Who Is Mbali Nkosi? What to Know About the Actress and Singer

Mbali Nkosi is a South African reality TV star, actress, singer, songwriter, and dancer. She was thrust into the public eye in 2013 when she emerged as one of the contestants of the South African reality television show Big Brother Mzansi. 

Since she rose to immense popularity, Mbali has become one of the most hotly sought-after entertainers in the industry. She has made on-screen appearances in several local productions and presented many highly-rated shows.

Summary of Mbali Nkosi’s Biography 

  • Full name: Mbali Nkosi
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: October 28, 1989
  • Mbali Nkosi’s Age: 34 years old
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpios
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Mbali Nkosi’s Mother: Nonthlanthla Daphne Nkosi
  • Sibling: Nkosi Johnson
  • Mbali Nkosi’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Famous for: Contesting in the reality show, Big Brother Mzansi
  • Mbali Nkosi’s Instagram: theembalinkosi
  • Twitter: @TheeMbaliNkosi
  • Facebook: Mbali Nkosi

How Old Is Mbali Nkosi Now?

Mbali Nkosi is currently 34 years old. She was born on October 28, 1989, in Gauteng province, South Africa. The reality TV star was born to Nonthlanthla Daphne Nkosi and her husband, whose identity is not publicly known.

Mbali reportedly has four sisters and a brother – two half-sisters through her mother and a half-brother and two half-sisters through her father. The late HIV/AIDS child activist Nkosi Johnson (originally born Xolani Nkosi) was her brother.

Xolani died on June 1, 2001, from HIV/AIDS-related complications at the age of 12. Their mother had died earlier from complications of the disease before Xolani’s condition gradually worsened.

Unfortunately, there is no information about Mbali’s biological father. He has never been part of her life, and there has never been a time she spoke about him. However, the same cannot be said about her mother.

Mbali has severally mentioned that a strong woman raised her and that her family has been her biggest support system since childhood. Unfortunately, further information about her background, childhood and early life are unavailable for public consumption.

The actress was once a student at the popular Le Gal Dance Academy. She was enrolled in the academy by her mother at the age of five and was taught Tap, Ballet, Spanish, and modern dance.

The reality TV star had her high school education at Edenvale High school, from where she graduated in 2007. She continued to further her education at the Boston City College, where she studied Business Management. She graduated from the renowned institution in 2012. 

Mbali Nkosi Is Best Known For Contesting In Big Brother Mzansi S2

Mbali Nkosi is best known for being a finalist on the South African reality TV show Big Brother Mzansi. In fact, the show gave her the platform to explore and maximize her talent as an actress, singer, dancer, and presenter.

In 2006, she acted as a dancer in the musical drama series Angel’s Song. The project aired on M-NET, after which she co-wrote the song “Free” with Moagi Seete the following year, in grade 12.

“Free,” which was recorded by Moagi’s Sister Thembi Seete for her music album “Music is My Life,” was subsequently selected for the song of the year at the SAMAS, South African Music Awards.

Mbali launched her professional dancing career in the year 2008. She has toured different countries worldwide since her emergence and performed before large audiences in concerts, events, and TV shows. She was a former staff member at Massiv Metro but left in 2020.

Other TV shows Mbali Nkosi has made appearances in as an actor and presenter include:

  • MTV Shuga – Season 7
  • The Queen – Season 1
  • All-access Mzansi – Season 10 – 12
  • Big Brother Mzansi – Season 4
  • Generations – Season 1
  • Rockville -Season 2 – 3
  • Zabalaza – Season 2
  • A date with Arthur – Season 1
  • She also hosts a makeover show on DStv’s Honey channel called Shine Shine.

Recently, the reality TV star revealed that she wants to expand her already-thriving brand by becoming a DJ. She has since enrolled in a school and will graduate soonest. She has written songs for notable artists in the country, including Thembi and Lira.

Besides her impressive strides in the entertainment industry, the Gauteng-born entertainer is also doing well as an entrepreneur. She has launched a couple of fashion and beauty lines through which she has been able to boost her income.

She is the founder of the following businesses: Emme Label, Azuri Beauty Bar, and Hot berry corp. Her clothing line is called M label, while she runs her cosmetic range Azuri with Sharon Khuzwayo and Thembi Seete.

Mbali Nkosi Is Presumed To Be Single Currently

Mbali Nkosi is still available in the market as she is yet to legally exchange marital vows with a man. Though the actress keeps a low profile on her personal life, she is not dating anyone publicly.

However, the Big Brother Mzansi star has been in a couple of relationships. Earlier in her career, she briefly dated South African actor Pallance Dladla before they went their separate ways.

She was also in a relationship with former South African professional footballer Kaizer Motaung Junior, who doubles as the son of Kaizer Chiefs football founder Kaizer Motaung.

The two began dating in 2016 after Kaizer separated from his wife Catherine Heider following allegations of domestic abuse. The aspect of their love journey that is not known publicly is how they met and when exactly they got connected.

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The pair’s relationship didn’t last for years as Motaung reconciled with his wife, and Nkosi went on to found love in the arms of another man. The two reconciled in 2019 and continued their love journey after the former footballer ended his marriage to Catherine.

The public began aware of their reconnection through the actress’ Instagram page, where she posted several pictures with Kaizer. Right now, it’s unclear if they are still together, although there are indications that they are no longer together.

This after Mbali stopped posting their pictures and unfollowed Motaung, who also stopped posting pictures of himself and the actress. Reports have it that the two had parted before the end of 2020.

Currently, Mbali is not dating anyone publicly, and she has not given birth to her kids.

Mbali Is Naturally Blessed With A Beautiful Body Build

The South African presenter is one of the prettiest faces in the entertainment industry. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and blessed with an amazing curvy body that makes her outstanding.

Details of her other body measurements are not available to the public.


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