Thomas Gumede Biography: Net Worth, Child, Wife, Age, Movies, House, TV Shows, Instagram

June 6, 2023 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Thomas Gumede (born February 6, 1986) is a South African household name in the entertainment industry for being a man of many talents. As an actor, television host, producer, comedian, director, and savvy entrepreneur, he has left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape. With notable performances in A Place Called HomeBay of Plenty, and Kedibone, he has captivated audiences with his versatile acting skills.

Beyond his on-screen presence, Thomas Gumede has excelled as a television host and producer. From the electrifying Lip Sync Battle Africa to the enlightening talk show Trending SA, he has charmed viewers with his engaging hosting style. 

As a producer, Thomas Gumede‘s contributions have been instrumental in the success of projects like Ridiculousness Africa, a comedic gem that has tickled the funny bones of many. Additionally, his entrepreneurial spirit shines through as a co-founder of Parental Advisory Productions, a company dedicated to crafting captivating content for young audiences.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Thomas Gumede
Born: 6 February 1986 (age 38 years old)
Place of Birth: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
State Of Origin: AFDA, The School for the Creative Economy
Nationality: South African
Height: 1.65 m
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Zola Nombona (m. 2022)
Girlfriend • Partner: Samkelo Ndlovu (ex.)
Children: Cebelihle Gumede
Occupation: Actor • TV Personality
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million

Early Life & Education

Born on February 6, 1986, in KwaZulu-Natal, Thomas Gumede embarked on a transformative journey when his family relocated to the bustling city of Johannesburg during his formative years. In this vibrant metropolis, he first tasted the sweetness of the spotlight.

At the tender age of 19, Gumede‘s visage graced the television screen in a captivating Volkswagen Passat commercial, catching the discerning eyes of industry insiders. A year later, he took his rightful place in professional acting, igniting a flame that has burned ever brighter with each passing role.

Fueling his dreams with determination, Thomas Gumede harbored a fervent desire to become a silver screen luminary from a young age. Seizing the opportunity, he embraced the chance to enroll at AFDA, an esteemed film school renowned for its outcome-based approach to education. This decision aligned seamlessly with his family’s move to the city, propelling him further toward his aspirations.

Not one to settle for mediocrity, Thomas Gumede excelled in his high school education, leaving an indelible mark with his commendable academic achievements. He honed his craft with each step and paved the way for a future brimming with possibility and artistic fulfillment.


Thomas Gumede embarked on his remarkable television journey with the mesmerizing drama series A Place Called Home, a captivating production that graced the screens of the illustrious South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC-1). From 2006 to 2009, viewers were treated to the enchanting presence of Gumede, portraying the character Siphiwe with an extraordinary blend of depth and authenticity.

In a true testament to his multifaceted artistry, Thomas Gumede found himself at the helm of the vibrant talk show The Cypher, a captivating conversation platform that made its much-anticipated debut on July 19, 2007, on none other than SABC-1. This enthralling program aimed to captivate the hearts and minds of the young and the young-at-heart, and who better navigates the conversational landscape than the versatile Gumede himself?

The year 2007 witnessed Thomas Gumede taking on a daring endeavor, immersing himself in the poignant world of Brothers in Arms: 1978, an evocative war documentary that delved into the tumultuous conflict that enveloped the South African border from 1966 to 1989. Within this compelling production, with an investment of approximately $400, Gumede seamlessly inhabited the character of Patricio, leaving an unforgettable impression on the hearts and minds of viewers.

As the clock struck the end of 2008, the famed MTV sensation Ridiculousness set its sights on the vibrant South African scene, yearning to unearth a host who could effortlessly steer the ship of the African edition of this riotously entertaining show. No other than Thomas Gumede emerged as the magnetic choice, entrusted with the coveted lead role alongside the effervescent Boity Thulo of Mzansi and the uproariously talented Nigerian comedian Basketmouth. Together, they ushered in an era of laughter and mirth, captivating audiences far and wide.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Thomas Gumede (@thomasgumede)
  • Twitter handle: Thomas Gumede (@ThomasGumede)

Personal Life

Before calling it quits, Thomas Gumede dated the stunning South African actress Samkelo Ndlovu for a few years. She turned down the advances of another South African celebrity who was asking her out because she and he were so deeply in love.

Thomas Gumede has a child, Cebelihle Gumede, with actress Zola Nombona, with whom he is in a committed relationship. Additionally, it took some time for both of them to acknowledge that they were even dating after it was revealed that he was the father of the child Zola Nombona was carrying. This was shocking news for many of their fans.

Research shows Thomas Gumede is married to Zola Nombona; she publicized it when asked in an interview.


  • Abafana Ababi
  • Otelo Burning
  • Black South-easter
  • Tell Me Sweet Something
  • The Lucky Specials
  • Ayanda
  • Back of the Moon
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • The Good Man
  • The Deal

Net Worth

Thomas Gumede‘s accumulated net worth is estimated at $1 million to $5 million. He has contributed to movies including Tell Me Sweet SomethingThe Lucky SpecialsAyandaBack of the MoonMandela: Long Walk to FreedomThe Good Man, and The Deal

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