You know you’re the ish when an internationally acclaimed star hails you as one of his favourite South African stars. When we met up with American actor and cast member of Vuzu Amp’s comedy-drama, Insecure, we were set on finding out a bit more about this hunky 35-year-old, including who he deemed his favourite SA stars to be.
Born, Wendell Ramone Ellis Jr., Jay was introduced to us when he landed his first acting role on the BET series, The Game. He has since featured in series the likes of How I Met Your Mother, NCIS and Grey’s Anatomy. However, his biggest and most popular role has been that of Lawrence – the sexy but flawed boyfriend of Issa (played by Issa Rae) on the candid TV series, Insecure.
We caught up with the star who is currently in South Africa and weighed in on who his fave SA stars are. Here’s what he had to say about our legendary Black Coffee as well as thriving hip-hop artist Youngsta Cpt:
Do share your thoughts with us!
Mampho Returns to Mzansi with insights into Japan
Mampho Brescia comes back to South Africa with insight into Japan.
In an effort to strengthen ties and grow mutual understanding between the two countries, the Japanese government invited South African actress, Mampho Brescia to be a representative on a week-long visit to the land of the rising sun.
During her visit, Brescia met with some of the country’s political and social development leaders where the agenda of speeding up social justice especially for women was discussed, along with Japan’s foreign policy on Africa’s engagement.
She also experienced a variety of Japanese culture, arguably one of the most fascinating cultures in the world.
Both nations, South Africa and Japan have a futuristic outlook, where they have mutual goals of creating a free and fair society where all their people have rights, and social justice. Both governments wish to advance the well-being of their citizens, and that is something that is laudable
She said that she was deeply honoured that the Japanese government had chosen her to act as a global citizen in bridging the cultural and political gap between South Africa and Japan.
Brescia, who studied cultural exchange and the politics of Japan as an exchange student in the past in Japan, said the recent visit back to Japan was both spiritually and culturally fulfilling.
In short, I took away so many lessons from Japan this time. I’d jump at the opportunity of going back there again