Actor Spotlight: Award-Winner Vuyo Dabula

42 Year old Vuyo Dabula is a South African Actor, best known for his roles in the feature film Five Fingers for Marseilles and the prime-time television SABC soapie Generations: The Legacy, in which he portrays the character ‘Gadaffi’. For his role as ‘Tau’ in Five Fingers for Marseilles, he won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Rapid Lion Film Festival.

At over 300k followers on Instagram, Vuyo is one of South Africa’s biggest heart throbs and most sought-after leading faces in motion picture.

Vuyo studied at AFDA, obtaining an Honours in Live Performance.

Some of his other motion picture credits include SABC 1 drama series Yizo Yizo, in which he portrays the character ‘Tsetse’; the lead role in the SABC 2 mini-series Monna Wa Minno, as well as portraying Cherel’s defence lawyer ‘Titus Lesenya’ in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo. Internationally he has featured in films such as the award-winning Invictus, Small Town called Descent and Finding Lenny.

One of Vuyo’s hobbies includes boxing. He has taken part in several celebrity boxing exhibition bouts, which culminated in his success at Boxing SA’s 2016 award ceremony. Vuyo is extremely committed to keeping fit and regularly posts fitness videos and pictures on his Instagram account “vuyodabula”, inspiring thousands of fans and fitness fanatics.

Although Vuyo has been in the industry for more than 15 years, some film critics argue that his brilliant performance in Five fingers for Marseilles is his official breakout role.

Catch the trailer for Five fingers for Marseilles here: