Uzalo actor Nkosinathi ‘Nay Maps‘ Maphalala who is also recognised by fans to be one of the hottest men in the industry is someone who strives to inspire many through his work, but how well do you know him?
Here are things you didn’t know about Nkosinathi ‘Nay Maps’ Maphalala:
- Nay Maps was born and raised in Pretoria.
- He is the first born child and the only male sibling, as he has two sisters.
- Nay Maps attended Sunnyside Primary School and Lyttelton Manor High School.
- Nay Maps broke through the industry as a presenter on a lifestyle show on ANN7 called Hashtag whilst also doing modelling and commercials.
The actor Nay Maps who is also a pastors kid, shared in a recent interview on Massive Metro’s DJ Sbu Breakfast that he sees himself creating his own films and production but is now running a brand called Naymaps.
It was merely faith…merely always speaking it into my life, I was always speaking positivity upon my life…saying into the mirror that ‘I am an international actor, I am an international TV presenter, I have the biggest clothing brand to ever hit the world…”
Despite having an educational background in the sciences, Maps’ heart longed for the creative arts and that is how he ended up with the decorative titles of “TV presenter”, “Actor” and “Musician” all under his belt.
His breakthrough moment on television was presenting on the lifestyle show, Hashtag, that aired on channel ANN7. Concurrently, he also worked in the modelling industry and made appearances on commercials. In 2014, Maps landed a role in the second season of isiBaya, guest-starring as Tshepo. From then on, it has only been one way up the ladder of success for Maphalala. He also featured as a celebrity contestant on season eight of Tropika Island of Treasure, a reality competition series airing on SABC 3.