Simphiwe Ngema Biography: Age, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Baby Daddy, Husband, Daughter

Posted By Princess Tshegofatso September 8, 2023


Simphiwe Ngema (born August 29, 1989) is a creative South African actress celebrated as a singer, dancer, and presenter. 

She’s most renowned for portraying Thuli Nkosi in the beloved South African soap opera Muvhango. Beyond her compelling on-screen presence, Simphiwe Ngema has graced the music scene with her melodic gifts and has charmed audiences as a captivating event host.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Simphiwe Ngema
Stage Name: Simz Ngema
Born: 29 August 1989 (age 34 years old)
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, Soweto, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Education: National School of the Arts, University of Johannesburg
Height: 1.56 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Ngema
Siblings: Baxolile Ngema, Ziph’ezinhle Ngema
Spouse: Dumisani ‘Dumi’ Masilela (m. 2017-2017)
Boyfriend • Partner: Tino Chinyani
Children: 1
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $1 million

Early Life & Education

Simphiwe Ngema, born on August 29, 1989, in Johannesburg’s lively Soweto township, South Africa, hails from a musically inclined family. Her mother’s conductor baton led choirs while her father plucked the guitar strings.

Growing up, Simphiwe Ngema shared her world with two sisters, Baxolile Ngema and Ziph’ezinhle Ngema, in the middle.

Simphiwe Ngema‘s early passion for music found a home in the church choir at six. Later, she pursued education at the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, focusing on drama and music. Her artistic journey led to a career in acting and music, where she now shines as a prominent figure in South Africa’s entertainment industry.

Education played a pivotal role in her success. Following high school, Simphiwe Ngema studied at the University of Johannesburg, earning a degree in performing arts. This academic foundation equipped her with the skills and knowledge essential to her craft. Simphiwe‘s commitment to growth continued as she actively participated in workshops and training programs, further enhancing her prowess.


Simphiwe Ngema‘s journey began in 2016 when she entered the theatre world. Her breakthrough came as Thuli Nkosi in the renowned South African TV series Muvhango aired on SABC 2. This opportunity, graciously extended by Muvhango director Duma Ndlovu, marked the inception of her acting career.

Simphiwe Ngema‘s invitation to join his production, The Game, which graced the Durban stage from December 15 to December 24, 2016, further solidified her path in the arts. Her parents received a commendation for their unwavering support.

In 2017, Simphiwe Ngema ventured into reality TV on Vuzu’s live show, Preachers Kids. Officially, her debut on The Queen in 2018 cast her as Pinky, the second daughter of Given Ngema, founder of Christ is Lord church in Zuurberkom, Gauteng, established in 1998.

Simphiwe Ngema‘s career is adorned with accolades, commencing with her role as Thuli in Muvhango. This led to a constellation of remarkable roles in television and film. In addition to acting, her musical prowess shines with successful albums and singles, demonstrating her versatility as an artist.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Simphiwe Ngema (@simzngema)
  • Twitter handle: Simphiwe Ngema (@SimzNgema_)
  • Tiktok handle: Simphiwe Ngema

Personal Life

Simphiwe Ngema‘s love life has seen its share of joys and sorrows. After dating for two years, she tied the knot with artist and singer Dumisani ‘Dumi’ Masilela in a private ceremony in May 2017. Tragically, on August 2, 2017, Dumi lost his life in a failed hijacking attempt, leaving Simphiwe devastated.

Simphiwe Ngema took time to heal and rebuild her life after this painful loss. During this journey, she found solace in the company of renowned South African actor Tino Chinyani. On the 23rd of June 2020, the star Simphiwe Ngema gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, with the baby’s father being Tino Chinyani.

Net Worth

Simphiwe Ngema‘s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. This is mainly due to her successful acting career, as well as her endorsements and brand partnerships. 

However, Simphiwe Ngema has also used her platform to create her business ventures, including a clothing line and a beauty brand.

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