Phila Madlingo is a South African singer and actor born in Johannesburg and bred in Port Elizabeth. He is the son of the famous singer, producer and actor Ringo Madlingo. In 1986, he moved to South Africa and began to hone his singing skills in the music industry, playing a variety of musical instruments including the guitar, the piano and even the harmonica. Later on, he also formed his own musical group with founding members Zlobetalo and Bizetto. The group became popular and earned critical acclaim. With the success, Madlingo decided to pursue acting full time and has acted in numerous films including Lion King, Come On You Silly, Mumbo Jumbo, Eat Pray Love, Saturday Night Fever, A Few Good Men, Pretty Woman, A Few Good Men, You Can’t Take the Kids to School and A Wonderful Life among many others.
Recently, Madlingo appeared in the hit television production, Anastasia – Part 2. This was one of the first times that an openly gay character in a mainstream television production had been depicted in a positive light. His role as Triton, a young, handsome South African who falls in love with a Japanese woman, was groundbreaking in terms of depicting gay life in South Africa. He also received critical acclaim for his portrayal of this character.
Earlier this year, Phila Madlingo had been nominated for an ETVSA award for Outstanding Comedy Series, beating out contestants like Akilah Johnson, Star Jones and Patricia Heaton. This was a huge achievement for the south african comic and his fans all over the world. However, it did not stop him from receiving further accolades and awards for his work on the series. The week following his win, he was named the runner-up for the People’s Choice Television Awards for Outstanding Comedy Actor. The day after that he was nominated again for an additional awards in the People’s Choice Television Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series.
This is not the only time that Madlingo has found himself in the limelight. In the past few years, he has also featured in a number of different television productions, most notably as a main character in the popular telenovela, AfterLife. The late Rufus Pollock painted Madlingo as a very poignant and deeply conflicted character, whose views towards the Lgbtq community were complex and conflicted. He held a deep and passionate belief about gay rights and human rights, but was forced to reconcile those beliefs due to the pressures placed upon him by his own father.
Another actor who may be unfamiliar to many American viewers is Nehemiah Macy, who plays the role of Lgbtq community spokesperson, Waxpool. This character is vital to the progress of the show, as he acts as a spokesperson for the community and acts as their voice, helping them to raise awareness about issues which affect their lives and those of their friends and family. The relationship between Waxpool and Madlingo is complicated, to say the least. He tries to act as a pillar of support for Madlingo, but is always suspicious of his motives, particularly when it comes to raising funds for the homeless and AIDS victims in Lgbtq community. There is an active war between the two men, with Madlingo wanting to remain committed to his beliefs, but having to constantly put up with the destructive behaviour of his father. The relationship between the two characters is at times difficult to watch, but it is also endearing.
Finally, there is another interesting relationship that develops between Waxpool and Madlingo, which takes place in the third season of the sitcom, South Africa’s Next Top Model. Here, Waxpool falls in love with another man called Jacala. It is established that both of them are gay, but they take the relationship between themselves to a new level by getting married. In doing so, they effectively push the boundaries of accepted homosexuality in South Africa, a country which has a number of residents opposed to the idea of gay rights.
While this may not seem like something that should feature in a Phila Madlingozi biography, it did, in fact. When Jacala is murdered, Waxpool is devastated. He has not only lost the love of his life, but his fortune as well, and he is determined to get his revenge. He does this by travelling to Las Vegas, where he impersonates a famous deadbeat musician in order to get attention from girls. He then proceeds to run off with their money and uses their identity in order to enter a women’s private school in Las Vegas, which he then turns into his own music label.
Although it may not be possible to state whether or not the information in the post shared by the author of Phila Madlingo was true, it is safe to say that Jacala was in fact the inspiration for Waxpool. The two characters basically take the place of Waxpool and Madlingo, who are both mentioned in the same scene. It therefore goes without saying that this was a happy ending for the former South African hip-hop star, who had previously been married to women not of his choosing.