EL’s fashion guru showcases acting skills in TV role

EASTERN Cape fashion and entertainment businessman Oyama Dyosiba has ventured into acting and appears next month in one of e.tv’s Ekasi Stories.

The former Stirling High School pupil and fashion entrepreneur made a name for himself in the entertainment business and has produced some of the country’s best fashion shows.

MAKING IT HAPPEN: Oyama Dyosiba’s dream is to see young Eastern Cape creative people make it big Picture: SUPPLIED

Now the 30-year-old will feature on e.tv’s Ekasi Stories – township stories that feature the lives of ordinary people from rich families to ghetto con-artists.

One of the show’s production coordinators, Reneiloe Mathekga, said Dyosiba played flamboyant agent Jerry, in the one-hour long show.

“He was good at his job; he made everyone laugh throughout the shoot. People on the streets and the cast were in stitches,” she said.

The story, Your girl D, features the modelling business.

Dyosiba said he would pursue more television work this year.

“Jerry is a flamboyant yet controversial character who is always up to no good.

“I played loads of roles last year but this was by far the funniest,” he said, adding that he had also appeared on Scandal.

In addition he was working on branding for other companies.

Dyosiba has been in East London since December, when he started working with the Cino Shearer Foundation.

“I’ve also been doing a lot of PR for Ishmael – we are planning on releasing his album soon,” Dyosiba said.

Dyosiba is the owner of Oyama Management Agency and has worked on the Sunday Times fashion show, SA Fashion Week, Miss Global Botswana and his annual Oyama Models Show.

When he started his company, at a time when he was struggling financially, Dyosiba said he decided to do something that he loved and would benefit other people. His responsibilities include booking models and acting as creative director for photo shoots. He also produces and manages celebrities in the entertainment business.

His passion is to see more young Eastern Cape creative people succeed.

“People should not allow their family circumstances to determine their future. There are people like myself who are here to assist and guide them,” Dyosiba said. —poliswap@dispatch.co.za