Actor and media personality Somizi Mhlongo has come under fire for saying there shouldn’t be any excuses for one’s lack of success.

This week the star has been in some social media users’ bad books for his advice on becoming big in the entertainment industry.

Somizi said that through hard work and perseverance, he was able to overcome the financial struggles of his past.

Many found his advice and thoughts helpful, with the nation praising the Idols SA judge for his wisdom.

However, there are fans who couldn’t get along with Somizi’s idea.