Junior Singo is a South African actor, producer, singer, and social media influencer who stepped into the limelight after being featured as Mpho in Generations: The Legacy, the South African soap.
Summary of Junior Singo’s Biography
- Full name: Nathaniel Junior Oliphant
- Nickname: Junior Singo
- Gender: Male
- Date of birth: 1989
- Junior Singo Age: 34 years old
- Ethnicity: Venda
- Nationality: African
- Religion: Christianity
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Single
- Junior Singo girlfriend: Lusanda Mtongana
- Junior Singo Children: Ayamah
- Junior Singo’s mother: Carol Oliphant
- Junior Singo SchoEducationols: Laerskool WH Coetzer, Regents Park Primary School, and Sir John Adamson High School
- Junior Singo Height in Inches: 5 feet 2 inches
- Junior Singo Height in Centimeters: 160CM
- Junior Singo Height in meters: 1.60M
- Junior Singo Net worth: $1M
- Famous for: being the real-life Mpho from Generations.
- Junior Singo Instagram: @natjuniorsingo
- Twitter: @NatJrOliphant
What is Junior Singo’s Age Now?
Nathaniel Junior Oliphant, otherwise known as Junior Singo, was born in 1989 and is currently 34 years old. However, he is yet to reveal his exact date of birth.
Singo is a black South African born to his mother, Carol Oliphant, in Chaweto, Soweto, South Africa. However, he spent most of his childhood with his mom and little sister in Protea Glen, South Africa. Singo’s mother, Carol, is an art director and played a great role in his success story.
Which Schools Did Junior Singo Attend?
For his primary education, Junior Singo started at the Laerskool WH Coetzer and finished his primary education at the Regents Park Primary School. He started acting at 12 while he was still in primary school.
After his basic education, Singo moved on to Sir John Adamson High School, where he stayed until he began acting. After his secondary education, he went on to study Sound engineering. However, there is no information on the tertiary institution he attended.
Junior Singo Started Acting at Age 12
The popular South African actor stepped into the limelight in 2013 when he was 12. His debut movie was Beat the Drum, a South African drama where he played the lead role of Musa. His creativity in the movie earned him several recognitions within and outside South Africa, winning him several awards like the Best Actor Gong at the Californian Newport Film Festival and the Best Newcomer award at the 2003 Monaco International Film Festival.
He has acknowledged his mother and aunt for being instrumental to his growth in the entertainment industry. And although he stepped into the limelight at a tender age, Singo has been able to keep his head straight, not getting lost in the fame as is the norm with several child actors.
He Kicked Off His Acting Career With Beat the Drum
With the recognition he got for Beat the Drum and the encouragement from his mother, Singo went on to audition for more roles and was cast in a local drama titled Hopeville; this aided in increasing his visibility in the South African movie industry.
Since he kicked off his career, fans have watched him grow from a child star into playing major roles in several small and big-screen movies. However, his biggest movie role is in the 2014 Generations: The Legacy. His filmography includes
- The Wooden Camera
- 10,000 BC
- Rhythm City
- Zone 14
- Generation: The Legacy
Junior Singo’s Role as Mpho From Generations is His Biggest Yet
Although he has been in several hit South African and international movies, Junior Singo is mostly known for his role in the South African soap opera, Generations: The Legacy. It was created by Mfundi Vundla and premiered in 2014.
In the series, he portrayed the character Musa, an abandoned and distressed 16-year-old street boy, for at least 82 episodes, from 2016 to 2019. Although he was 25 at the time that he was featured in the TV show, Singo said that he was able to land the role because of his baby face.
His Awards and Recognitions
Since the start of his career in 2003, Junior Sing has featured in a lot of movies which have no doubt earned him several awards and recognitions. These include:
- Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Young Actor (nomination)
- Monaco International Film Festival for Best Upcoming New Talent
- New Beach Film Festival for Best Actor
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television (nomination)
- Best Actor – Feature Film (nomination)
- Best Actor – Feature Film (nomination)
What is Junior Singo’s Net Worth?
With his impressive filmography, which he has built through the years, Junior Singo has made some cool cash from the South African movie industry. He currently has a net worth of $1 million.
Is Junior Singo Married?
Junior Singo is currently in a relationship with Lusanda Mtongana. However, the two lovers are yet to tie the knot officially. They constantly update pictures of themselves having fun on their Instagram accounts. There is no information on when the couple started dating or whether they will be saying their vows yet.
However, they seem to be content simply enjoying their relationship. For some background information, Lusanda is a Brand Marketing strategist. She studied media communication and graduated from the Boston Media House in Sandton, South Africa.
Who Is Junior Singo’s Baby Mama?
Junior Singo is a single father to his adorable daughter Ayamah. However, the Generations star is always beautifying his Instagram account with pictures of him and his daughter. He has chosen to keep any information on the baby’s mother secret. However, we have gathered that he shares joint custody with his baby mama, and Ayamah gets to spend some time with him on weekends.
Is Mpho from Generation Dead?
Recently the real-life Mpho has, like many other celebrities, fallen victim to the death hoax. Speaking in an interview with TshisaLive, the SA star revealed that he and his family had been getting distressed calls from friends trying to find out if he was alright after a supposed car accident. The news has left his whole family traumatized at the thought of someone deliberately “killing” him on social media.
He came out to debunk the news and assure his fans of his safety. He also made a post on his Twitter account to further set the records straight. Asking whoever started the rumors to please put the tweet down. Singo’s death hoax has not been the only one, as other SA celebrities like Bonginkosi “Zola 7” Dlamini and Kabza de Small have recently been rumored to be dead.
What is Junior Singo Doing Now?
Apart from his career, Junior prefers to keep every other aspect of his life low-key. The proud father of one is, however, very active on his different social media accounts, where he constantly puts up pictures of himself and his family. His Instagram account @natjroliphant has up to 50K followers. He is also available on his Twitter account @NatlJrOliphant.