Mandla N, executive producer and shareholder at Black Brain Pictures, has found love again after his highly publicised divorce from actress and musician Tumi Masemola. Mandla is said to have been smitten by Melissa Nayimuli, a top five Miss South Africa 2023 contestant and creative producer.
A source has revealed to Savanna News that the couple is openly dating and no longer hiding the brewing love affair that started last year. “Maybe they started dating some time ago, but they have been openly dating not hiding since November.” The source reveals to ZiMoja that they have attended several events as a couple. “They are such a cute and happy couple. They were holding hands at the SAFTAs in 2023.” The source says Mandla and Melissa have been attending events as a couple. “You didn’t see them at the SAFTA’s and the Africa Rise Film Festival together? They are so in love.” The source reveals they have been talking about marriage. “Mandla is a long-term relationship guy. He was married to Tumi and we thought he would never think of marriage again, but the relationship seems to be serious.”
Melissa Nayimuli is a film and television producer born to a Ugandan father and Xhosa mother. She started her career as an intern on The Voice Nigeria and later moved on to work on the SABC 2 music show Stand Up SA. Not only does she also work with Mandla N but the two fell in love on set, a source tells ZiMoja. “Melissa is currently working with Mandla N on a few productions and they just have an incredibly amazing bond,” the source reveals. “There is a mutual respect for work and the craft. Mandla N has been single for some time and to have a beauty with brains is truly what he deserves, especially after his divorce he deserves love.”
It is heartening to see Mandla N find love again after his traumatic divorce with Tumi Masemola. We wish him and Melissa Nayimuli all the best for their future together.