He is Mzansi’s lovable villain. Siyabonga makes terrible guys look good. He is also proof that people do change. And whether he is a villain or a saint, the Uzalo fans can’t get enough of him. However, fans were shattered by his sudden exit on the show Uzalo. After he departed from Uzalo, he appeared on our screens on season 5 of the show Rockville. He is currently killing the role of Kalashnikov on Rockville, and his unique acting skills have made fans glued to their screens. Let’s go through Siyabonga Shibe Biography (Age, Wife, Son, Awards, Net worth, Cars, Uzalo).
Biography Siyabonga Shibe
Date of birth: 23 February 1978
Birth Place: Umlazi, Kwazulu-Natal
Children: 1 son
- Motivational speaker
- Concept Developer
Education and Qualifications: Drama Studies at Natal Technikon
Net worth: R1 million
Siyabonga Shibe Career
Unlike other African kids, Siyabonga grows up among people who encourage him to follow his passion. This sees him participating in community plays in his hometown. He then proceeds to study Drama at Technikon Natal, where he forms a theatre group, “Amagugu”. After finishing his studies, the actor relocates to Johannesburg to put his dream to live.
Rise to fame
The actor lends an advert for HIV/AIDS awareness after trying his luck to no avail. This puts him on the map, and he scores a role in a feature film, “The Stripes of a Hero”. His stars start aligning, and he bags a lead role as Sifiso in Gaz’lam from 2002 to 2005. This marks the commencement of a successful career as Siyabonga starts getting a lot of acting gigs.
- 2006- Shibe plays “Mad Dog” in the feature film, The Trail.
- 2007- he plays the role of Mandla Nyawose in the drama series Bay of Plenty.
- 2008 – he is cast in the drama series A Place Called Home.
- 2010 to 2014 – Shibe portrays “Kila” in Scandal. He gets an award for the Best Actor at the Duku Duku Awards for this role.
- 2015- Siyabonga lands a role in Ashes to Ashes. His depiction of the personality Kgosi earns him a SAFTA nomination for Best Actor.
- 2017- he leaves Johannesburg for Durban to join Uzalo. He portrays the role of Qhabanga Mhlongo.
Which Television shows have Siyabonga Shibe featured in?
- Ashes to Ashes.
- A Place Called Home.
- Bay of Plenty.
- Home Affairs.
- Silent Witness.
- Wild at Heart.
Does Siyabonga Shibe have any awards and nominations?
The actor has proved his worth ever since he stepped into the industry, and all and all his blood and sweat has scored him a fair amount of awards.
|2003||Jerusalem International Film Festival||Best Male Actor Award(Won)|
|2006||South African Film and Television Awards||Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Drama(Nominated)|
|2015||Duku Duku Awards||Best Actor in a Drama(Won)|
|2016||South African Film and Television Awards||Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soap(Nominated)|
Is Siyabonga Shibe Leaving Uzalo?
The award-winning actor is here to stay. The lockdown has seen people letting their fingers tweet anything that pops up in their minds. Blame it on the boredom. Recently, social media has gone abuzz as with the hashtag “Uzalomustfall”.
This is after fake news about Shibe’s egress from the soapie makes rounds. The veteran actor shuns the rumours and addresses them as mere gossip. Siyabonga plays Nkunzi’s half brother “Qhabanga Khumalo” for four seasons. Primarily he appears as a crooked cop who later converts to KwaMashu’s good pastor.
Who is Siyabonga Shibe’s wife?
In 2015, the actor popped the question, and his baby, mamma, said yes. “Well, you know how Zulu culture is. There are certain things one has to do before one can have a white wedding,” Siya addresses his engagement. The relationship is short-lived, as the couple calls it quits the following year. The duo, however, is civil enough to co-parent their son.
Is Siyabonga Shibe involved in his son’s life?
The actor relocates as he accepts an acting gig in the drama Uzalo. He does what few fathers would do, taking his son along with him. Gushing over the mini Shibe, he speaks, “I have a four-year-old, and I live with him in Durban. He is my biggest fan.” Although it is tough being a single dad, the actor is killing it.
“Fatherhood is great; it is amazing to watch them grow in front of you. Not many dads are with their kids, so for me, it is a blessing. I moved with him. It was difficult to move with him because he needed to adjust to a new environment.”
Siyabonga Shibe speaks on artists salaries.
Recently in June, the actor addressed the misconceptions that the public has on artists’ salaries. While masses think being a celebrity automatically makes one rich, that is not always the case. Many artists are either getting fleeced of their dues, or they never get anything at all.
“I remember I was in the taxi once, and someone grabbed my hat off my head and said, ‘I know you! You are on TV; why are you riding in a taxi?’ I asked her what she did for a living, and she told me she was a teacher. I said to her. ‘Then why are you riding a taxi if you are a teacher? People don’t understand that this is a career like everyone else’s. It is hard with that pressure.”
What is Siyabonga Shibe’s Net worth?
Through his unmatched acting skills on Uzalo and other side hustles that Siyabonga have, he has acquired a lot of fortune for himself. Shockingly, the actor has a net worth of R1 million as of 2021.
What Cars does Siyabonga Shibe drive?
Big toys for big boys. The veteran actor owns a Ford Kagu, and according to the Ford, website costs a whopping R460 000, in approximation.