Who Is Sello Maake Ka-Ncube’s Wife, Pearl Mbewe?

Pearl Mbewe is the wife of Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, the famous South African actor. She was born on December 12, 1981, and is a 54 year-old South African executive brand advisor and marketing specialist.

Pearl owes her rise to prominence to the fact that she is Sello Maake Ka-Ncube‘s wife. The couple have been insanely in love and living happily ever since they got married. The actor decided to give love a chance following a failed marriage and he has never stopped singing his wife’s praises since they connected.

Summary of Pearl Mbewe’s Biography

  • Full name: Pearl Mbewe Maake-KaNcube
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of birth: December 12, 1981
  • Pearl Mbewe’s Age: 54 years old
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagattarius
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Pearl Mbewe’s Husband: Sello Maake Ncube
  • Pearl Mbewe’s Children: 2
  • Pearl Mbewe’s Net worth: Ranges between $100,000 to $1 million
  • Famous for: Being the second wife of actor Sello Maake Ncube
  • Pearl Mbewe’s Instagram: pearlmaakekancube
  • Twitter:  @Solopearl
  • Facebook: Pearl Mbewe

How Old is Pearl Mbewe?

Pearl Mbewe is 54 years old. She was born in South Africa on the 12th of December 1981, but her place of origin hasn’t been disclosed publicly. Also, there are no records about her childhood, family background, family members, and early life.

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube’s wife grew up in her hometown and also completed her elementary and high school studies in schools within her locality. She is a multilinguist and can speak the following languages: English, Sotho, Southern, Zulu, Xhosa, Venda, Tsonga, and Afrikaans.

Mbewe studied Practical Project Management at Unisa Business School. She enrolled for studies in 2010 and graduated in 2011. She is also a graduate of Wits Business School. She enrolled at the institution for her Management Advanced Programme and majored in Business Studies. Pearl finished her program in 2012.

Sello’s wife holds a BBA in Marketing Management from IMM School Of Graduates, which qualifies her as a marketing expert. She graduated after three years at the institution.

Pearl also attended Stanford University and was awarded a certificate (MBA) at the completion of the Seed Transformation Program, in West Africa. The program, which lasted for one year, is a leadership program for established founders and CEOs in emerging economies focused on growing their businesses.

Pearl Became Sello Maake Ka-Ncube’s Wife on October 17, 2020

Pearl and her husband tied the knot on October 17th, 2020. The sweethearts’ paths crossed for the first time through an acquaintance who volunteered to help Sell Maake look for a management company.

From working on a business transaction, Pearl and KaNcube fell in love and found out that they are actually compatible. After their first date was at Lebo Kheswa and Letoya Makhene’s engagement party, their relationship kept blossoming until late 2021 when the actor decided to take it to the next level by paying for her lobola.

The two finally sealed their love on October 17th, 2020 and they’ve been living happily since then. The lovers serve couple goals on a regular basis; they are so smitten with each other that they inspire and easily make people believe in true love.

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube’s Wife is a Marketing Expert with Many Years of Experience

Pearl Mbewe works as an executive brand advisor, PR, and marketing specialist. She is currently the Chief Executive officer at Wisdom Mobile Marketing Solutions Graphic. The brand, which was launched in October 2019, deals with generating innovative ways to market telecommunications products.

She is also the Joint Chief Executive Officer of Sakhumzi Restaurant, a position she assumed in April 2019. Other business units of the Sakhumzi Holdings Group include SAFANA Panel Beaters, Sakhumzi Stokvel, and Sakhumzi Insurance Services.

Mbewe has been the executive brand advisor to the renowned South African musician
Dr Winnie Mashaba, the popular Zulu singer Ihhashi Elimhlophe, and her husband Mr. Sello Maake KaNcube.

One of her jobs as their advisor is strategically aligning them with great partnerships. Besides these three, she has other brands under her immediate portfolio.

Since 2014, Pearl Mbewe has been the managing director of Wisdom Entertainment Holdings. She assumed the position in June 2014 and has been the one overseeing the overall management of the company’s operations.

Her company is a 100% black female-owned company. In the course of her over 15 years of corporate experience, she has had the honor of working with heavyweights like South African business leader and CEO of Lereko Investments (Pty) Limited Dr Lulu Gwagwa, Dr Popo Simon Molefe (a businessman and former politician), and South African politician Valli Moosa.

There is no doubt that Mbewe is quite successful in her own right regardless of the fact that her marriage to her revered actor husband brought her to the limelight.

The Actor was Previously Married to Palesa Mboweni

Sello’s marriage to Pearl was his second attempt at marriage. He was previously married to the South African businesswoman and business coach Palesa Mboweni. The two divorced in 2015, eight months after they got married.

The actor claimed he married the wrong woman who almost caused him to commit suicide. He was fulfilled after he eventually divorced his first wife. Palesa, in her court papers, requested that Sello pay her spousal maintenance and an equal share of their Dube house in Soweto after he defaulted on payments some time ago.

The two did not give birth to children while their short-lived marital relationship lasted.

Sello Maake KaNcube Admitted Pearl Mbewe is the Right Woman for Him

According to Maake KaNcube, Mbewe is the woman his parents prayed he would marry. He also mentioned that it took him 40 years to finally find true and that he was ready to give Pearl 40 beautiful years of her life.

He revealed that he told his delegation on the day he paid for Pearl’s lobola that they should not negotiate it because “there was no way they would put a price on the woman who saved his career and life”.

The huge age gap between Mbewe and her husband has never been a problem to them except for some members of the public. Sello Maake KaNcube was born on March 12, 1960, while Pearl was born on December 12, 1981. He is 21 years older than her. 

The Two Have not Given Birth to their Own Kids

Pearl Mbewe and Sello are yet to give birth to their own kids. However, they are jointly parents to 7 kids. The marketing expert has two sons from previous relationships while the actor fathered six children with six women. 

He lost his oldest son, Lwazi Maake KaNcube, at the age of 28 in 2011 in a fatal car crash. Sello is a father figure to Pearl’s kids too. When her oldest son, Kalohelo Mbewe, matriculated in 2022, he was part of those who made his day memorable.

Who is Sello Maake Ka-Ncube’s Daughter?

The identity of Sello Maake Ka-Ncube’s daughter is not public knowledge. The father of five has severally mentioned that he has a deaf daughter who helped in making him a great actor.

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