Mzansi Profiles! People Thobani Nzuza Biography: Early Life | Acting Career | Personal Life

Thobani Nzuza Biography: Early Life | Acting Career | Personal Life

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This is the biography of Thobani Nzuza, a multi-talented artist who has starred in several television serials, such as eHostela and Isitha: The Enemy. He is also a playwright, director, vocalist and dancer who has won awards for his stage productions.

 

Early Life and Education

Nzuza was born on 4 May 1993 in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He was raised by a single mother who had six daughters, and he was the only son. He attended King Shaka High School and matriculated in 2011. Nzuza then enrolled at the Durban University of Technology, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in drama in 2016.

 

Thobani Nzuza Acting Career

Nzuza began his journey in the arts in 2010 when he joined the Community Arts Center and studied drama under Buhle ‘Bo’ Mlazi. In 2014, he made his acting debut with the stage play Silencing the Hurricanes, produced by Themi Venturas. The play was performed in Bangkok and received positive reviews. He later wrote and directed the stage play Shintsha Guluva for the Isigcawu Festival, which won him the Best Director award.

In 2015, Nzuza performed in the stage play Secret Valley of the Great Kings, produced by Menzi Mkhwane. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Durban Mercury Theatre Awards for his role. He also collaborated with Kagiso Tsimakwane to write and direct his first one-man show, titled Boy Ntulikazi, which received many accolades.

 

Thobani Nzuza Biography

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Nzuza won the Best Actor Award at the 2015 Isigcawu Festival, the 2017 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival and the South African Theatre Magazine Awards. The play also won the Best Production Award at the 2017 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival and the Best Community Production Award at the South African Theatre Magazine Awards.

In 2016, Nzuza represented Shakespeare festival in Germany with the play Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Debbie Lutge. In 2018, he landed his first television role as Mdeni in the Mzansi Magic drama series eHostela. He currently plays the role of Chuma on Isitha The Enemy. In 2022, Nzuza won a South Africa Film and Television Award in the Best Actor in a TV Drama category.

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Besides acting, Nzuza is also a vocalist and a dancer. He has performed in various musical events and festivals, such as the Essence Festival, the Durban Jazz Festival and the Ugu Jazz Festival. He is also a member of the Afro-pop group 047, which is signed under Muthaland Entertainment.

 

Thobani Nzuza Personal Life

Thobani Nzuza Biography

Thobani Nzuza Biography [Image: @thobani_nzuza1/Instagram]

 

Nzuza is very private about his social life and never divulges much about it. Nzuza is a devout Christian and often shares his faith on his social media platforms. However, he has a toddler who stays with his mother in Durban.

 

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