Sibusisiswe Jili's departure from the Mzansi Magic telenovela The Queen made headlines as she joined the list of actors abruptly let go from the show. Fans have been asking what the actress has been doing since her exit and if she has set her sights on a singing career.
Sibu has been a fan favourite on two of the most popular telenovelas in the country. After both her characters were written off, the actress kept busy with her music career.
Sibusisiwe Jili's profile and bio summary
|Date of birth
|34 years old (June 2023)
|Place of birth
|Machibisa, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
|KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
|University of KwaZulu-Natal
|Actress and singer
How old is Sibusisiwe Jili?
Sibusiswe was born on August 1988 in Machibisa, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The actress is 34 years old as of June 2023, and her star sign is Leo.
Her brother is Mvelo Ntuli, and according to ZAlebs, he was a contestant on Big Brother Mzansi in 2022 and was the first to be evicted.
Does Sibusisiwe Jili have a child?
The former Isibaya actress has two children, Onke and Tawana. In an interview with TRUELOVE, she revealed she was told she would never bear children after losing her first child through a stillbirth.
Although diagnosed with IUGR (Intrauterine Growth Retardation) and Oligohydramnios, Jili prematurely gave birth to her first son, Onke, in 2016. On 2 February 2021, in an Instagram post, she announced she was pregnant again. She gave birth to her second son, Tawana, in March 2021.
Does Sibusisiwe Jili have a husband?
The former The Queen actress has never confirmed her marital status. She shared with DRUM in 2019 that she was in a toxic relationship with a man who lied about being a pilot. She never revealed the identity of her ex-boyfriend.
Sibusisiwe Jili's TV roles
In an interview after her character was killed off in Season 7, Sibu revealed that it was time for Zanele to die due to a lack of the character's growth. She further shared she was looking forward to pursuing other interests:
"Now I’m ready to show people who I am. I am loud, I am playful, fun, and creative – and I have a beautiful voice."
What happened to Gigi on The Queen?
Her character was written off in Season 6, which shocked fans since the series was shooting the final season. According to the storyline, Georgina left the country for a work opportunity.
Jili was announced as the latest addition to SABC1's Uzalo cast in June 2023. She portrays the character of Nomkhosi Mhlongo, the daughter of Chief Shepherd Mhlongo, a feminist who challenges traditional norms and advocates for gender equality.
Is Sibusisiwe Jili a musician?
According to reports, Sibu released her first solo single, Welcome the Qgom Queen, featuring King Cava. In 2019, she released the single Quantum as part of the music group African Band.
The artist has two other singles, Hennesy and 2Shelen, which she posted on her YouTube channel.
Sibusiswe Jili is an actress known for characters in Isibaya and The Queen. Since her departure from shows, the actress pursued a singing career and released a few singles. She returned to acting, and fans can watch her on Uzalo on SABC 1 Monday to Friday at 20:30.
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Source: Briefly News