Matthews Rantsoma is the real name of the South African actor who played the role of Nhlamulo in the South African TV series Scandal. Nhlamulo was born on February 25, 1995, and he is currently 28 years old. The actor’s popularity has continued to soar ever since he debuted on the show.
His appearance on Scandal has not only earned him thousands of fans but also numerous acting opportunities in the South African entertainment industry. The actor is a multi-linguist who speaks over 3 languages fluently.
Nhlamulo From Scandal was Originally Born Matthews Rantsoma
Nhlamulo from Scandal’s real name is Matthews Rantsoma. He was born on the 25th of February 1995 in a town in Gauteng province called Tembisa. There is no available information about the identities of his parents, their occupations, and current whereabouts.
The actor hasn’t publicly made statements about his family background, family members, childhood, and early life. This also explains why it is unknown if he is an only child or not. However, Matthews spent the bulk of his life in his hometown in Tembisa.
He attended Bokamoso Secondary School in Tembisa and holds a certificate in Performance and Theatre Skill from Market Theatre Laboratory, a local drama school that offers an intensive full-time course in theatre and performance.
The actor’s theatrical career began in high school. He took part in several theatrical productions in his school, precisely from Grade 10. Today, he has an impressive number of theatrical credits under his belt.
The Actor Speaks Four Languages Fluently
Matthews Rantsoma is a multi-linguist who fluently speaks and understands four languages. The actor speaks Setswana, Sotho, Pedi, and isiZulu fluently. His fluency in these languages has greatly helped him in his career as a performer and entertainer.
Although he has not shared what inspired him to learn more than his native language, his knowledge of these languages definitely gives him an edge over most of his contemporaries.
Matthews Owes His Rise to Prominence to the TV Show, Scandal
Rantsoa started taking part in plays in Grade 10. Since he left school, he has featured in a good number of local productions, although the particular year he became a professional actor is yet to be publicized.
Before Scandal, he appeared in projects like Hanni the Legacy, Gomora, Ngale Kwendlu, The Little Prince, Lampedusa, Encountering the Other, Inqoko, Love of the Nightingale, and several others. He has also played lead roles in works like Bapa and Wall and pillows.
The actor has also won an award for himself for being outstanding and creative. He walked home with the Naledi Award in the year 2019. He was recently nominated for the Best Actor In A TV Soap for the 16th Annual SAFTAs Award.
He Plays an Interesting Character in the TV Show Scandal
Matthews, for obvious reasons, is the most suitable actor for the role of Nhlamulo on Scandal. The actor once shared that he did a lot of research and consulted several persons (even on forex trading) just to ensure that he brought his character to life on the set effortlessly. Yes, it worked, as his performance on the show is nothing short of incredible.
His character is a Forex trader with a good and kind heart. Nhlamulo is also well-loved for knowing everything about the township (Kasi). His Kasi vibes earned so much respect and friends. However, the forex trader was also caught up in baby mama drama, which further makes the show interesting.
List of Matthews Rantsoma’s Movies and TV Shows
- Ngale Kwendlu
- Errors SA Comedy
- The Little Prince
- Encountering the Other
- Love of the Nightingale
- Bapa (lead)
- Wall and pillows (lead)
- Ekasi lam
- One man show (lead)
- Centre for the less good idea season 7
Who is Nhlamulo From Scandal’s Girlfriend in Real Life?
Matthews may be involved in an onscreen romance with Lindiwe Ngema on the TV series Scandal, but in real life, he is flying solo. He is not publicly dating anyone, and there’s no record of the ladies he may have dated in the past.
It is more difficult to tell if he is seeing anyone secretly because the actor has been tight-lipped about his love life in real life. The actor is active on Instagram and Facebook only. His IG page (matthewsrantsoma) is being followed by over 58,000 people, while his Facebook page (Mathews Rantsoma) has over 4,000 followers.