Nelisiwe Sibiya is a well-known singer and actress from South Africa who is famous for playing the role of Dr. Mbali in Durban Gen, the South African television show. She is stunning to look at, has a beautiful voice, and exudes an aura of sophistication. Find out what motivates her now that she’s starting to become a fan favorite.
What is Nelisiwe Sibiya’s Age Now?
Nelisiwe Sibiya is currently 31 years old as she was born on 13 September 1992. Nelisiwe Faith Sibiya is a Zulu-speaking lady born and raised in KwaZulu Natal in Eshowe. She is noted to constantly demonstrate how proud she is of her heritage by sharing images of herself dressed in traditional garb.
The affection the multitalented diva has for her culture is evidence of her excellent upbringing in her hometown. The Nelisiwe like adhering to their culture by dressing in traditional garments and dining on traditional cuisines. According to the actress, she makes sure to honor her culture daily, and her favorite dish from her culture is ubhontsisi obrown nophutu (Brown beans and pap).
The celebrity gives off the impression that she was endowed at birth with the ability to succeed in whatever endeavor she sets her mind to. Despite being involved in a couple of other things aside from acting, Nelisiwe has continued to demonstrate an extraordinary talent on screen. Perhaps, this is thanks to her education; Nelisiwe attended the Tshwane University of Technology, where she studied musical theater and graduated with a degree in the course.
She Did Not Have a Privileged Upbringing
Growing up, she did not have a privileged upbringing like many other celebrities; instead, Nelisiwe worked hard for what she has now. She said that she had an abusive aunt while she was growing up, and that aunt constantly reminded both her and her mother about how terrible their life was.
Nelisiwe spent her whole childhood in Johannesburg, South Africa. She and her sister, who passed away, were raised by their mother on her own (also late). She has said that they stayed with an uncle and aunt who often reminded them that they were destitute while there. Her sister was sexually molested there, so they fled.
Nelisiwe Sibiya Started Her Career as a Professional Singer in 2018
Nelisiwe’s singing ability was passed down to her by her mother, who hails from a musically talented family. On the other hand, her sister assisted her in developing her vocal skills. She had mentioned that her sister had an excellent voice in the past. After the passing of her sister, she decided to start singing in the high school choir that had been established in her honor.
She received both choral and classical training throughout her time with the choir. She claims that if she hadn’t started singing when she did, she would have been a screenwriter instead. After recording the song “Mama Ka Bafana” for the critically acclaimed television show Lockdown, Nelisiwe initially came to widespread public attention.
Regarding this matter, she said, “I had to come back to Joburg to record a song for the program, but I was so depressed that I didn’t want to do it.” But everything clicked into place for me when I considered what my late mother would have wished for me to do.
Nelisiwe Sibiya’s Songs
- Mama Ka Bafana
- Mzali Wami
- Hamba Juba
She Ventured into Acting in 2020 with Durban Gen
Later on, she tried out for the new series Durban Gen, and actress and director Mandla N. saw her perform and selected her for the role. She then became Dr. Mbali in the series in which she starred. She has been heaped with accolades for delivering an outstanding performance in the role.
What Is Sibiya’s Role In Durban Gen?
Nelisiwe Sibiya plays the character of Mbali Mthetwa, a recently graduated medical professional who first worked in a rural area before getting relocated to a major metropolis. She bids farewell to her fiance in the rural community where the two had spent their formative years.
On arriving in the city and resuming work, she finds herself attracted to another doctor, her boss, in the hospital. The energy between them is undeniable, and she can’t help but fall for him, the brilliant and stunning physician Dr. Lindelani Zulu. But this tangled web of relationships puts everything up for grabs.
Mbali is immediately put to work at Durban General Hospital, where he participates in a risky operation that ultimately proves to be fatal and claims the life of a member of the executive council. As a result, the hospital, Mbali, and Dr. Lindelani Zulu are all thrust into the center of an inquiry that has the potential to derail her career from the very beginning completely.
Has Nelisiwe Sibiya won Any Awards in Recognition of Her Talent?
Nelisiwe Sibiya has won an award in the course of pursuing her career. Sibiya earned the Zikomo Awards as the Best Actress in Africa in April 2021. Individuals and charitable organizations who assist less fortunate members of the community are honored and appreciated with the Zikomo Awards. Amanda Oruh, Tersia Lesekane, Brun Njua, and Nodula A. Hainan were some of the other women that were considered for this award.
Nelisiwe Sibiya’s Husband
No information is available regarding the man in Nelisiwe Sibaya’s life. There are still many aspects of her personal life that she has not discussed with the media. On the other hand, she has indicated that she ended her relationship with her ex-boyfriend (whom we do not know) about the same time her music contract ended. Hence, it is not easy to tell whether the actress is currently in a relationship.