Meet Lemogang Tsipa: what is this South African actor up to in 2024?

Meet Lemogang Tsipa: what is this South African actor up to in 2024?

Lemogang Tsipa is a South African former musician and actor who has appeared in various films and TV series. He made his official acting debut in 2014 in the film Alien Outpost. He has since played other roles, such as Smiley The Zulu in Jab and Xhosa in the TV series Blood Psalms.

Lemogang Tsipa during various events in South Africa
Lemogang Tsipa at the exclusive premiere of Shaka Ilembe and at the The Woman King Red Carpet And Special Screening. Photo: Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images (modified by author)
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Lemogang Tsipa has consistently proven his inborn talent in the industry through a series of productions that feature his dramatic roles. Here is all you need to know about him.

Profile summary

Real nameLemogang Peter Phetolo Tsipa
Date of birth6 May 1991
Age33 years old (as of 2024)
Zodiac signTaurus
Place of birthEmpangeni, South Africa
Current residenceJohannesburg, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Height5'9 (177 cm)
Weight167 lbs (76 kgs)
Hair colourBlack
Eye colourBlack
FatherAlfred Tsipa
Relationship status Single
SchoolGrantleigh College and South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance
Net worth$100k

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Lemogang Tsipa's biography

Lemogang Tsipa was born on the 6th of May 1991. He is the son of Alfred Tsipa and Sally. Lemogang Tsipa's father passed away in 2017. He was an authoritative Christian speaker and an author. The South African actor is not the only child; he has two siblings.

Where did Lemogang Tsipa grow up?

Lemogang is a KwaZulu-Natal-born actor who grew up in Empangeni, South Africa. Growing up, Lemogang was a vigorous child who was also talkative.

At nine years of age, he was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. This condition explains why he found relief while involved in sporting activities, including chess, swimming, athletics, hockey, and soccer.

How old is Lemogang Tsipa?

Top 5 facts about Lemogang Tsipa
Top 5 facts about Lemogang Tsipa. Photo: @lemogangtsipa (modified by author)
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As of 2024, Lemogang tsipa's age is 33 years old. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

What nationality is Lemogang Tsipa?

Tsipa is a South African national. He is fluent in both Zulu and English as his first languages. Over time, he has acquired impressive conversational skills in Xhosa and can communicate in basic Afrikaans and Sesotho.

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Education and career

Lemogang discovered that acting was his thing in Grade 10, and he would go to school for it. He attended Grantleigh College in Richards Bay for his drama studies.

After his matric, Lemogang experienced difficulties with convincing his parents that he wanted to pursue drama. Upon their consent, he enrolled in the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, graduating in 2012.

He has since featured in several films alongside influential actors and actresses. Besides acting, Lemogang is a skilled camera operator with a wealth of experience in directing films.

Lemogang Tsipa's movies and TV shows

Below is a list of his acting credits according to his IMDb profile.


2021Pusha Pressa PhandaThe worker
2019Back of the MoonGhost
2019The Boy Who Harnessed the WindMike Kachigunda
2017The NumberIsaac
2017The Dark TowerPhedon
2017Beyond the RiverDuma
2017OasisMale Nurse
2015Eye in the SkyMatt Levery
2015Lazy SusanMr. Beggar
2014The Golden RuleThabo
2014Alien OutpostMac

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TV series

YearTV seriesRole
2023Shaka iLembeShaka
2022Blood PsalmsXhosa
2018Troy: Fall of a CityPatroklus
2016JabSmiley The Zulu
2016Black SailsChidi
2015Cape TownHector Ntulu
2015WallanderVictor Mabasha
2015Jamillah and AladdinRich Merchant
2015The Book of NegroesCanvas Town Freddy
2014HomelandDrone Officer

Besides acting, Lemogang is also a keen musician. He has said that he has been a musician since he was 11 years old:

My relationship with music started in the church as a drummer. I’d always see these drummers at the back and they looked so cool. I’d come after church [to ask] ‘Can you teach me?’ and this guy started to teach me.
I haven’t dropped an official body of work yet, but I’m a perfectionist. I’ve been cooking since about the Covid-19 pandemic period, so it’s year three now. I’ve got a few projects now in the pipeline. One more left to finish and afterwards we’ll drop.

