Andile Ncube Biography

Andile Ncube is a gifted South African television personality and producer, born on 4 October 1981. The prominent presenter is best known for being the host of the Mzansi Friday night music show LIVE.

The successful television personality started working in the television industry in 2003. Ncube presented for SABC2’s Vuyani Mzantsi and also the Nokia around the World Challenge for M-Net. He has also tried out acting and appeared in several short films.

Early Life

Andile Ncube was born on 4 October 1981 in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province of South Africa. He stayed with both his parents until their divorce when he was 12. After his father and mother ended their marriage, Andile and his siblings, Sabelo Ncube and Sisi Shirilele stayed with their mother. His sister is a South African model.


The television personality attended different primary schools in South Africa. After completing his secondary school studies, he enrolled for a course in Journalism at Pretoria Technikon. Later, he studied Film and Drama at AFDA.

Personal Life

Andile Ncube was married to a South African actress, entrepreneur, and TV presenter Ayanda Thabethe. They ended their marriage after two years due to personal reasons. Although they are divorced, Ayanda and Andile are on good terms and do not seem to harbor any post-break-up grudges. They both have moved on and his ex-wife is in another relationship.

The renowned television personality has a daughter Gabriella with his baby mama Rosette Mogomotsi. The mother of his child is a South African model and they dated for almost three years. They called their relationship to quit while she was carrying his baby.

After their breakup, the celebrated television personality takes care of his daughter. Andile is dating the beautiful lady Sebabatso Mothibi. His girlfriend has a child with her ex DJ Choice. He doesn’t rush into choosing women. He admitted in an interview that he had a hard time looking for a replacement for Ayanda.


He ventured into the media industry as a student of AFDA. Andile was a presenter for the SABC 1 music show, One, together. He also presented for the SABC2’s Vuyani Mzantsi and did the Nokia around the World Challenge for M-Net.

He is also a well-known actor and has appeared in many short films. Ncube has also done several adverts before he became the host of One – the precursor to LIVE.

The television personality is also a sports enthusiast and was in the Ajax football academy. His passion for soccer earned him a spot as a presenter on the sports shows such as Soccerzone and Soccer 411. Briefly reported that he left his soccer ambition because of the injury he sustained.

In 2014, Andile was announced as the host of the South African version of the reality competition The X Factor South Africa. The show was aired on SABC1 and premiered on 6th September. As a host and presenter, he has appeared in many television shows. He has also tried music and dropped a few songs including Freestyle, I AM Not A Dj, and Song For You.

Social Media

The family man has social media profiles where he updates followers with pictures about his work and lifestyle. Most times, he shares pictures about himself out for an event. Other times, he posts photos of him spending time with his children.

People can’t help but observe his style of fashion. The Johannesburg-born media personality knows the best dress for the occasion. Although, he appears most times in a suit.

Net Worth

According to Forbes, Andile Ncube has decent followership he has grown over the years. This has gained him and his homeland the “much-needed” publicity on the global scene. The jovial host is estimated to be worth $1 million.

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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