Mzansi Celebs Who Were Born In Other Parts Of Africa

Amanda Du Pont

Amanda Du Pont

33 year old Amanda du-Pont who is known for her villainous role of Nompumelelo ‘Lelo’ Mthiyane on SABC 1’s educational soapie, Skeem Saam is a Swazi-born, South African actress, model and television host.Amanda-du-Pont

Du-Pont is also known for her portrayal of Mamba on Isono which airs on BET_Africa, and Sharon in the SABC 3 comedy-drama Taryn & Sharon. She also starred in the Netflix’s thriller series Shadow alongside Palance Dladla.

Du Pont shocked her fans last year when she announced she was married to her fiance, Shawn Rodriques, after losing her grandmother whom she adored.

The actress took to Instagram and posted a long heartfelt message to her late grandmother: “I lost my gogo last night. If you know me well you’d know she was my fave. Everything in my body is aching and so painful but I’m happy you are resting and no longer in pain. She promised to wait until I was married before she passed. Over the last couple of years, she would hint that she was getting tired. I’m married granny and I’m ok, hope you are too. Maye ngitakukhumbula! Rest in Perfect Peace.”

Akin Omotoso

Nigerian born director and actor, Akin Omotoso who was born 1974 left him home country in 1992 when his father, Kole Omotoso received an academic appointment at the University of Cape Town.Akin Omotoso

Omotoso is also a writer, though his heart is in directing and acting, his father and his sister, Yewande Omotoso are also writers, whilst his mother who was born in Barbados passed away in 2003.

Omotoso is best remember for his role of Khaya Motene in the SABC1 soapie Generations, and SABC3’s canned soapie Isidingo and the sitcom Big Okes.

Charmaine Shamiso ‘Sha sha’ Mpambiro

Shamiso who is popularly known for her stage name “Sha Sha” was born on the 13th of July 1994 in Zimbabwe, Mutare.shasha

The musician who is hailed as “the queen of amapiano gained popularity for her collaborations with DJ Maphorisa and signed under Maphorisa’s music label in 2018. She has also collaborated with Kabza de Small, Don Laka and Mlindo The Vocalist. Sha Sha released her debut EP, Blossom in 2019was awarded Best New International Act at the 2020 BET Awards.

She gained popularity for her vocals on “Akulaleki” by Samthing Soweto and “Nge Thanda Wena” by Mlindo The Vocalist, and “We Mama” by Scorpion Kings.