Jessica Ayanda Nkosi (born 20 January 1990) is a South African actress and TV presenter, best known for her leading roles in M-Net commissioned telenovelas Isibaya, Ayeye and recently The Queen.
Jessica Ayanda Nkosi
January 20, 1990
Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
|Alma mater||University of Kwazulu-Natal|
|Years active||2013 - Present|
|Isibaya, Ayeye, The Queen|
Jessica Nkosi was born in Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal to Jabu Nkosi and Nhlanhlayethu Ntuli. Nkosi moved to Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal after the separation of her parents. While Nkosi was in Grade 11, her father died from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Nkosi attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Although she began her studies pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Law, she later switched to studies toward a Bachelor's Degree in Drama and Performing Arts from which she graduated in 2012.
MC and PresentingEdit
Nkosi has made appearances on numerous award shows such as the Channel O Music Video Awards, the MTV Africa Music Awards, V-Entertainment and other shows. She has appeared on variety shows such as MTV's Lip Sync Battle Africa as a celebrity guest.
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- "Jessica Nkosi – University of KwaZulu-Natal". www.ukzn.ac.za. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- Katz, Lisa (2018-10-12). "Jessica Nkosi Just Shared the First Pic of Her Baby Girl!". Cosmopolitan SA. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
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- "aYeYe is ayoba (and for adults)". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
- "Authentic, witty and fun – BET A-list brings out the best in Jessica Nkosi". Channel. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "Our Perfect Wedding: Jessica Nkosi joins us!". Mzansi Magic - Our Perfect Wedding: Jessica Nkosi joins us!. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- "Tourism marketing drive launched". Zululand Observer. 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- QuenchSA (2016-07-11). "Jessica Nkosi Unveiled As New Clinique Brand Ambassador!". QuenchSA. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- Mathebula, Kwanele (2019-04-09). "Jessica Nkosi is the new ambassador for Volvo!". Bona Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
- https://www.timeslive.co.za/authors/chrizelda-kekana. "Squad goals! Sarah Langa, Lerato Sengadi & Jessica Nkosi join Somizi as G.H. Mumm ambassadors". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 2020-10-16.