously looking to have a relationship because I’d like to think a relationship is all about time. And if I’m unable to give someone time, I don’t think it will be fair for the lady.
What can fans expect from Mxolisi on Uzalo?
Fans can expect more thrill and drama. We are almost midway into season four (shooting wise). Mxolisi is going to own more things now and people can expect more of his humour and slick smartness.
What are your dreams?
My dream is to be in Hollywood – play lead in a big series and in blockbuster films.
See our previous interview with the Uzalo star.