Obed Baloyi’s Impressive Acting Career

Obed Baloyi is a South African Actor and Director best known for his role as school taxi driver Prins in the fourth season of the SABC1 youth drama series Soul Buddyz, in 2007.

Tsutsuma, as popularly known from Ga Re Dumele was born in 1970 and started acting in 1987 while still in school. In 1996 he formed Mangava Drama group and wrote the play Ga Mchangani which was staged at the Market Theatre Laboratory 7th Community Festival.

His play went on to the Zwakala Festival and won a Main Stream at the Market Theatre. He is also famously known as uMajazi.

In 1999, his play Via Soweto was staged at the Barney Simon Young Directors Festival. Since then Baloyi has focused on television work, which includes appearances in the series Dube on Monday, Emzini Wezinsizwa, Yizo Yizo 3 and Heartlines.

He was a regular cast member on the second season of the SABC1 drama series A Place Called Home, playing the role of Blues, in 2008.

He also starred as Tsutsuma in the SABC2 sitcom Ga Re Dumele, from 2010-2013.

He is currently on Giyani: Land of Blood Season 2 playing the character of Nhlengani and Diep City playing the character of Ringo.


A Place Called Home – Season 2 (Blues)

eKasi: Our Stories – Season 6 (Sobantu)

Ga Re Dumele – Season 1 – 6 (Tsutsuma)

Heartlines – Season 1 (Captain Hlatswayo (Film: “Grace”)

High Rollers – Season 2 (Khan)

Isibaya – Season 6 (Mkongwane)

Izoso Connexion – Season 1 (Chip Robber)

Majakathata – Season 2 (Dzunisani)

Mzee wa Two Six – Season 1 (Friend)

Nomzamo – Season 2 & 3 (Mzizi)

Scandal! (Ezra)

Sokhulu & Partners – Season 2 (Sergeant)

Soul Buddyz – Season 2 & 4 (Joe)

The Philanthropist – Season 1 (Native Man)

Emzini Wezinsizwa (Ghost)

Paradise Stop

Yizo Yizo – Season 3 (Zwepe)

DiepCity (Ringo)

Giyani: Land of Blood – Season 1 & 2 (Nhlengani Joseph Chavalala)

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