Mamarumo Marokane is a South African actress better known for her role as Vuvu from Scandal. The 27-year-old was born on August 15th, 1996.
Vuvu from Scandal made her acting debut in 2016 in the BET drama series Grit. Having whetted her skills at the City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts, she instantly became a force in the film industry and bagged roles in several TV productions. Over the years, she has been featured in Shadow, Omen, Shuga: Down South, and Skeem Saam. Nevertheless, it was her role as Vuvu that attained her prominence in Mzansi.
How Old is Vuvu from Scandal?
Born on August 15th, 1996, Mamarumo Marokane, who is best known as Vuvu from Scandal, is 27 years old. Having been portraying the character of a mother of two in Scandal, the actress was taken to be in her 30s.
However, in January 2022, when her age was made public, many South Africans were shocked to find out that their favorite TV star was still in her mid-twenties. The revelation of Vuvu from Scandal’s real age caused a buzz on social media, and many said that she looked older than her age.
Mamarumo Marokane’s Place of Birth
Mamarumo Marokane was born in Tafelkop in Limpopo Province. She is also believed to have been raised and completed her basic education at her birthplace. Interestingly, the actress is multilingual and can speak Sepedi, Setswana, and English.
What is Vuvu from Scandal’s Real Name?
Mamarumo Marokane is the real name of Vuvu from Scandal. Even though she has brought many on-screen characters to life, her role as Vuvu in the e.tv drama series has made her quite famous in the country. As a result, many of Marokane’s fans don’t have the knowledge of her real name. Her impeccable performance on the show gave birth to the popular moniker Vuvu from Scandal.
Mamarumo Marokane Began Her Career at the Age of 20
Having chosen to become an actress, Mamarumo Marokane first attended City Varsity School of Media and Creative Arts, where she graduated with a Diploma in Acting for Camera and Live Performance. She then made her professional acting debut at the age of 20, in 2016, when she joined the cast of the BET drama series Grit. The series aired for two seasons from 2016 to 2017.
Afterward, she was featured in the Mzansi Magic TV movie Isipho Sothando. It was aired as part of Lokshin Bioskop TV movies in October 2018, and the film follows the story of a young and naive couple that hail from notorious money laundering families and put their lives in danger when they decide to stay together. In February 2019, Vuvu from Scandal debuted as a sports science student, Dineo, in season seven of MTV Shuga: Down South.
The 27-year-old scored a recurring role in the MTV drama series and subsequently bagged a guest role in the South African superhero action series Shadow, which debuted on Netflix on March 8th, 2019. Alongside Sello Sabotsane, Mamarumo Marokane played a main role in another Lokshin Bioskop TV film titled Magenge in May 2019. In the next year, she landed her first TV starring role and was featured as Boleta in Omen aired on Mzansi Magic.
In April 2020, Vuvu from Scandal was cast as Kaone, Marothi’s (Macks Papo) slay queen girlfriend in SABC1’s drama series Skeem Saam. She also appeared in the nightly miniseries MTV Shuga Alone Together in April 2020. She further scored roles in two Lokshin Bioskop TV movies titled Love Lerato Thando and Wa Lepelle in the year 2021.
The first was a romantic comedy movie that aired on Mzansi Magic in January, whereas the second―a supernatural drama film, made its debut on the TV station in June. Subsequently, Mamarumo Marokane had the roles of Vuvu in Scandal, Letti in the eOriginal series, Is’phindiselo, and Judy in Giyani Land of Blood. She joined Miseducation cast in August 2023.
Mamarumo Marokane’s Most Prominent Role as Vuvu on Scandal
Since late 2021, Mamarumo Marokane’s career has taken an upward trajectory, thanks to her portrayal of Vuvu, Nhlamulo’s (Matthews Rantsoma) ex-girlfriend and baby mama in Scandal. While married to Lindiwe (Nomvelo Makhanya), Vuvu schemed to have her ex-boyfriend back in her life. She stopped at nothing to rekindle their love but couldn’t succeed. She even teamed up with Nhlamulo’s frenemy, Mdala (James Sithole), to get him separated from Lindiwe.
Vuvu eventually moved on with her life and got engaged to Duduzile Kubeka (Sihle Ndaba), who promised to be with her and her kids. Dudu, however, abandoned her at the airport and moved to France for a new job, which marked the end of her role in the drama series. Later on, Vuvu got her wish of getting back together with Nhlamulo after his wife passed on during childbirth.
By trying to help Nhlamulo raise his newborn daughter, Larona, and their two sons, the former couple rekindled their romance but are faced with many challenges. Even though Vuvu from Scandal is a character viewers hate to love, the role has exposed Mamarumo Marokane to mainstream media attention.
Mamarumo Marokane’s Movies and TV Shows
- Red Moon
- Shadow as Janice (2019)
- MTV Shuga: Down South as Dineo (2019)
- Skeem Saam as Kaone (2020)
- Omen as Boleta (2020)
- MTV Shuga Alone Together (2020)
- The Town as Naledi (2021)
- Is’phindiselo as Letti (2021)
- Giyani Land of Blood as Juddy (2022)
- Miseducation (2023)
- Isipho Sothando (2018)
- Magenge (2019)
- Love Lerato Thando (2021)
- Wa Lepelle (2021)
Is Vuvu from Scandal Married?
Mamarumo Marokane, best known as Vuvu from Scandal, is not married yet. The 27-year-old actress is also not known to be dating anyone presently. She has successfully kept her relationship status under wraps. Thus, she is believed to be solely focused on building her career.