Ronnie Nyakale Biography: Age, Wife, Movies, Net Worth, Children, Still Alive?

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Ronnie Nyakale (born 1 February 1973) is a multifaceted talent from South Africa. He is known for his versatility as an actor, MC, and entrepreneur. 

His remarkable performances in acclaimed films like Blood DiamondMachine Gun Preacher, and Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalem have earned him widespread recognition. 

Moreover, Ronnie Nyakale has received acclaim for his compelling portrayal of Cosmo Diale in the highly acclaimed television series Generations: The Legacy.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Ronnie Nyakale
Stage Name: Cosmo Diale, Uncle Cosmo
Born: 1 February 1973 (age 51 years old)
Place of Birth: Soweto, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: N/A
Height: 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Nyakale
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Lebegang Mashilo
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 1
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Ronnie Nyakale, a celebrated South African actor, was born on February 1, 1973, in Soweto, South Africa. His early years were marked by adversity as he grew up in a poverty-stricken township during the apartheid era. 

While specifics about his parents are undisclosed, they are commonly referred to as Mr. and Mrs. Nyakale. Similarly, information about Ronnie’s siblings remains to be available to the public. 

Furthermore, details regarding Ronnie Nyakale‘s educational journey are not publicly accessible.


Ronnie Nyakale‘s journey to stardom took off in 1999 when he landed the role of Papa Action, a gangster figure, in the highly acclaimed TV series Yizo Yizo. His remarkable performance earned him a nomination for the prestigious Best Supporting Actor Award at the NTVA Avanti Awards.

In 2006, Nyakale ventured into Hollywood with a role in the movie Blood Diamond, sharing the screen with stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Hounsou. His acting portfolio expanded with roles in international films such as Machine Gun Preacher (2011) and Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema (2008).

On the small screen, Ronnie Nyakale graced South African soap operas like Rhythm City (2000-2003) and A Place Called Home (2006-2007). Since 2016, he has been a key figure in Generations: The Legacy, portraying the character of Cosmo Diale.

Beyond acting, Nyakale shines as an MC and entrepreneur. He established his production company and successfully orchestrates corporate events, award ceremonies, and concerts.

Awards & Nominations

NTVA Avanti Awards

  • Winner: Best Supporting Actor – Drama Series (for Yizo Yizo, 1999)

South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA)

  • Nominee: Best Actor – TV Drama (for A Place Called Home, 2010)
  • Winner: Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama (for Fallen, 2012)

Social Media

  • Twitter: @ronnienyakale
  • Instagram: @ronnienyakale
  • Facebook: @ronnienyakale

Personal Life

Ronnie Nyakale, a South African native, hails from the lively township of Soweto. His loving marriage with Lebogang Mashilo has blessed them with a beautiful daughter. 

While Nyakale prefers to keep his personal life private, he occasionally opens up about his cherished family in interviews. He proudly declares that his wife and daughter hold the utmost importance in his life, relishing every moment spent together.


  • 1999 Portrait of a Young Man Drowning 
  • 2006 Blood Diamond 
  • 2008 Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema 
  • 2011 Machine Gun Preacher 
  • 2011 Lucky 
  • 2013 Avenged 
  • 2013 Durban Poison 
  • 2010 State of Violence 
  • 2010 Jozi 
  • 2008 Silent Witness 

Net Worth

Ronnie Nyakale has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million. His accumulated wealth can be attributed to his thriving acting and MC profession. Throughout his successful career, he has garnered significant financial success.

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