Sipho Mbele's biography: Meet Mzansi's most talented man

Sipho Mbele's biography: Meet Mzansi's most talented man

Sipho Mbele is a multi-talented actor, producer, author, musician, voice-over artist, motivational speaker, and former radio personality who is passionate about life and personal growth. Take an in-depth look at the success of Sipho Mbele and learn more about his life and career.

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Sipho Mbele the multitalented artist who ignites passion and motivation in Africa and across the globe. Photo: sipho.mbele1
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Sipho is a go-getter who uses faith to guide him. He believes in the proverb: If the cap fits, wear it. A phrase he proves to live up to as he does just that. Mr. Mbele possesses a diverse range of business acumen and talents and has starred in numerous top South African TV series.

Sipho Mbele's profile summary

  • Real name: Sipho Mahlangu
  • Date of birth: 12 January 1970
  • Place of birth: Bethal, Mpumalanga
  • Age: 53 years as of 2023
  • Languages: IsiZulu, Isindebele, Isixhosa, English, Afrikaans
  • Education: Graduate from TNG (known as TUT)
  • Occupation: Actor, producer, author, musician, voice-over artist, motivational speaker and former radio personality. Founder of Mbelesi holdings and Director at SiAndiTshi films.
  • Hobby: Motorcycles
  • Facebook: sipho.mbele1
  • Instagram: @mbelesipho

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Sipho Mbele's biography

Sipho (age 53 years as of 2023) was born on the 12th of January 1970 in Bethal, Mpumalanga. Later in life, his family moved to Boekenhouthoek, Nkangala.

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Sipho and his wife, the Ikwekwezi FM traffic reporter, Busaphi Nxumalo. Photo: @News365 (modified by author)
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Mr. Mbele is more than just a TV personality, but one of Mzansi’s most established authors. He is a literary entrepreneur and a radio presenter with over 22 years experience. He is also an actor who appeared in soapies and mini-series all across South Africa.

Sipho Mbele's wife is the former Gauteng Emergency spokeswoman Busaphi Nxumalo. She is also known as Ses’Bubu and she is Ikwekwezi FM's traffic reporter. The couple tied the knot on 25 September 2021 after meeting at work in 2019.

Sipho Mbele's books

As a multitalented and multilingual artist, Sipho lives a fascinating life, which motivates his passion for writing books like the national bestsellers:

  • Take It From Me: A Man’s Perspective
  • What’s Your Problem?
  • God, Love and Other Things: A man’s perspective and
  • Life as I know it

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Famous quotes by Sipho Mbele

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A quote by the author Sipho Mbele. Photo: sipho.mbele1
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These are some of the most popular quotes from the motivational speaker:

  • 'The number one mistake many women make is wasting years of their life waiting for a man to change.'
  • 'When the nails grow long, we cut them, not the fingers. Similarly, when misunderstandings grow, cut your ego and pride, not your relationship.'

Sipho, the musician

Mr. Mbele is well-known for writing and singing great Afro-pop and gospel songs. Sipho's albums include Long Way Home, Ukukhanya, and Usivikele. His last single, known as Sometimes, was released in 2020.

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Mbele has written and produced music for musicians. Photo: sipho.mbele1
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For many, falling out of love is a heartbreaking and rather catastrophic experience, but for Sipho, it has built his perspective on both women and men’s weaknesses and strengths. When it comes to relationships, he shares his story in his music and books.

Sipho Mbele, the actor

Since Mr. Mbele's screen debut in 2007, playing the clerk of the court on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, he has appeared in numerous television shows. He is best known for his starring role as Msweswe in the SABC1 drama series iKani.

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Sipho's early guest appearances included roles in drama series such as Jacob's Cross,, and Soul City. In March 2017, he delivered the reoccurring role of Donald in the soapie Scandal! Later that year, he began reappearing as Robbie on the Mzansi Magic soapie The Queen, which aired in December 2017. Since then, he has bagged numerous lead roles.

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Sipho Mbele, the rising SA artist. Photo: @siphombele
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The year after appearing in iKani, he joined the comedy-drama series Makoti and played the reoccurring role of Mr Mbhense. He landed another starring role in 2020, this time playing the role of Ngwazi Mahlangu in the SABC2 medical drama series Vutha, which premiered on 3 September 2020.

Sipho has also worked alongside Michelle Notes, and Siyabonga Thwala. By the end of 2021, he was featured in numerous TV commercials for Debonairs, Simba Chips and Avbob.

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Sipho Mbele's TV show roles

Sipho anchored himself in the SA film industry, and his profile consists of various roles. He is an experienced and versatile actor, and his portfolio keeps growing.

  1. Muvhango - Season 1: Clerk of the court (2007)
  2. Jacob's Cross - Season 3: Bodyguard (2008)
  3. - Season 2: Sandile (2008)
  4. Soul City - Season 9: Criminal businessman (2009)
  5. Scandal! - Season 1: Donald (2017)
  6. The Queen - Season 2: Robbie (2017)
  7. iKani - Season 1: Msweswe (2018)
  8. Makoti - Season 1: Mr Mbhense (2019)
  9. Vutha - Season 1: Ngwazi Mahlangu (2020)
  10. Swartwater on SABC 2 - Bongani (2021)
  11. Ses' Top La - Season 5 as Kingston (2022)
  12. aYeYe on Mzanzi Magic - Mguyo (2022)
  13. Love, S*x and 30 Candles on Netflix Africa - Lennon (2023)
  14. Nikiwe on - Lawyer Mahlangu (2023)
  15. Isizungu Mzansi Biskop - Lead role: Jacob (2023)
  16. My Brother's Keeper - Season 1 as Advocate Hlatswayo (2023)
  17. Mzansi Magic's first Isindebele offering as Hlangabeza Mbonani (2023)
  18. Isitha on - Advocate Hlangu (2023)
  19. Komkhulu on Mzansi Magic - village headman Hlangabeza (2023)

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Sipho appeared in a movie by the award winning Vusi Africa called Surviving Gaza in 2022. He was a judge on The Legacy on Mnet in 2023.

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Sipho is a best-selling author. Photo: S Mbele
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Sipho on the radio

In October 2021, Sipho joined an online radio station called Goodliferadio as host for the Romantic Sunset and Chillout session every Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Gin SipMorgin

Late in 2021, Sipho Mbele launched his line of gin. In 2023, another line of gin was released named Gin Sphola Gin, which was inspired by his IsiNdebele culture.

Sipho Mbele's gin
Sipho launched his range of gin called Sip-MorGin in 2021 and in 2023, another line named Gin Sphola Gin. Photos: Boago Kedikilwe
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Final word

Sipho Mbele, the entrepreneur, actor and author, is a force to be reckoned with. He quickly made his way to the top in the SA entertainment industry. As a note to all his followers, he would like everyone to never stop chasing their dreams.

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