What in The World Happened To ...

#WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo... Michael De Pinna?

With such a varied repertoire and so much experience, Michael De Pinna has asserted himself as one of the bastions of South African entertainment. There's not much else to say about a man so ingrained into the South African psyche except perhaps... YEBO MKHULU!

A little bit more about Michael . . .

So imagine you’re stuck on the side of a dusty road. It’s blisteringly hot and you've locked your keys in the car. The only thing for miles around is an old man sitting nearby selling wire windmills….

That should place you right in Michael de Pinna’s shoes (or those famous boots). A multi-talented singer and performer with more credits to his name than the roll at the end of Star Wars, he is the slick yuppie of Vodacom fame whose face has led the country into a new communications age. It’s a fitting role when you consider that, from the start, Michael’s life has been dedicated to communication. Be it on stage, at functions, on TV, in print or on film. He’s covered the lot. Suave, bon-vivant, willing to laugh and be laughed at, approachable, friendly and highly accomplished, he epitomizes the professional actor. It was a long and varied career in entertainment that led Michael into the hearts of millions of South Africans and made him a part of the countries new folk-lore. From the glitter and flare of center stage spotlights in Sun City to the fierce competitive market in America and onto the star spangled Lido in Paris.

It was once said by a famous American Director that the great “Movie Actor’’ must able to do everything. Michael de Pinna surely fits the role. Singer, dancer, and actor – he has appeared in a multitude of stage, TV and movie roles and just being himself in entrancing cabaret performances and even product launches. He has done just about everything in the business and is absolutely willing to do more.

Here is Michael's interview with Xolani Gwala about what he's up to now, below...

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