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10 South African Celebrities Who Are Actually Zimbabwean

by Staff Writer
05 Oct 2020 at 08:39hrs | Views
The South African entertainment industry has been conquered by highly talented men and women, who have held their own in all the niches of the industry - from sports to the movie industry, to comedy and even to great music made available via Download Mp3 Songs, South Africans have etched their names in various history books.

However, given the proximity of Msanzi and South African, there are rife indications that some of the popular stars of South African have their roots traced to Zimbabwe. Little wonder, industry players between both countries have seamlessly developed a cordial relationship based on work.

And now, we take a swipe at some bigwigs in the entertainment industry of South Africa who are from Zimbabwe.


Oskido is very well in the music sphere of South Africa as a hit maker and producer. He is born to a Zimbabwean father, Esaph Mdlongwa, who was a politician and a South African mother, Emily Sophia Molifi.

Although he was born in Brits, South Africa, he spent the first six years of his life in Zimbabwe before returning and making a name for himself in the music sphere.

Nadia Nakai

Nadia Nakai is also one of the biggest players in the music industry of South Africa. The 30-year-old Nadia Naked II crooner is half South African and Zimbabwean - her mother is from Zimbabwe but she's spent her entire life on South Africa.

Sha Sha

Sha Sha is about the biggest artist from Zimbabwean but she's stake a claim in South Africa with her Amapiano scorchers.

The 26-year-old star was born in Zimbabwe, started her career there before jumping ship to South Africa and working with other A-list musicians.

Peter Ndoro

Known for his powerful command of the English language, Peter anchors News on SABC2's Morning Live. The aforementioned media personality was born in Zimbabwe but spent his early live in England.

He returned to his home country Zimbabwe only when he was 15 and after graduation, he started his career in broadcasting before he was made an irresistible offer in South Africa, where he moved to.

Chiedza Mhende

Chi Mhende is a voice over artist, Singer and actor who has carved a niche for herself in entertainment industry of South Africa.

She has performed on the biggest stages of Jo-Burg and CapeTown. She was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1991 but moved permanently in Cape Town in 1996.

Tendai Mtawarira

Popularly known as beast, Tendai is about the biggest Rugby player born in Zimbabwe but that played for South Africa.

Following his barnstorming spell in Springboks' 2018 tour to Europe for South Africa, he was handed a citizenship by the country.

Luthuli Dlamini

He's famously known for his breathtaking roles in South Africa's "Rockville" and his portrayal of Stan Nyathi on the soap opera, Scandal, Dlamini is one of the biggest actors born in Zimbabwe. However, he has made South Africa his home given his impressive career hitherto.
kim Jayde

Born in the 90s in Zimbabwe, Kim developed the passion for compering occasions and TV Presentation when she completed high school in South Africa. She was spotted on Instagram doing her thing and she bagged a job there - she has continued to make it big with her presentation skills.

Bujy Bikwa

Bikwa is very well known in South Africa for his sterling performance as a radio host. The 32-year-old star was born in Zimbabwe some 32 years ago to a Zimbabwean father and South African mother, but he moved to SA, where he began his journey in the media.

Tongayi Chirisa

He was born in Zimbabwe but when he dabbled into acting, his biggest break came when he acted in Leon Schuster's movie tagged Mr Bones. He has starred in many movies in South Africa and his versatility has seen him dropped some good music.

Source - Byo24News