Mthunzi Ntoyi Biography

Mthunzi Ntoyi, born on 3 March 1986 in Gauteng, South Africa, is a celebrated actor known for his diverse roles in the South African entertainment industry. Before embarking on his acting career, Ntoyi received his education from AFDA, The School for the Creative Economy.

Career in Acting

Ntoyi’s acting career, which began in 2012, has seen him take on a variety of roles in both films and television serials. He is best known for his performances in “Thula’s Vine”, “Intersexions”, and “Taryn & Sharon”. His talent extends beyond acting, as he is also a stand-up comedian and musician.

Ntoyi has appeared in several television serials, often in minor and supportive roles. These include “Khululeka”, “Montana”, “Intersexions”, “Stash”, “Single Galz”, “Sokhulu & Partners”, “The Wild”, “Scandal!”, “Home Affairs”, and “The Lab”. In 2014, he played the role of ‘Zola Yili’ in the SABC1 drama series “Montana”. His portrayal of ‘Waka’ in the Mzansi Magic soapie “Zabalaza” was so well-received that he reprised the role for three seasons.

Recognition and Awards

Ntoyi’s performance in “Montana” earned him a nomination for the Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama in 2014. He continued to garner recognition for his work when he began co-hosting the daytime comedic adventure game show for children titled “Disney Cookabout” in 2016. This show marked the first collaboration between The Walt Disney Company Africa and SABC. In the series, Ntoyi played the role of ‘Sous Chef Mthunzi’, demonstrating how to create simple and appetizing meals for a dynamic group of ‘cooktestants’. His work on “Disney Cookabout” led to a nomination for the Golden Horn Award for Best TV Presenter in 2018.

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Film Appearances

In addition to his television work, Ntoyi has made appearances in both international and local films. These include cameo roles in “Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past”, “Skyfall”, and “The Bang Bang Club”. In August 2020, he starred in the comedy film “Seriously Single”, co-directed by Katleho Ramaphakela and Rethabile Ramaphakela, which was released on Netflix on 31 July 2020.

Television Serials

Over the years, Ntoyi has appeared in numerous television serials, showcasing his versatility as an actor. Some of his notable roles include ‘Sous Chef Mthunzi’ in “Disney Cookabout”, ‘Ntando’ in “Intersexions”, ‘Zola Yili’ in “Montana”, and ‘Waka’ in “Zabalaza”.

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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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