Uzalo actor Phillippe is in real life see his net worth and business ventures

Joe Kazadi, who plays the role of Phillipe on Uzalo, is an entrepreneur and millionaire in real life, with businesses across South Africa and Congo. Kazadi’s success manifests perseverance and hard work; he was born in Congo and left with his parents to seek refuge in South Africa at a tender age. He grew up to be a professional chef and worked in prominent restaurants before giving a shot at modelling; he dreams of owning a chain of restaurants and turning them into a family business.


“I have been a professional cook for over a decade; I am a qualified proffesional chef who can prepare several cuisines. I have been working in the hotel industry since I turned 18 and will one day open a family chain of restaurants, a legacy I will leave for my daughter.”

In his interview with Savannanews, Kazadi revealed that he was introduced into modelling by a co-worker who appreciated his built body.

“One of my co-workers told me that I should try modelling since I have a muscular body. Since I had nothing to lose, I made various inquiries and signed into a Durban modelling agency before moving to Joburg, where I scaled my career. I arrived in Joburg in a trailer of luggage because my bus fare was short thanks to the understanding bus crew.”