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Speaking with the BubblegumClub, Lemogang stated that he had already recorded 100 songs and couldn't wait for people to hear them.

I've got a lot of music I've been working on. A lot of people don't know I've been a musician longer than I've been an actor. Hopefully, I will be able to do both and balance both. There are great examples of people who have done it successfully. I see myself being able to do it. I'm passionate about both.

What is Lemogang Tsipa's new role?

His current role is Tokkie in Reyka, a South African crime thriller television series. He is also a lead in the new TV series called Killer Front Page which airs on Sunday evenings on Mzansi Magic. He plays the role of Sol Mojalefa Phiri.

The show chronicles Sol's ups and downs as he strives for journalistic glory but finds entangled in a web of lies, crime, and unexpected romance. His rivalry with coworker Black Gert, played by Emmanuel Gweva, and his confrontation with detective Sis Connie, played by Linda Sokhulu, heighten the tension and propel the plot forward.

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The actor revealed to Sunday World that his friendship with a journalist prepared him for his latest role in Killer Front Page.

I have been preparing for the role unknowingly. And [my friend] does have a lot of similar character traits similar to Sol the character that I am playing. There are similarities in the positive aspects. There are a lot of dark sides of Sol, which we will discover.
Having a close friendship with a person that really lives that life, who is quiet an open book, I feel like I know a lot from the journalistic world.

What is Lemogang Tsipa's net worth?

According to sources such as Sanotify and Wiki South Africa, he is said to have a net worth of $100k, which he has accumulated through his career as an actor.

How tall is Lemogang Tsipa?

The South African actor is 5 feet 9 inches (177 centimeters) tall. He has black eyes and hair.

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Did Lemogang Tsipa lose weight?

During the Shaka iLembe cast, Lemogang Tsipa played the younger and older versions of Shaka during filming, reducing to 68kg to depict teen Shaka. He then had a month to regain the weight and reach 76kg.

To do this, he ate six eggs and two sausages, muesli, yoghurt, and fruit for breakfast. His meal would consist of 500g rice and 250g chicken, and he'd drink protein shakes throughout the day.

Lemogang discusses the challenge of playing Shaka in an interview with the Sowetan, saying:

The most difficult thing in playing Shaka has been trying to find a balance between the harsh and tough mythological character that we know and the vulnerable human being behind that. Trying to play those two worlds and marry them without leaning too much into one [has been difficult.

The South African actor also discussed how the filming process was stating:

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In my strongest memory of a cold day, there was a scene where I had to carry a very crucial character from battle after a fight. It was the first shoot we did at sunrise and the grass was frozen. So, I had to drag this man and fall on the frozen grass, barely dressed.
I’ve known my whole life that I will play this role. But it only became a reality earlier this year. When the audition process started last year, I went in very confident with what I put forward.

Lemogang Tsipa reflects on spiritual moments during Shaka iLembe filming

Actor Lemogang Tsipa shared his experiences of spiritual occurrences while filming the hit TV show Shaka iLembe. Tsipa described the profound impact of traditional practices like burning incense, which made him realize the significance of their work.

He emphasized that the show was more than just entertainment; it was a deeply emotional and spiritual journey, with the ancestors' presence felt strongly. He compared the role to portraying a historical icon like Mandela.

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Fast facts

  • The talented actor is fluent in both Zulu and English.
  • He loves music. He is a drummer.
  • He has appeared in many music festivals, including Rocking the Daisies.
  • He enjoys travelling in his free time.
  • He has been working professionally as an actor since his final year at film school.
  • His biggest role locally has been in the short-lived daily drama Isithembiso.

Lemogang Tsipa is a multitalented South African actor who has made a name for himself across the continent. He is currently starring as Tokkie in the television series Reyka. recently published an article about Thabiso Molokomme. He is an upcoming South African actor. Thabiso Molokomme has proved to be a remarkable talent within two years of his debut as an actor.

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