Mzansi Profiles! People Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane Biography: Early Life | Career | Personal Life

Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane Biography: Early Life | Career | Personal Life

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This is the biography of Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane, a multi-award-winning South African performing artist, singer, songwriter, producer, actress, dancer and businesswoman. She is best known for her roles in the popular series Backstage, Rhythm City, 7de Laan and House of Zwide.

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Early Life and Education

KB was born on 8 April 1979 and raised in Moruleng, North West in South Africa. She grew up passionate about the music and arts in the province. She joined the legendary South African group Crowded Crew, who shot to fame in the late 1990s.


Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane Career

KB started her acting career in 1999 with theatre plays. She became famous for the show Backstage where she played the role of ‘KayBee’. She also released her debut album, Beautiful Vibrations, in 2002, which featured the hit song ‘O A lla’, earning her the name Mamosadi.

KB has since released five more albums, which have made her a prominent award-winning South African artist. She has shared arenas with the best of both local and international artists, such as Eve, Sibongile Khumalo, Busta Rhymes, Beyonce, Prime Circle, Ashanti, Dwele and Brandy.

After Backstage was cancelled, KB joined the cast of Rhythm City as Lucilla Vilakazi, a role she played from 2007 to 2015. She then moved to 7de Laan, where she plays the role of a feisty lawyer, Lesedi. She has also starred in other series, such as Thola, and Ali.


Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane Biography

Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane Biography [Image: @mamosadikb/Instagram]


KB Motsilanyane joined the cast of House of Zwide, a popular drama series about the fashion industry, on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. She plays the role of Nandipha Khadzi, a lawyer and the sister of Alex Khadzi, who was killed by the Zwide family. She is determined to find out the truth about her brother’s death and seek justice.

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Awards and Nominations

KB has received several musical awards, such as:

  • Metro FM Award Best RnB (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Metro FM Awards Best Newcomer (2003)
  • SAMA Best RNB (2003)
  • Metro FM Award Best Female Artist (2004, 2005)
  • Kid’s Choice Awards Favourite Female Artist (2005, 2006)
  • Metro FM Award Best Styled Artist (2008)
  • SAMA Best Urban Pop (2008)

She has also earned two nominations for the Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Soap in 2008 and 2011.


Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane Personal life


Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane Biography

Keabetswe ‘KB’ Motsilanyane Biography [Image: @mamosadikb/Instagram]


KB was once married to Terry Pinana, with whom she has a son named Phala. They separated in 2007. She later got engaged to businessperson Nico Matlala, but they broke up in 2016. She is currently single and focused on her career and son.




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