Babalwa Mneno Bio, Husband, Age, Net Worth, Baby Daddy, Child, Wedding Photos, Instagram, Boyfriend, House

Babalwa Mneno Biography: Husband, Age, Net Worth, Baby Daddy, Child, Wedding Photos, Instagram, Boyfriend, House

January 3, 2022 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Babalwa Mneno is a beautiful South African damsel. She is a model, an events manager, television personality. She also owns a popular hair salon in South Africa. 

She rose to the limelight as the first runner-up in the 1996 Miss South Africa Beauty Pageant.

Babalwa Mneno Mandel (born 12 November 1977), popularly known as Barbz, was also a former Big Brother Africa housemate contestant.

She represented her country during the seventh season of the show. She got evicted on the thirteenth day of the reality show.

Let’s a take sneak preview into the life of this ambitious young lady.

Babalwa Mneno
Babalwa Mneno: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Babalwa Mneno Mandel
Stage Name: Babalwa Mneno (Barbz)
Born: 12 November 1977 (age 46 years old)
Place of Birth: King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: N/A
Parents: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Husband • Spouse: Mandel
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 2
Occupation: Model • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$300,000-US$500,000

Early Life

Babalwa Mneno Mandel, aka Barbz, was born on the 12th of November 1977. Her parents raised her with good morals, so she grew up to be a very disciplined woman. 

She said her mother was the most influential person in her life because she was constantly teaching her good manners and behaviors. She also said that while she was growing up, she witnessed her father and her mother struggle to contribute in other to provide for her basic needs such as clothing, feeding, and education. 

Babalwa Mneno was born and raised in King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She spent most of her young age in her hometown of King Williams.


Babalwa Mneno stated that she received her primary education in her hometown of King William, but the school’s identity still remains unconfirmed. In the same way, there are no valid details regarding her high and university educational background.

Personal Life

Babalwa Mneno is happily married to a man simply identified as Mandel; there are no valid details about her husband.

She is the type that always wants to keep her love life and private affairs away from the media. She is a mother of two lovely kids, but their identity is yet to be confirmed. Her baby daddy can be linked to her husband.

According to Babalwa Mneno, she is a lover of samp and beans, including oxtail. Babalwa Mneno‘s favorite books are “Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich” and “The Secret.”

She also revealed that she is a massive fan of the Big Brother show. She said during her leisure hours, she likes to watch news channels like CNN and Al Jazeerah. She also said her favorite places in the world outside of her country are Miami and Lagos.

She further revealed the qualities that she likes the most in other people: respect, openness, friendship, and “people with backbone,” while she dislikes lies, false accusations, bad-mouthing, laziness, and spitefulness. She lives in a well-furnished house in South Africa.


Babalwa Mneno contested for the 7th edition of the Big Brother Africa show because she loves competing in physical and intellectual challenges and wanted to raise awareness about ongoing xenophobia against other Africans in her country. Still, she got evicted from the show on the thirteenth day.  

Babalwa Mneno has also modeled at the SA Fashion Week, the CPT Fashion Week, and dozens of other fashion shows across the globe. She has modeled from Nigeria to London to Moscow and Mexico. She was also the Sundowns Chikitas’ former CEO.

In the year 2006, Babalwa Mneno was one of eight contestants that competed in the SABC2 reality show titled Strictly Come Dancing

She also debuted in the docu-reality television series, Reality Check, which aired on in 2013.

Net Worth

Babalwa Mneno has a net worth estimation ranging from US$300,000 to US$500,000. Her primary source of income is mostly derived from her work on the television screen.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Babalwa.m


  • 10 Over 10 – Commentator
  • A Date with Arthur – Guest
  • Big Brother Africa – Celebrity Housemate
  • City Ses’la – Sibongile
  • I Love South Africa – Contestant
  • Reality Check 
  • Strictly Come Dancing

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