Jessica Nkosi

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[1] and recently The Queen.[2]

Jessica Nkosi
Jessica Ayanda Nkosi

(1990-01-20) January 20, 1990 (age 31)
Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Alma materUniversity of Kwazulu-Natal
Years active2013 - Present
Notable work
Isibaya, Ayeye, The Queen
Spouse(s)Tk Dlamini

Early lifeEdit

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.[3]

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.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

On September 2018, Nkosi and her partner Uzalo actor, Ntokozo Dlamini welcomed their daughter, Namisa Dlamini.[5]



In 2013, Jessica Nkosi debuted her acting career with the role of Qondisile on the South African telenovela Isibaya.[6] Her role in the show made Jessica Nkosi a household name.

In 2015, she starred as Eve on Mzansi Magic's Ayeye.[7]

In 2020, Jessica began her new role as Thando Sebata on the popular South African telenovela, The Queen.[2]

MC and PresentingEdit

In 2017, Nkosi made her TV presenter debut as co-host on BET's A-List alongside her Isibaya co-star Nomzamo Mabtha.[8]

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.

Nkosi first appeared on Our Perfect Wedding show as a guest presenter and later went on to host the show for the next season.[9]

Brand AmbassadorEdit


  1. ^ "Jessica Nkosi Biography: Isibaya Exit, Tips On Hygiene, Age, Boyfriend, Marriage, Baby, Controversy, Dresses, House - Updated, 9th April 2020". ZAlebs. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  2. ^ a b Makhoba, Ntombizodwa. "Jessica Nkosi gets ready to join The Queen's cast". Citypress. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  3. ^ Nkosi, Joseph (2020-03-14). "Jessica Nkosi age, biography, baby, qualifications, boyfriend & baby". The Nation SA. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  4. ^ "Jessica Nkosi – University of KwaZulu-Natal". Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  5. ^ Katz, Lisa (2018-10-12). "Jessica Nkosi Just Shared the First Pic of Her Baby Girl!". Cosmopolitan SA. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  6. ^ "Jessica Nkosi". Mzansi Magic - Jessica Nkosi. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  7. ^ "aYeYe is ayoba (and for adults)". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  8. ^ "Authentic, witty and fun – BET A-list brings out the best in Jessica Nkosi". Channel. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  9. ^ "Our Perfect Wedding: Jessica Nkosi joins us!". Mzansi Magic - Our Perfect Wedding: Jessica Nkosi joins us!. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  10. ^ "Tourism marketing drive launched". Zululand Observer. 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  11. ^ QuenchSA (2016-07-11). "Jessica Nkosi Unveiled As New Clinique Brand Ambassador!". QuenchSA. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  12. ^ Mathebula, Kwanele (2019-04-09). "Jessica Nkosi is the new ambassador for Volvo!". Bona Magazine. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  13. ^ "Squad goals! Sarah Langa, Lerato Sengadi & Jessica Nkosi join Somizi as G.H. Mumm ambassadors". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 2020-10-16.

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