Shalate Sekhabi biography facts


Shalate Sekhabi who was born on 27 July in 2000, is a 21-year-old South African actress best known for her television debut role of Shoki on the House of Zwide telenovela. Her acting career started at 14 when she featured in two short films, A Cup of Sugar and Making a Killing.

Biography profile

Shalate Sekhabi who plays Shoki on house of Zwide alongside Nefisa Mkhabela
Image of Shalate Sekhabi or Shoki on House of Zwide

Full name: Shalate Sekhabi
Gender: Female
Date of birth: 27 July 2000
Age: 21 years old
Place of birth: Mafikeng, North West Province
Nationality: South African
From: Johannesburg
Occupation: Actress
Known as: Shoki on House of Zwide
Height: 150 cm
Languages: English and Setswana

Early life of Shalate Sikhabi

Shalate Sekhabi biography
Shalate image from Instagram she portrays Shoki on House of Zwide.

Shalate Sekhabi was born on 27 July 2000 in  Mafikeng, North West Province in South Africa. She was born and raised in Mafikeng, South Africa by her father Aubrey Sekhabi who is an artist and her mother Nothutuzelo Sekhabi. She is currently living in Johannesburg.

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Shalate fell in love with film, music and drama when she was just 8 years old after she joined the school choir and drama club. When she was eleven, Shalate joined Steele Models. According to her social media accounts her sister is Gabriella Wypkema but there is no information on her brother or other siblings.

Shalate Sekhabi education

Sekhabi attended Crowford College in Pretoria, South Africa. After that she strengthen her talents and aptitude by enrolling at the University of the Witswaterstand (Wits). Its clear she studied Film and Television as stated on her social media handle.

Shalate acting career

Shalate Sekhabi biography on safrolebs she plays Shoki on house of Zwide alongside Funani Zwide and Onalerona Molapo
Shoki on house of Zwide- image from Instagram

Shalate got her first taste of real acting at the age of 14 when she featured in two short films, A Cup of Sugar directed by Xolile Tshabalala and Making a Killing directed by Justine Head, it was then that she knew she wanted to make a career out of acting.

Shalate appeared in a cameo role on The River season 3 as Millicent.  In 2021 she landed a supporting lead as Shoki in the new hit television series, House of Zwide on Etv, where she is playing alongside Nefisa Mkhabela (playing Onalerona Molapo). ¹

Music Career of Shalate Sekhabi

On 28 November 2021 Shalate announced to her fans via Instagram that she will be releasing her first single on the Friday of that week. On 3 December 2021 she announced thar her single called Trust produced by Feziel KK was out.

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Salary and Networth

Most fans of Shalate would like to know how much she is earning every month. According to IAfrica24 blog, she is earning from R60 000.00 to R80 000.00 from House of Zwide. So far her Networth is not known but judging from the above salary it’s like to range from R1 million to R1.5 million. ¹

Shalate Sekhabi Social mmedia and personal life

Shalate Sekhabi is likely to be in a relationship as its seen that she is very beautiful and young. She is on social media. Her social media handles for Instagram and Twitter is @ShalateSekhabi and @shalatesekhabi respectively. Her Twitter account had more than 9000 followers and Instagram had 158 000 followers by the beginning of 2022.

Television serials

TV Shows – Season- Roles

The River – Season 3 – Millicent

House of Zwide – Season 1 – Shoki


Year – Film – Director

2014 – A Cup of Sugar –  directed by Xolile Tshabalala

2014 – Making a Killing – directed by Justine Head

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