Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa

Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa (born 3 March 1988), is a South African actress, TV presenter and fashion designer.[2] She is known for her breakthrough role on the South African Television Series, Tshisa. She launched the maternity wear range SE Preggoz in South Africa and New York in 2015.[3]

Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa
Born (1988-03-03) March 3, 1988 (age 33)
Other namesEnhle Mbali
OccupationActress
Television Presenter
Fashion Designer
Businesswoman
Philanthropist
Years active2004 - present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2011; div. 2019)
[1]
Children2
Websitesimplyenhle.com

CareerEdit

Mlotshwa landed her first role on the South African series Mtunzini.com which aired on the South African National Broadcasting Corporation from 2006 - 2009. Her breakthrough role was on the South African television series, Tshisa. Mlotshwa has since been cast on numerous South African television soapies and drama series including the telenovela iNkaba, Moferefere Lenyalong, Soul City, Sokhulu and Partners, Rhythm City, Rockville, and 7de Laan.[4]

In 2009, Mlotshwa hosted the Channel O series, Young, Gifted and Black and then went on to host ANN7’s, Starbiz which focused on local and international entertainment news.[5] She was a speaker at the Dstv In Good Company Experience which hosted American actress and writer Issa Rae in 2018.[6]

In 2018, she was cast as the lead actress for the short film Lace. The film won Best Film, Audience Favourite, Best Actor, Best Writing, Best Directing, and Best Special Effects for the 48 Hour Film Project in Johannesburg.[7] The film went on to compete at Filmapalooza 2019 in Orlando, Florida earning Mlotshwa an international Best Actress Award.[8]

In 2019, Mlotshwa was cast as supporting lead for the series The Herd.[9][10]

FilmographyEdit

Television Roles
Title Year Role Channel Notes
Scandal! 2005 Azania eTV Season 1
Tshisa 2006 - 2012 Precious Ledwaba SABC1 Season 1 - 3
Soul City 2009 - 2010 Lulu SABC1 Season 9 - 10
4Play: Sex Tips for Girls 2010 Amira Mokoena eTV Season 1 - 2, Main Cast
iNkaba 2012 Celebrity Client Mzansi Magic
Moferefere Lenyalong 2012 Goldie Sekete SABC2
Those Who Can't 2012 Cecilia SABC3 Season 1
Rockville 2013 - 2016 Lindi Mabaso Mzansi Magic Season 1 - 4, Supporting Lead
The SAFTA's 2015 Presenter SABC2, Mzansi Magic Season 9, Presenter
Broken Vows 2017 Azania eTV Lead
Zaziwa 2017 As herself SABC1 Season 5
Project Runway: South Africa - Season 1 2018 Guest Judge Mzansi Magic
The Herd 2019 Ayanda Mzansi Magic Season 2, Supporting Lead
Isibaya 2020 Sizakele Mzansi Magic Season 8, Supporting Lead

Business and venturesEdit

Fashion LineEdit

Mlotshwa launched the maternity wear range SE Preggoz in South Africa and New York in 2015.[3]

PhilanthropyEdit

In 2018, Mlotshwa launched the Enhle Cares Foundation at the inaugural Forever Young Gala Dinner alongside The House of Mandela Family Foundation and Africa Rising, supported by Global Citizen.[11][12]

The Enhle Cares Foundation is a multi-faceted organization targeting girls and young women in disadvantaged communities. The goal is to identity gaps in service provision and through collaborative works, offer solutions to specific issues. To date, there has been a drive to provide respite activities for girls in South Africa who are primary caregivers for their family members affected by HIV/ AIDS, disability or old age. The foundation also has a strong focus on addressing sexism in South Africa[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa married South African DJ Black Coffee (real name Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo) in 2011.[14] In July 2019, it was reported that they are divorcing.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Black Coffee & Enhle Divorce".
  2. ^ "Enhle Mbali Maphumulo". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  3. ^ a b Leshabane, Olwethu (2015-11-17). "SE Preggoz by Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa launches in SA". Art of Superwoman. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  4. ^ Mbangeni, Lerato (29 March 2016). "Soapie star stunned by racist posts | IOL Entertainment". www.iol.co.za. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  5. ^ "Mbali Mlotshwa leaves ANN7's Starbiz". Channel. 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  6. ^ rockstarevent (2018-08-01). "IN GOOD COMPANY EXPERIENCE SUMMIT". Rockstarevent. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  7. ^ Johannesburg 48HFP: Lace, retrieved 2019-05-02
  8. ^ "Filmapalooza 2019 @ 48 Hour Film Project". www.48hourfilm.com. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  9. ^ Adejoy (2019-04-04). "Enhle Mbali Maphumulo bags new acting gig". Fakaza News. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  10. ^ Tjiya, Emmanuel (12 April 2019). "Enhle Maphumulo happy to play the bad girl on The Herd". SowetanLIVE & Sunday World. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  11. ^ "Enhle Mbali teams up with the House of Mandela to launch Forever Young Ball". Channel24. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  12. ^ "Forever Young Ball". Universe. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  13. ^ Zama, Zanele (16 November 2018). "[LISTEN] Up close and personal with Enhle Mbali Maphumulo". 702. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  14. ^ Blignaut, Maryn (2018-01-09). "Married for 8 years: DJ Black Coffee and Enhle Mbali celebrate wedding anniversary". Briefly. Retrieved 2019-05-02.

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