Somizi Mhlongo Talks About Metro FM, Clothing Line And His New Restaurant
Somizi Mhlongo has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for decades, and he is showing no signs of slowing down. Despite abuse allegations from his “estranged” husband, Mohale Motaung, which led to him stepping back from his Metro FM mic in August 2021, the media personality has made a strong comeback this year.
A Successful Return to Metro FM
Somizi currently hosts two shows on the national station, Metro FM’s The Bridge on weekdays between 9am and 12 pm and The Weekend Breakfast Sounds Good. His successful comeback on the station has also earned him the role of host of the Black Curtain at the annual Metro FM Music Awards alongside Mpumi Mlambo, capturing all that happens behind the scenes with the stars of the night.
“Metro FM does not go with the wind. I am not a radio DJ but a personality who is on radio. It’s a mutual respect kind of relationship,” Somizi told TshisaLIVE.
Looking Forward to More Opportunities
At the age of 50, Somizi believes that he is at the peak of his career. He is set to return as a judge on the final season of Idols SA and was recently unveiled as a cast member on The Masked Singer South Africa.
After the launch of his cookbook in 2020, Somizi is also looking to do more in the culinary space. He plans to open a mini restaurant business at Prison Break Market in Sunninghill, Johannesburg.
“I’m doing it my way, not following anyone’s journey. Hence the food is going to be what Somizi likes to eat. It’s going to be hearty, tasteful and on-the-go.”
For the past three years, Somizi has been working on his kids’ clothing line, Sompire Kids, and has set August as his launch date.
Never Losing Hope in a Long Career
Despite ups and downs in his career, Somizi believes that his career has longevity. He encourages others to never lose hope and to make the most of their careers.
“I never do anything I’m not passionate about. Everything bounces on a very thick skin, and I’m not stopping for nobody.”