Jessica Nkosi Biography: Age, Net Worth, Husband, Baby, Boyfriend, Children

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Ayanda Jessica Nkosi (born January 20, 1990) is a renowned South African actress and television presenter. She has gained widespread recognition for outstanding performances in various M-Net-commissioned TV shows. 

Jessica Nkosi‘s notable roles in series like IsibayaAyeyeThe Queen, and Lavish have established her as a household name, fascinating audiences locally and internationally with her exceptional talent and versatility.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Ayanda Jessica Nkosi
Stage Name: Jessica Nkosi
Born: 20 January 1990 (age 34 years old)
Place of Birth: Empangeni, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: University of KwaZulu-Natal
Height: 1.65 m
Parents: Nhlanhlayethu Ntuli, Jabu Nkosi
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Ntokozo Dlamini
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Namisa Dlamini
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$1 million

Early Life & Education

Jessica Nkosi, a renowned South African actress, was born on January 20, 1990, in Empangeni, a region in KwaZulu-Natal. She is the daughter of Jabu Nkosi and Nhlanhlayethu Ntuli

Tragically, her father passed away from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was in Grade 11. Following her parents’ separation, Nkosi relocated to Eshowe, also in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa.

Originally harbouring ambitions of a legal career, Jessica Nkosi faced a setback in her second year of university while studying criminal law. Undeterred, she decided to pivot her academic focus. Subsequently, she pursued drama and performing arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, completing her coursework and graduating in 2012.


Jessica Nkosi embarked on her professional journey as a model before transitioning to acting. Her foray into the television industry began in 2013 with a debut role on the popular soap opera Generations. The year 2014 marked her inclusion in the cast of Isibaya, where she adeptly portrayed the character of Qondi Phakade for four years. Her outstanding contributions to the show earned her numerous accolades and recognitions.

In 2017, Nkosi expanded her repertoire by debuting as a TV presenter. She co-hosted BET’s A-List alongside her Isibaya co-star, Nomzamo Mbatha. Since then, Nkosi has been a sought-after presenter at prestigious events, including the Channel O Music Video Awards, the MTV Africa Music Awards, and V-Entertainment. Her compelling on-screen presence and charisma endeared her to event organizers and audiences.

2019 witnessed Jessica Nkosi‘s remarkable performance in the movie Catching Feelings, garnering acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Her exceptional acting skills significantly contributed to the film’s commercial success. Building on this success, 2020 saw her in another impactful movie titled Happiness is a Four-Letter Word, where her performance once again left a lasting impression on viewers.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @jessicankosi 
  • Twitter: @JessicaNkosi 
  • Facebook: @JessicaNkosiOfficial 
  • TikTok: @jessicankosi 

Personal Life

In September 2018, Jessica Nkosi and her partner, renowned for his role as Ntokozo Dlamini in Uzalo, celebrated the arrival of their first child. The couple named their daughter Namisa Dlamini, and the joy of her presence resonated throughout their family.

Despite being relatively private about her personal life on social media, the 34-year-old Jessica Nkosi, wedded to Ntokozo Dlamini, has occasionally shared insights into her motherhood journey. Notably, Nkosi has openly discussed her role as a single mother, emphasizing that she takes sole responsibility for the upbringing of her cherished daughter.


  • 2013-2017: Isibaya – Qondisile
  • 2015: Ayeye – Eve
  • The Queen (2020-present) – Thando Sebata
  • 2022: Lavish – Nandi
  • 2017: BET’s A-List – Co-host
  • 2017: Lip Sync Battle Africa – Guest
  • 2018: Our Perfect Wedding – Guest presenter
  • 2015: The Dan Nicholl Show – Guest

Net Worth

Talented South African actress Jessica Nkosi is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million. Her extraordinary acting abilities have been displayed in several shows, but she is most known for her influential roles in the hit television series Isibaya and The Queen. Her business success is certainly a result of her commitment to her trade and great talent.

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