Nay Maps remembers his dad on Father’s Day


South African actor and singer Nkosinathi ‘Nay Maps’ Maphalala has reminisced his late father by preparing one of his favourite desserts on Father’s Day, Sunday, 19 June.

This prolific actor, popularly known as Mxolisi Mdletshe from Uzalo, a popular SABC 1 action-drama series, decided to remember his father, Bishop Simeon Maphalala who passed away in July 2020 at the age of 56.

“Every year on Father’s Day I’m reminded of the beautiful memory my Dad left behind,” he said.

“His favourite thing to do was to dig into a good Malva pudding with us, his family. This is why I make sure to keep his tradition going by doing the same,” the multi-talented artist said.

He went on to thank DefySA for giving him the privilege of keeping his Dad’s memory alive through times in his branded kitchen

“What are you tucking into with your Dad?” the star asked his fans.


According to an interview with Jet Club, the 33-year-old is the first born of three siblings, two being her gorgeous sisters. Due to his father’s demise, Nay Maps had to chip in and play a father figure role in his family. In 2021, he had to perform what most fathers dream of, walking their daughters down the aisle. However, Nay Maps had to take on the role in support of her sister Thando, who got married in a glittering white wedding.


Although his character in Uzalo bolstered his recognition, Nay Maps did not hold on to it for long as he branched out to join other productions such as The Queen, Imbewu – The Seed, and Muvhango on SABC 2. He also starred in a South African romantic comedy film Little Big Mouth alongside Amanda du Pont which premiered on Netflix on 22 October 2021.

In the midst of his acting career, the star started his clothing line after his name and realised his dream of being a recording musician.

ALSO READ: Here’s how Nay Maps juggled three TV shows AND a film in 2021

Nay Maps has went on to share a sneak peek of his new single in a very intimate and cosy set up that he posted on his social media pages. His music is expected to be available soon.


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