Bohang Moeko – Asaman 

Asaman meets with 27 year old Bohang Moeko. An actor, model and qualified quantity surveyor. Here is what he had to share…

  

The name Bohang means ‘admire’. What qualities are most admirable to you in the modern man?

Ambition, responsibility and consideration for others. 

Living in different cities in South Africa, have you found that different environments influence certain behaviors and how so?

Yes they do because, people from different backgrounds have different beliefs and sometimes a different way of life. You learn a lot from living in different places and being surrounded by people and places you are not used to. It makes you open minded I think. That’s also why I love traveling. I’d like to travel the world and meet people with different cultures and lifestyles. 

Why acting? 

I love telling stories. I love the idea of being able to be part of a story and take people on an emotional journey. 

If given the opportunity would you consider returning to the field of quantity surveying? 

No. I did it long enough to know its not what makes me happy so I would not go back. 

Which men most influenced you growing up and how? 

My dad. He taught and showed us the value of hard work, the importance of education, and how to be mentally strong. He taught us how to be your own person, to have a backbone, and stand up for yourself. Also how to provide for my family. 

Do you wish to be a father someday and if so, what is the one thing you would like your children to know? 

Yes, I love children. The one thing I will definitely teach them is to always believe in themselves and thier dreams, and to know that they can achieve anything they want in life. 

Kindly tell us a few things about you, that interest you etc, that people would not ordinarily be aware of?

I like traveling, fashion and I love animals. I like anything that can make me laugh. 

What is your biggest fear in regards to your adequacy as a man as you continue to grow and learn?  

I think my biggest fear in all regards is fear itself. I hate being afraid to do or try something. And so as I grow I’m learning to attack my fear and force myself outside my comfort zone, because I believe that is where one really grows. 


It is difficult to explain how I came to know Bohang as more than an acquaintance. Our meeting was based on simple humor shared on social media. Funny the tangible relationships that can form in that space. What I do admire about Bohang (see what I did there) is how hard he is working at honing his craft, in an industry that is more concerned about ‘celebrity’ than it is about art. 

  
‘When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful’ 

Photography by Aaron & Hur 

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Loyiso MacDonald – Asaman 

Loyiso MacDonald is a South African theatre and television actor. He is also my husband and friend. Asaman sits down with him…

   

What was your favorite story as a child growing up? 

The three musketeers. A story filled with adventure, recklessness, courage and action. It’s the perfect ‘boy’ story really 

If you could describe the art of acting in one sentence, what would it be?

Acting is fully and unselfishly submersing one’s self into your imagination, in order to serve the telling of a story. 

In many interviews you have explained how you quit your day job in order for you to pursue acting. Is there any other career path you would have been willing to follow? 

The simple answer is no. It was acting or nothing. 

Asaman discusses the influence of men on a younger generation of men. Which male figure influenced who you are today the most? 

My father. I learnt a lot through his honest approach to life. He was never shy about the mistakes he had made in life, and I choose to live my life in the same way. 

People are more familiar with the chatacters you play, more than who Loyiso really is. Which chatacter can /do you relate to and how? 

In a way all of them. I have a unique connection to the characters I play, for many different reasons. Mainly, being an actor or rather playing a character is a very emotional experience, and even though I may not relate to a character’s specific experience, I can relate in some way to the emotion experienced. In other words I can empathize with all the characters I have played. 

You got married at what some would consider a young age, any regrets? 

No, I have no regrets. 

How has married life altered what would typically be your choices in terms of work and your social life? 

What social life?

 Married life comes with its own new and wonderful experiences, which can only improve how I work and how I approach my work. 

Why did you agree to be part of the Asaman campaign? 

Asaman is a unique venture, in that it seeks to galvanize men to work together, by sharing experiences and knowledge for the betterment of the community. 


I will limit my comments about Loyiso because I am mostly bias for obvious reasons. What I will attest to is his work ethic and his being grounded. 

This industry breeds all sorts of personality alterations. Loyiso has remained constant. 

Asaman is not a platform for me to share in my heart’s joys, so I will end here.  

 

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Photography by Aaron & Hur