Up close with Phila Madlingozi – Isikizi

17 May 2023
The multitalented Phila Madlingozi has made quite a name for himself in the limelight.
Man wearing traditional clothes

On Isikizi, Madlingozi plays Sizwe, a young man who falls in love with a woman who turns out to be his mother. Sounds twisted, right? Get to know the man outside his character with these interesting facts.

Son of muso Ringo Madlingozi

He is the son of the legendary musical sensation Ringo Madlingozi.

Like father, like son

Apart from acting, Madlingozi is also passionate about music which remains his first love. In 2015 he auditioned for the 11th season of Idols SA and made it to the top 16. His passion for music was inspired by his father and uncle, Mxolisi Lokwe (aka MXO). It's worth noting that he created a name for himself without the help of his family. Madlingozi didn't want to get gigs based on his last name.

Talent and looks

In 2013, The Sowetan shortlisted him as one of the Top 6 Sexy Men in Mzansi out of the Top 12 category.

Mandlingozi on Gqeberha: The Empire

Apart from being on Isikizi, Madlingozi also gabbed a role on Mzansi Magic's star-studded drama series, Gqeberha: The Empire, playing the role of Ntando, a problematic spoiled brat who's a lastborn child.

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