This week Bruce Whitfield interviewed comedian and TV personality Siv Ngesi.
I grew up in Gugulethu. My mother was a principal and she was like a magician. We didn’t have much money, but my mother was able to make things happen. You know; these Xhosa women… She was a hustler when it came to money…
I didn’t come from much, so I want what I want when I want it… Now I have 128 pairs of shoes because I can… They call it privilege. It’s not privilege! It’s just payback in excess!— Siv Ngesi
My joy is giving. I have an organisation called ‘Dignity Drive’… it’s about sanitary products – all done from my own pocket…. If men bled once a month sanitary products would be free… Men, you know, if we had blood coming out of us every month that stuff would be free; there’d be vending machines…— Siv Ngesi
He started performing when he was nine, touring Asia as Gavrosh in Les Miserables.
He’s starred on film and television, at home and abroad, in productions like Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, alongside Edris Elba in Long Walk to Freedom and the TV series 24 with Kiefer Sutherland.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).
You said my name so nicely! You can keep your land!— Siv Ngesi
Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays, Personal Edition” feature.
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