Zimiphi Biyela (born February 24, 1983; Age: 40 years old) is a South African radio host, actress, businesswoman, television presenter, singer, MC, radio DJ, and motivational speaker best known for her radio programs on SABC’s Ukhozi FM. She is reportedly married, however, she keeps the information about her marriage, including the identity of her husband, away from the public.
Biyela, who comes from a humble beginning, began her career in the year 2008. She has worked in various establishments, including as a teacher. Today, she is one of South Africa’s respected on-air personalities and someone who is a major inspiration to many young people.
Zimiphi Biyela was Born in King Cetshwayo in the Year 1983
South African celebrity radio host Zimiphi Biyela hails from KwaZulu-Natal Province, particularly in a village called eNdabazensangu under King Cetshwayo District, Obuka. Her parents gave birth to her in the village on the 24th of February 1983, which makes her 40 years old currently.
Biyela is the third child in her family. She has about five other siblings as well as loving parents who have stood by her all these years. The radio host’s parents are still alive and hearty, however, there is no detailed information about their lives, including their names, background, and current whereabouts.
Also, Zimiphi is yet to publicly share details about her family background, childhood, early life, and relationship with her other siblings. Judging by how she praises her parents on her Instagram page, one could easily tell that she loves them so much and that they must have played crucial roles in her journey to greatness.
The actress began her academic journey at St Paul’s Primary School in Nkwenkwe, after which she furthered her education at the renowned Sitheku High School. She left Sitheku in the year 2001 after completing her secondary education.
Biyela commenced her tertiary educational journey at the University of South Africa (Unisa). She actually enrolled for a bachelor’s degree in education at the institution but sadly dropped out after two years due to unforeseen circumstances.
The Ukhozi Radio Host is a Twin
Zimiphi Biyela came into the world with her lovely twin sibling. Although it is not publicly known who the older twin is, the actress is the third child her parents had. She has two older siblings and three younger ones.
Just like some aspects of her personal life, Biyela has successfully protected her twin as their identity and other information is not known to the public. She has never mentioned her name publicly or shared a picture of them together.
Regardless, it is believed that they two share a special bond and that her twin is doing great in whatever career path she is into.
She Started Her Career At Mbongeni Ngema Committed Artists
Committed Artists is a theatrical company founded by the legendary South African writer, lyricist, composer, director, choreographer, and theatre producer Mbongeni Ngema, who is best known as Leleti Khumalo’s ex-husband.
Zimiphi began her career at the theatrical company as a dancer and later a lead vocalist and actress. She took a leap to the class after three years at Committed Artists, tutoring at the Ohlelo Combined School in Nkandla.
While working as a teacher, she went on to release her first afro-pop album titled Kwaze Kwamnandi in 2009. The following year, she took up an additional job as a news reader at Icora FM. She began working as part of the Ukhozi FM radio presenter search in 2011.
The eNdabazensangu-born entertainer made her first on-screen TV appearance in 2014 in the popular soap opera Uzalo, portraying the fictional character “Samukelisiwe Keke Nzuza,” for which she was nominated for the Best Actress category in the Sabela Mabhunu Awards in 2016.
Biyela began playing the role of “Sister Nobuhle in the e.tv. medical serial Durban Gen in the year 2020. She has also appeared in the drama series eHostela. It is difficult to choose Zimiphi’s best project as an actress because she really ‘nailed’ her roles in all of the TV series she has featured in. However, a lot of people consider Uzalo as her best project.
The multi-talented entertainer is one of the best brains in the radio and TV spaces. She is a fan favorite and s hotly sought-after, having proved her worth over the years. She is known to have hosted numerous programs on Ukhozi FM, including but not limited to Ikhethelo loKhozi, Sibhukuda Kwesimanzonzo, Kwasa Okungaliyo, Ezamabandla, and Sigiya Ngengoma.
At 40 Years, Zimiphi Biyela Has Done Well For Herself
Biyela really surpassed the expectations of most people who know her background, considering the fact that she dropped out of college after two years and other factors. She is a real definition of hard work and consistency. She has been able to come this far as a result of these two factors.
Besides acting, music, and presentation on radio and TV, she is also a businesswoman with a good number of taxis in the taxi Industry. It was revealed in 2021 that she has about six taxis, through which she makes extra income.
She is also the brand ambassador of Prince’s funeral life cover, an editor of a local magazine, and a top-notch host.
Does Zimiphi Biyela Have a Husband?
Zimiphi Biyela is said to be married to a South African man whose identity she is yet to reveal. There is no record of their marriage, including how they met, how long they’ve been married, and the exact year they tied the knot.
There is another report that says she has married and divorced severally. A local tabloid reported that she claimed she has never returned the cows of men she has divorced.
Zimiphi Biyela Has a Son
Biyela is a mother of one. She has a son whose name and birth details are not known to the public. The radio host is raising her child away from the spotlight but with so much love. The paternity of her only son is not public knowledge.