In a recent Instagram video clip, he said: “This message is for the over 45s. Guys, I don’t know about you but at my age at 48, I can’t stand phone calls just for fun. If you call me and I don’t answer, it’s either I’m ignoring it or I’m busy. But most of the time, chances are I’m ignoring it because I don’t like chit-chats conversations. If it’s that important and urgent, send me a text message and say ‘Somizi, this is very urgent. And it better be urgent.”
He said if people want a quick response they should rather say: ‘Somizi, this is about money’.
“In that case, I call you back but it better be about real money. At my age there is no time to chit chat,” he said.
Somizi’s clip revealed a handful of celebrities who also hate phone calls.
They include DJ Cndo, DJ Happy Gal, Dumi Mkokstad’s wife Dr Ziphozenkosi Mthembu Ndzimande, and actress Baby Cele.
Cele wrote: “Oh my God, you’re not the only one and I never feel guilty.”
Musician Naima Kay said: “It’s not about age at all, sthandwa. I’m super guilty but I always thought I was lazy. I see sibaningi.”