Truth to be told this year has been good to South African comedy industry and some of it’s comedians that includes, Donovan Goliath one member of the Goliath Brothers. Don took some time to reflect on his Instagram about his rags to riches journey from growing up in Mthatha, Eastern Cape to where he is today as a creative guy, stand up comedian, businessman, club part owner and now television host. This is what the brother had to say…..
“Donovangoliath: One thing I’ve been focusing on hard of late is gratitude. It always sounds like such a cliche to talk about how grateful you are to have the things you have, to experience the things you have experienced. Truth is I don’t spend enough time thinking about where I come from and what I’ve done that’s led me to where I am right now. I grew up in Mthatha. I was always a creative kid. I drew, I tore up magazine images and stuck them together again to make new images, I was in a rap group called Outbreak and my alias was Acid Reign(I’ll elaborate this part in other post), I did religious oil paintings for churches for tertiary money, I worked as an art director at a leading ad agency for 6yrs and now I do stand up comedy, I write and host a popular tv show amongst other things. I’ve been able to express myself in so many different ways that have shaped who I am and what I’ve become. I’ve never really taken time to think about how fortunate we are to live in a country that allows us to express ourselves freely in so many ways until @brandsouthafrica approached me to tell my story. I feel proud to celebrate our constitution and the right to freedom of expression. What’s your story? How has freedom of expression changed your life and what are you doing to shape the future? #inspiredbymyconstitution (📸 @erinwulfsohn)”