Selby Mkhize, born in 1989 (age – 32 years old), is a South African gay actor, presenter and radio personality who is known for appearing on Generations: The Legacy, Uzalo and for playing Lulu Mtshali on Imbewu the seed.
Full name: Selby Selbeyonce Mkhize
Gender: Male Gay
Date of birth: 1989
Age: 32 years old
Occupation: Actor, Voice-over artist, Presenter and Radio Personality
Known as: Selbeyonce or Lulu Mtshali on Imbewu
Early age of Selbeyonce
Selby Mkhize is a 32 years old South African actor and radio personality. He was born in 1989 and was raised in Amaouti, Verulam north of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. Selbeyonce and his siblings, brother Skhumbuso and sister Ayanda, were raised by their mother and their gogo, Agnes Mkhize, after his parents split. Their father was a womanizer and had lot of children (about 17 in number) with different women. Their father, Sipho Gina, later passed away from unknown illness and their mother, Zandile Mkhize, died from TB.
Growing up, Selby was involved in school contests, speech contests, spelling quizzes and competitions but no sports. He believes he was born to be a star. He also kept his se.xuality of being gay private as he would avoid to be bullied. But he couldn’t keep the secret forever as his grandmother started to investigate if he was gay or not through neighbors. So, Selby came out to his grandmother first and she embraced his s.exuality. “The sneaky old lady asked my neighbour to ask me what was going on – am I gay or not?” Tired of hiding, he came clean. “I never felt so good in life. I said, ‘Yes, yes, yes – I love boys’. My grandmother cried and said she’d support me and never allow anyone to discriminate against me.”
Education of Selby
He attended Mount View High School where he obtained his matric. There is no record that he acquired further education because he didn’t have funds. So, he relocated to Johannesburg on his own. After relocating to Johannesburg, Selby joined a casting agency that offered training on Television and Radio skills. ¹
Career of Selby Mkhize
The career of Selby was ignited by the casting agency he had joined upon arriving in Johannesburg. This opened doors for him to be casted as an extra on popular soapies such as Generations: the Legacy which inspired him to work hard. He then returned to Durban being inspired and ambitious, and he auditioned to be the voice of Gagasi FM breakfast show through recording an advert which was on stations high rotation. He offered himself to do recordings for KZN’s youth station, as time went by his energy and talent led him to be part of the Gagasi FM family where he hosted gossip features and weekend programmes.²
After that he volunteered at Ukhozi FM as contributor in a gossip feature on the weekend. His vivacious personality and uniqueness which was adding value to the station moved the management to promote him. He became UKhozi FM co-hosts of the drive time show 3pm -6pm, Woza Nabangani Bakho with living legend of the airwaves Tshatha. In 2020 he was chosen to be the host of Umndeni on MojaLove, DSTV channel 157. A show which explores issues of polygamy, homos.exuality and traditional practices as eight people try their best to live together in harmony. In 2021 he was casted as a Lulu Mtshali on Imbewu the seed alongside Anathi GobeniAnathi Gobeni.
Personal life Selby
Selby is a male gay and has been open about it to the public. In 2015 he met a man who was willing to marry him. His name was Sipho Maluleka. He died in a car accident in January 2018 and since his death Selby has been afraid to again.