Felix Hlophe (born November 11) is a South African celebrity comedian, radio jock, and businessman. He rose to fame through his comedic shows, which appeal to many people because Felix mainly performs in his native language (isiZulu). He is happily married to social media influencer Tracey Smith.
He is also a household name in the South African media industry, having worked on a couple of notable radio stations in the country. Felix pulls in thousands of listeners whenever he is on air. He is one of those who promote comedy and entertainment as a whole in the country.
Felix Hlophe Celebrates His Birthday On November 11
Felix Hlope was born on November 11 in Pretoria, South Africa. The particular year he was born is not public knowledge, and not only that, there is no available information about his family background, ethnicity, and childhood. However, he is believed to have been born in the late 1970s.
It is not known if the comedian is an only child as he hardly talks about his family members and life before fame. He is believed to have spent most of his life in Pretoria, where he was born. It is said that his parents have been supportive of his career from his early days.
They played important roles in building his career from scratch to the enviable height he is now. Comedian Hlope had his primary education in his birth region, after which he began studies at St. Francis’ College (Mariannhill Secondary Independent School) in the Mariannhill area of KwaZulu-Natal.
It is unknown if he went to a university after graduating from St Francis’ College. There is no detailed information about the comedian’s early career days as he hasn’t shared this part of his career journey.
He Makes A Living From Various Lucrative Sources
Hlope wears various hats; he is a standup comedian, professional MC, compere, radio presenter, and businessman. Felix began his career at local nightclubs as a comedian, where he entertained large audiences and also won thousands of loyal fans to his side.
On his Facebook page, the comedian also mentioned that he worked at Quest Flexible Staffing Solutions. However, there is no further information about his time at the firm, and it’s unknown whether he did other jobs before he rose to stardom.
Mr. Hlope currently works at the popular South African radio station Gangasi 99.5 FM. However, he previously worked at VUMA 103 FM as a radio presenter and his time on the station was nothing short of incredible.
He anchored and presented several programmes at Vusi FM and was greatly loved for his comic side. Ever since he joined Gagasi FM, he’s been doing an amazing job. Many listeners tune in every time he comes on air, and his shows are always entertaining, educative, and thrilling.
Currently, he anchors the provocative, funny, and informative breakfast show The Uprising alongside social activist Njabs Zwane. The show’s traffic contributor is none other than the sensational South African actor Khaya Dladla who offers a lot of flamboyance and color to the show.
Felix Hlophe became a sensation through his standup comedy routine. He mostly performs in isiZulu, which is his native language and has graced several stages in South Africa. Some notable events he has performed at are the Hallelujah Comedy Show at The Playhouse and 99% Zulu Comedy.
The comedian’s career got the needed boost recently after his successful outing in his most recent standup comedy show captioned: I Hate My Wife and Bad Teacher. It is definitely impossible not to notice Hlope’s comedy talents, and how he presents and anchor shows on the radio.
He is definitely one of the best brains in the industry right now. However, he is yet to win industry awards for his roles and contributions to the development of the South African comedy world.
However, he’s been nominated previously for an award. This clearly shows he is already on the path to industry recognition and might probably win awards in the coming days. As mentioned earlier, he is also a businessman and MC, but there is no information about the nature of his business when he launched it and the people who have worked for or with him.
Is Felix Hlophe Married?
South African comedian Felix Hlophe is happily married to a beautiful South African woman called Tracy Smith. The two legally tied the knot on November 24, 2018, in the presence of their families, friends, and several South African celebrities.
Some of the big shots that attended their star-studded wedding that took place in Durban include legendary radio host Linda Sibiya and renowned Pastor Vusi Dube. Unfortunately, information about the comedian’s wife is scarce online. However, she is a popular figure on social media.
She has thousands of followers on Instagram, where she promotes brands and uploads beautiful pictures of her family and fun moments with her friends.
The couple’s marriage is blessed with two kids so far. They welcomed their first child – a son named Amile Hlope on June 5, 2018. Their second child – a daughter named Lizalise Nala Hlophe. She was born on September 1, 2020.
The two have happily lived under the same roof since they got married in 2018. None of them has made headlines for any scandal or been caught in any sort of negative web that most celebrity couples face.
Felix and Tracy currently live in a beautiful mansion in Durban with their kids.
He Has A Large Following On His Social media Accounts
Hlope is being followed by thousands of people on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 5,000 followers on Facebook (Felix Hlophe), over 200,000 followers on Instagram (felixhlophe), and more than 4000 followers on Twitter (@FelixHlophe).