Lungelo Mpangase (born on September 26th, 1995) is a 28-year-old actress, model, and social media influencer well-known for playing lead roles in eHostela, Mzali Wami, Lingashoni, and Nikiwe. She has a net worth of R200,000 (R3.6 million).
A Law graduate, Lungelo Mpangase, started acting by chance. She, however, has fanned her passion for acting into flames and is presently making a name for herself in the film industry. Though she began acting in 2017, she has scored roles in popular TV series such as The Wife, eHostela, and Lingashoni. Besides acting, Mpangase works as a brand ambassador and social media influencer and has built her net worth from her diverse work.
When Was Lungelo Mpangase Born?
Lungelo Mpangase was born on September 26th, 1995, and is currently 28 years old. Her birth place is Ezakheni, Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal. She was raised in a traditional Zulu family with a strict upbringing, and this affects the roles she accepts to play.
At 28, Lungelo is one of the fast-rising stars in the film industry. Lungelo Mpangase is a qualified lawyer. She studied Law at the University of South Africa and earned an LLB degree in 2017.
Shortly after her graduation, she enrolled in EPT Aviation Training. She studied a short course on Aviation/Airway Management and Operations. And obtained a Cabin Crew License in the same 2017.
Lungelo Mpangase Started Acting While in High School
Lungelo Mpangase never planned to become an actress. She fell in love with the art after accompanying her friend to an audition while in high school. With her friend needing help with her lines at the audition, Lungelo stepped in and did justice to the role. And she ended up getting the role instead of her friend.
It was at that point that she realized that maybe she could pursue acting as a career. However, her interest at the time was to be a surgeon. She later ended up studying Law and then turned out to become an actress, having been bitten by the acting bug soon after her university graduation. She really loves what she does as acting has become something very close to her heart.
She Had Her Breakthrough Role with Khethiwe
In 2017, Lungelo landed her first acting role with the SABC1 Zulu drama series, Uselwa. Unfortunately, the production was never completed due to mismanaged finances. However, in that same year, she made her TV debut in a commercial for Hollard Insurance. And in 2019, she began playing a lead role as Khethiwe in eHostela, aired on Mzansi Magic.
Though her character was killed off in the first season, the role made her popular with viewers. She also made her big screen debut in an Mzansi Original Movie titled, Themba Lam, in the same 2019. The next year, she bagged another starring role in the drama series, Mzali Wami. Lungelo Mpangase portrayed the character of Ntokozo, a girl who gets entangled in an elaborate human trafficking group involving her biological mother.
Later in 2022, Lungelo Mpangase was unveiled as the new cast member to join the third season of The Wife. She was introduced as a nurse towards the end of the second season. And then moved on to portray Xoli – the sexy sniper girlfriend of Sambulo (Sipho Ndlovu). The role was a major milestone for the 28-year-old as The Wife is one of Showmax’s popular TV series.
She eventually left the role in 2022 to begin playing the lead role of Poppy Tshabalala in 1Magic’s soapie, Lingashoni. Then in April 2023, Mpangase joined the cast of Nikiwe, produced by Parental Advisory Production, owned by Lungile Radu and Thomas Gumede. She plays a titular role in the e.tv series and features alongside Israel Zulu, Clementine Mosimane, Craig Nobela, and Lorcia Cooper.
Lungelo Mpangase’s Filmography
- Themba Lam as herself (2019)
- Idlozi as herself (2019)
- eHostela as Khethiwe (2019)
- Mzali Wami as Ntokozo (2021)
- The Wife as Xoli (2022)
- Lingashoni as Poppy Tshabalala (2022-present)
- Nikiwe as Nikiwe “Nicky R” Radebe (2023-present)
How Much is Lungelo Mpangase Worth?
Lungelo Mpangase’s net worth is estimated at $200,000 (R3.6 million). The 28-year-old started building her total wealth while attending UNISA. At the time, she was signed to Rage Model Management and worked as a model and actress under the agency. She also had the role of a lifestyle executive at IBV International Vaults from June 2015 to June 2016.
In addition to playing lead roles in a number of TV series, Lungelo Mpangase makes a living off her social media endorsements. In recent years, she has endorsed brands like Eyelegance.
Lungelo Mpangase’s House and Car
With a net worth of $200,000 (R3.6 million), it’s no surprise that Lungelo Mpangase owns a house and a car. She purchased her first car; a brand new Mercedes Benz worth R1 million, in November 2021. She was grateful for the achievement and narrated on IG the near-death accident she had in a taxi which left her with a serious spine injury. And she had to learn how to walk for several months.
Also, the Nikiwe star bought a house for herself in June 2022. She posted it on Instagram with the caption, “Here’s to Number 1 house”, and recounted how she was getting stalked and receiving death threats while staying at her old apartment. Lungelo is quite thankful that her hard work has paid off.
Through her company, Mpangase Originals, which she uses to assist people financially, Lungelo Mpangase gave away three prizes to aspiring actors and disadvantaged students who wished to finish matric in February 2021. The first prize winner received a bursary fund of R8,500. Then the runner-up was given an on-set experience, and the second runner-up received help with setting up a portfolio.
The actress desires to equip aspiring actors with knowledge and hopes to organize bigger giveaways in the coming years.
Lungelo Mpangase Was Once Beaten Up On Set
Mpangase made headlines for a not-so-good reason in May 2021 when it was reported that she was beaten up on set by her fellow actress for wearing her clothes. It happened that the up-and-coming actress was shooting for a new movie in Vosloorus, Gauteng, and was asked by the production coordinator to come with clothes for the next shooting.
She declined the request, saying that the production was meant to have a wardrobe for shooting. Upon her arrival, she was provided with clothes, and as she was having her makeup done, another actress was taking pictures of her. Feeling uncomfortable with the act, Lungelo Mpangase asked the lady to wait for her to finish her makeup, and then they would take pictures.
The lady was infuriated and told her that she was taking her pictures because she was wearing her clothes. As Lungelo Mpangase tried to remove the clothes, the actress attacked her, and she didn’t defend herself. She feared that physically fighting the lady would ruin her career.
Who is Lungelo Mpangase’s Boyfriend?
Lungelo Mpangase is allegedly dating former Isibaya actor, Tiisetso Thoka. The pair made the relationship public in October 2020 when they shared a lovey-dovey picture of themselves, looking very much in love. Though they haven’t officially announced their relationship status, the intimate picture and how they gush over each other on social media show that they are romantically involved.