Who is Tshepo Nzimande? Age, wife, education, career, television roles, contact details

Tshepo Nzimande is recognized as a South African music mogul. Additionally, it has a leading reputation for discovering and nurturing new talent in the entertainment industry. Interestingly, he was an actor who first rose to fame with a role in the TV series Hlala Kwabafiyélo in 1990 before becoming a gospel music producer.

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Tshepo was an actor before he started researching and promoting gospel singers. Photo: @IWTSG, @zamamncwango
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Although Tshepo Nzimande had a series of controversies with his signed artists, he is still famous in South Africa as a patron of music when his name is mentioned. Coupled with his grass-to-grace history, he has successfully placed his career and work in the entertainment industry archives for over two decades. Read on to know more about Tshepo Nzimande biography.

Profile summary and bio

Full name Tshepo Nzimande
Genre Man
Date of Birth 1967
Age 54 years old (from 2022)
Place of birth Soweto Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality South African
Ethnicity Afrikaans
Religion Christianity
Sexuality Right
Brothers and sisters 4
Marital status Married
Children 3
School Ekuthuleni Lower Primary School, Thembelihle Primary, Orlando Roman Catholic School, Bona High School
Occupation Actor and music producer
Net value $1.5 million

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The beginnings of Tshepo Nzimande

Tshepo was born in Baragwanath Hospital and also grew up in Soweto. He has four siblings, and although his parents’ names are unknown, his late mother, who has Motswana descent, was the second wife of his Zulu father. Her father was a waiter and her mother was a tea girl.

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How old is Tshepo Nzimande?

Tshepo Nzimande’s age in 2022 will be 55 since the former actor was born in 1967.


As a child, Tshepo did not enjoy his school days much due to political unrest in the city. Nevertheless, he started his education at Ekuthuleni Primary School in Diepkloof in 1975. Afterwards, he was forced into Thembelihle Primary School due to unrest.

In 1981, he transferred to a Roman Catholic school in Orlando East and later attended Bona High School in 1984. Unfortunately, he was unable to go beyond standard nine due to financial constraints.

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Tshepo Nzimande’s profile reveals that he became interested in his acting career thanks to the encouragement of his teacher at school. This happened after his outstanding performance in a monologue play in 1987.

He then continued his journey by joining a casting agency called Gapper and got his first audition for Ohlsson’s Lager. The same year, he got a role in the youth television drama series Zikhethele and later in an international film titled rage to kill.

Apart from these, some of Tshepo Nzimande’s TV roles in films and television series are as follows:

  • Teen on a tightrope
  • Dangerous zone
  • Gift
  • bopha
  • Operation Delta Force

Interestingly enough, Tshepo was obsessed with muscles and fitness. So, he joined a strength training club at the YMCA. This path earned him a place as a finalist in the Mr. Carlton competition, but he did not continue his career there.

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Contact details of tshepo nzimande
Nzimande managed several gospel artists before pursuing another career in funeral services. Photo: @KGH_Maota, @IWTSGon2
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Nzimande never failed to seize the opportunity to develop. In his spare time, his work as a driver for popular gospel artist, Rebecca Malope, gave him insight into artist management and the music industry.

With that, he made contacts and built relationships, leading to his first and only debut release titled Mpompolozapublished under CCP/EMI records under the direction of Peter Tladi.

Still pursuing his musical career, Tshepo collaborated with his friend to create KK Productions and released Kau (Kwaito) and Kholeka (Gospel) in 1995. During his work there he discovered the late popular gospel artist Monday Tyamara in 1997. But unfortunately he left KK Records and joined Bula Music in 1998.

Tshepo Nzimande’s qualifications in the music industry have become high, funneling him to big platforms. He was a guest judge in episode 8 of the reality competition series SABC 2 season 1 I want to sing Gospel in 2008. Later, he was made a permanent judge in the third season.

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Tshepo has achieved many successes in his career with various artists suing him for several controversies. It remained strong but then diverted its course to take care of the dead. As a result, he established Ka-Nzimande Funeral Services, operating under Maziya Funeral Services in the laid-back East Rand in 2015.

Private life

Tshepo is a proud father of three children: Tumelo, S’bonele and Osama. But now, the wife of Tshepo Nzimande is unknown to the public.

Net value

According to Net Worth Post, Tshepo Nzimande has a net value of $1.5 million. He acquired it from his career as an actor and musician. Moreover, Tshepo Nzimande’s homes and car fleet reveal his wealth.

Tshepo Nzimande was a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. Although he does not achieve many achievements in his career, as of now, his name is still famous among South Africans.

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