Dr Mbali Mthetwa from Durban Gen: Interesting facts about Nelisiwe Sibiya
Name: Nelisiwe Sibiya
Age: 28 years
Birth Year: 1992
Birth Place: Johannesburg, South Africa
Profession: Actress and Singer
Net Worth: $150 000
Nelisiwe starts singing at the age of eight
At just eight years of age, the songstress discovers her singing talent. With the help of her older sister, she perfects her vocals. “She would make me reach those high notes, she was an amazing singer. We took the talent from my mother’s side because everyone can sing there. When my sister passed away I thought I would never want to sing again because I thought I would die too,” says Nelisiwe.
She is the voice behind Lockdown’s theme song
The actress gets a cameo role on Lockdown after recording her emotional hit song for the series. “I had to come back to Joburg to record a song for the show but I was so down and out I didn’t want to do it. But my head switched on when I thought about how my mother would have wanted me to.”
Nelisiwe lands her role on Durban Gen just as her singing career flops
Just as things were taking a turn for the worst, the singer lands a lead role on the new drama series, Durban Gen. Her break-up opens doors for her lead role on Durban Gen. The world comes crumbling down when she breaks up with her boyfriend and her singing contract ends. Married to her career, the actress has found her confidence again and is bossing up.
Sibiya grew up in an abusive environment
Financial constraints see the actress’ mother failing to send her to University. Living in a shack with her mother, the songstress grinds through singing gigs to save up. But how do they end up in a shack? “I grew up in an abusive environment. My mom and I lived with an aunt and her husband who always reminded us that we didn’t belong.” When the abuse became sexual and her sister being a victim, that was their cue to leave.
Nelisiwe is proud of her roots
The actress is forever and a day making us drool when she posts her trendy traditional outfits.
Role on Durban Gen?
Mbali Mthetwa, a newly qualified doctor who moves to the big city. She leaves her fiancé in the small town they grew up in to serve her final year of community service at Durban General Hospital. Falling for her superior, Dr Lindelani Zulu, a dazzling and striking surgeon they have an irrefutable chemistry. But this entanglement is putting everything at stake.
The actress is still figuring things out and worth $50 000. She owns no car yet as she cant afford it yet and a video has made rounds where the actress was confused by mere taxi change Maths despite playing doctor on TV.
Dr Mbali Mthethwa from Durban Gen: Interesting facts about Nelisiwe Sibiya