Otto Nobela , Pablo from Scandal full biography

Otto Nobela is a South African actor who is famous for his cameo role on Scandal as Pablo. A role he played alongside Matthew’s Rantsoma and James Sithole. He was also on Queen Isono as Matwetwe. In this article we will look into his life and career.

Otto Nobela Biography

Otto Nobela Biography
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Full name: Otto Nobela

Date of birth: 4 December 1993 (29 years old)

Place of Origin: Pretoria, South Africa

Education: Edward Phatudi Secondary school

Theatre training: South African State Theatre

Height: 1.8m

Occupation: Actor

Known for: Matwetwe on Queen Isono, Pablo on Scandal etv.

Net worth: Unknown

Nationality: South African

Early life

Otto Nobela was born on the 4th of December in 1993. Making him 29 years old as of January 2023. Meaning he is turning 30 later this year. While we don’t know where Otto Nobela was born. We do know that he is from Pretoria, South Africa. He is fluent is English, Xitsonga and Tswana. Moreover, Nobela has revealed how he always loved acting. Tracing his love for the arts to high school when he was still very young. However, it took him a while to get to where he is. [1]

Education of Otto Nobela

Otto Nobela attended the Edward Phatudi Comprehensive school for his secondary school. Thereafter, he went on to do some acting training under Duma Ndlovu and other Theatre houses. On his Facebook he revealed that he also studied Theatre at the South African State Theatre presumably in Pretoria where he’s from.

Personal life

We don’t know yet if he has any children. However, we do know that the actor has been in a relationship with a woman named Tsakane Maseko. They started their relationship somewhere in April 2019. And so, they’ve been dating for nearly 4 years now. [2]

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How he got into acting

Otto Nobela Biography
Image of Otto and fellow colleague Matthews Rantsuma

The 29-year-old Otto Nobela fell in love with acting in high school. Through a friend she had a crush on. The girl would always tell him that she was going for rehearsals. Of which at the time, Nobela had no clue what that was.

However, it was only after he had accompanied her to one of the rehearsals that he got hooked and fell in love with acting.

“When I got there, I found a group of guys who were in a community-based production. I was sold in what they were doing,” said Nobela.

Furthermore, Nobela attended many workshops to better his craft before he was spotted by Duma Ndlovu. Who then offered him an opportunity to also attend some of his workshops.

“I later found myself in theatre where I did another two-year development programme. Basically I received all my training at the South African State Theatre. I eventually got lucky and found myself being picked for the movie Matwetwe,” he said. [3]

Social media of Otto Nobela

You can reach out to Otto Nobela via his Gmail at as well as his Yahoo email at Furthermore, you can reach out to Nobela on Facebook, he has two official pages. But the one with the larger following is where he is most active. Furthermore, he is also on Twitter as @ottonobela and on Instagram with the same handle.