Samkelo Ndlovu Biography: Age, Baby Daddy, Daughter, Instagram, Net Worth, TV shows, Profiles

Samkelo Ndlovu age


Samkelo Ndlovu (born 31 December 1989) is a South African film and TV actress. She is best known for portraying Sonia on the SABC1 soccer drama series Zone 14.

Playing DJ Lulu in the soap opera Generations further thrust her into the spotlight. She has appeared in many flicks such as Inkaba, intersexion, Mzansi Love, and Rhythm City.

Samkelo Ndlovu
Samkelo Ndlovu biography
Samkelo Ndlovu was a nominee for a Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama Series.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Samkelo Ndlovu
Born:31 December 1989 (age 33 years old)
Place of Birth:Alexandria Township
Nationality:South African
Education:Sandringham High School
Alma mater:AFDA
Known for:Sonia in Zone 4
Baby Daddy:Sello Nhlapho
Net Worth:R9 million

Early Life

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Samkelo Ndlolu (Lebo in Mzansi Love). Credit: Instagram.

Samkelo Ndlovu was born on 31 December 1989 in Alexandria Township, Johannesburg. The actress had her childhood experience and attended primary schools in Alexandria.


Ndlovu attended Fairways Primary and completed her high school education at Sandringham High School. After matric, she attended AFDA – the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance.


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Samkelo is best known for playing Sonia on Zone 14. Credit: Instagram.

Samkelo Ndlovu is an actress best known for playing Sonia on the SABC1 soccer drama series Zone 14. She is prominent for playing Nkosazana in season eleven of the SABC1 AIDS drama TV series Soul City.

For a year, from 2012 to 2013, she starred in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba as wild child Lira Khumalo. A month after graduating from college, she landed her first “major role” as Lerato in Taka Taka.

The soccer comedy feature films starred other prominent comedians like Trevor Noah and Kagiso Lediga. She played the supporting role in the SABC1 soap opera Generations.

The actress has appeared in many other television shows like Zone 14, Intersexions, and Sokhulu & Partners. In 2011, she played Esther in the Thapelo Moekoena-produced feature Skyf – The Movie.

In 2013, she appeared first as Lerato on the soap opera Rhythm City. She starred in an episode of the anthology series Mzansi Love: Kasi Style. She appeared as a young attorney in season two, episode six, titled Lawless.


  • Generations as DJ Lulu
  • iNkaba as Lira Khumalo
  • Intersexions as Mbali
  • Lip Sync Battle Africa as Competitor
  • Mzansi Love as Lebo
  • Rhythm City as Lerato
  • Skeem Saam as Security Guard 3
  • Sokhulu & Partners as Misso
  • Soul City as Nkosazana
  • Zaziwa as Herself
  • Zone 14 as Sonia

Rhythm City

The actress played a flirtatious and vain character known as Lerato in the soap opera Rhythm City. She is a cousin to Fats. Samkelo joined in season one of the television show.


Another role the actress appeared in is in the television series Generations. Ndlovu played the role of DJ Lulu, and her character became one of the fans’ favorites.

Personal Life

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Samkelo is a proud mother of a 2-year-old daughter – Zhuri Ngilosi. Credit: Instagram.

Samkelo Ndlovu is a proud mother to Ngelosi, which means Angel in Xhosa and Zulu. Her baby daddy Sello Nhlapho also contributes to catering to the child even though the duo got separated.

Later, she almost dated the prominent comedian Trevor Noah but declined. She revealed that they were not compatible, though she knew Trevor before he grew prominent.

Samkeli speaks five languages – Xhosa, Zulu, English, Sotho, and Tswana.


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Samkelo Ndlovu loves taking pictures beside vintage cars.

The Rhythm City actress posts pictures of her beside different classy and vintage cars. She has not revealed the model of her car.

Social Profiles

Though her roles on screen limit her to display only the personality of the character she plays, her activities on social media say more about her in real life. She posts pictures about her personal life and works on her profiles.

Samu posts sultry pictures of herself, and believe it when I say she is curvy. She also shares posts of her daughter and a man she identifies as her best friend.

Net Worth

Samkelo Ndlovu has been in the television and film industry for a long time and has made many appearances in many series with a huge viewership. She has a net worth of R9 million as of September 2022.