Sibonginkosi Tenza Biography

Sibonginkosi Tenza Biography

Sibonginkosi Mpumelelo Tenza, a 22-year-old actress from South Africa, gained fame for her role as Nandi Mkhize in the risqué drama series “The Black Door” on etv. She was born in Pietermaritzburg, located in the province of KwaZulu Natal, on August 17, 1999.

Key Facts

  • Full Name: Sibonginkosi Mpumelelo Tenza
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: August 17, 1999 (22 years old)
  • Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal Province
  • Nationality: South African
  • Profession: Actress
  • Known For: The Black Door (as Nandi Mkhize)

Early Life

Sibonginkosi spent her childhood in Pietermaritzburg before relocating to Johannesburg, where she currently resides. While it’s clear that she developed an interest in acting at a young age, she has stated in an Instagram post that she never dreamt of becoming an actress. Instead, life’s circumstances led her to this path, which has now become her everyday life.

In her own words, “God doesn’t ask us if we accept this life. There is no choice. Life is forced upon you. The only choice is how you live it. Or not. That’s a choice as well. Acting was never a dream for me. It is and will always be my life.”

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Sibonginkosi received her basic education from local schools in Pietermaritzburg. She then attended Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School, where she completed her matriculation. In 2018, she enrolled at the University of Witwatersrand, commonly known as Wits, in Johannesburg.

Acting Career

Sibonginkosi’s acting career took off in 2022 when she secured a role in etv’s drama series “The Black Door”. She portrays the character Nandi Mkhize and shares the screen with renowned actors such as Zamani Mbatha, Linda Sebezo, Ontiretse Radipade, and Gabisile Tshabalala.

Role as Nandi Mkhize in “The Black Door”

Sibonginkosi’s portrayal of Nandi Mkhize in “The Black Door” marked her debut and brought her into the limelight. In the series, Nandi Mkhize is dating Khaya, played by Zamani Mbatha. Nandi, a recent business school graduate from Stellenbosch, is unaware of her boyfriend Khaya’s income source. Despite her humble background and strong morals, she is eager to complete her internship, move out of Emalahleni, and gain independence.

Personal Life

According to her social media bio, Sibonginkosi is currently single. She communicates in isiZulu and English and resides in Johannesburg, where she is pursuing her dreams.

Social Media Presence

Sibonginkosi is active on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. As of 2022, she has amassed 2,000 followers on Instagram, where she occasionally shares glimpses of her personal life.

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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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