Cornet Mamabolo (born on August 10, 1990; Age: 32 years old) is a South African actor and entrepreneur who is easily recognized for playing the fictional character Tbose in the television series Skeem Saam.
He joined the TV series in its first season in the year 2011. He, however, the show in late 2021. Besides acting, he is doing great as a businessman through his company. He also has a foundation through which he empowers schools and communities.
What Is Cornet Mamabolo’s Age Now?
Forer Skeem Saam actor Cornet Mamabolo is 32 years old currently. He was born on August 10, 1990, in Limpopo. He grew up with his grandmother, uncles, and aunts as he was the only grandson.
There is further information about his parents, family background, and childhood. It is not known if he has siblings or not. He spent his formative years with his grandmother until the age of 14, when he moved to Johannesburg to live with his parents.
Mamabolo attended Eqinisweni Secondary School and was consistently involved in numerous school activities, including dance and poetry. He, however, became serious with acting in Grade 10 after he was introduced to stage theatre performance. He had wanted to become a biotechnologist or performer even though his mother wanted him to be a medical doctor.
Cornet eventually studied Dramatic Arts for some time at the University of Witwatersrand. He, however, dropped out at some point due to financial constraints. It was during that period that he won his role on Skeem Saam. Luckily, he didn’t allow the fact that he dropped out of school to stop him from pursuing a career in arts.
While at Wits, he equally made some indelible marks with his talents. In his department, he was nominated as the most promising student in performing arts and movement and also as the best male poet and most promising actor.
The Actor-turned-businessman Joined Skeem Saam In 2011
As mentioned earlier, Mamabolo joined Skeem Saam in its first season, which was in 2011. Although he has not shared exactly how his audition for the role went, his inclusion in the acting team has everything to do with his acting talent and years of experience in the craft.
Mamabolo has undoubtedly appeared in a couple of other local productions, but he is best known for playing Tbose on Skeem Saam. The fame and overwhelming fanbase he enjoys today came through his role on the show.
Cornet joined the show at a young age. His character (Tbose) was cast as a young boy living with his well-off parents in Turfloop. One thing led to another, and impregnated a lady and became a teenage father.
Unfazed by all that, he still managed to go to university, got his first job, and married his high school sweetheart. Cornet did an excellent job portraying his character. He kept thousands of viewers glued to their screens due to his exceptional acting skills.
Unfortunately, in late 2021, after many years on the screen, it was announced that the actor had taken a break from the show to focus on his growing business.
Here are Cornet Mamabolo’s TV Works
- Skeem Saam – Season 1 – as Tbose
- Skeem Saam – Season 2
- Skeem Saam – Season 3
- Skeem Saam – Season 4
- Skeem Saam – Season 5
- Skeem Saam – Season 6
- Skeem Saam – Season 7
- Skeem Saam – Season 8
- Skeem Saam – Season 9
- Skeem Saam – Season 10
- Skeem Saam – Season 11
- Orlando East – Season 1 (2020) – as Mpho
- Zabalaza – Season 2 (2013) as Tebza
Mamabolo Is The Owner Of The Company, Digni
The actor left Skeem Saam to grow his company, Digni Financial Services. The company is an insurance firm that offers funeral policies, employee benefits, and underwriting. He decided to start the company after he was exposed to insurance.
He initially began as a financial advisor, and from there, he developed an interest to sell underwriting. His aim is to better how policies are structured as well as how African structures are designed including addressing the way elderly people in the country are marginalized because of age.
Mamabolo previously worked at VOW FM as a content producer. He is also the founder of the Cornet M Foundation. He has helped communities and schools through his foundation. The actor has donated books and other educational materials to various schools in the country, including Gamolope, in Maripathekong Limpopo, where he built a library for them.
Besides revamping rural education, he also finds out to speak out against hard drugs both to young people in his region and those of them in prison.
Cornet is also the owner of the agro-based skills and development STECOR Farming. Since 2012, he has been a Principal Actor in Peu Communication.
The South African Businessman Is Happily Married With Kids
Cornet Mamalobo is a married man. The exact year he tied the knot with his wife is not known. However, the two are blessed with two beautiful daughters – Omphile and Lesedi. He loves his girls so much that he shows them off on his Instagram from time to time.
According to him, being a father has been an interesting journey to him because it has changed a whole of things for him, including prioritizing his children’s needs.
Unfortunately, there is no available information about the actor’s wife. Her names, occupation, background, and current whereabouts are not public knowledge. Nevertheless, one could tell Mmalobo is in a healthy marital relationship.
Neither he nor his wife has made headlines for any wrong reasons.
Cornet Mamabolo’s Cars
Audi A3, BMW X4, and BW 3 series are some of the cars the actor owns. He could have more in his garage. However, these are the ones that are known to the public. Unlike some celebrities, Cornet does not show off his luxury cars and other assets he has acquired over the years.
He is such a humble person who values family first. His Instagram page is mostly covered with pictures of his job, work, and family.
The Limpopo-born actor is active across major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He has over 730 followers on his Instagram (cornetmamabolo), more than 3000 followers on Facebook (Cornet Thabiso Mamabolo), and over 170,000 followers on Twitter (@cornetmamalobo).