Mpho Sibeko full biography

Mpho Thando Sibeko or shortly Mpho Sibeko is a South African actor born in Johannesburg. He is famous for his role as Lucky from Gold diggers. Or, as Mo from the SABC 2 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng.

Mpho Sibeko
Mpho Sibeko full biography

Full name: Mpho Thando Sibeko
Date of birth: 15 June 1994 (27 years old)
Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation: Actor
Height: 1.88m
Accents: English, Sotho and Zulu
Known for: Lucky from Gold diggers, JT from Rhythm City, Dumi Mokobane from The Estate, Azwi from 4Play: Tips for girls and Pastor Samson Ngema from Scandal.
Net-worth: $300 000- $900 000
Nationality: South African

Early life of Mpho Sibeko

Mpho Sibeko was born on the 15th of June in 1994. He is only 27 years old as of 2021. Sibeko started acting from an early age. Around the age of 12 Mpho got hid first role as the Young Simba in the theatrical Lion King of 2006. It came as a surprise since his mother had taken him on a trip to see Duma Ndlovu unbeknownst to him.

Mpho Sibeko
A picture of Mpho Thando Sibeko

His father introduced him to Duma Ndlovu who later casted him for the role of Young Simba in The Lion King (Theatrical version). This opened doors for him. Sibeko went to the AFDA film school and graduated there. However, while in high school, Sibeko continued to pursue his passion for acting.

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How his career really began

Sibeko began as a model from childhood. He shot for the brand name Samson and others. For him, it was all about getting a lot of new clothes but things only escalated to new levels.Mpho’s father was what Sibeko called “a Jack of all trades”; he knew a lot about pretty much everything. He had connections with artists and had himself taught indigenous dance at Wits university. In fact, he is the one to introduce Sibeko to Duma Ndlovu the creator of most South African soapies and dramas.

Lucky from Gold diggers
Mpho Sibeko graduated from AFDA

Sibeko’s childhood was always busy; when he got his first role as Azwi, he was only in Grade 9. He got a call from Zinzi Zungu his then agent. When they went to the location Zungu called them to, it was a set, this was his first acting set. This was when Mpho met the likes of Kgomotso Christopher, Portia Gumede and Jet Nokuva. For Mpho, this was the beginning of great things. In grade 10, Mpho Sibeko failed at the end of the year, forcing him to repeat grade 10.

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He was embarrassed at the results but his parents confronted the principal at the beggining of the following year. However, Mpho Sibeko was already repeating grade 10 with the previous grade 9s. But, in his favour, there was a mistake with Mpho’s school marks and he wasn’t alone. The marks were fixed. But, the young Sibeko who had chosen accounting was tired of doing something he didn’t like so he asked to switch from accounting to drama. This was what he enjoyed and it went on to build his acting skills for the better.

Career beginnings of Thando Sibeko

His ultimate TV career began with the role of Azwi in the Etv’s 4Play: Tips for girls. He then also got the recurring role of JT in the phased out etv Soap opera Rhythm city. These are the main two roles he is famous for. Mpho is also famous for playing the role of Mo in the SABC 2 sitcom, Gauteng Maboneng.

Nhlamulo from Isthembiso
Mpho Sibeko played Azwi from 4Play: Tips for girls

Furthermore, Sibeko got the role of Lucky Gumede in the 2015 etv Telenovela of Gold diggers. Another etv role he got was the featured role of Samson Ngema in the etv soap opera Scandal! In which he played a fraudulent and sleazy pastor. Right now he is featured in many telenovelas and drama series including SABC 3’s The Estate as Dumisani Mokobane, Isthembiso as Nhlamulo, Abomama as Mancane, iNumber Number as TK and Isono as Yanga Ramotswe.

Personal life and Relationship

Mpho Sibeko has been through some relationships in the past but now things seem to be brightening. Sibeko is now dating the very loved Nolo Tshenolo Seabi. Whom you may know from IsThembiso or Scandal as Seipati. The two act together in IsThembiso. Mpho has a fairly bright net-worth with is very long acting career. His networth is estimated at $300K-700K as of 2021. He has a Hyundai i30 and a Jeep wrangler which he flaunted on Instagram. Sibeko is a fan of astronomy; he even shared a snap of the moon he took on his telescope.

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