Jesse Suntele (born September 18, 1992; Age: 30 years old) is a South African actor, television personality, model, and rapper who rose to stardom in 2016 as the winner of the second season of the BET reality competition series Top Actor Africa.
Suntele is currently in a relationship with Thuthu Maqhosha, professionally known as Tsquared. She is the director of the Johannesburg-based artist management and artist bookings agency, T-Squared Productions.
Jesse Suntele is 30 Years Old
Jesse Ambrose Suntele was born on September 18, 1992, in Johannesburg. He is currently 30 years old. He has two siblings, and they were raised singlehandedly by their mother. There is no available information about his siblings, including their identities, ages, occupations, and current whereabouts.
Suntele received his primary school education at Fairsand Primary School before later relocating to Bloemfontein with his family in grade 4. He had his high school studies at St. Joseph’s Christian Brothers College, Bloemfontein, Free State province.
While in school, he took part in his school’s drama productions. There, he fell in love with acting and realized that he was born to be a screen star. The actor studied Sound Engineering at the Academy of Sound Engineering situated in Johannesburg.
Where is Jesse Suntele From?
Jesse Suntele is originally from Johannesburg. He briefly spent part of his life in Bloemfontein, Free State province, where he matriculated from one of the most prestigious high schools in the region.
The actor was born to a Tswana father and a Xhosa mother. However, there is no available information about his parents and what they are up to currently.
He Entered the Entertainment Industry While Trying His Luck as a Model
Although Suntele developed a keen interest in acting as a high school student. He wasn’t sure about the right time to launch his acting career, so he delved into modeling. It was while he was trying his luck in modeling that an acting opportunity came knocking.
His first professional acting role came in 2014 at the age of 22 when he appeared in the first-season finale of the SABC 1 documentary-drama Ngempela. Since then, he has gone ahead to star in a good number of local productions, including high-grossing TV series such as Generations, The Queen, Savage Beauty, and Rhythm City.
Jesse launched his music career in 2017 at the age of 27 and subsequently joined the cast of the Vuzu Amp reality competitions series, THE HUSTLE. He was one of the contestants in Season 2, using the stage name, J-Flo. He made it to the Top 6.
He also collaborated with popular South African singer Kelly Khumalo on the track ‘JEHOVA’ in the year 2018. The titles of his singles include High by the Beach and Outta Town. The actor released his debut EP titled What Did You Expect in May 2021.
Of all his roles, the Johannesburg native is best known for playing the character Tueo (Official Bae) in the television series, The Queen. There is no available information about his modeling journey, and he hardly talks about this part of his career.
As a television personality, he was also one of the main hosts for the entertainment and variety show BET A-List in 2017. It would be absolutely unfair to ignore or sideline the actor’s achievements and the fact that he has done well for himself at such a young age.
In addition to his successes as an actor and rapper, Jesse has also earned some special recognition. He emerged as Cosmo Sexiest Men Finalist and Mzansi’s Sexiest top 12 in the year 2018. In 2017, he was also nominated for the Feather Awards for Hunk of the Year.
Suntele, in 2018, was featured on the FRONT COVER of the December edition of the health and lifestyle magazine FITLIFE.
Jesse Suntele’s Movies and TV series:
- Ngempela as Sandile
- Ashes to Ashes as Kabelo
- Generations as Himself, guest star
- Mutual Friends as Himself, guest star
- BET A-List as Himself, Host
- The Queen as Tuelo (“Officer Bae”)
- The Hustle as Himself (J-Flo), contestant
- Rhythm City as Mzi
- Savage Beauty as Phila Bhengu
Jesse Suntele is Currently Dating Thuthu Maqhosha
Thuthu is Jesse Suntele’s current girlfriend and the only lady he has ever been linked to in his entire life. It is not known exactly when their paths crossed and how long it took before their friendship started.
The actor once shared that he and his girlfriend met at the gym and subsequently began communicating with each other in their DMs on social media. He admitted to approaching her with ulterior motives but later got captured by Thuthu’s amazing personality and tenacity.
The two are very open about their friendship. They often speak highly of each other publicly and often show a great deal of love on social media. Their friendship has been under the spotlight from the day they publicized that they were in a relationship.
Suntele and Thuthu basically serve friendship goals, and their fans are so excited about their love journey and how far they’ve come. The actor hasn’t revealed when he plans to take his relationship with Maqhosa to the next level.
Jesse’s girlfriend is 31 years old. She was born on May 28, 1991, in South Africa.
Suntele’s Girlfriend is a Publicist and Artist Manager
She is a publicist and the owner of the Johannesburg-based company, Tsquared Productions. The firm takes care of bookings and management of music artists. In addition, she is a part-time stage manager and road manager who has worked with numerous notable artists in the country.
Thuthu’s journey into the industry began in 2009 when she used to work as a stage manager for a popular company called MSP. She was opportune to work closely with some of the country’s best artists, such as Monique Bingham, Culoe De Song, Ralph Gum, and Black Coffee.
She got her first artist management job in 2012. She worked as a booking manager for South African sensational artist DJ Euphonik and also worked closely with DJ Fresh. A few years later, Maqhosha joined the Soulistic Music team and also managed bookings for big shots like Da Capo, Anatii, and Ms. Cosmo.
Her time at the Soulistic Music team also saw work with international talents such as Tom Misch, Davido, Delilah Montagu, and Swizz Beats. Some of the notable events she has worked on include Music is King, Major League Gardens, and Africa is not a Jungle Tour with DJ Black Coffee.