Menzi Ngubane turned 55 years old on Friday, 28 August. The veteran actor has become a familiar face on Mzansi small screens. He is best known from his role as Sibusiso Dlomo on the long-running soap opera Generations.
Briefly.co.za gathered a few interesting facts to celebrate the actor's special day.
1. Early childhood
Menzi Ngubane was born in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.
2. Early television career
The South African actor played the role of Sibusiso Dlomo on the soap opera Generations from 2003 to 2014.
He has also played numerous roles on other South African TV shows, including Yizo Yizo, Ashes to Ashes, Gold Diggers, and Heist.
In 2016, he joined the cast of the television drama series Isibaya, playing a taxi firm manager with a dubious past.
3. Film career
Menzi Ngubane appeared in a number of South African films, including How to Steal 2 Million, alongside Dr John Kani, Terry Pheto and Rapulana Seiphemo. The film won Best Picture at the 2012 African Movie Academy Awards.
4. Personal life
He is married to Sikelelo Sishuba.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Menzi Ngubane knows that if you don't appreciate yourself, no one will. The star recently sounded the alarm on his incredible contribution to Mzansi television, starting from almost 30 years ago.
Menzi posted a throwback image of himself from when he was on the popular SABC drama Gaz'lam. The much younger Menzi used to sport cornrowed hair, gold chains and silk shirts in the series.
He wrote, "Let's throw it back to Gaz'lam with Siyabonga Shibe and the beautiful Thembi Seete looking on. Do you know that I was voted Most Stylish Actor In A Drama for this series?"
Fans definitely appreciated the blast from the past.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that DJ Tira has been trending on social media for all the right reasons. He is celebrating his 44th birthday today and he has also dropped his EP titled #21YearsOfDJTira.
The star also threw himself a saucy "silent" party on Sunday, 23 August. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions, Tira, who dripped all sorts of sauce with his designer clothes, could not go all the way out for his special day but he used his imagination to throw himself a party to remember.
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