Nomsa Buthelezi-Shezi (born 7 April 1982), is a South African actress and television presenter.[1] She is best known for the roles in the television serials such as; Abo Mzala, Isibaya, Lockdown and The Queen (South African TV series).[2][3][4]

Nomsa Buthelezi
Nomsa Buthelezi

(1982-04-07) 7 April 1982 (age 42)
Gauteng, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Alma materCOSAC drama academy
Years active1990–present
TelevisionThe Queen (South African TV series)
Zandile Shezi
(m. 2019)

Personal life edit

Buthelezi was born on 7 April 1982 in Alexandra, Gauteng, South Africa to Vezi and Magdalene. She has 2 brothers: Moses and Tony. Moses died in July 2021.[5] She completed her primary education in her hometown, and later completed high school education at the age of 16. She then went on to complete a two-year course at the COSAC drama academy.[6]

She dated Unathi Ndondzwana, who died after suffering a stroke in 2013. She is openly lesbian and is married to her longtime partner, Zandile Shezi. They got married on the 28th September 2019, at a ceremony held in Alexandra, Johannesburg.[7][8][9][10] She has two children: Olwethu, Lindi.[11]

Career edit

Before entering to television, she had a 17 long career in theatre. In 2008, she played the role of a female "Metro police officer" in the Vodacom "Summer Loving" commercial until 2009. In 2011, she joined with the SABC1 sitcom Abo Mzala and played the role "Thandi" until the end of third season. She later won the award for the Best Supporting Actress in TV Comedy category at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). Then in 2013, she appeared in the Mzansi Magic sitcom Samsokolo with the role "Dudu". In the following year, she acted in the Vuzu sitcom Check Coast.[12] Then she played the role "Awelani" in the soapie Muvhango.[13]

In 2013, she joined with the season one of Mzansi Magic soap opera Isibaya where she played role of "Ma Mnisi". The role became very popular, where she continued to play the role for seven consecutive years until 2020. In the meantime in 2017, she became the presenter on Our Perfect Wedding from Season 7 to season 11. Meanwhile, in the same year, she played the role "Slender" in the Mzansi Magic prison drama Lockdown until 2019. After that serial, she joined with popular SABC1 soap opera Generations: The Legacy, where she played the role "Boipelo".[14][12] In 2014, she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress in TV Comedy category for her role in the serial Check Coast at the SAFTA.[15] Apart from television, she also acted in the films: For Love and Broken Bones and The Adventures of Supermama. In 2019, she co-hosted the show "Fragrance Your Life" with Thembsie Matu aired on[16]

Filmography edit

Year Film Role Genre Ref.
2011 Abo Mzala Thandi TV series
2011 The Mating Game Mean Prisoner TV series
2012 Jacob's Cross Tumi TV series
2013 Isibaya Ma Mnisi TV series
2013 Samsokolo Duduzile "Dudu" Radebe TV series
2014 Check-Coast Honesty Malovha TV series
2015 Gauteng Maboneng Gladys TV series
2015 Thandeka's Diary Candidate Tiny TV series
2016 For Love and Broken Bones Estelle Film
2017 Lockdown Slender TV series
Muvhango Awelani TV series
2018 The River Wedding Planner TV series
2019 Generations Boipelo TV series
2022 The Queen MaJali Khoza Telenovela

|- 2021|| " the adventures of supermama"||Doris(supermama) |Telenovela||

References edit

  1. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi believes 21-day lockdown will mend broken homes". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi feels free after 'blocking and deleting' fake friend". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi: I go through homophobic slurs almost daily, my sexuality is not a disease". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi on the entertainment world being filled with haters". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  5. ^ "'I'm shattered' — Nomsa Buthelezi-Shezi mourns the loss of her brother". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  6. ^ "5 Questions with Joy of Inclusion Protagonist - Nomsa Buthelezi". Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi gets married: I've dreamed of this day for a long time". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi & wife on their tough lobola talks". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi spills the beans on her own 'perfect wedding' planning". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Who pays the lobola when you are gay?". TimesLIVE. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  11. ^ Nkosi, Joseph; MA. "Nomsa Buthelezi biography, age, spouse, profile, parents, children - The Nation". Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Nomsa Buthelezi: TVSA". Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi". Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi Makes Her Generations: The Legacy Debut". Youth Village. 8 August 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  15. ^ "Nomsa Buthelezi accolades". IMDb. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  16. ^ Mvelashe, Phakamani. "Thembsie Matu and Nomsa Buthelezi on their new etv show". Drum. Retrieved 15 November 2021.

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