Somizi paid tribute to his parents and penned down a long message about how proud he is to be born into such a talented family.
Ndaba Mhlongo, his father, was an actor and choreographer best known for his portrayal of Mshefane in the 1977 playwright Inyakanyaka. Bad Company And Strike Force, and Upondo no Nkinsela are some of his other works. On October 29, 1989, he passed away.
As for his mom, Mary Twala, an actress.She left behind six whole decades in the industry. With all those long years of effort and creativity put into the industry. Mary left with a bang as she was featured in Beyonce’s ‘Black is King’.
Somizi was very close to his parents while they were still alive and it determined to carry on their legacy In the world of entertainment
Somizi celebrated his father, by sharing an old funny clip, where the late man is seen acting.
He captioned his post;
“I sometimes take for granted or forget whose seed I am, or too humble about it, let me pride myself. I was birthed by the first to ever do it NDABA WALTER MHLONGO, MSHEFANE TO MANY, and some wonder why I am what and who I am; its no miracle. I’m the apple he is the tree; multi talented dad, multi award winning actor, TONY AWARD nominee for best choreography for SARAFINA on BROADWAY. SINGER. DANCER. ACTOR, INSTRUMENTALISTS. COMEDIAN…..ETC…”
“He never got the fortune to match his talents and contributions into the arts…..FAME AND FORTUNE never became his reality…..he was just famous, and exploited. And that is why I will never compromise on my worth, if u don’t have the budget for me try next door, and this I do it for my parents ,in their honor. FAME AND FORTUNE shall be my reality, coz I worth it.’