Kagiso Diseko is a South African musician and actor best known for playing the role of Granite in the first season of Mzansi Magic drama series Zabalaza. He is also known by music lovers for his frequent collaboration with the hip hop band TKzee on tracks including Senerate, Shibobo, Guz, We Love This Place, Fiesco, Zinja Zam and Mr and Mrs. Fake.
In 2022 he landed a role of playing Japan in SABC2 drama series and soapie opera Muvhango.
Full name: Kagiso Gwyza Diseko
Date of birth: unknown
Place of birth: Soweto, Gauteng Province
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actor, Musician
TV Shows: Zabalaza, Muvhango
Movies: Please Help No Food No Job
Years Active: 1997 to present
Early life of Kagiso Gwyza Diseko
Kagiso Gwyza Diseko was born in Soweto township, Gauteng Province in South Africa in the 1970s. He grew up in Soweto where he obtained his primary and secondary school education.
Education of Kagiso Gwyza Diseko
After matric Diseko enrolled at AFDA film school to study acting and arts studies. But his studies at AFDA were interrupted when his music career began in 1998.
He concurrently took studies with Heart College in the 90s and graduated in 1998. After working in music for many years he returned to study at the AFDA and Vega School of Advertising, doing a diploma in brand communications.
Music career Kagiso Diseko
Kagiso began his professional music and acting career in 1997. He began as a back up rapper for Tkzee but began to blossom as a musician in 1998 and 1999 with the hit records Halloween and TKzee Family Guz 2000. The collaborated songs that he released with TKzee include Senerate, Shibobo, Guz, We Love This Place, Fiesco, Zinja Zam and Mr and Mrs. Fake.
Acting career of Kagiso Diseko
His acting career began in 1998 appearing in a film called Please Help No Food No Job directed by Zak Dakile. After that he debuted on the start studded cast line up of Drum, a movie directed by Zola Maseko and produced by Dumisani Dlamini.
In 2012 he appeared in a Mzansi Magic-commissioned telefilm. And in 2013 he made his television debut in the Mzansi Magic soap opera Zabalaza in the role of Granite. He played the role of Bobo in Vuka Mawulele season 1 and played Thabo in Ngempela season 2. His other roles include appearing in eKasi: Our Stories season 6 as Largest, playing a Guest star in Generations and playing the role of Kgotso in Lithapo. [ ¹]
In 2022 he landed a role of playing Japan in the SABC2 soapie opera Muvhango created by Duma Ndlovu and directed by Jedi Mulovhedzi and Sipho Nhlaka Myeni.
Other works of Kagiso
Kagiso is a philanthropist by nature. He believes in empowering others, mostly those in his community. He founded Dumelang Foundation which is a giving back organisation focused on drug awareness, recovery and prevention. [ ²]
Television serials filmography
TV Shows- Seasons- Character
- eKasi: Our Stories – Season 6 – Largest
- Generations – Season 1 – Guest Star
- Lithapo – Season 1 – Kgotso (as Kagiso “Gwyza” Diseko)
- Ngempela – Season 2 – Thabo (as Kagiso Gwza Diseko)
- Vuka Mawulele – Season 1 – Bobo
- Zabalaza (2013) – Season 1 – Granite
- Muvhango – season 1 – Japan
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