Kope Makgae is a South African actor famous for his role Mrekza on Generations The Legacy. He knows how to grind, having started out selling Kota sandwiches to his high-school friends. All this is in a bid to fund his studies. He goes on to catering and starts making curtains for nursing homes. Anything to make him get a seat in the entertainment industry. With his spoils, he graduated with a BA in media and communications from the University of Limpopo. After joining a modelling and acting agency, the rest is history. Read more in Kope Makgae Biography: Age, Career, Children, Girlfriend, Television Roles, Nickname, Net Worth, Generations: The Legacy.
Date of Birth: 7 November 1985
Birth Place: Lebowakgomo, Polokwane
Profession: Actor, Rapper
Education and Qualifications: Media Studies (University of Limpopo)
Net Worth: $ 800 000
How Does Kope Makgae’s career start?
It all begins with a cameo role on the drama series Zone 14, playing an electrician. He goes on to do television commercials, most famously for OLX and DStv. Doors continue opening, and he recurs as Papa G’s henchman Thapelo on Isidingo. His next step sees him guest-starring as a journalist on the soapie Rhythm City.
Kope Makgae Television Roles
The actor features in the first season of the telenovela inKaba in 2012. He plays a recurring role of Gunsten ‘Gus’ Moloi, a witty, appealing hustler who always rides solo. Gus wants a better life but isn’t prepared to put in the grind to get it, so he keeps trailing off back into crime.
In 2014 Kope played Mr Finance, a persona with a taste for flashy cars and young girls in the feature film Thina Sobabili.
In the same year, he guests stars as art director Mpumi in the compilation series Mzansi Love. He features in an episode where Mpumi is ditched at the altar by the love of his life.
The following year, Kope co-stars with Buhle Mazibuko in the movie, Selling Faith. A pastor has to come to terms with the consequences of his sins when he gives in to the temptations of money, greed and power.
In 2016 Kope guest stars as Vusi in the sixth season of the e.tv compilation series eKasi: Our Stories, entitled “Soul Mate”. He has so many roles to his name, and so here is a summary:
- #Karektas as Celebrity Guest
- Ashes to Ashes as Pastor Otsile Phathuli
- Dream World as ETC Manager
- eKasi: Our Stories Season 6 as Vusi
- Fundis (Host)
- Generations: The Legacy (Mrekza)
- Inkaba as Gus
- Isidingo as Thapelo
- Mzansi Love, Season 3 as Mpumi
- Rhythm City as Journalist
- Zaziwa (Season 5)
- Zone 14, Season 4 as Electrician
What does the Kope Makgae nickname mean?
You may know him as Tswyza and wonder how he has scored this name. It is all tied to the artistry of his rapping talent and means flavour. “If a party’s boring and I come in, they say I add flavour to it”, he says. “It also reflects on my roles. They give me simple dialogue, and I put my Tswyza in it; I put my flavour. I use my jargon and my vernal, my type of words,” Kope.
The actor tries his magic in the music panorama and Dr Malinga’s eye and joins him in his One Man Show. Dr Malinga, while ecstatic, has this to comment. “He is a public figure, and people love him. When we heard he might be available, we did everything we could to make sure he was on the lineup.”
What is Hip Hop all about?
The actor owns a non-profit education organisation called Hip Hope, where he uses music to enthuse young people. The inventive Makgae also has an online TV channel, Lalela TV, and it serves as a platform for the youth, focusing on finances, relationships and social dynamics.
Does Kope Makgae have children?
Exhibiting a questionable character on TV shows how good an actor he is. In as much as it may come as a surprise, Kope is a doting father.
He is a proud father of toddler twin kids, a boy and a girl. We cannot blame him for often gushing over them on Instagram, and they are so adorable.
Who is Kope Makgae’s Girlfriend?
The actor is engaged to “the most understanding fiancée”, Mpotseng, who couldn’t be happier.
Kope Makgae Net Worth
Despite earning a decent monthly salary on Generations The Legacy, where he plays Mrekza, Makgae has mastered the art of advertising and bagged a 2-year advertising contract with MultiChoice SuperSport. The contract is reportedly worth $115 000 per annum. Kope Makgae’s net Worth is $800 000 and is expected to grow into a million due to his interest in the real estate business.