Sifiso Makhubu (born on December 7th, 1977; Age: 46 years old) is a South African voice-over actor and content director/producer famously known as the voice of Big Brother Mzansi.
For over a decade and a half, Makhubu has been active in the entertainment industry. He began working as the voice of Big Brother Africa in 2007 and executed the role for seven seasons. Besides being a voice artist, the Zulu native has worked in the capacity of a content director/producer, finishing editor, and MC.
What is Sifiso Makhubu’s Age Now?
Sifiso Makhubu, who is known as the voice of Big Brother Mzansi, is 46 years old. From his curriculum vitae on Linkedin, it was seen that the talented voice-over actor was born on December 7th, 1977. However, his place of birth is unknown. Sifiso’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Despite kicking off his professional career in his late 20s, Sifiso Makhubu has carved a niche in the SA’s entertainment industry. Over the years, he has been associated with several production companies as well as TV stations such as e.tv, Mzansi Magic, Moja Love, and SABC1. Makhubu is a graduate of Athlone’s Boys’ High School.
Where is Sifiso Makhubu From?
Sifiso Makhubu hails from the Zulu tribe. Hence, he can fluently speak isiZulu. Interestingly, he is multilingual, speaking English and other South African languages like isiXhosa, Afrikaans, and South Sesotho. Sifiso Makhubu’s family members are unknown.
Who is Big Brother Mzansi in Person?
For several years, Sifiso Makhubu was the voice behind Big Brother Africa and Big Brother Mzansi. He executed the role for a record 7 seasons. He first got associated with Endemol SA, the production company of Big Brother Africa, in the year 2007. He served as the voice of Big Brother, as well as the content director and finishing editor of the reality TV show.
Then in the next year, he only worked as the show’s content director. However, in 2011, he returned to his role as the voice of Big Brother Africa 6 and equally worked as the content director. Furthermore, in the seventh season of the reality TV show, which took place in 2012, Sifiso Makhubu repeated the same roles.
Then from 2013 to 2015, he served as the voice of Big Brother Africa for seasons 8, 9, and 10. And equally, served as the voice of Big Brother Mzansi for seasons one and two. He also doubled as the content director of the DStv reality show during those seasons. In the year 2017, Sifiso Makhubu joined the production team of Big Brother Naija as a content director and voice coach.
Allegedly the Voice behind Big Brother Mzansi Sifiso Makhubu. pic.twitter.com/yTw7d6IdHh
— Ndabezitha 🖤💚💛👑 (@KingMntungwa) April 5, 2022
Is Sifiso Makhubu the Voice Behind Big Brother Mzansi 3?
After being cast as the voice of Big Brother Mzansi season two in the year 2015, the reality TV show went on a six-year hiatus and made a comeback in 2022. Following the premiere of Big Brother Mzansi 3 on January 23rd, 2022, fans of the show were dismayed when they realized that Biggie’s voice had changed and was no longer the previous voice they had been accustomed to.
It happened that Sifiso Makhubu was replaced as the voice of Big Brother Mzansi season three. While some of the show’s fans expressed their displeasure at the sound of the new voice, others clamored for Sifiso Makhubu to be returned to his role as Biggie’s voice. Nonetheless, having been cast as the voice of Big Brother Africa/Mzansi for seven seasons, Makhubu becomes the first and only artist to achieve such a feat.
After his role in Big Brother ended, the 46-year-old moved on to work as the voice of the National Lottery for two years, from 2017 to 2019. And has been busy serving as the content producer and director for many TV productions.
Makhubu’s Role in Big Brother
While working on Big Brother Africa, the skilled voice artist made use of three studios which he defined as state-of-the-art. He also worked alongside qualified sound engineers who manned the equipment effectively and made his role easier.
Sifiso, as Biggie’s voice, welcomed contestants into the Big Brother House. He also gave instructions to the contestants in the house (also known as housemates) when they played games and competed against each other.
And they listened to his instructions 24/7. He announced the winner at the end of each competition. Additionally, the housemates revealed their dark secret, as well as their conspiracy theories and strategies on how to win the prize money to Big Brother in the diary room. And when it’s time for eviction, Big Brother’s voice would announce who needs to leave the house.
What Does Sifiso Makhubu’s Big Brother Voice Sound Like?
Sifiso Makhubu has a smooth voice with a deep dark authoritative element that makes it perfect for narrations and the Big Brother Africa voice-over cast.
His voice and that of Biggie’s were said to be the same as he was discovered to be the voice behind the popular reality TV show through his voice. He was confirmed to be Biggie’s voice by a Twitter user who tweeted his old voice-over post and matched it with the charming voice of Big Brother Mzansi.
Sifiso Makhubu’s Net Worth
Sifiso Makhubu is said to have an estimated net worth of over $500,000. He has been able to accumulate his total fortune through his diverse works in the entertainment industry over the years. Not only does he work as a voice-over artist, but he is also a Master of Ceremonies, audio script supervisor, content producer/director, and voice coach/mentor.
Voice Over Gigs
Throughout his long-spanning career, Makhubu has done a range of voice-over work, which varies from radio and TV commercials to corporate videos and narrations.
In 2008, he provided narrations in the SABC1 youth career show, Ispani, as well as in the Bible video series titled, The Story of Jesus Christ.
Later in 2017 and 2018, he served as an announcer at the Mzansi Kwaito & House Music Award shows. He also was the disclaimer voice on Moja Love TV for two years (2018 & 2019). He further lent his voice in commercials for Rexona and Shield in the year 2019.
In addition to his work as a content director and producer for Big Brother Africa/Mzansi shows, Sifiso Makhubu has carried out the same roles for many other productions. Between 2018 and 2019, he was involved in many shows aired on Moja Love TV, working as a content director and producer. They include Rea Tsotella, Umoya, Uthando Noxolo, Uyajola 9/9, and Umndeni.
Also, Sifiso has been cast as a content producer/director in the following TV productions:
- 3 Talk With Noeleen on SABC3 (2010 & 2015)
- Forgive & Forget on e.tv (2011)
- Making Moves on SABC1 (2014)
- The Big Secret on B.E.T (2017)
- Accused on Mzansi Magic (2020)
- MnaKwethu – Happily Ever After on 1Magic (2020)
- Real Housewives of Durban on Showmax (2021)