All round talent Somizi Mhlongo told his fans the reason why he will never settle for less than he deserves when it comes to the entertainment industry in an Instagram post. First he talked about his father who he says he inherited his acting and choreographing skills from. “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 ever to do it Ndaba Walter Mhlongo, Mshefane to many. And some wonder why I am what I am or who I am. It’s no miracle. I’m the apple he is the tree, multitalented dad, multi award winning actor. Tony award nominee for best choreography for Sarafina on Broadway.” Somizi said his father was a Broadway singer, actor, comedian and instrumentalist. However Somizi says his dad never got the recognition he deserved.
“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 you don’t have the budget for me try next door. And this is do it for my parents, in their honour. Fame and fortune shall be my reality because I’m worth it,” the Idols SA judge explained.