Jafta Mamabolo is a South African actor who broke out in 2009 with his hit movie Jerusalema, that earned him much acclaim in South Africa. He recently made a comeback to the movie industry after years of being absent with a new movie, Freedom, which received a lot of support from movie fans.
He recently appeared in social media to announce his return in acting with the latest movie Freedom, which was released in 2018. He wrote and directed the script for the movie, which was a success in South Africa’s movie industry.
Jafta Mamabolo profile summary
- Full name: Jafta Mamabolo
- Year of birth: 1983
- Age: 37
- Marital status: Single
- Gender: Male
- Profession: Actor, fashion designer
- Instagram: @jaftamamabolo
Early life and career
He was born in Limpopo, South Africa, in 1983. He attended the National School of Art and enrolled in a drama class where he pursued his dream career as an actor. He is also a fashion designer and has done a bit of designing.
He was in the media spotlight after a feature in his first film, Jerusalema, which was composed by Alan Lazar in 2008. Jafta Mamabolo age at the debut of the movie was 20 years. The movie was a success as it was acclaimed among the South African audience and helped open doors for him in the industry. In 2011, he was featured in the movie Otelo Burning, which was directed by Sara Blecher and gathered a total of 13 nominations in the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in 2012.
He made a comeback in 2019 while showcasing his new movie, Freedom. Fans were anxious to see him and thank him for his excellent work in the movie industry. He looks up to Whoopi Goldberg who was aired in one of the best South African movies, David Beckham, and Thapelo Mokoena, who are famous movie stars.
Jafta Mamabolo wife
Jafta Mamabolo movies
In his first movie Jerusalema, he played the character Young Kunene, a black man who exploited his fellow black people by stealing their property. In Otelo Burning, he assumed the role of a surfer who surfs to suppress discrimination injustices in South Africa. The country at this time is under the apartheid regime.
In 2015, he was featured in the movie Ayanda where he assumed the role of Lenaka as a brother who struggled with alcohol and substance abuse. In 2016, he was cast in the film Kalushi where he played Lucky. In 2018, he wrote the script of his latest movie Freedom.
Jafta Mamabola TV shows
He took up the role of a presenter on various television shows based in South Africa, such as the Molo show, Craze E, and Knock knock. He was also featured in the third and fourth season of Soul Buddyz, a youth drama series aired on SABC1.
Jafta Mamabolo nominations include his stint in SABC1 where his Jafta Mamabolo Uzalo role aired for a year. It earned him a nomination for the Best Lead Actor in a TV drama series. Jafta Mamabolo Instagram shows photos of him wearing dreadlocks.
Jafta Mamabolo is an actor and director in South Africa’s entertainment industry. He recently made a comeback in 2019 by posting on Twitter about the Freedom movie. He thanked his supporters for making the movie happen.
READ ALSO: Uzalo Teasers - July 2020