Thula from Rhythm City – Wright Ngubeni Biography

Wright Ngubeni, a South African actor, television personality, and filmmaker, was born on July 20, 1988. On the eTV show Rhythm City, he played the character Thula.

Biography of Wright Ngubeni

Wright Ngubeni Biography
Image of South African actor Wright Ngubeni

Full name: Wright Ngubeni
Date of birth: 20th July 1988
Education: Unknown
Height: 1.68m
Occupation: Actor and Filmmaker
Known for: Thula on Rhythm City
Net worth: $1 million
Nationality: South African

Early life of Wright Ngubeni

Wright Ngubeni is a 35-year-old man. On July 20, 1988, he was born in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. He appeared in numerous well-known companies’ television ads before he turned ten, including the one for Kingdom of the Sun. At the age of five, he had his acting debut in Kideo, a well-known children’s television program. He was first employed as a show host by SABC 2, a television network. He was tasked with delivering a school assembly.

On the SABC3 television series Street Life, which starred Wright when he was eleven, Wright was given the lead part of a street child. Edgars hired him for their advertisement in 2000. When he played the part of Nobakhaba on Human Cargo, he attracted attention on a global scale. He played a teenager in Burundi whose mother was Hutu and whose father was Tutsi in this television series. His life was a horrible misery due to the Hutu and Tusi war. [1]

Momentarily moving to England

Before joining the Generations cast, he landed a role in the worldwide series Shadow, playing Amin Walker’s kid. He did a fantastic job in his position on Generations. He was the child of Khaya and Julia Motene, his spouse. Khaya was performed by Akin Omotoso, and Julia Motene by Xolile Tshabalala. The 13-year-old youngster moved back to South Africa with his mother and younger sister after spending his early years there. [2]


While there is extensive information on Wright’s childhood. Not much is known about whether he even pursued higher education. As he was already successful.

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Personal life of Wright Ngubeni

Wright Ngubeni Biography
Image of Wright Ngubeni aka Zola from Rhythm City

In 2016, he disclosed that he was the father of a two-year-old girl. Wright gave her the name Omuhle, while her paternal grandfather named her Hlayiseka (blessed or chosen) (beautiful). See images of more South African celebrities’ families below. He mentioned having a wedding ceremony with his daughter’s mother in 2016 but hasn’t spoken about it since. Nobody is certain if the wedding ever took place. Wright Ngubeni’s spouse keeps out of the spotlight. [3]

Career of Wright Ngubeni

He auditioned for and was hired as the host of World of Winners on SABC2, hence he left his role as an actor in Generations. He appeared as a special guest (Sepecia Motsoeng) in Erfsondes, an Afrikaans drama series on SABC2, in Season 2, Episode 7 in 2009.

He took over as host of the Sunday morning broadcast of the Big Up youth lifestyle magazine series in 2014 from Tshepo Mosese, alias Howza. Learn more about Salamina, the wife of Tshepo Mosese. Wright additionally worked as a trainee director for the SABC 2 program Gospel Gold. 2015 saw Wright replace Thomas Gumed as the host of Mzansi Magic’s reality series Love Back.

He played the role of 5 Bob in the 2016 season of the eTV drama series Heist. His job involved teaching the kids how to survive on the streets. He played Thulani Zondi in the SABC1 sitcom Thuli no Thulani in 2017. Thulani was a bachelor who cherished his life as a Casanova. When his twin sister Sara and her daughter moved in with him, he was obliged to stand up and assume the male obligations in society.