Mbali Nkosi age, biography, profile, boyfriend, education, family

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Mbali Nkosi (born 28 October 1989 in Gauteng) is a South African actress, songwriter, and reality television star. In 2013, she became famous following her appearance on the reality television series Big Brother Mzansi.

Being a housemate on the popular television series introduced her to South Africans. Tasting fame in the house is one big achievement for the celebrity, but she has gained more presence for her impressive acting talent.

Unlike many housemates whose fame drop with time, she has appeared on many TV shows thereby fueling her popularity.

Mbali is also a talented singer and has written many songs making her a songwriter also. On the Mzansi Magic aired Big Brother show, she left the house as the second runner up.


Mbali Nkosi biography
Mbali Nkosi biography. (Image: Instagram/thembalinkosi).
NameMbali Nkosi
Born28 October 1989 (age 31 years)
Gauteng, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Business Management
Alma materBoston City College
BoyfriendKaizer Motaung Jnr
ProfessionActress, songwriter, reality TV star
BirthdayOctober 28


Mbali Nkosi background
Mbali Nkosi background. (Image: Instagram/thembalinkosi).

Her date of birth is on 28 October 1989 and the place of birth is in Gauteng, South Africa. She was born into a family of six (6) children and has five (5) siblings; four (4) sisters and a brother.

Though the celebrity is a bit cagey about her family, The Nation reports that her mother is late. Her father’s details are still out of the public eye.


Mbali Nkosi education
Mbali Nkosi education. (Image: Instagram/thembalinkosi).

The actress registered with the Le Gal Dance Academy at the age of five (5). She was trained in Ballet, Spanish, Tap, and modern dance at the dance academy.

For her high school education, she attended Edenvale High school. After years of study, Mbali graduated in 2007. To further her academic pursuit the actress studied Somatology, a branch of anthropology.

She was also reported to study for a degree in Business Management degree at Boston City College in 2012. 


She often refers to her family and acknowledges its importance. Mbali was raised under the care of a woman who she describes as strong, wise, and beautiful. Yes! Beautiful, now we know where her stunning looks come from.

The home she says is a happy and loving one as she grew up and her family is very supportive of her. She is a sister to the late Nkosi Johnson

Reports covered that the man died of “AIDS related illness” when he was twelve. She lost her mother, Nonthlanthla Daphne Nkosi, to HIV/AIDS. 


In early 2020, she returned in a romantic relationship with Kaizer Motaung Jnr, a football star. This is not the first time these two were dating, in 2016, they were in love before calling the relationship a quit.

They were being cagey about their relationship but later made it known to the public. She revealed their relationship status on IG after sharing a picture of them. Though the picture is no longer on her page. 


Mbali Nkosi profile
Mbali Nkosi Big brother Mzansi. (Image: Instagram/thembalinkosi).

She was a housemate on the reality competition series Big Brother Mzansi. Mbali and ended as the second runner up on season four of the show.

During her days in high school, she landed a cameo role as a dancer on Angel’s Song, an M-Net musical drama series. While in grade twelve, together with Moagi, Mbali wrote a song titled “Free”. The song was then recorded for Thembi Seete’s album titled “Music Is My Life“.

The song receives a nomination on the South African Music Awards for the “Song of the Year”. 

After she matriculated from Edenvale High School in 2007 she went on to study Somatology, a branch of anthropology.

Learned Kwaito, Pantsula, and Raggae, in 2008, she became a dancer for Thembi Seetee. 

She performed at several television shows, concerts, and events touring the country and across its shores. She visited neighboring and far countries including China, Lesotho, Dubai, Botswana, and Thailand.

As a presenter, Mbali appeared on the national roadshow program for Coca Cola for the FIFA World Cup in 2010. The show ran for four (4) months.

In the year that followed, she made it on another show “Mom and Me”. As a video vixen, she has appeared in music videos for notable celebrities. She appeared on music videos by Denim, Thembi Seetee, L’Vovo, Kwela Tebza, Pascoul, and Justin Chalice.

In 2013, she landed a first screen acting role to play a minor role in Rockville. She first appeared in the second season and 2015, Mbali made another appearance in the third season on the Mzansi Magic series.

In the year that followed, 2014, she was cast on Generation. Mbali is also portrayed as HR lady Brenda on Zabalaza, a popular Mzansi Magic soap opera.

She is also a talented news personality and became a news anchor in ANNZ, a news channel, in December 2014.

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