Who Is Wanda Zuma, the Real Nkosi from House of Zwide?

Wanda Zuma (born September 11, 1991) is a 32-year-old South African actor who rose to prominence through his stellar performance as Nkosi Zwide on the e.tv soap opera House of Zwide. The actor made his first TV appearance in 2018 in the popular soapie Uzalo. 

Besides Uzalo and House of Zwide, the sensational actor has appeared in several other TV and movie productions. However, House of Zwide remains his most prominent work. Zuma is not only a fantastic actor but also a poet, writer, and director.

Summary of Wanda Zuma’s Biography

  • Full name: Wanda Zuma
  • Date of birth: September 11, 1991
  • Wanda Zuma’s Age: 32 years old
  • Ethnicity: Zulu
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Famous for: Starring in House of Zwide as Nkosi Zwide
  • Wanda Zuma’s Instagram: wandablaqzuma
  • Facebook: @kidblaq1

How Old is Nkosi from House of Zwide?

Nkosi Zwide, whose real name is Wanda Zuma, is 32 years old currently. He was born on September 7, 1991, to Mr. and Mrs. Zuma. There is no available information about the actor’s family background, family, and siblings.

Zuma has not publicly shared his parents’ names, occupations, and whereabouts. Although he has not mentioned it, it is believed that his parents were instrumental in his career journey.

Again, it is unknown if he has other siblings because he has not introduced anyone as his sibling to his fans. Being someone who keeps a low profile on his life, Wanda has successfully kept his fans in the dark about his childhood, early life, and family members.

Zuma went to regular schools, lived an ordinary life, and did other normal things while growing up. He obtained his matric in the year 2009. He graduated from Grosvenor Boys’ High School and later Creative Arts College, where he studied Drama.

He graduated in the year 2014. He also attended the South African Film Institute and the Playhouse Company. He honed his acting skills at these institutions before he eventually launched his career.

Where Was Wanda Zuma Born?

Wanda Zuma is a native of Umlazi, a town located southwest of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province. Though he hails from the same province as South African former president Jacob Zuma, it appears they are not related.

Zuma was raised in his birthplace until the time he left home to make the most of life. He was born into a family of famous actors and entertainers as he is the most famous person in his family. However, he has found his way to the bright lights and big money of superstardom from humble beginnings.

Though a superstar now, the actor is still a familiar face in his hometown, having risen to extraordinary wealth and fame through his mixed career.

What Movie Has Wanda Zuma Directed?

Wanda Zuma is known to have directed the local theatrical plays, Black collar and Mind Games. He did a fantastic job and also won the praise of his colleagues for doing great as a director.

As mentioned earlier, the actor is also a writer. He is the brain behind the two projects mentioned above. Interestingly, he also acted in both of them, thereby proving that greatness runs in his blood.

Both theatre plays were successfully filmed at Isigcawu Theatre Festival Place and Imbewu Theatre Festival. He has also won some awards as a writer.

He has displayed outstanding performances in several local theatrical plays, including in Nandi the Musical, where he played Shaka Zulu and won many hearts as a performer. Others include Love and Maskandi by NFVF Triangle post and Game of Heart by Creative Arts College. He played leading roles in both of them.

Zuma made his first TV appearance in 2018 in an episode of the SABC1 popular soap opera Uzalo. He featured as a hitman, and his performance was nothing short of stunning. He went on to appear in Imbewu The Seed the following year, playing the role of Mthuzi.

Isibaya fans also know him for his role as Detective Mthaka Mngomezulu in the final season of the show. Wanda Zuma was featured as a guest actor on E’hostela. His most popular role is as Nkosi Zwide in the e.tv soapie House of Zwide.

His character in the show is a handsome young man who happens to be every woman’s dream man, but then Nkosi has demons. He considers himself as successor-in-waiting to his father, Mr. Zwide but unfortunately lacks an artistic bone in his body to take over his father’s thriving business.

Part of the reason he became an overnight sensation is that he has been delivering an incredible performance on House of Zwide. He is literally the right man for the job for obvious reasons.

Zuma kick-started his career in the theatre before progressing to movie production and directing. Although he is better known as an actor, you can’t deny that he is an experienced writer and director.

Zuma is yet to win a prominent award in the industry, but he plans to grow his craft to an enviable height and become a stronger force to reckon with.

Wanda Zuma’s Soapies and TV Series

  • eHostela – Season 1 – Jama’s Crew
  • House of Zwide – Season 1 – Nkosi Zwide
  • House of Zwide – Season 2 – Nkosi Zwide
  • Imbewu – Season 2 as Mthunzi
  • Imbewu – Season 4 as Mthunzi
  • Isibaya – Season 8 – Detective Mthaka
  • Uzalo – Season 3 as Hitman

The House Of Zwide Actor Is Not In A Known Relationship

Wanda Zuma is currently not dating any girl publicly. It is assumed that he is not in a relationship, even though some of his fans believe he could be seeing someone secretly. The actor has not been linked to any woman in the past either.

It is difficult to tell or mention the names of women he has dated in the past as he hasn’t opened up about this aspect of his life publicly.

The Umlazi-born actor is mostly active on Instagram. He is being followed by over 100,000 people on the social media platform. He connects with his fans there through his posts and lovely pictures accompanied mostly by poetic lines. He is not active on Twitter as on Instagram. He last tweeted in 2015.

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