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Simz Ngema Biography: Education, Career, Dumi Masilela, Tino Chinyani

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Simz Ngema Biography: Education, Career, Dumi Masilela, Tino Chinyani

Simz Ngema is a South African personality known for her work as an actress, singer, MC, choreographer, reality star and presenter.


Simz Ngema Background

Simphiwe Ngema, born on August 29, 1989, in Klipspruit, Soweto, in Johannesburg, South Africa, is 32 years old as of May 2023. She had a difficult birth, and her parents anticipated having a boy when her mother became pregnant. Simz Ngema is a middle child in a family of three and has sisters named Baxolile and Ziph’ezinhle.




Simz Ngema Biography

Simz Ngema Biography [Image: Instagram/@simzngema]


Simz did her early education in Sandton Joburg in a combined academic institution, Chinese Kuo Ting School. She developed her love for acting and started seeing the performing arts as a possible career path for the future. She is also a qualified journalist.


Simz Ngema Acting Career

Simphiwe Ngema began her career at a young age, and she attributes her parents for motivating her to follow her aspirations. Nevertheless, she acknowledges Duma Ndlovu, the originator of Muvhango, for giving her a kickstart in her career.

When he invited her to participate in one of his plays, The Game, which was staged in Durban from December 15 to 24th, 2016, he allowed her to start her career.


Simz Ngema Biography

Simz Ngema Biography [Image: Instagram/@simzngema]


In 2017, Simz appeared on Vuzu’s reality live show, Preachers Kids, where she played the role of Given Ngema’s second daughter, the founder of Christ is Lord church in Zuurberkom, Gauteng, west of Johannesburg. This 8-part series showcased some of the most notable preacher’s kids in South Africa.

Simphiwe Ngema also portrayed Thuli on Muvhango, a South African television soap opera created by Duma Ndlovu and initially produced in the Tshivenda language. Later that year, Simphiwe left the show after her character was apparently written off the script. In 2018, Simphiwe’s career picked up once more as she debuted as Slay Queen Buhle on The Queen, a popular drama series that airs on Thursday night.

She also starred in productions such as Bone of My Bones, Broken Vows, Isidingo and Greed & Desire. She is currently playing the role of Phindile on the drama series Gold Diggers.


Marriage to Dumi Masilela

Simz Ngema and actor Dumi Masilela met through a mutual friend who introduced them to each other. They started dating in 2014 and kept their relationship off social media for a long time.

Simz married Dumi in May 2017 in a beautiful intimate traditional wedding. Dumi was a talented actor, musician, and former football player who was known for his role as Sifiso on Rhythm City.


Simz Ngema Biography

Simz Ngema Biography [Image: Instagram/@simzngema]


Their marriage was cut short when Dumi was shot and killed in a botched hijacking in Tembisa in August 2017, a few months before their white wedding. He was 29 years old.

Simz Ngema was widowed at 28 and had no children with Dumi. She later paid tribute to him through a song titled ‘I Love Me More’, which speaks of a woman choosing herself in a relationship. Dumi also wrote a heartfelt song for Simz before his death, which was released by his record label.


Tino Chinyani



Simz Ngema Biography [Image: Instagram/@simzngema]


In August 2020, Simz Ngema and Zimbabwean media personality Tino Chinyani announced they were in a romantic relationship and expecting a child. They kept the details of their relationship private until they announced it on social media. Their son, Tiyani, was born in June 2020, and the couple has since shared their parenting journey on social media, where they have become popular figures and influencers.

In September 2021, Simz announced they had broken up and ended their love story. She said they would remain friends and co-parents to their son. However, the two are back together.

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