Melusi Yeni Biography: Age, Baby Mama, Net Worth, Child, Pictures, Instagram,

Melusi Yeni


Melusi Yeni (born October 22, 1977) is a South African singer and actor. He is a familiar face on television and is best known for appearing in many drama series and soap operas.

One of his prominent roles is Bheki Shabalala in the SABC1 drama series Tshisa, from 2006 to 2009. He made a guest appearance in the first two episodes in 2012.

Yeni has also appeared in other television series like Home Affairs, Generations, Tshisa, and Isifiso. Many viewers know him for playing Phenyo, a hunky and successful businessman, on Generations. He left the soap opera to join Imbewu in 2013, yet many called him Phenyo even offscreen.

Melusi Yeni
Melusi Yeni biography
Melusi Yeni is best known for his role as Bheki Shabalala in the drama series Tshisa.
Background Information
Full Name:Melusi Yeni
Born:October 22, 1977 (age 45 years old)
Place of Birth:KwaMashu, South Africa
Nationality:South African
Baby MamaPalesa Molemela
Occupation:Actor, singer
Years Active:2006-date
Net Worth:R3 million

Early Life

Melusi Yeni was born on October 22, 1977, in KwaMashu, north of Durban, South Africa. He performed with the Natal Youth Choir.

In 2006, he moved from his home in KwaMashu to the city of Johannesburg in search of greener pasture in showbiz.


Melusi Yeni played the starring role of Isaac Tladi in the M-Net soap opera The Wild from 2011 to 2012. Later in February 2012, he appeared in the soap opera Generations.

In December 2013, his role Phenyo Mazibuko was written out from the show.

Since 2006, he has appeared in many television shows like the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo. He has also appeared in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango and the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs and

After a short hiatus from the small screen, he returned, playing a businessman Sibonelo in the Mzansi Magic drama, Isifiso. He also appeared as Andile on KwaZulu Natal medical show Durban Gen.

As a cast member of, he played Zam, a cocky farmhand murder suspect. He appeared in season three, episode one. He also played a lawyer Mabutho Sokhulu in the SABC1 drama series Sokhulu & Partners from 2008 to 2016. 

In 2011, the actor played the role of Mthunzi in the SABC1 mini-series Shreds & Dreams. In the soap opera Rhythm City, he played Thabiso appearing first in early 2016.

In 2019, Yeni appeared first in Imbewu: The Seed playing the role of a Financial Forensic Investigator called Dlamini. He made his debut in season one, episode two hundred, broadcast on Friday, January 18, 2019.

Personal Life

Melusi Yeni is a 45-year-old singer and actor. He was reportedly hospitalized due to poor health conditions in 2016 and had to undergo a two-week treatment.

Yeni is a father and has a baby mama Palesa Molemela. His baby mama dragged him to Randburg Magistrate Court for a maintenance case.

Social Media

Melusi Yeni
Melusi Yeni in 2022.

Melusi Yeni is active on Instagram and other social media platforms. He shares his work, moments with other celebrities, and more. 

The actor has appeared in pictures with DJ Tira, Felix Hlophe, and other prominent personalities.

Net Worth

Melusi Yeni joined the showbiz in 2006 and has appeared in many soap operas, drama series, and television shows. He has an estimated net worth of R3 million as of August 2022.


4Play: Sex Tips for Girls as Tshepiso
Tshisa as Bheki Shabalala
Zaziwa as Himself
The Wild as Isaac Tladi
Ses’Top La as Himself
Mabutho Sokhulu
Soul Buddyz as Policeman
Shreds and Dreams as Mthunzi
Sokhulu & Partners as Mabutho Sokhulu
Rhythm City as Thabiso
Muvhango as Pat
Isifiso as Sibonelo
The Kingdom as Sabelo as Zam
Imbewu as Manqoba Dlamini
Generations as Phenyo Mazibuko
City Ses’la as TT
Durban Gen as Andile
Home Affairs as Ntsepe