Keabetswe Motsilanyane

Keabetswe 'KB' Motsilanyane (born 8 April 1979), sometimes as KB Mamosadi, is a South African actress and songstress.[1] She is best known for her roles in the popular serials Backstage, Rhythm City and 7de Laan. She is a RnB singer as well as a songwriter.[2]

Keabetswe Motsilanyane
Keabetswe Motsilanyane

(1979-04-08) April 8, 1979 (age 42)
NationalitySouth African
Other namesKB Motsilanyane
KB Mamosadi
OccupationActress, RnB Singer
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Terry Pinana
Nico Matlala
Musical career
Years active2002–present

Personal lifeEdit

She was born on 8 April 1979 in Moruleng, South Africa[citation needed]

She was once married to Terry Pinana before they separated in 2007.[3] Then she engaged with businessperson Nico Matlala but they split in late 2016.[2] She is a mother of one son.[4]


She started her acting career in 1999 with theater plays. She is best known for the show Backstage where she played the role of 'KayBee'. Then she played the role 'Lucilla Vilakazi' in the popular television serial Rhythm City when Backstage was cancelled.[5] She became a regular cast in the serial, but left the soapie in 2015. Then in 2017, she joined with another popular soapie 7de Laan and played the role of 'Lesedi'. She also starred in the season two of the serial Thola as 'Dibuseng Makwarela'. Then she joined with the serial for Season 1 and acted as 'Phaphama Molefe'. In 2008, she was nominated for the Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Soap.[2]

Apart from acting, she is a prolific RnB singer where she released first album Beautiful vibrations in 2002.[6] Then she released three more music albums: Feelin U (2005), El Musica (2005) and Run Free: The Evolution (2011).[2]


She has received several musical awards:[2]

  • 2003 Metro FM Award Best RnB
  • 2003 Metro FM Awards Best Newcomer
  • 2003 SAMA Best RNB
  • 2004 Metro FM Award Best Female Artist
  • 2004 Metro FM Award Best RnB
  • 2005 & 2006 Kid's Choice Awards Favourite Female Artist
  • 2005 Metro FM Award Best Female Artist
  • 2008 SAMA Best Urban Pop 2008 Metro FM Award Best Styled Artist


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
2001 Ali Pointer Sister Film
2005 Backstage KayBee TV Series
2007 Rhythm City Lucilla Vilakazi TV Series
2012 Thola Dibuseng Makwarela TV Series
2013 Phaphama Molefe TV Series
2020 7de Laan Lesedi Moloi TV Series


  1. ^ "KB MOTSILANYANE biography". afternoonexpress. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  2. ^ a b c d e "KB Motsilanyane". briefly. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  3. ^ "KB Motsilanyane: 'I love like an idiot'". timeslive. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  4. ^ "KB Motsilanyane Finally Opens Up About Her Relationship With Ex Husband". youthvillage. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  5. ^ "KB Motsilanyane". tvsa. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  6. ^ "KB". discogs. 2020-11-29. Retrieved 2020-11-29.

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