Siyabonga Sepotokele bio: Age, girlfriends, family, TV shows, new role, facts

Siyabonga Sepotokele bio: Age, girlfriends, family, TV shows, new role, facts

Siyabonga Sepotokele is a renowned and respected South African actor and singer. He is famous for playing two dubious roles of Mac'able on Impilo: The Scam and Karabo on The Republic. The actor has starred in numerous movies and television shows, and this has sparkled his unmatched prowess in the entertainment industry.

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The talented South African actor has played major roles in the film and television industry over the years. Some of his notable works include Karektas season 2, Broken Vows, Grassroots, Impilo: The Scam, and Isibaya.

Siyabonga Sepotokele profile summary

  • Full name: Siyabonga Raymond Sepotokele
  • Date of birth: 23rd October 1996
  • Place of birth: Soweto, South Africa
  • Siyabonga Sepotokele age: 23 years
  • Nationality: South African
  • Relationship status: In a relationship
  • Profession: Actor, singer

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Siyabonga Sepotokele biography

Siyabonga was born in Orlando East Soweto. How old is Siyabonga Sepotokele? Siya was born on 23rd October 1996, and therefore, he is 23 years old now.

Siya is the son of Shadrack Ta Sello Ntsibande and the late Phyllis Sepotokele. Both his parents were unemployed, but they ensured he got everything he needed. In January 2017, Siya's mother succumbed to cervical cancer. His mother's death occurred two months after he got his first acting role as Le-hasa on Keeping Score. There has been no mention of his siblings so far.

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Siyabonga Sepotokele education

After his elementary education in Sivuleleni Primary School, Siya joined Zifuneleni Junior Secondary School in Soweto. He was actively involved in the two famous Soweto Choirs while in high school. He was an excellent student not only in his co-curricular activities but also in his academics.

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At the age of 15 years, he attained a full scholarship from St. David's Marist Inanda, a prominent Johannesburg based private high school to pursue his high school education.

After completing his high school education, he joined Wits University to pursue a career in music. After a few months at the university, he stopped attending classes. He felt conflicted and decided to leave music.

He went ahead to pursue a career in acting, even though it was a great disappointment to his parents seeing him quit school for the theatre.

Siyabonga Sepotokele girlfriend

During an interview, he mentioned that his favourite things right now are his career and girlfriend. "I am with someone who has helped me progress, and that is awesome," remarked Siya.

This is an indicator that he has a partner even though he did not mention her name or whereabouts.

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Acting career

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After quitting his music studies, Siyabonga started auditioning for various roles. Luckily, he landed his first gig on the film dubbed Keeping Score, a SABC 2 telenovela. He starred the role of Lehasa, the youngest son to Mmamosa who inherited his mother's mind for money, sex appeal, and looks.

Before his big role as Lehasa, he had a small cameo role on Season 4 of the Mzansi Magic soapie titled IsiBaya in mid-2016. Since then, he has had various television roles in different shows. Siyabonga Sepotokele TV shows include:

  • Karektas - season 2 as the celebrity guest
  • Broken Vows - season 2 as Thapelo
  • Grassroots - Season 1 as Tau Lesolle
  • Impilo: The Scam - Season 1 as Mac'able
  • Isibaya - Season 4 as Zama's boyfriend
  • Keeping Score - Season 1 as Lehasa Letsie
  • Muvhango - Season 1 as Sechaba
  • Single Galz - Season 2 as Tich
  • The Republic - Season 1 as Karabo
  • The River - Season 1, 2 and 3 as Njabulo

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New role

At the moment, Sepotokele stars in two shows. He plays the two dubious roles of Mac'able on Impilo: The Scam and Karabo on The Republic. His first role, Mac'able, is a school dropout dating a younger school girl. He uses his gun to scare off all the schoolboys who seem to be interested in her.

His second role, Karabo, is the president's bodyguard who does not wear the white hat. He goes on to leak information on the president's whereabouts, thus putting her in danger. Siya is having a great time playing Karabo since the president in the show is Florence, the woman who discovered his acting talent.

Siyabonga Sepotokele singing career

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Even though he quit his studies in music, his talent as a singer still stands out. In 2013, Siyabonga Raymond Sepotokele singing expertise was seen during the Lovermore Yamaha music competition, which was hosted by Roedean School every year.

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The competition focuses on classical repertoire and participation solely to candidates undertaking external music examination. The opening round of the competition took place on 3rd June where he performed two pieces. Siyabonga Sepotokele songs during the competition were Where e'er You Walk and Not While I'm Around.

During the final round of the competition, he delivered an outstanding performance, which saw him take home R3,500 in vouchers from Lovermore Music.

Social media

The actor is active on various social platforms. Here are the links to the accounts:

Siyabonga Sepotokele is a super-talented actor and singer. He is a great source of inspiration for many young people. His life shows that they will never ever go wrong once they follow whatever they are good at.

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She is an icon that has risen from minor roles to one of the biggest names in the film industry. The sky is not the limit for her.


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