What started as out as an irritated fan venting on social media about characters on his favorite show, Gomora, has ended in TV personality Moshe Ndiki landing a role as the new teacher at Gomora Secondary.
Moshe tells Drum he is so excited about the role because he has watched the show religiously from the first episode.
“I have watched the show with intention. I was totally obsessed with the show. It was the same with The Queen, when I was watching it, I saw myself in it. So with Gomora, I watched everyday and when I am busy during the week, I binge over the weekend.
“What happened was that I posted that video on social media, complaining about how I hated how Melusi (played by Zolisa Xaluva) was treating Gladys (played by Thembi Seete). When I saw that video gaining traction on social media, I reached out to Seriti Films saying I would like to shoot a video on set when they are not busy. When I was there, I told them if there was ever a time they wanted me for a role, they should not hesitate to let me know. Then they wrote the role for me,” he says.
He will be playing a very shady teacher.
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“Andile Faku is such a dodgy teacher. Viewers are going to love to hate him or hate to love him.”
He loves being on set because he is around industry greats that he has always looked up to.
“When I am there, it is like I am with family, it's like I am chilling with my cousins and it's all fun. Yes, work comes first but we are really made to feel at home. I honestly do not mind waking up at 4am to get to work.
“Now I am happy for Gladys finally leaving Melusi. She has got her groove back. She even had a divorce party, and I am so happy for her. That Melusi was toxic for her.”
What he has achieved thus far in his career, Moshe says, is nothing but the grace of God.
“It is almost like God is validating everything I have ever done. I look at my life and I see that I am right where I need to be at the right time. Hayi shame, owam uThixo unxiba kwa Donna Claire, unxiba u extra large and He does not do anything in half measures.”
About public breakup from muso Phelo Bala, Moshe says he regrets nothing that has happened in his life.
“I was in love, and I believe that everything in life happens for a reason. I do not have anything against the institution of marriage. I believe when it is beautiful, its beautiful, but like everything in life sometimes things end.”
He is now focused on his career, and he could not be happier.
“I am at a point in my life where I am at peace. I am focusing my health, my jobs and myself in general. I am doing yoga, attending therapy and living my best life.”
When he turned 30 in March, Moshe says his mother gave him a speech about how important selfcare is.
“She gave me a mirror and said the only person that I owe anything to, was the person staring back at me in the mirror and that I should never regret doing anything that would make the person in the mirror happy.”
Besides being on season 3 of Gomora, Moshe has his spice range called Moshe’s Kitchen and a show on Honey TV with legend Lillian Dube.
“Moshe’s Kitchen is doing well and I am grateful to be able to do what I love. For me, cooking is a love language. I love cooking for people and for them to enjoy my food.
“Mam Lillian is amazing. She is a 20-year-old trapped in the body of a 76-year-old. She’s my friend, my little sister, my bestie, my grandmother and everything else in between. I love being able to work with her.”
He is a Guilder, as per Methodist church hierarchy.
“Church has always been such a wonderful support in my life. When I am in church, I am not the TV Moshe, I am not the gay Moshe. I am just Moshe, pouring my heart out to my creator. I am able to be vulnerable and I feel loved.”