Bukiwe Keva (born on January 3rd, 1994; Age: 29 years old) is a well-known actress whose claim to fame is her role as Asanda Phango in Gomora, the popular Msanzi Magic soapie.
True to her name, which means “to be watched” in isiXhosa, Bukiwe has enchanted the viewers of the Mzansi Magic drama series with her uncanny acting abilities since she sprung to the limelight as Asanda from Gomora. She also doubles as a brand ambassador, which accounts for her massive net worth of R7.5 million.
Bukiwe Keva’s Biography Summary
- Full name: Bukiwe Keva
- Nickname: Ice Cream
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: January 3rd, 1994
- Bukiwe Keva’s Age: 29 years old
- Ethnicity: Xhosa
- Nationality: South African
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christian
- Marital Status: Dating
- Bukiwe Keva’s Children: 1 son
- Bukiwe Keva’s Net worth: R7.5 million
- Famous for: Playing Asanda Phango in Gomora, Renault South Africa brand ambassador
- Bukiwe Keva’s Instagram: @bukiwe_keva
- Twitter: @BukiweKeva
How Old is Bukiwe from Gomora?
Bukiwe Keva (Asanda) is 29 years old. In Queenstown, Capetown, the Gomora actress was born on January 3rd, 1994. She is of the Xhosa tribe, and her name, Bukiwe, means “to be watched” in isiXhosa.
Asanda the School girl looking all sorts of different haibo. #Asandagomora #gomora #asanda #GomoraMzanzi pic.twitter.com/oN9l7c4jxy
— bukiwe Keva (@BukiweKeva) November 6, 2020
With Bukiwe playing the role of a teenage high school learner in Gomora, many of her fans were shocked to know that the Xhosa native was in her late 20s when she revealed her age in November 2021. Presently, the 29 years old actress is one of the youngest brand ambassadors of Renault South Africa.
Bukiwe Keva completed her high school education in 2011 when she was 17 years old. Subsequently, she bagged a Drama qualification from City Varsity and then moved to Johannesburg to kickstart her professional career.
Asanda is Bukiwe Keva’s First Major Acting Role
Bukiwe Keva has previously played a supporting role in a few productions, including Rhythm City and Isindigo. Afterward, she was handed the role of Asanda Phango by Seriti Films. Asanda is her first main acting role, and the actress is grateful to Gomora producers for giving her such a life-changing opportunity that has completely transformed her life.
Her character is known to be a bully in Gomora. She turned Buhle’s (Ama Qamata) world upside down when she leaked her nudes on the show. Bukiwe Keva has been playing a recurring role in the Mzansi Magic drama series since the first season debuted in 2020.
What Happened to Asanda Phango in Gomora?
On August 12th, 2022, rumors started making rounds online that Asanda Phango was fired from Gomora. She was allegedly sacked via a Whatsapp text message as she failed to show up on set. The actress was said to have missed a shoot on set because she was feeling ill.
She, however, provided a doctor’s report as evidence that she was sick that day, but that didn’t remedy the situation. Afterward, Gomora Producer Seriti Film reportedly stated that Bukiwe’s contract was that of a call actor. As a result, her character was dependent on the storyline, which abruptly came to an end in August 2022.
Highlights of Bukiwe Keva’s TV Shows
- Rhythm City
- Sokhulu and Partners
- Gomora as Asanda Phango
Is Bukiwe Keva Married?
Asanda from Gomora is not married. However, she is in a blissful relationship as she refers to her boyfriend as her answered prayers. Although she is yet to reveal the identity of her heartthrob, it was once speculated in October 2020 that the gorgeous actress was dating Muvhango star Senzo Radebe.
The rumor was sparked after she shared a picture she took with the actor with a caption, “I love you,” and Senzo’s comment on the post read, “I love you so much more.” Even though Bukiwe subsequently denied dating Senzo Radebe, both have a very close relationship and often comment on each other’s social media posts.
Additionally, the Rhythm City actress is a mother of one. She shares a close bond with her son and is yet to reveal who her baby daddy is.
Asanda from Gomora Social Media Handles
Despite having social media accounts, Bukiwe Keva is hardly active on the platforms. She created her Twitter account (@BukiweKeva) in August 2020 and has below 12 tweets as of this writing. While she has more than 140 Twitter followers, Bukiwe Keva’s Instagram handle (@bukiwe_keva) boasts over 131K followers and has more than 156 posts.