Biography: Mathews Rantsoma is a South African actor who has performed in various theatre and television productions. He is best known for his role as Nhlamulo Maseko, a wealthy and charismatic forex trader, on the soap opera Scandal!
Early Life and Education
Mathews Rantsoma is a 28-year-old South African actor who was born and raised in Tembisa, a township in Gauteng province. He developed a passion for acting and theatre when he was in high school, where he started performing and producing theatrical plays in Grade 10. He later pursued his education at The Market Theatre Laboratory, where he obtained a Certificate in Performance and Skills Theatre.
Mathews Rantsoma Acting Career
Rantsoma has been involved in various theatrical productions, such as Ngale Kwendu, Errors SA, Ekasi Lam, One Man Show, and Center of The Less Good Idea Season 7. He also researched and played the role of Chris Hani, a prominent anti-apartheid activist, in a play called Hani: The Legacy. The actor made his television debut in 2020 when he appeared on Mzansi Magic’s popular drama series Gomora.
However, Rantsoma’s breakthrough role came in 2021, when he joined the cast of e.tv’s soap opera Scandal! as Nhlamulo Maseko, a young and wealthy forex trader who is also known as the Kasi Shakespeare. His character is a complex and intriguing one, who has a flair for the township lingo and culture, but also faces challenges such as baby mama drama and family conflicts. Rantsoma had to learn a lot about the township slang and lifestyle for this role.
He and he sought help from theatre practitioners, teachers, writers, directors, and actors such as Themba Mkhoma and Jefferson Tshabalala.
Rantsoma’s talent and passion have not gone unnoticed by the industry and the audience. He won the prestigious Naledi Award Winner of 2019 for his outstanding performance in theatre.
Mathews Rantsoma Personal Life and Interests
Rantsoma is fluent in four languages: Setswana, Sotho, Pedi, and isiZulu. He is married to his beautiful wife, Nthabiseng Rantsoma, whom he often refers to as his “real wife” to distinguish her from his on-screen wife, Lindiwe, played by Nomvelo Makhanya. The couple has a son, who was born in 2020. Rantsoma is a loving and proud father who enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also likes to travel, play soccer, and watch movies in his spare time.